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Friday, May 13 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Speak Your Truth: Shelter for Underserved Communities

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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Francis Janes

Just Manager, International Living Future Institute
Francis came to the Institute with a broad range of management experience in the Information Technology, Food Service and Financial Services sectors. Most recently, he served as Vice President at Beneficial State Bank, a mission driven community bank and a pioneer in socially responsible banking practices. Having lived in Seattle since 1997, Francis enjoys the natural beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the opportunity to meet passionate social... Read More →

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Sally Knodell

Senior Architect, Environmental Works
Over 20 of Sally’s almost 30 years of practicing architecture have been spent solely working on nonprofit social service sector and community-based facilities. Sally is a Senior Architect with the nonprofit Community Design Center, Environmental Works, which has provided planning and architecture services to underserved communities in the Puget Sound region since 1970 and recently received the 2015 Lewis Mumford Award from Architects... Read More →
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Roberto Padovani

Director, R&P Green Solutions
Roberto Padovani, LEED AP BD+C, Certified Passive House Designer – is the co- founder of R&P Green Solutions with offices in Australia and Brazil. Roberto holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering. Lead Sustainability Engineer on many significant developments in Australia, New Zealand and Brazil, including the award winning Global Change Institute at the University of Queensland... Read More →
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Christopher Reinhart

Graduate Assistant, Ball State University
Christopher Reinhart is a non-traditional graduate assistant in the M. Arch program at Ball State University where he researches open knowledge economies, platforms for collaboration, and regenerative design. His freelance projects have included homes and buildings for permaculture farms, along with tiny homes and installations using natural materials, mostly in the midwest of the United States, and one in Brazil. He teaches an introductory... Read More →
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Anne Torney

Partner, Mithun
Anne Torney is an architect who has made affordable multi-family housing and transit-oriented urban infill the focus of her work for more than 20 years. Anne brings a deep commitment to progressive urbanism, community outreach and sustainable design to all her projects, which range from supportive studios for formerly homeless seniors, to the revitalization of isolated public housing sites into walkable, mixed-use and mixed-income... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Westin: Elliott Bay