The Latest on the 2019 Summit

We’re only two months away from the 2019 Better Buildings, Better Plants Summit, and we’re looking forward to exploring emerging technologies and sharing innovative strategies in energy and water efficiency. Favorites like Ask-an-Expert and Building Tours are back, plus we’ve added more opportunities for industry professionals, stakeholders, and partners to network and share their stories. If you haven’t been checking the Summit Homepage, you may have missed some of the exciting details we’ve unveiled:

  • 16 Building Tours!
    • Located in various parts of the DC metro area, we’ve got tours for almost every sector.
    • Visit the brand-new Amazon HQ2 site, the U.S. Capitol, an advanced biotech facility, and much more.
    • You have to register to sign up. Space is limited, reservations required.
  • Keynote Plenaries!
    • Wednesday: Join C-suite representatives from the industrial, local government, and hospitality sectors as they share new ways to align your goals with company leadership, driving sustainability buy-in within your organization.
    • Thursday: DOE Assistant Secretary Daniel Simmons moderates a conversation with leadership from three National Labs about emerging technologies and what to watch for.
    • We’ll also be recognizing the 2019 class of Goal Achievers – come celebrate your fellow Better Buildings and Better Plants partners.
  • Sessions and Speakers!
    • View our Agenda-at-Glance to browse the sessions and familiarize yourself with our tracks and topics – from emerging technologies to resilience planning to workforce development, and everything in between.
    • Read bios on our speakers – we add more each week!
    • Browse individual session descriptions by date, sector, topic, and track.
  • Networking Opportunities!
    • Sector dinners and meet-ups are back this year on Tuesday night and Wednesday morning, respectively.
    • Back by popular demand: Ask-an-Expert is returning! Details are coming soon.
    • Longer session breaks for time to talk to your peers.
    • Debuting in June: A Conference Networking App
  • Travel & Hotel
    • The room block closes June 18 – book today! Don’t miss out on this great rate for a DC area hotel.
    • Wondering how to get around? We have you covered – whether you come by plane, train, or automobile.


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See you in July!