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Wednesday, May 11

7:00pm PDT

Opening Wednesday Night Keynote: Steve Curwood (Living on Earth)
Join us in hearing from Keynote Steve Curwood, as well as the opening 15 Minutes of Brilliance speaker Jamie Bechtel.

Steve Curwood
As the host of "Living on Earth", one of the most popular radio shows about the environment, Steve Curwood has covered everything from Earth Day to pollution to climate change. At Living Future, he will connect the dots between the urban landscape and social justice, honing in on the city as a locus of the natural world instead of a separate entity. Bridging such issues as access to green space, buried rivers,urban watersheds, and the siting of low-income communities in polluted city scapes, Steve promises to bring about a comprehensive vision of environmental justice in the urban environment and leave you with a new sense on how to help humanity reconcile its relationship with the environment. 

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Jamie Bechtel

Co-Founder and CEO, New Course
Jamie Bechtel is the Co-Founder and CEO of New Course and is a highly regarded leader in international conservation. Before founding New Course, Jamie worked at Conservation International. Through her research and field experience, Jamie realized the importance of including women... Read More →
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Steve Curwood

Host / Executive Producer, Living on Earth
Steve Curwood is Executive Producer and Host of Living on Earth. Steve created the first pilot of Living on Earth in the Spring of 1990, and the show has run continuously since April, 1991. Today, Living on Earth with Steve Curwood is aired on more than 300 National Public Radio... Read More →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Westin: Grand Ballroom
Thursday, May 12

8:15am PDT

Thursday Morning Keynotes: Jason F. McLennan and Amanda Sturgeon (International Living Future Institute)
Join us in hearing from keynotes International Living Future Institute Board President + Founder Jason F. McLennan and CEO Amanda Sturgeon.

We'll be diving into the past, present and future of Our Living Future.

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Jason F. McLennan

Board President and Founder, International Living Future Institute
Considered one of the most influential individuals in the green building movement today and the recipient of the prestigious Buckminster Fuller Prize, Jason F. McLennan’s work has made a pivotal impact on the shape and direction of green building in the United States and Canada... Read More →
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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, International Living Future Institute
Amanda has been with the International Living Future Institute for over 5 years, initially overseeing the programs, then as Executive Director and now as CEO. She joined the Institute following a career as a licensed architect with fifteen years experience designing and managing... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
Westin: Grand Ballroom

7:00pm PDT

Thursday Evening Keynote Juan Martinez (National Geographic) + Big Bang Dinner
How do young people in today’s world become environmental leaders? Juan Martinez, Director of Leadership Development at the Children and Nature Network, will address the importance of connecting people to the natural world as a tactic for growing wholesome, capable leaders. His speech is a call to action for all of us to engage in environmental movements in our own communities--and across the globe. Now is the time to empower each citizen, young and old, to act on behalf of the earth.

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Juan Martinez

Emerging Explorer, National Geographic
A proud product of South Central Los Angeles, Juan D. Martinez is the Children and Nature Network’s Director of Leadership Development and the Natural Leaders Network.  He is also a National Geographic Explorer, and a TED Speaker. At an early age, his passion to empower youth... Read More →

Thursday May 12, 2016 7:00pm - 9:15pm PDT
Westin: Grand Ballroom
Friday, May 13

8:15am PDT

Friday Morning Keynote: Ed Mazria (Architecture 2030)
Join us in hearing from Keynote Ed Mazria, as well as the opening 15 Minutes of Brilliance speaker Michelle Moore.

Ed Mazria
A decade ago, Ed Mazria gave the keynote address at the first-ever Living Future unConference. Ed returns to our 10-year anniversary to discuss the intersection between architecture, education, research, and the global environment. In the world of architecture and urban design, no issue is as pressing as full-fledged regenerative design, and there is no better time than today to commit to action. Ed, whose 2030 Challenge asserts that all new buildings and developments should be carbon-neutral by 2030, will speak of how far we’ve come--and what must still be accomplished in order for humanity to mitigate the impacts of climate change.

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Ed Mazria

Founder, Architecture 2030
Edward Mazria is an internationally recognized architect, author, researcher, and educator. His seminal research into the sustainability, resilience, energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions of the built environment has redefined the role of architecture, planning, design... Read More →
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Michelle Moore

CEO, Groundswell
Michelle Moore is CEO of Groundswell, a nonprofit social enterprise that organizes community power to make the clean energy economy work for working families and local businesses. Groundswell serves thousands of households and businesses throughout the Mid-Atlantic with programs including... Read More →

Friday May 13, 2016 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
Westin: Grand Ballroom