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Montana Green Conferences Winter 2014

Looking for a networking opportunity to mingle with other architects and allied professionals? Needing to catch up on some of your continuing education credits? Winter is here, and so are the USGBC Annual Summit and the Harvesting Green Energy Conference!

USGBC Annual Summit 2014

January 24th-25th in Big Sky, Montana

The USGBC Annual Summit will be held in Big Sky at the Huntley Lodge.  This year’s Annual Summit offers a wide range of guest speakers, sessions, workshops, and events.  Summit attendees will be eligible for a minimum of 8 AIA and LEED continuing education credits over the two day period.  Along with keynote speaker, Montana Governor Steve Bullock, the lineup includes Thomas Sullivan, who will discuss his experiences with the Burning Man Festival in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada; and Jamie Dwyer, who will present topics related to the integration of biomimicry in design solutions.  Other speakers include Dan Wenk on Yellowstone National Park, Tom Hootman on Net Zero Energy Design, and Corey Ench on the release of LEED v4.

Registration is still open.  USGBC Members will be able to register for $250.00.  Student Members can register for $50.00.  The Huntley Lodge double queen rooms start at $199, which includes a breakfast buffet.  Discounted lift tickets for Big Sky Resort are also available for $68.00 per ticket.

More information can be found on the Montana USGBC Website.

2014 Harvesting Clean Energy Conference

February 4th-6th in Helena, Montana

The Conference is sponsored by the National Center for Appropriate Technology.  It will be held at the Red Lion Colonial Hotel in Helena, Montana.  There will be five information tracks the conference will take dealing with the business, economics, and innovations of clean energy as well as climate change issues affecting rural communities.  Speakers include Montana Governor Steve Bullock, Lilian Salerno of the USDA, Fred Yoder of the 25 x ’25 Alliance, Larry Schweiger of the NWF, and Todd Tanner of Conservation Hawks.

Registration is still open.  The registration fee is $195.00.

More information can be found on the Harvesting Clean Energy Website.