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2013 Conference Highlights

Event:  U.S. Green Building Council Heartland Regional Conference  (hosted by USGBC - Illinois Chapter)

Dates:  September 9-10, 2013, co-located        with BuildingChicago September 10-11, 2013

Location:  Holiday Inn Mart Plaza, 350 W Mart Center Dr, Chicago, Illinois 60654                   (312) 836-5000

Registration: Register here.

Projected Audience:   We anticipate 500 conference attendees to gather at the Holiday Inn Mart Plaza and enjoy our wonderful city during September 9-11, 2013. Whether you’re interested in greening your building, your neighborhood, your business or organization, or protecting the sanctity of our natural environment, we encourage you to join business representatives, building trade experts, government officials, educators and students, non-profit leaders and sustainability advocates for GTH2013.

Conference Theme - Resilience:  In this tenth anniversary of Greening the Heartland (GTH), the U.S. Green Building Council’s Midwest regional conference, we want to encourage robust discussion of how the Heartland’s building industry is evolving to embed resilience into its solutions for the built environment as focused in the topic following topic areas: Health & Environmental Quality, High Performance Buildings & Building Science, Design for Resilience, Green Technologies & Materials, Natural Capitalism, Sustainable Community & Campus, Process, and more. The GTH track will be extended to run through the BUILDINGChicago conference offering added opportunities for sharing green building best practices and continuing education for LEED Accredited Professionals.

Continuing Education:
GTH2013 will be offering qualified CEU's applicable to most professional attendees.

Exhibit Hall: 
GTH2013 will include a large exhibitor area, interactive displays, and special networking events.  The exhibit hall will be open during the BUILDINGChicago conference the evening of September 10, 2013 and close the evening of September 11, 2013.

USGBC Participating Chapters:
Illinois - Conference Host, Central Ohio, Central Plains, Cincinnati Regional, Detroit Regional, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri Gateway, Nebraska Flatwater, North Dakota, Northeast Ohio, Northwest Ohio, South Dakota, West Michigan, Wisconsin Green Building Alliance.

Registration options:

  • Building Chicago PLUS Greening the Heartland Pass (September 9-11) $450.00
  • Building Chicago Pass (September 10-11) $295.00
  • Greening the Heartland Pass (September 9-10) $295.00
  • Designing Net-Zero Energy Buildings Today (September 9) $200.00
  • Five Session Pass $250.00
  • Three Session Pass $195.00
  • Individual Sessions $75.00
  • Building Chicago Exhibits Only (September 10-11) $15.00

Register NOW!