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Friday, May 13 • 3:15pm - 4:45pm
Speak Your Truth: Innovative Materials and Technologies

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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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James... Read More →

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Walker Leiser

Greenroof and Living Wall Specialist, SolTerra
Walker is a longtime advocate for reconnecting the landscape with the built environment.  His personal mission is to build living buildings that meet the food, water, energy and waste needs of the inhabitants inside; at less cost than current building methods. He believes this... Read More →
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Andrew Michler

Author, Baosol LLC
Andrew Michler LEED AP BD+C, CPHC, found his way to a pine forest in the Colorado Rockies where he has lived off-grid for 20 years. His wide ranging exploration of design and environmental impact has led him all over the world, stepping to the edges of contemporary environmental architecture... Read More →
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Peter Novak

CEO and Founder, Sundolier, Inc.
Peter Novak is CEO of Sundolier. He is passionate about assisting developers, owners, architects, and designers in their efforts to create high performance buildings. Peter has worked and lived on three continents delivering B2B solutions to customers globally. Daylight is essential... Read More →
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Jerome Partington

Sustainability Manager and Senior Associate, Jasmax
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Brent Trenga

Director of Education & Sustainability, Kingspan Insulated Panels
Brent has truly run the construction industry gamut serving in various roles including Architect, Construction Manager, Developer and even project owner, allowing him to fully understand the sustainability ecosystem.  As Director of Education and Sustainability for Kingspan Insulated... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 3:15pm - 4:45pm PDT
Westin: Elliott Bay