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Tuesday, May 10
 

2:00pm

Affordable Housing Summit: Exploring Solutions and Sharing Resources
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICING: $50 per person (Light snacks and drinks will be provided.)
LOCATION: ZGF Office, 4th Floor Multipurpose Room (accessible from 4th Ave Entrance), 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104

The Institute invites innovative affordable housing developers and practitioners working around North America and the world to share experiences and strategize on ways to bring Living Affordable Housing to life. This summit will be a mix of presentations and participatory activities. Case study presentations will highlight ways that affordable housing project teams have overcome regulatory, financial, and other barriers to integrate renewable energy, deep energy and water savings, healthy materials, and other regenerative technologies and solutions into their projects.

Participatory discussion based activities will focus on ways to apply these and other strategies to your own affordable housing projects. As a participant, you will walk away with new connections to colleagues and ideas for action, resources, and tools for reaching higher levels of health and sustainability on your projects.

This summit will be pre-approved for continuning education credits.

Speakers
avatar for Raezel Arca

Raezel Arca

Living Building Challenge Coordinator, International Living Future Institute
Raezel maintains an organized and efficient workflow for the Living Building Challenge staff by providing technical program support for project teams pursuing the Challenge, assisting in tracking and research of Dialogue posts, and coordinating projects through certification. Additionally... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea Cooper is the Materials and Declare Manager with the International Living Future Institute. She is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities... Read More →


Tuesday May 10, 2016 2:00pm - 6:00pm
ZGF Office 925 Fourth Avenue, Suite 2400, Seattle, WA 98104

5:30pm

LP50 Summit (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. 
This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions. The location of this summit will be announced soon.

LOCATION
Copperworks Distilling Company
1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101

Join the fourth meeting of the Living Product 50, a group of leading manufacturers collaborating to transform the materials economy through transparency, green chemistry and supply chain innovation.

Participants will receive updates on the current pilot products, learn details about the certification and audit process, and provide their input on the development of the Living Product Expo 2016. This meeting will be more informal than previous discussios in order n to foster more dialogue between manufacturers, and it will be held over dinner at a fantastic local Seattle restaurant.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →


Tuesday May 10, 2016 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Copperworks Distilling Company 1250 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98101
 
Wednesday, May 11
 

8:00am

Getting to Net Positive Water Summit: Innovative Strategies and Policy for Cascadia and Beyond
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit. Need help adding it onto your existing registration? Contact us at LF@living-future.org

PRICING: $50 per person
LOCATION: Westin, Seattle (Room: Cascade 2)

The International Living Future Institute invites you to take part in a deep dive into the Water Petal and resilient integrated water solutions. As a shoulder event to the Living Future Unconference, the Institute invites practitioners, government and agency officials, academics, ILFI Collaborative and Congress members, and all interested parties to come together to strategize ways to accelerate the adoption of Net Positive Water systems.

Participants will hear about innovative ideas and successful programs, policies, projects, and initiatives from leaders in Cascadia and beyond. Informative and creatively facilitated discussions will focus on developing action plans for local, bioregional and federal advocacy to achieve policy impact and tangible change in Cascadia and beyond. This Summit will generate momentum in support of net positive water policy effort and inspire connections among the leaders in the field to carry on this critical work after the conference. 

This Summit is open to the public and attendees must pre-register. Questions? Contact us at advocacy@living-future.org. 

Speakers
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 →
avatar for David Mead

David Mead

High Performance Building Specialist, PAE
David has 12 years of experience as an architect and 6 years as a high performance building consultant. He works to integrate engineering and architectural solutions into unified sustainable designs. He has worked on net-zero buildings in the US and internationally. David is a committed... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →
avatar for Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Alicia Daniels Uhlig

Living Community Challenge + Policy Director, International Living Future Institute
Alicia Daniels Uhlig is an architect and passionate green building advocate, with 20 years of sustainable design experience. She directs the Living Community Challenge and Policy for the Institute, and is focused on accelerating the creation of vibrant, healthy, sustainable communities... Read More →
avatar for Molly Winter

Molly Winter

Director, Recode
Molly directs Recode, a nonprofit dedicated to legalizing sustainability. Recode is working to ensure access to and accelerate adoption of sustainable building and development practices. She is a designer, researcher, and illustrator seeking to help others understand the science of... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Cascade 2

8:00am

Project Team Summit (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING: $75 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101), Cascade 1 room

Join members of other registered Living Building Challenge project teams from around the world to discuss successes, challenges, and new information pertinent to your efforts to meet the Challenge. Connect with teams that are building in similar climates to yours, or constructing similar project types. Hear from experienced practitioners as they discuss lessons learned in the course of successfully attaining certification. This popular event typically sells out, so reserve your space early for this informative annual gathering. 

