The 3rd annual Opportunity Green Business Conference, on November 7-8, 2009 and hosted by the UCLA Anderson School of Management’s Price Center brings together more than 500 prime movers & shakers and up & coming innovators driving today’s new green economy. It is certainly one of the Los Angeles metro area’s premier annual gatherings in the green economy space and features some of the brightest leaders and innovators at the forefront of the green business revolution.

It offers attendees an opportunity to forge new strategic partnerships and to learn about the latest industry developments in sustainable strategies and best practices helping organizations position themselves for success and explore new opportunities.

Get the inside view on the hottest topics, trends and technologies at the premier green business event focused on creating new opportunities through sustainability.

Featured 2009 Speakers

Marc Alt – president of Marc Alt + Partners, a design, research and brand strategy agency dedicated to sustainable innovation. Current clients include MINI USA, Bloomberg LP, The Green Electronics Council, The Consumer Electronics Association, and Lippincott Mercer.

Alexis Madrigal – Clean Technology Writer is a newsman following energy and science at His work also appears in Dwell, Earth2Tech, and Arcade.

Fridolin Beisert – Associate Professor at the Art Center College of Design is a practicing design professional who also conducts workshops and lectures for global corporations and executive education institutions.

Heidrun Mumper-Drumm – Director of Sustainability Initiatives at the Art Center College of Design is a graphic designer and associate professor whose focus has been on the incorporation of sustainability principles into design education and the design process.

Peter Diamandis is the founder of the X Prize Foundation, a nonprofit whose mission is simply “to bring about radical breakthroughs for the benefit of humanity.”

Leilani Munter – Race Car Driver & Environmentalist; she can be reached at

Julie Gilhart – SVP, Fashion Director Barney’s is director of the most forward-thinking big store in the city

Jonah Sachs – CO-Founder/Creative Director, Free Range Studios his pioneering communications work has helped hundreds of progressive organizations break through the media din with strategic, inspiring messages. He is widely considered a leader in the powerful movement to spread progressive political and social messages through use of the Web.

Chris Hacker – Chief Design Officer at Johnson and Johnson leads all creative processes for brand identity, packaging design and brand imagery at J&J Consumer.

Len Sauers – VP, Global Sustainability at Proctor & Gamble leads the company’s overall sustainability efforts.

Trudy Hardy – Manager of Marketing Communications at Mini Cooper is Manager of Marketing Communications for the MINI brand within BMW.

Auden Schendler – Executive Director, Sustainability at Aspen Skiing Company. He worked previously in corporate sustainability at Rocky Mountain Institute

Chris Jordan – Photographic Artist, He is an internationally acclaimed artist and cultural activist whose work explores the frightening waste of our mass culture. His compelling, intricately detailed photographs reveal the staggering weight of statistics, inviting the viewer to see every detail as a metaphor for the role of the individual in our hypermodern society.

Boise Thomas – a host on Eco/Planet Green/Discovery Channel an environmentally-focused lifestyle show on Discovery Communications’ new eco-focused channel Planet Green.

Joe Laur – Vice President of Content at Greenopolis a web based social network, media and educational center, marketplace and playground fostering learning and collaborative action on green issues.
Helen Walters – Editor, Innovation and Design Channel for She is also a contributing editor to design magazine Creative Review.

Annie Leonard – Producer, Writer, Founder with The Story of Stuff Annie an expert in international sustainability and environmental health issues, with more than 20 years of experience investigating factories and dumps around the world. Coordinator of the Funders Workgroup for Sustainable Production and Consumption, a funder collaborative working for a sustainable and just world, Annie communicates worldwide about the impact of consumerism and materialism on global economies and international health.

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Author: Chris de Morsella (146 Articles)

After a decade performing as a lead guitarist for rock bands, Chris de Morsella decided to return to the career his uncle mentored him in as a youth....Software Engineering. Since that time he has thrown himself into his work. He has designed a compound document publishing architecture for regulatory submissions capable of handling very large multi-document FDA regulatory drug approval submissions, for Liquent, a division of Thompson Publishing. At the Associated Press, Chris worked with senior editors at facilities around the world, to develop a solution for replacing existing editorial systems with an integrated international content management solution. He lead the design effort at Microsoft for a help system for mobile devices designed to provide contextual help for users. Chris also helped to develop the web assisted installer for LifeCam2.0, the software for Microsoft’s web cam and developed late breaking features for the product He also served with the Rhapsody client team to redesign and build a major new release of Real Networks Rhapsody client product. His most recent assignment has been Working with the Outlook Mobile Time Management team for the next release of Outlook Mobile for the SmartPhone. Chris' interests are in green building and architecture, smart grid, the cloud, geo-thermal energy, solar energy, smart growth, organic farming and permaculture. Follow Chris on Twitter.