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2019 USGBC Louisiana’s Forward Symposium on Sustainability Call for Speakers


NEW ORLEANS, LA – April 3, 2019 – Speaking proposals are now being accepted for the 4th Annual U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) Louisiana’s FORWARD Symposium held Friday, October 18, 2019 at Tulane University Lavin-Bernick Center in New Orleans.

The 2019 theme is, Building a Stronger Louisiana by Nurturing the Next Generation of Sustainability Leaders. The event is designed to bring Louisiana’s diverse green industry professionals together to propel the state’s sustainability conversations forward. Past events have attracted USGBC member and non-member business professionals, environmentalists, architects, educators, nonprofit leaders, and students. The symposium creates a platform where leaders can collaborate and explore what’s happening across Louisiana and how, through our collaborative efforts, we can inspire the next generation of leaders and move the state towards a more sustainable, resilient future.

The deadline for speaking proposals is July 1, 2019. Additional information on the FORWARD Symposium and instructions on submitting a speaking proposal are available here.

For more information about speaking and sponsorship opportunities contact Michelle D. Jackson at

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About USGBC Louisiana’s FORWARD Symposium

USGBC’s Louisiana’s FORWARD Symposium is now in its fourth year. The 2018 event attracted over 175 business and academic leaders from across the country. The symposium creates a platform where leaders can collaborate and explore ways to transform how buildings and communities are designed, built and operated, enabling an environmentally and socially responsible, healthy, and prosperous Louisiana. The symposium includes a Women in Sustainability Empower (WISE) Breakfast, Educational Sessions, Leadership Lunch, and a Green Schools Presentation. Attendees can earn AIA and GBCI continuing education credits. Past speakers have included: Diana Guzman Barraza, International Energy & Sustainability Consultant, David Pogue, Senior Vice President, Global Client Care & Sustainability, CBRE, Amanda Moore, Deputy Director, Mississippi River Delta Restoration Program, National Wildlife Federation, Anthony Mayer, CEO, Hanging Gardens, LLC, Arthur Johnson, CEO, Center for Sustainable Engagement and Development (CSED), Bob Keefe, Executive Director, Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), Camille Pollan, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, City of New Orleans and many others.

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