10 Reasons to Join the 10th Annual Sustainability Symposium

By LeAnne Harvey

Posted October 18, 2020

It’s hard to believe that the Sustainability Symposium is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year! 

While we had hoped to celebrate this milestone with our members, sponsors, and attendees in person this past May, we’re excited about the incredible virtual event that our team has worked hard to create! In anticipation of this week’s conference, let's look back at what attendees have said about the annual Sustainability Symposium.

“The Sustainability Symposium is the highlight of my year - every year. Each year I learn new things, meet new people, see old friends and arrange my schedule to make sure I don't miss it.”

- Lisa Shulock, Philadelphia Energy Authority

“Each year the Symposium stays fresh with deep dives, introductory level sessions and new ideas and topics.”

- Laura Blau, BluPath

With 28 live and on-demand sessions and 85 presenters over the course of the two-day conference, it can be hard to decide which session to attend. Luckily, the virtual setting means that if you miss one, you can just watch it later! And the conference is worth 28 AIA LU|HSWs and GBCI CE hours! 

“The CEU per dollar ratio is awesome!”

- Brendan McGrath, AKF Group

"The Sustainability Symposium had some of the most informative sessions that applied to many different disciplines in the development industry.”

- Laura Maiale, Hankin Group

"This is THE event for people who care about impacting the sustainability of the build environment in this area. The content is excellent, bringing in sustainability leaders from far outside the region to learn and share their insights."

- Jon Jensen, MaGrann Associates

We also have new and exciting ways to get to know our sponsors as they share their experience, product knowledge, and services to help you reach your sustainability goals. Attend a LIVE Flash Session, watch a sponsored on demand session, or scroll through the full list of sponsors in the Virtual Expo Hall to connect and schedule a follow-up conversation! 

"The Sustainability Symposium is always a highlight of my year. I enjoy seeing folks that I've met in years prior and having some good talking points to bring back to my office. The staff does a great job putting it all together and making it look easy as it goes off without a hitch."

- Tom Cosgro, CLEAResult

One of the highlights to the Symposium is meeting and connecting with inspiring attendees representing a range of industries and backgrounds. We're recreating those casual interactions through our virtual Lounge, where we'll break into smaller groups to engage in meaningful dialogue - just like you would in a conference venue lounge!

"The Symposium is a great place to connect or reconnect with the Philadelphia sustainability community, and the sessions are thoughtfully curated to offer an education on a broad range of sustainability issues that you can tailor to your particular field of interest."

- Samantha Wittchen, iSpring

"A refreshing experience that always inspires me to think more about sustainability and what I can do on a personal level to support the global initiatives we desperately need."

- Alexander DeNadai, Stantec Consulting Services

"The sessions focused on real, useful analysis and information for moving the profession forward. I also appreciated the camaraderie of the attendees."

- Sherman Aronson, BLT Architects

"I've always heard great things about the Sustainability Symposium through my involvement in the greater green building community and was excited to finally attend in 2019. The Symposium lived up to its hype! The sessions were phenomenal and diverse while the attendees radiated gratitude at every turn because we were all taking part in something larger than ourselves."

- Shannon Crooker, Sustainable Energy Fund

We hope you'll join us October 22-23 for our best Symposium yet! Register Now!

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