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Thursday, May 12
 

1:30pm

Speak Your Truth: Community Design
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?

Moderators
avatar for Marisa Hagney

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 →
avatar for Brad Liljequist

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Darryl Condon

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 →
avatar for Arielle Isaacs

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.
avatar for Jim Kalvelage​

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 →
avatar for Rebecca Karjian

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 →
avatar for Kelsey Malone

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 →
avatar for Warren Neilson

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 →
avatar for Kathleen O'Brien

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 →
avatar for Marco Rossi

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
Westin: Elliott Bay
 
Friday, May 13
 

1:30pm

Speak Your Truth: Shelter for Underserved Communities
SHELTER FOR THE UNDERSERVED

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?

Moderators
avatar for Francis Janes

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... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sally Knodell

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... Read More →
avatar for Roberto Padovani

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... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Reinhart

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... Read More →
avatar for Anne Torney

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... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Speak Your Truth: Innovative Materials and Technologies
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?

Moderators
avatar for James Connelly

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 →

Speakers
avatar for Walker Leiser

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 →
avatar for Andrew Michler

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 →
avatar for Peter Novak

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 →
avatar for Jerome Partington

Jerome Partington

Sustainability Manager and Senior Associate, Jasmax
avatar for Brent Trenga

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
Westin: Elliott Bay