West Coast Green is the largest conference on green innovation for the built environment.  On October 1st-3rd at the Fort Mason Center in San Francisco 14,000 thought leaders and forward thinkers will convene to engage in dynamic, big-picture, systems-thinking to reinvent business, laugh, make connections, affect policy, and create meaningful and lasting positive change.  The event will spotlight 125 speakers, 104 education and networking sessions and 333 exhibits.

Date: October 1-3, 2009
Location: Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA
Web Address: http://www.westcoastgreen.com
For More Information, call: 800-724-4880
Email: info@westcoastgreen.com

CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS

Leadership Summits –  Work with industry leaders to create change. Facilitators will quickly ensure that you know everyone in the room before you start working with your new colleagues to identify issues and create solutions that will later be published! The eight summits include: Clean Tech, Water, Greening Existing Buildings, Stimulus Package and Green Job Development, Social Innovation, Tribal Development, and Education.

Make-your-own Green Job Fair – Meet face to face with more than 50 fabulous employers, connect to online job resources and hone in on the best matches between your incredible skills and the opportunities that truly are out there in green.

Think n’ Drink: Listen to our most charismatic, gregarious speaker faculty. Grab a glass of organic bubbly on us! These afternoon events are hosted by Cut Loose and digest the abundance of the day with your heroes and colleagues while sipping on delicious, organic beers and wines.

The 2009 Tracks – The educational sessions and summits will focus on the these topics in 2009:

* Smart systems
* Existing Buildings & Building Science
* Water & Energy
* Clean Tech Innovations
* Business Opportunities & New Energy Economy
* Social Innovations

Facilitated Daily Networking Cafes – The people who need you will be here – and the people you need will as well! This
is the most effective, efficient and easy place to meet your next business partner or collaborator. The event is designed to send you home with pockets full of business cards.

Daily Conversation Forums –  Spend your lunch at a table hosted by one of the faculty to engage in a topical conversation guided by an appetizer, a main course and a desert question. This is your chance to dig deep into content through intimate conversation while networking with industry leaders and peers.

The Action Hub – Creation flourishes here. If you want to bring your hot idea to life, grow your business, take an existing network to a new level, or bring a new group alive you will find consultants, investors, movers and shakers, academics, facilitators and experienced coaches in the Action Hub.

Innovation Pipeline -This space showcases technological products and services coming to market or in development. Visit this
incredible “Exploratorium” like exhibit and experience more than fifty revolutionary and resource-efficient products. These fresh, progressive innovations are solution based and give a glimpse of a future with a limited footprint.

© 2009, Tracey de Morsella. All rights reserved. Do not republish.

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Author: Tracey de Morsella (323 Articles)

Tracey de Morsella started her career working as an editor for US Technology Magazine. She used that experience to launch Delaware Valley Network, a publication for professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area. Years later, she used the contacts and resources she acquired to work in executive search specializing in technical and diversity recruitment. She has conducted recruitment training seminars for Wachovia Bank, the Department of Interior and the US Postal Service. During this time, she also created a diversity portal called The Multicultural Advantage and published the Diversity Recruitment Advertising Toolkit, a directory of recruiting resources for human resources professionals. Her career and recruitment articles have appeared in numerous publications and web portals including Woman Engineer Magazine, Monster.com, About.com Job Search Channel, Workplace Diversity Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management web site, NSBE Engineering Magazine, HR.com, and Human Resource Consultants Association Newsletter. Her work with technology professionals drew her to pursuing training and work in web development, which led to a stint at Merrill Lynch as an Intranet Manager. In March, she decided to combine her technical and career management expertise with her passion for the environment, and with her husband, launched The Green Economy Post, a blog providing green career information and covering the impact of the environment, sustainable building, cleantech and renewable energy on the US economy. Her sustainability articles have appeared on Industrial Maintenance & Plant Operation, Chem.Info,FastCompany and CleanTechies.