The 2019 edition of Greenbuild International Conference and Expo has arrived in Atlanta, GA. Greenbuild is the largest annual event for green building professionals worldwide to learn and source cutting edge solutions to improve resilience, sustainability, and quality of life in our buildings, cities, and communities. After checking out the exhibitor booths, be sure to catch these four keynote speeches!

Tuesday Keynote: Bernice King

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM | Hall B1, Georgia World Congress Center

Dr. Bernice A. King is a global thought leader, peace advocate, and Chief Executive Officer of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Nonviolent Social Change (The King Center), founded in 1968 by her mother, Coretta Scott King. Through her work at The King Center, Dr. King educates youth and adults about the nonviolent principles modeled by her parents.

Wednesday Keynote: A Conversation with President Barack Obama

8:30 AM – 10:00 AM | Hall B1, Georgia World Congress Center

Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States.

Few presidents have walked a more improbable path to the White House. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Obama was raised with help from his grandparents, whose generosity of spirit reflected their Midwestern roots. The homespun values they instilled in him, paired with his innate sense of optimism, compelled Obama to devote his life to giving every child, regardless of his or her background, the same chance America gave him.

Thursday Keynote: Jeanne Gang, Int. FAIA

9:00 AM – 10:00 AM | Hall B1, Georgia World Congress Center

Jeanne Gang, Int. FAIA; an Architect and MacArthur Fellow and the founding principal
and partner of Studio Gang, an internationally renowned architecture and urban
design practice.

Friday Keynote: A Climate Discussion with Jamie Margolin and Dr. Marshall Shepherd

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM | Hall B1, Georgia World Congress Center

Jamie Margolin is a 17-year-old Colombian-American writer, community organizer, activist, and public speaker. She is the founder and co-executive director of an international youth climate justice movement called Zero Hour that led the very first “Youth Climate March” in Washington, D.C. and 25+ cities all around the world during the summer of 2018.

Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd is a leading international expert in weather and climate and is the Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor of Geography and Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shepherd is also the host of The Weather Channel’s Award-Winning show Weather Geeks, a pioneering Sunday talk podcast/show and a contributor to Forbes Magazine.

*Contributions to this article were made by the official Greenbuild International Conference and Expo website.


 

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