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Thursday, May 12 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Speak Your Truth: Community Design

To celebrate our 10th anniversary, the International Living Future Institute is excited to announce the first ever open call for proposals for "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" - a series of four-minute, rapid-fire, juried presentations to be presented and judged at Living Future 2016. 

What is "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH?" It’s your world-changing plan that you pitch in a four-minute timeframe to describe your vision for creating a living future. Your idea will receive live feedback from an expert jury at the event--and an award will be given for the most compelling idea around three engaging subject areas: shelter for underserved communitiescommunity design, and innovative materials and technologies--all toward an effort make a living future possible for everyone. "SPEAK YOUR TRUTH" is a call to leaders because it’s up to each of us to lead the way with our visionary ideas and bold actions. Do you have an idea with the power to shift our culture and change our path toward a living future?

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Marisa Hagney

Living Community Challenge Manager, International Living Future Institute
Marisa is dedicated to operating the Living Community Challenge program. She works with communities around the world taking the lead in applying concepts of net positive energy and water, micro mobility, urban agriculture, and equitable place. Get in touch with Marisa to talk about your community’s large or small-scale infrastructure project... Read More →
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Brad Liljequist

Director, Net Zero Energy Buildings and Living Community Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As director of the Institute's Net Zero Energy and Living Community programs, Brad is at the forefront of a global transformation toward a carbon-free future. He directed development of the Petal and Net Zero Energy Certified zHome, the first multifamily zero net energy community... Read More →

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Darryl Condon

Managing Principal, HCMA Architecture + Design
Darryl Condon is the Managing Principal of Vancouver based HCMA Architecture + Design. He is a registered Architect, a LEED Accredited Professional and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. The focus of his practice is public sector and community oriented projects... Read More →
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Arielle Isaacs

Student, Seattle Academy
Arielle Isaacs is in 11th grade at Seattle Academy. She's really interested in sustainability and science. In her free time, she works for the Pacific Science Center and is dedicated to her school's robotics team.
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Jim Kalvelage​

Partner, Opsis Architecture
Jim Kalvelage is a founding partner of Opsis Architecture with a 34-year career distinguished by award-winning projects focused on building community within the higher education and civic context. Projects range from community centers to libraries, parks, arts facilities, and campus... Read More →
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Rebecca Karjian

Student, Seattle Academy
Rebecca Karjian is a senior at Seattle Academy. Next year she will be attending Boston College where she was recruited to row. Rebecca plans to study business and environmental science. She enjoys her sustainability class, competing on the speech and debate team, and going backpa... Read More →
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Kelsey Malone

Student, Seattle Academy
Kelsey Malone is a senior at Seattle Academy. She will be studying Communications at Northwestern University next year. She is also interested in minoring in either Food Sciences or Environmental Studies. Kelsey loves her sustainability class and passionately leads Seattle Academy’s... Read More →
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Warren Neilson

Co-Founder, StokeShare
Warren is co­founder of StokeShare, a peer-to-peer marketplace that connects the world with adventure. StokeShare is focused on creating a more environmentally restorative and socially equitable world by connecting the next generation with nature though adventure sports. Warren is... Read More →
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Kathleen O'Brien

Executive Director, The EMERGE Leadership Project (501c3)
Kathleen O'Brien, LEED AP, CSBA, is a leader in the sustainable building field, as author, educator, and project consultant for 30-plus years. As founder of O'Brien & Company she contributed significantly to the rise of the green building market and was recognized as a Cascadia Fellow... Read More →
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Marco Rossi

Student, Seattle Academy
Marco Rossi is a senior at Seattle Academy interested in sustainable engineering.  In his class he has designed and built a bio-incubator to cultivate green algae for bio-fuel. He plans to continue his work with the institute for systems biology as well as in college. 

Thursday May 12, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm PDT
Westin: Elliott Bay