The US Green Building Council (USGBC) is now accepting proposals for educational sessions for the 2010 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo, Greenbuild International Forum, and Federal Summit. The organization is also accepting applications for qualified peer reviewers to evaluate presentation proposals for educational sessions.

The theme of Greenbuild 2010 is Generation Green: Redefining Our Future.  Proposals for educational sessions may include  all aspects of sustainable design, construction, and operations practices for buildings and communities, including their impact on people, the environment, and the economy. The USGBC encourages educational programming that will engage new audiences as well as the traditional ones:

By November 2010, the fruits of our efforts to build a new green economy will begin to be seen, and our focus will shift to ensuring that green is built into the very fabric of what America’s tomorrow looks like – economically as well as socially and culturally. We must focus on making green more than an economic recovery strategy: Let’s make it a key building block of itself. Young and old, green building novice or seasoned pro, we can all be part of “Generation Green.”

What is Greenbuild?

Greenbuild is an annual green building conference which includes  an exhibit hall, educational sessions, expert speakers, and a green job fair. Greenbuild 2009 attracted over 25,000 attendees, 1,800 exhibitors, and generated an estimated $30 million to the host city of Phoenix, AZ.  Greenbuild 2010 will take place in Chicago on November 16th through November 19, 2010.

Basic Requirements and Further Information:

Educational Session Proposals:

Educational sessions should reinforce the conference’s theme: Generation Green: Redefining Our Future. Suggested formats include: “Ask the experts”, panel discussions, roundtables, case studies, symposiums, short lectures with audience participation during Q&A, and interactive discussion and debates.

Further information regarding suggested presentation topics, the scoring system, and program policies is available from the USGBC here.

Peer Reviewers:

The basic requirements for green professionals who wish to apply to be peer reviewers of educational proposals include:

  • Expertise in subject(s) covered by one or more program topic areas.
  • Previous experience reviewing proposals for related conferences or publications.
  • Commitment to complete review of all assigned proposals (typically 20-25) by February 26th deadline.

Further information including the full requirements for reviewers, schedule, and reviewing policies is available from the USGBC here.


For assistance with questions regarding the Call for Session Proposals and Reviewers, please email For technical support with online submissions, call 1-866-579-8413 (outside the U.S. 1-801-617-0375) between the hours of 9:00am –6:00pm EST or send an email to

The deadline to submit is 5:00pm PST, Friday, January 15, 2010.

Note: Please do not contact the Green Economy Post regarding this opportunity.  We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations, and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the opportunities.  When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on the opportunity or contact the organization directly.

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Author: Jessalyn Dingwell (13 Articles)

Jessalyn Dingwell is an attorney and Green Building aficionado living in Washington, DC. A daring high school science fair project involving solar energy, an incredible amount of copper tubing, and a precarious rooftop fueled her lifelong curiosity and passion for renewable energy sources and building energy-efficiency. Jessalyn serves on several committees at the Women's Council on Energy and the Environment and frequently contributes to the Council's Water Committee programming. Prior to law school, she spent several years at the Corporate Executive Board providing marketing best practices to Fortune 500 companies in the US, then managing the European team based in London. Feel free to contact her at: