Greenroofs Virtual Summit will host the first-ever virtual summit on greenroofs and greenwalls later this summer.

The Greenroofs & Walls of the World™ Virtual Summit 2011 is a community destination that will allow landscape architects and anyone interested in greenroofs to connect with one another.

The Social Collaboration Network feature of the virtual experience platform will allow each user to collaborate privately and publicly with a flexible, “living” social network comprised of attendees, exhibitors and speakers. The SCN is the centralized location for interacting in real time with the active user base and for downloading content from various virtual experiences.

The summit will take place August 23 & 24, 2011, and be available on demand for 30 days afterward.

In addition to raising the awareness of the greenroof market and industry, the summit will be an interactive platform for the interchange of ideas through a combination of keynote speakers, expert panel sessions, moderated chat sessions with live questions and answers, on-demand presentations, plus live video chatting at the Sponsor Meeting Rooms, Networking Lounge and the spectacular 24-hour Expo Pavilions showcasing vendors and organizations from across the world.

Keynote speakers will include:

•Andrew Grant, Landscape Architect, Principal, Grant Associates

•Charlie Miller, P.E., Principal, Roofmeadow

•Ed Snodgrass, Farmer, Author, Co-owner, Emory Knoll Farms/Green Roof Plants

•Ralph Velasquez, Executive Director of Sustainability, Tremco

Other confirmed speakers: Linda Velazquez and the Contributing Editors, Tom Liptan, Dr. Patrick Blanc, Dusty Gedge, Dr. Stephan Brenneisen, Dr. Nigel Dunnett, Dr. Clayton Rugh, Steve Ritz, Jorg Breuning, Sidonie Carpenter, David Aponte, Kevin Songer, Joe Webb, Lluis Casens Pahi, Nur Faezah Mohd Sanif, Ignacio Espoz, Jim Kirby, Tanya Garcia Müller, Dr. Manfred Köhler, Roland Appl, Wolfgang Ansel, João Manuel Linck Feijó, Mike Ennis, Paul Kephart, and more!

Pre-Registration opens July 20. Cost is $99, or $49 with a special promo code for participating organization/professional association members and government constituents. Government and students will pay just $25, and the summit will be free to accredited media -- contact us at to find out how you can hang out in the Media Room to meet, chat and blog about the event.

There will also be sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. Define your geographical area of interest by choosing between the North American Pavilion or the International Pavilion -- expo booths will be divided into separate pavilion areas to make navigation easier.

Exhibitor cost is $1,000 (xxisting advertisers: $800).

Contact us at if you’re an industry-related organization, non-profit or government (collectively referred to as Associates) –- you’re invited to showcase your work at the Expo in the Associates Pavilion at no cost!

For more information or to register, go to