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ISSP Conference 2011

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ISSP Conference 2011

September 22-23

Portland, Oregon

Early bird registration discounts end this Sunday August 21 @ 12 midnight PDT for The International Society of Sustainability Professional's first ever face-to-face summit, to be held next month at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, Oregon.  

Don't miss this exciting opportunity to join sustainability champions from all over the world to convene, network, learn and help shape the profession. The conference is designed to be a rich learning experience to help professionals accelerate the adoption of sustainability in organizations and communities. Conference attendees will have a chance to provide input to professional standards development, learn from real world case studies, network with their peers and experience hands-on learning.The agenda includes top-flight speakers from Mattel, Underwriters Laboratory, the Federal Government, Worldwatch Institute and more.  In addition to a high quality agenda and a gathering of sustainability leaders from around the world, the program includes the inauguration of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame (tm). Also at the conference, attendees will come together as part of the ISSP Sustainability Lexicon Project(tm) to help build consensus on common sustainability terminology used across various disciplines. An interactive World Cafe that will help chart the future of the profession. Here's a look at still more conference activities:Vendor Expo. Suppliers of software, educational materials and more will be on hand to showcase the latest tools being used today in the sustainability profession.Member Expo. ISSP members who attend the conference have a chance to sign-up for a table to showcase their own products and services - for free.  Space is limited.Networking Time. Over morning coffee and at evening receptions, conference attendees will have a chance to connect with their peers from around the globe to brainstorm and share best practices.Two Pre-Conference Activities are scheduled the day before the event. ISSP executive director Marsha Willard will lead an all-day class on creating a comprehensive sustainability plan. A day-long tour of some of Portland's greenest organizations in the public and private sector is also planned for September 21.  For more information and to register for the conference, click here !
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First Members of ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame To Be Inducted At ISSP Conference 2011       
At the conference, five industry leaders will be inducted as founding members of the ISSP Sustainability Hall of Fame.  Join us as we celebrate the accomplishments of these industry pioneers and honor their contributions to the field of sustainability. 

Ray Anderson Founder and Chairman of Interface Inc. and one of sustainability's earliest pioneers. Ray will be inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously, after his untimely passing earlier this month.

Gil Friend President and CEO of Natural Logic, a central figure in helping to drive the creation of the sustainability consulting arena over the past twenty years.

Amory B. Lovins Chairman and chief scientist of Rocky Mountain Institute who has been active at the nexus of energy, resources, security, environment, development, and economy in more than 50 countries for 40 years.

Karl Henrick Robert
Swedish cancer researcher and founder of The Natural Step framework for sustainable development. 

Bob Willard 
Sustainability teacher, speaker and author, and a leading expert on quantifying and selling the business case for sustainability.