CEU Objectives (2 hrs out of 4 hour meeting/discussion): 
1. Learn successful strategies to overcome hurdles to Living Building Challenge Certification
2. Identify synergies between Living Building Challenge Imperative requirements and LEED credit opportunities. 
3. Understand the evolution of the Living Building Challenge program and exceptions. 
4. Explore climate specific successes and challenges to achieving high performance design. 

This summit will be pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA. 

Speakers
avatar for Allison Capen

Allison Capen

Living Building Challenge Technical Director, International Living Future Institute
Allison Capen, AIA, LEED BD+C, is a Technical Director for the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute in Seattle where she oversees Certification and technical consistency. She is a licensed architect and has been actively involved in the green building... Read More →
avatar for Sam Wright

Sam Wright

Manager, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
Sam Wright manages certifications, develops resources, conducts technical consulting, and provides ongoing support for Living Building Challenge projects around the world. Additionally, he works behind the scenes to develop technology platforms and streamline processes to assist teams... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Cascade 1

10:00am

Ambassador Presenter Training: The JUST Program (Invitation Only)
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN! This summit is by invitation only. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org with any questions.

PRICING:
$75 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (Room: Vashon)

This summit is by invitation only
This summit will be located at the Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, Washington, 98101), exact room location to be announced.
Join us for a live training exclusively for Living Future Network volunteers. This training will last two hours and go in-depth into the topic area of the JUST program. You will receive an overview of the presentation, tips on how to deliver the material to your audience, as well as plenty of time for questions and discussion from a member of the Institute. As our local champions, we look forward to participation in our ongoing trainings to expand your presentation portfolio.

This summit will be pre-approved for 2 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA. 

Speakers
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 →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:00am - 12:00pm
Westin: Vashon

10:30am

Biophilic Design Summit

THIS EVENT HAS REACHED CAPACITY AND THERE ARE NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE.

PRICING: $65 per person
LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Avenue, Seattle, Washington, 98101), Puget Sound room

The International Living Future Institute has seen a demonstrated need among the Living Building Challenge community for Biophilic Design resources that can take the practice from theory to reality. While progress has been made to communicate what Biophilic Design is and to demonstrate why it is crucial to a Living Future, very little has been made around the process of how to achieve it. The International Living Future Institute has brought together leading experts in the field to form an Advisory Task Force that will lead the initiative through collaboration and inclusion of existing resources. This initiative aims to achieve the goal of broad adoption of Biophilic Design among the design community, building owners and cities.

Join us at the Biophilic Design Summit to explore how this initiative can achieve it’s goal. We will create the following during the summit:
  • A place to file, archive, and offer resources for public and network access
  • Be a resource for ideas, resources, events and collaborative opportunities, connecting nodes around the country and world. Assemble and package educational tools and resources. Develop a databank for case studies.
  • Connect project teams with biophilic design practitioners and resources; connect design practitioners with research scientists; and compile science research databank.
  • Link design practitioners with scientists for solving design challenges and conducting more in-field research.
  • Create networking and collaborative opportunities.
  • Network members collaborating on projects and at events/conferences.
  • Draft a biophilic design implementation and documentation process for the Living Building Challenge. 
Lunch will be included. This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA.

To be facilitated by the Biophilic Design Initiative Advisory Task Force:

Amanda Sturgeon, CEO, International Living Future Institute
Tim Beatley, Author of Biophilic Cities and Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities, University of Virginia School of Architecture
Sonja Bochart, Sonja Bochart Wellbeing+Design, Arizona State University
Bill Browning, Founding Partner, Terrapin Bright Green
Mary Davidge, Director of Campus Design, Real Estate and Workplace Services, Google 
Judith Heerwagen, Research Psychologist, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, General Services Administration
Nicole Isle, Chief Sustainability Strategist, Glumac
Lindsay James, Vice President of Restorative Enterprise, Interface Flooring
Vivian Loftness, University Professor of Architecture, Carnegie Mellon University
Richard Piacentini, Executive Director, Phipps Conservatory
Catie Ryan, Sr. Project Manager, Terrapin Bright Green

Thank you to our sponsors of this summit: Interface Flooring and Glumac Engineering

Moderators
avatar for Amanda Sturgeon

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 →

Wednesday May 11, 2016 10:30am - 3:30pm
Westin: Puget Sound

1:00pm

Collaborative and Congress Leader Summit: Toward a Living Future - Further, Faster, Together
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
This summit is by invitation only and requires an RSVP. Can't find your invitation? Contact us at LF@living-future.org.

