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Join us in Seattle on May 16 - 19, 2017 for the 11th annual Living Future unConference! Learn more and register here: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/.
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Wednesday, May 17 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Declare + Living Product Summit: Mainstreaming Material Health
REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN: http://www.livingfutureunconference.org/register/
Both conference and non-conference attendees may register for this event; additional fees apply.

TIMING: Wed, May 17, 2017 (1p - 5p)
PRICING:
 $150 Members / $225 Non-Members
LOCATION: Westin Seattle, 1900 5th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Room: Pike)

The Living Product + Declare Summit is the materials industry's leadership summit. The summit will bring together thought leaders from the world’s premier sustainable product manufacturers, as well as trend-setting specifiers that are shaping the future of product demand. This summit will include updates on Declare and the Living Product Challenge, and dive into how these programs and other transparency tools are changing specification of healthy products on a large scale.

We will first discus updates to the programs and discuss how the approach to material health has evolved over time and introduce new tools for scaling materials petal certification in LBC. Speakers will then discuss the false choice between human health and green buildings, dive into the process and outcomes of material health optimization in the Living Product Challenge, and discuss tools and databases that are allowing project teams to scale the material petal for large commercial projects and corporate sustainable purchasing.

Participants in the summit while not only learn how to apply the principles of Declare and the Living Product Challenge to their product and projects, they will have the opportunity to collaborate with industry leaders to shape the future of materials.

This summit is pre-approved for AIA, GBCI and LFA. You are eligible for a refund of this ticket less a $15 Service Fee, until all refunds close at 11:59pm on May 2, 2017.

Moderators
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James Connelly

Living Product Challenge Director, International Living Future Institute
James is a green building professional with a broad range of industry experience from design and construction to research and advocacy. He is a graduate from the University of Washington with degrees in Architecture and International Studies. Prior to joining the Institute, James worked on green building projects at the Seattle offices of MulvannyG2 and GGLO. After a trip to Hong Kong in 2008 he became fascinated with the incredible pace in scale... Read More →
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Greg Norris

Chief Scientist, International Living Future Institute
Dr. Gregory Norris is an internationally acclaimed Life Cycle Analysis expert. In addition to serving as the Institute's Chief Scientist, Gregory is the co-director of the Sustainability and Health Initiative for NetPositive Enterprise within the Center for Health and the Global Environment at the Harvard School of Public Health. He has taught Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) at HSPH since the late 1990s. Gregory is also the... Read More →

Speakers
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Steve Kooy

Director, Sales and Marketing, SCS
Steve Kooy joined SCS Global Services in July 2016. He heads up the Sales and Marketing efforts for the Environmental Certification Services division. Steve works with existing and new clients to navigate and attain a variety of sustainability claims emerging within both commercial and residential industries. His role is to assure clients are seeking the right 3rd party validations to meet stakeholder demand as well as co-market... Read More →
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Diane Martel

Vice-President Environmental Planning and Strategy, Tarkett
Martel works with all divisions of Tarkett North America to develop and implement an environmental strategy and action plan, ensuring awareness and action across the industry. Most recently, Martel has helped drive initiatives that include the company’s asthma & allergy friendly™ certification and execution of its Environmental Health Statement (EHS) tool (developed with the EPEA). Martel continues to work with Tarkett’s... Read More →
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Dr. John McKeon

CEO, Allergy Standards Ltd
Dr. McKeon is the CEO of Allergy Standards Ltd – an international standards and certification body – and a medical entrepreneur. He is also a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, a member of the Rotal Academy of Medicine, and holds United States Medical Licensing exams. As CEO, he has led the development of an international intellectual property portfolio of patents and trademarks and negotiated complex licensing agreements. He is... Read More →
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Dhruv Raina

Product Sustainaiblity Director, Tarkett
Dhruv is passionate about helping companies grow through sustainability, design and innovation. He addresses challenging, yet promising opportunities by combining business strategy, product design, and social science to determine where to play and then execute to win. He leads multi-disciplinary teams to deliver real business value and results by developing emotional product experiences, scalable business models and platform roadmaps. At Tarkett... Read More →
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Jenelle Sams

Sustainability Specialist, Kawneer Company, Inc.
Jenelle Sams has over eight years of professional experience in the environmental field and is currently a Sustainability Specialist with Kawneer Company, Inc. In this role, she is responsible for developing a corporate sustainability strategy and evaluating technical information related to environmental performance strategy, including analyzing environmental certifications, managing lifecycle and material impact assessments, building... Read More →


Wednesday May 17, 2017 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Westin: Pike (Westlake Level)