Posts Tagged ‘Santa Monica’

SIEF Santa Monica 2011 Recap

February 22, 2011

Last week we wrapped up the last of the 2010-2011 Sustainable Industries Economic Forums Series‘ in gorgeous Santa Monica—and we’re biased, but we’d say the series went out with a bang!

Keynote Speaker + Humanitarian Architecture All-star Cameron Sinclair was in fine form—fluctuating flawlessly between serious dialogue on the real state of sustainability and social issues, and his signature hopeful optimism.

And just in case you missed the event —or were there, but want to learn more about Cameron and Architecture For Humanity’s work—we’ve rounded up a whole bevy of resources for you to follow up with; pictures from the day to reminisce on and links to some recaps.

The Inside Scoop: Links and the like…

Architecture For Humanity
Cameron Sinclair on Huffington Post
Open Architecture Network
FIFA Football For Hope Centers
Homeless World Cup Legacy Center
Skatistan Center
BBMG Collective Prize

Your Digital Scrapbook: Shots from the day…

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Recaps From Your Peers: Articles on SIEF Santa Monica 2011

Santa Monica Mirror Article
BBMG Award Recap
Triple Pundit Article

A big thanks to all who attended, sponsored and supported this year’s SIEF series. Special thanks goes to:

Pepperdine University—Graziadio School of Business Mangement
City of Santa Monica
Interface FLOR
USGBC Los Angeles
Santa Monica Mirror
Green Biz

We’ll see you next year for another great round of sustainable business events!


Last Chance: Join Us 2/16 At SIEF For Cameron Sinclair

February 14, 2011

We’re pretty excited about this week—mostly because we’re headed down to (hopefully) sunny Southern California for what has become one of our favorite events: Sustainable Industries Economic Forum. This year’s series has featured the dynamic and fiery Cameron Sinclair, CEO (that’s Chief Eternal Optimist, mind you) and Co-Founder of Architecture For Humanity and Winner of the 2006 TED Prize. He’s back for the final chapter in Santa Monica this Wednesday and we can say with confidence that if you’re in the area, you do NOT want to miss it!

We’ve heard Cameron three times already and we can’t wait for the fourth. Not just because we greatly respect his mission to find architectural solutions to humanitarian crisis and bring professional design services to communities in need; but also because his honest, frank dialogue about what really matters in the world of sustainable efforts, how to start doing rather than just talking, and why partnerships and collaboration are just as important as energy efficiency is refreshing, entertaining and always the epitome of “keepin’ it real.”

So if you’re in the Los Angeles area or know someone who is—and needs to go!—here are the details. There are still a few seats available—though it’s first come, first serve.

Sustainable Industries Economic Forum Santa Monica
Keynote: Cameron Sinclair, CEO, Architecture For Humanity
Date: February 16, 2011
Time: 8:30a-11:30a
Location: Sheraton Delfina Hotel, Santa Monica
Cost: $75 ea./$975 per table of 10