PRICING: This event is free to ILFI Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders
LOCATION: Westin Seatle
The Congress will begin the conversation from 1:00-3:00PM in St. Helens room on the Mezzanine Level while the Collaboratives meet up from 1:00-3:00PM in the Pine room on the Westlake level.  From 3:00-5:00PM the full group will meet in the Pine room on the Westlake level.

This summit is a unique opportunity for ILFI Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders to gather together, learn from each other and work collectively to help each other further their goals and mission. This experience will be dynamic and participatory with lots of opportunities to share and develop ideas and plans for growing the Network and furthering the impact of our collective work toward a Living Future.

During part of this Summit, Collaborative Leaders will meet with other Collaborative Leaders from around the globe to share lessons learned from their collective experience affecting global change toward true sustainability. Per popular request, this Collaborative Leader-only session will also include training on engagement, facilitation, and advocacy skills specific to your work.

At the same time that Collaborative Leaders are meeting, ILFI Congress Members from around North America will be meeting to strategize on key policy and program issues that are in front of the Institute and critical across regions.

At the conclusion of the Summit, Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders within the same region as well as across regions will meet together to develop joint initiatives and ideas for collaboration on the short, medium, and long term.

Questions about the Congress? Contact us at congress@living-future.org
Questions about the Collaboratives?  Contact us at ambassador@living-future.org


Although not required, Congress Members and Collaborative Leaders are encouraged to also attend the Water Forum (Wed, May 11, 8a - 12p). This Forum will be focused on Water Policy issues and strategies. While the focus for this Forum is on the Cascadia Region, the topics and ideas will be relevant in other locations as well and will likely provide valuable ideas for policy, education, and other action for ILFI Congresses and Collaboratives alike. 


Speakers
avatar for Kathleen Smith

Kathleen Smith

Vice President, Living Building Challenge, International Living Future Institute
As Vice President of the Living Building Challenge, Kathleen oversees all aspects of the program including its continued evolution as the most innovative green building standard in the world.  In addition, she leads the Institute’s strategic and technical consulting services with... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Pine

1:00pm

Declare + Living Product Summit: Scaling Up Innovation
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference (additional fees apply) and non-conference attendees may register for this summit.

PRICING
Early Bird (through 4/26):
 $125 Members / $200 Non-Members
Beginning 4/27: 
$150 Members / $225 Non-Members

LOCATION: Westin Seattle (1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101) - Room: Pike

SUMMARY
The Living Product + Declare Summit is the materials industries leadership summit. It will bring together thought leaders from the world’s premier sustainable product manufacturers, as well as trend-setting specifiers that are shaping the future of product demand. This summit will include an update on Declare and the Living Product Challenge, as well as their relationship to other green building certification programs worldwide.

We will explore new innovative databases and material tracking tools with significant potential to disrupt the current material selection process. It will also outline new, open data trends in Life Cycle Analysis and Handprinting with the potential to dramatically lower cost and speed adoption.

Participants in the summit while not only learn how to apply the principles of Declare and the Living Product Challenge to their product and projects, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to shape the future of materials.

AGENDA
Introduction: Scaling up through Open Innovation (1:00PM – 1:20pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI

Aligning LBC and LEED (1:20pm – 1:30pm)
Sara Cederburg, Technical Director USGBC

Bringing Declare to Scale (1:30pm – 2:15pm)
Andrea Cooper, Declare and Materials Petal Manager, ILFI
Anita Snader, Environmental Sustainability Manager at Armstrong World Industries, Armstrong Ceilings
William Strang, President of Operations and ECommerce, Toto

Making Material Selection Easy: Open Source Databases (2:15pm – 3:15pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI
Jeff Frost, Integrated Design Specialist, SERA Architects
Ryan Dick, Founder and COO GIGA
Vivian Dien, Product Manager, Flux/The Quartz Project

The Living Product Challenge and Declare (3:15pm - 4:00pm)
James Connelly, Director Living Product Challenge, ILFI
Annie Bevan, GreenCircle Certified, Certification and Operations Manager at GreenCircle Certified, LLC
Dhruv Raina, Senior Manager Sustainability, Owens Corning

Scaling LCA Practice (4:00 – 5:00)
Greg Norris, Chief Scientist, ILFI
Jane Abernethy, Sustainability Officer, Humanscale

This summit will be pre-approved for 4 hours of continuing education for GBCI, AIA and LFA.

Speakers
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 →
avatar for Andrea Cooper

Andrea Cooper

Living Building Challenge Materials Petal and Declare Manager, International Living Future Institute
Andrea Cooper is the Materials and Declare Manager with the International Living Future Institute. She is a sustainable design and construction professional with a background in interior design, architecture and construction management. After receiving her Master of Architecture... Read More →
avatar for Greg Norris

Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global... Read More →


Wednesday May 11, 2016 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Pike