Thursday, May 15, 2014
11:00 AM to 11:30 AM: The Vision of Fred Stitt: How the Award Winning Educator and Architect in the Field of Ecological Design Sees the World
Brief description: Fred Stitt, noted architect, educator and author of 15 books, including the internationally recognized success, Ecological Design Handbook, will briefly share his lifelong passion for innovative thinking and design. Having molded thousands of young minds since he founded San Francisco Institute of Architecture in 1991, Professor Stitt is a pioneer of sustainable design education and a visionary in the field.
Green Voice Speaker: Mr. Fred A. Stitt, Architect, Author, and Founder, San Francisco Institute of Architecture
Green Voice Interviewer: Mr. David Mahood, LEED AP, Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting
1:30 PM to 2:30 PM Rendering Nature: How Organic Design impacts the Hospitality Industry from Soil, Food, and Waste to Architecture and Development (Panel discussion)
Brief description: This discussion will cover the critical importance of organic farming and food, waste and land management, architecture and design, to the hospitality marketplace. From the farm to the factory, from a boulder to a building, nature provides us with the blueprint to sustainable design. The four “green” experts will share their unique set of experiences from different angles on the topic. As we design the sustainable infrastructure of the future, minimizing the impact of chemicals, resource depletion, and climate change will require a shift in thinking. This collection of talented “green” voices is sure to evoke a highly unique discussion on such a vital topic.
Green Voice Panel: Mr. Tom Herlihy, CEO, Worm Power, Mr. Fred A. Stitt, Architect, Author, and Founder, San Francisco Institute of Architecture, Mr. Todd Megrath, Dir. Sustainability Strategies, MGM Resorts, Ms. Susan Wolfla, Executive Chef, Mandalay Bay Resort
Green Voice Moderator: Mr. David Mahood, LEED AP, Principal, Olive Hospitality Consulting
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM: A Million Worms, Organic Waste, Perfect Soil. The Incredible Story of Worm Power
Brief description: A fascinating interview with the founder of one of the largest agricultural vermicomposting facilities in the world and how he is changing how we think about organic matter and what we use to grow our food and flora. Nature relies a lot on symbiotic relationships and worms and organic matter are a perfect fit. Learn from one of the world’s leading experts on the topic.
Green Voice Speaker: Mr. Tom Herlihy, CEO, Worm Power
Green Voice Interviewer: Dina M. Belon, LEED AP ID+C, Director, Hospitality Strategic Alliances & Development, Mindclick Global