* Women in Sustainability Empower (WISE) Breakfast - 7:30 - 9:00 AM. The breakfast is designed to engage the audience in a robust discussion with prominent female-leaders in the field of green building, urban development, community revitalization and/or equity and inclusion. We are seeking a female keynote speaker and/or a high-powered panel comprised of green industry female thought-leaders.
* Educational Sessions - 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM. The educational sessions are designed to bring Louisiana's diverse green industry professionals together to learn about the state's sustainability efforts. We welcome solo, co-presenters and panelists who are interested in providing a dynamic presentation on a topic relevant to the growth and attraction of sustainable living. Please Note: Select educational topics will be submitted to the AIA and GBCI for CEU approval.
* Leadership Lunch - 12:00 - 1:30 PM. The leadership lunch provides an opportunity for a keynote-level speaker to address a plenary audience on a relevant green building and sustainability topic.
In light of this year's theme, our focus is to build content around the following areas:
* Large Building Sustainability Strategies* GREENMATTERS Series aimed at providing short, yet highly informative talks on topics including: - Sustainable Building Materials- Plastic Pollution- Greening New Orleans’ Food Industry- Throwaway Culture & the Greening of Mardi Gras- Sustainable Tourism- Sustainable Vehicle Automation * The Green New Deal’s Economic & Environmental Impact on Louisiana* Smart City Transformation: The Road to Building an Intelligent, Sustainable Louisiana* Educating the Next Generation of Leaders - A Look at Sustainability Curriculums in K-12 & Higher Education* Community Collaboratives* Coastal Restoration