Monday, January 8, 2018 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Sustainability Initiatives has partnered with Green Builder Media and the City of Orlando to host the second annual Sustainability Symposium: Champions of Change, on January 8, 2018 in the Pegasus Ballroom.

Climate change is the challenge of our generation, but an opportunity of a lifetime. 

In this time of environmental and political uncertainty, an all-hands-on-deck effort is required, and each of us must participate, collaborate, and innovate.

The Symposium will offer ideas and inspiration for positive action, proactive activity, and implementable solutions that will facilitate the transition to a clean economy and sustainable future.

Our world-class line up of speakers will provide real-life information from projects they are spearheading in the areas of smart cities, renewable energy, advanced technologies, intelligent water, and more.

Don’t miss this groundbreaking event!
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We are also offering a reduced price of $50 for student registration with the code Student.

Keynote Presenters

Paul Hawkenconsidered to be one of the fathers of the sustainability movement, Hawken’s most recent book, Drawdown, offers a comprehensive plan for reversing global warming with specific solutions for tackling climate change.

Jeremy Rifkin—economist, futurist, and author of The Zero Marginal Cost Society and The Third Industrial Revolution, Rifkin is working with leaders in the U.S., European Union, and China to implement comprehensive local and national sustainability plans to mitigate climate change. Rifkin believes that buildings are the key to transforming our current energy and economic paradigm—he considers them to be the ‘nodes’ for smart technology, connectivity, and renewable energy.

Governor Martin O’Malley—back for a second appearance, O’Malley will offer insights into specific actions that can be taken at all levels (federal, state, city, community and individual) to facilitate the transition to a sustainable economy.

Mayor Dyer Buddy Dyer has served as Mayor of the City of Orlando since 2003, and from his first day in office, he has worked tirelessly to advance the community’s shared vision for Orlando as one of the nation’s fastest-growing cities focused on inclusiveness, opportunity and quality of life, with a strong focus on innovation, transportation, sustainability and government efficiency.


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