Upcoming Grey to Green Conferences

The Grey to Green Conference will be hosted in the Twin Cities (Minneapolis & St. Paul) September 30 & Oct 1 and in the DC Metro Region October 29 & 30. The registration for both conferences is now open! Please see the Key Dates below each event’s presentation timeline. The Grey to Green Conferences are multidisciplinary events featuring designers, researchers, policy makers, installers and manufacturers who are working to implement living green infrastructure to protect our watersheds, increase the resilience of our communities and improve our health and well being.

Please be sure to select the conference location you’re interested in attending. The button below will link you to more information about each conference.

Grey to Green Twin Cities and DC Metro are pending CEUs from:
AIA, ASLA, APLD and USGBC


 
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McNamara Alumni Center, Minneapolis

Minnesota and the Greater MSP Region are already a global center for water system technologies and there are multiple organizations and programs that support the use of green infrastructure in projects of all types and sizes. Grey to Green: Twin Cities is a unique opportunity to cross-pollinate regional work on green infrastructure in Minnesota with the cutting edge work being done in Canada and in other U.S. cities.

Minnesota has a special responsibility and unique opportunity to address issues such as water quality, climate change adaptation, workforce development, and urban resiliency with green infrastructure. The Twin Cities are experiencing some of the greatest impacts of climate change, resulting in more flooding and one of the worst Urban Heat Islands in North America. Minnesotans are making more public and private investments to address impaired waters, conscious of our position at the headwaters of the Mississippi River, as the Land of 10,000 Lakes, and as one of the U.S. states bordering the Great Lakes shared with Canada.

Grey to Green Twin Cities and DC Metro are pending CEUs from: AIA, ASLA, APLD and USGBC

Key Dates:

September 28 - Registration closes

September 30 - Main Day of Conference: Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Trade Show, Networking Reception

October 1 - Training & Tours

 

Keynote Speakers & Welcome Remarks:

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Credit: mn.gov

Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan, State of Minnesota

We are pleased to announce that Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan will be in attendance of the Twin Cities Grey to Green Conference to offer welcoming remarks.

Credit: Twitter (@Jacob_Frey)

Credit: Twitter (@Jacob_Frey)

Mayor Jacob Frey, City of Minneapolis

Mayor Jacob Frey has been invited to the Twin Cities Grey to Green Conference to welcome the attendees and give a short overview on the green infrastructure policy that Minneapolis and the Twin Cities is working on.

 
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Douglas D. Pierce, AIA, LEED® FELLOW, RELi AP: Living Design | A New Story of Life + Beauty for the Anthropocene

Global Resilience Director, Architect and Senior Associate, Perkins & Will

Adjunct Professor in Practice,
University of Minnesota, College of Design

We are happy to introduce Douglas Pierce as one of our keynote speakers at the Twin Cities Grey to Green Conference. For more information about Douglas and his presentation at Grey to Green: Twin Cities, please see his biography and abstract (coming soon). Please also see a blog post, written by Douglas by following the button below.

 
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Photo Credit: Jessicahellmann.org

Jessica Hellmann, AIA, LEED® FELLOW, RELi AP

Ecologist and Director, Institute on the Environment, University of Minnesota

Russell M. and Elizabeth M. Bennett Chair in Excellence and Professor, Department of Ecology, Evolution and Behavior

We are happy to announce that Jessica Hellman, Director of the Institute on the Environment at the University of Minnesota will be joining our keynote plenary at the Twin Cities Grey to Green Conference. For more information about Jessica and her experience, please see her biography and her website below.


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MN Exhibit/Sponsor

There are excellent marketing opportunities available at each conference. Please download the Exhibitor/Sponsor package below or visit the Exhibit Tab for more information on participating in one or both of the Grey to Green Conferences

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MN Technical Tours

Both Grey to Green Conferences offer exciting expert led technical tours of green roofs, green walls and green infrastructure projects in the area. All tours are led by professionals who have had a hand in the design, installation or maintenance of the project.

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MN Training Courses

Grey to Green offers in class training courses including Green Roof Professional Training. Check out which courses are offered at each location. Each training course is led by an industry professional.

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MN Speakers

Please follow the button below for a list of our speakers, including all background and presentation information for each conference.

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MN Agenda

Please follow the button below for a list of our sessions and presenters, including all background and presentation information for each conference.

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MN Networking

Please follow the button below to check out our networking opportunities at each conference.



 
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Tommy Douglas Conference Center, Silver Spring

Chesapeake Bay has provided an important focal point for many of the innovative policies and programs that have been implemented to accelerate the adoption of green infrastructure in the D.C. Metro Region. The Chesapeake Bay Watershed, home to more than 18 million people, is distinctly susceptible to the impacts of climate change—particularly to increasing flooding and more intense rainstorms. Although much as been accomplished, few localities have considered how to site and utilize green infrastructure practices more strategically for stormwater management in a changing climate.

Grey to Green: D.C. Metro Region Conference will shine a spotlight on the best practices in policy, design, financing, research and maintenance from across the region and beyond. By coming together to network and share information, Grey to Green will help stimulate more rapid progress in the utilization of green infrastructure across the Chesapeake Bay watershed.

Grey to Green Twin Cities and DC Metro are pending CEUs from: AIA, ASLA, APLD and USGBC

Key Dates:

Mid-July - Registration Opens

July 19 - Exhibitor Early-Bird Deadline

October 29 - Keynotes, Concurrent Sessions, Trade Show, Networking Reception

October 30 - Training & Tours

 
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Katharine Burgess, AICP

Vice President, Urban Land Institute

We are happy to announce that Katherine Burgess will be joining us from ULI to share a combination of the ULI Urban Resilience program’s recent work including our reports Climate Risk and Real Estate Investment Decision Making and Scorched: Extreme Heat and Real Estate. For more information about Katherine and her keynote presentation, please visit her bio, and out speakers page, below.

 
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Steven W. Peck, GRP, Honorary ASLA

Founder and President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities

We look forward to hearing from Steven Peck, the Founder and President of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities, presenting a short address on the current state of green infrastructure in our cities and what we can do to continue pushing forward to expand the reach and implementation of policies, research and design in our cities.


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D.C Exhibit/Sponsor

There are excellent marketing opportunities available at each conference. Please download the Exhibitor/Sponsor package below or visit the Exhibit Tab for more information on participating in one or both of the Grey to Green Conferences.

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D.C Technical Tours

Both Grey to Green Conferences offer exciting expert led technical tours of green roofs, green walls and green infrastructure projects in the area. All tours are led by professionals who have had a hand in the design, installation or maintenance of the project.

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D.C Training Courses

Grey to Green offers in class training courses including Green Roof Professional Training. Check out which courses are offered at each location. Each training course is led by an industry professional.

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Keynote Speakers

Please follow the button below for a list of our keynote speakers, including all background and presentation information for each conference.

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Agenda

Please follow the button below for a list of our sessions and presenters, including all background and presentation information for each conference.

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Networking

Please follow the button below to check out our networking opportunities at each conference.



Free Trade Show Pass

Join us during off-peak times on the trade show floor and interact with our expert exhibitors to learn move about the products and services offered in the Green Infrastructure industry. Passes do not include any sessions or hospitality and are only valid between 10:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm. Please check in a registration before entering the trade show.

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