Make Better Infrastructure Decisions
Senior levels of government continue to overlook the many benefits of investing in living green infrastructure such as urban forests, green roofs and walls when making infrastructure decisions. Join us to shape a healthier and more resilient future with green infrastructure.
Explore the latest in performance, economic valuation, design, policy, and technology from Canada, the US, and worldwide. This interdisciplinary conference is the leading forum for designers, policy makers, manufacturers, growers, landscapers, and other green infrastructure professionals to discuss the benefits and growth of the green infrastructure industry.
Grey to Green also includes a trade show, cutting-edge workshops which include tours of outstanding Toronto projects, and exceptional networking events. This year, be one of the first to learn about the City of Toronto's new Green Streets Guideline and the Province of Ontario's new Stormwater Design Guidelines.
AGENDA AT A GLANCE
Monday, May 8
Opening Plenary (FREE Public Event) Keynote & Panel: Green Infrastructure for Resilient Cities
Ryerson University, 55 Dundas St W, Toronto
7th Floor, Room 1-148 & 1-150 TRSM Commons
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner, City of Toronto
Deborah Martin-Downs, CAO, Credit Valley Conservation; Chair, Green Infrastructure Ontario Coalition
Pegeen Walsh, Executive Director, Ontario Public Health Association & Co-chair, Eco Health Ontario
Steven Peck, President, Green Roofs for Healthy Cities
Scott Torrance, Practice Leader, Scott Torrance Landscape Architect
Moderator: Nina-Marie Lister, Graduate Programme Director and Associate Professor, School of Urban and Regional Planning, Ryerson University
Tuesday, May 9
Chestnut Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut St, Toronto
8:00am - 8:30pm
Keynotes, Technical Sessions, Trade Show, Evening Reception
Student Delegate Passes start at $99
Delegate Passes, with Lunch and Evening Reception, start at $249
Exhibitor Opportunities start at $1,150
Wednesday, May 10
Locations & Start Times Vary - See Detailed Agenda
Training Workshops and Tours
Green Infrastructure Charrette
Members of Green Roofs for Healthy Cities save $25 on a Delegate Pass and $200 on a booth!
Can't attend the conference in person? Check out the live webcast of the keynotes and select technical sessions.
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Grey to Green Keynotes Include
What's New for Grey to Green 2017
Free Opening Plenary Event: For the first time, Grey to Green will kick-off with a FREE public event featuring Jennifer Keesmaat, Chief Planner with the City of Toronto.
Broader Theme: Attendees want the Grey to Green Conference to comprehensively explore a range of green infrastructure topics. This year, the agenda includes speakers on health, food production, economic valuation, new policies focused on stormwater, new design guidelines and award winning projects, under the theme: Quantifying Green Infrastructure Performance. The last day of the conference combines training of your choice and complimentary tours.
New Location: The Chestnut Conference Centre is conveniently located in Downtown Toronto and will provide an improved exhibitor and attendee experience.
Green Infrastructure Charrette: A one-day Green Infrastructure Design Charrette where multi-disciplinary volunteers are tasked to redesign specific neighbourhoods in need, with 15 generic types of green infrastructure as their tools. The Charrette is being delivered by the Green Infrastructure Foundation in partnership with the Ontario Parks Association and funded by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.
Greener Conference: We are committed to making Grey to Green a sustainable event by reducing waste while providing a memorable experience for our attendees.
This year Grey to Green features five unique workshops and training courses, giving you the opportunity to customize your conference experience. Some training courses include a rooftop tour.
Top this unforgettable experience off with an evening of networking with new and old colleagues. Mingle with experts and take advantage of having local experts at hand.
Located in the heart of downtown Toronto, the Chestnut Conference Centre will serve as the heart of Grey to Green 2017. This location is easy and convenient for attendees and exhibitors alike.