Greenbuild Main Event

3 Days. 100+ Sessions. Unparalleled Virtual Networking.

All of the ideas, action plans and tactics you need including; the intersection of social equity and decarbonization, new priorities for net zero cities, designing the school of the future, green building careers, electrification through practical design, how commercial real estate is addressing climate change, after COVID 19 (are your buildings really ready?), selling biophilia, your hourly emissions forecast dreams come true…and so much more!


Greenbuild Tuesday Keynote Christiana Figueres

Facilitating Cooperation for Climate Progress: As the Former Executive Secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and a key facilitator of the historic Paris Climate Agreement, Christiana Figueres knows a thing or two about fostering international cooperation. Now co-founder of Global Optimism Ltd, hear how she is continuing her work to accelerate the global response to climate change with a people-centric approach and learn how she forged a new brand of collaborative diplomacy that brings groups together to deliver critical outcomes.


Date: Tuesday, November 10
Time: 11am – 12pm, CST


Greenbuild Keynote Mahesh Ramanujam

Mahesh Ramanujam, President and CEO of USGBC, GBCI and Arc, will examine the compounding effects of a global pandemic, an evolving geopolitical landscape, and the increased frequency of climate related risks. A veteran leader in tackling concurrent environmental and economic crises, Ramanujam will explore the growing challenges posed by fragmented building practices and the unprecedented opportunity for impact investing. Ramanujam will also make a prescient argument for how deepening the green building community’s adherence to ESG in the coming decade can lead to mainstream adoption of healthier, more equitable, and more resilient living standards for all.   

Date: Tuesday, November 10 
Time: 11am – 12pm, CST


Greenbuild Wednesday Keynotes, Catherine Huang, Julia Watson & Kotchakorn Voraakhom!

Innovation from Nature – Ancient Solutions for Building a Climate Resilient Future: Decades of rapid urbanization across the globe that works against natural systems has caused challenges such as flooding, heat island effect, pollution, and more. Many advancements in technology and development has ignored millenia-old wisdom of how to live in symbiosis with nature. Solutions to these modern challenges may lie within indigenous and nature based design strategies that create productive landscapes, increase urban resilience, strengthen communities, and buffer against climate-related emergencies.

Date: Wednesday, November 11 
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm CST


Greenbuild Featured Speaker Dr. Paula Stone Williams

Dr. Paula Stone Williams is an internationally known speaker on gender equity, LGBTQ advocacy and human understanding. As a transgender woman, Paula brings a unique perspective to her work on gender equity. 

Paula has been the CEO of a large religious non-profit, the editor-at-large of a national magazine, host of a national television show and a corporate consultant. With her doctoral thesis on the DiSC Personality Profile, Paula has led hundreds of corporate boards and work teams to become more efficient and productive. Paula has served as an adjunct university professor in the United States and Europe, and is the author of eight books, including She's My Dad, co-authored with her son, Jonathan.

Paula has been featured in The New York Times and her TEDxMileHigh talk on gender equity has almost two million views.  

Date: Thursday, November 12 


This year’s Greenbuild International Conference + Expo has 108 education sessions taking place November 10 – 12. To view all sessions and sort by learning level, CEU’s and more visit the complete agenda here.

Greenbuild Virtual now includes 4 events.