Living Future 2012 Program
The International Living Future Institute is hosting its sixth annual unConference, Living Future 2012, on May 2nd - 4th, 2012 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower in Portland, Oregon. Living Future is the forum for leading minds in the green building movement seeking solutions to the most daunting global issues of our time. Out-of-the-ordinary learning and networking formats provide innovative design strategies, cutting-edge technical information, and the inspiration needed to achieve significant progress toward a truly living future.
This year’s educational program theme is "Women Reshaping the World". The Living Future Program Task Force is reviewing a wealth of submissions for interactive presentations, tours, and experiential activities that encourage a hopeful embrace of the region and planet’s economic, ecologic and social challenges, and offer solutions addressing these challenges at the building AND city scale.
Focused on providing proven, practical, ambitious and visionary strategies that address whole earth impacts, a diverse collection of inspiring keynote and plenary speakers will surely keep the positive energy flowing throughout Living Future.
Dr. Vandana Shiva, World-Renowned Environmental Leader
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - Keynote open to the public
Vandana Shiva, a physicist, philosopher, feminist, and ecologist, is director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology, and Natural Resource Policy in Dehradun, India; director of Navdanya, a seed conservation project; and co-chair of Women, Environment, and Development Organization. Vandana Shiva is also the author of, among others, Staying Alive: Women, Ecology, and Development, and Monocultures of the Mind.