5 Reasons to Attend Grey to Green 2018

Living Green Infrastructure such as urban forests, wetlands, green roofs, and walls has so much to offer our communities but continues to be underutilized and underfunded by governments across North America. Grey to Green 2018, taking place in Toronto, ON from May 15-16, will highlight new policy, research, design practices, and innovative products in the green infrastructure sector. Don’t miss Toronto’s most engaging green infrastructure event of the year! 

Here are the top 5 reasons that you should register for Grey to Green:

1 . Networking

Grey to Green is a forum for networking and business development. Reignite your passion for green infrastructure as you connect with policy makers, design professionals, businesses, researchers and recent graduates.  

2.  World Class Keynote Speakers

Learn from the best designers as they set new standards for green infrastructure projects. Paul Kephart and Rana Creek - an award-winning designer, will walk us through projects such as the Transbay Terminal in San Francisco which features a 6-acre roof park. Learn more about proposed green infrastructure projects closer to home, such as the Rail Deck Park from Claire Nelischer, Project Manager with Ryerson City Building Institute. Find out about the latest policies and regulations that help green infrastructure grow with our policy roundtable. For more information on the Grey to Green Keynotes click here

3. Professional Development

Grey to Green hosts a high concentration of green infrastructure knowledge all in one place. Enhance your skills by attending one of the comprehensive training courses led by industry experts. Training courses offer up close and hands-on experience to enhance your skills. Some of the courses to look forward to including Low Impact Development Training, Green Roof Design and Installation, Rooftop Agriculture, Biophilic Design and a new course on how to calculate the Costs and Benefits of Green Infrastructure. 

On May 16th, don’t miss the concurrent sessions, curated by green infrastructure professionals, that will bring you the most up to date, cutting edge and exclusive industry information. The 2018 Agenda features over 50 expert speakers with session content including stormwater management, biophilic design, urban agriculture, asset management and designing livable communities.

The Grey to Green conference program is pending continuing education credits from AIA, APLD, BOMI, LA CES, and Landscape Ontario. 

4. In-Depth Tours

Grey to Green highlights green infrastructure projects in the Greater Toronto Area. This includes tours to the award-winning Corktown Common, green wall projects in Toronto and a special bus tour to visit the Gro-Bark blending facility where you can see how various growing media is blended to exact specifications. For more tour details click here. For more green infrastructure events check out the Green Infrastructure Week Calendar here. 

5. Tradeshow & Innovative Products

The Grey to Green tradeshow is the place to be for information on the products and services needed to take a green infrastructure project from start to finish. Bring your questions and ask the industry experts. The Grey to Green 2018 exhibitor list currently includes American Hydrotech, Inc., Gro-Bark Ltd., GreenBlue Urban, ABT, Inc., Unilock Ltd., Sika Canada, DeepRoot Canada Corp. The Innovative product profile technical session showcases products designed to enhance the performance of your green infrastructure projects. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask the experts product-specific questions then connect on the tradeshow floor. For more information on exhibiting click here.