Green California Schools and Community College Summit, Hybrid Event in Pasadena, California and Online, October 18

  • 18 October 2022
  • Start time : 08:30 AM
  • End time : 04:30 PM
  • Event Host : Green Technology
  • Event Location : Pasadena Convention Center, 300 E Green St., Pasadena, CA, 91101, United States
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Event Description

The Green California Schools and Community Colleges Summit will be held both virtually (on-line), and in person at the Pasadena Conference Center from 8am to 4:30pm on October 18th.

The Summit is a must-see event for anyone working with school districts and community colleges to achieve their sustainability goals.
Keynote speakers include Deputy Superintendent, Student Support Services Branch, Steve Zimmer, and Jema Estrella, Director of Facilities and Construction at the Los Angeles County Office of Education.

With over 20 sessions, topics at this year’s Summit include:

Sustainable Infrastructure
CALGreen Requirements designed for school districts.
EV Infrastructure Requirements
Healthy Air within the classrooms
Office of Public Schools Constructing on Funding
Federal Funding Resourses
Student Involvement and Environmental Literacy
Outdoor Learning Spaces
Climate Ready Schools Practices
Architectural Design: Open Building Case Study
LACOE Green Schools Symposium
And more.

The education session topics are curated by our Advisory Board to deal with the upcoming changes and challenges faced in the education sector. Members include staff from school districts and colleges, M&O, Superintendents, County Offices of Education, and the State Architect. All sessions will be recorded and available for one month after the event so nothing gets missed.

In addition to the education sessions, we will have an onsite expo area with vendors addressing the latest technology and sustainable products and services along with public sector entities.
Of note, the Division of the State Architect will have a booth this year, making for a great opportunity for district staff to meet with them in person.

As always, the Expo Hall and Keynote are free to attend!
You will find exhibitors covering the following at the Summit:
Construction Management
Indoor Air Quality
Energy Management
Waste Management
Water Management
and more!

  • Host Company/Organization Name
    • Green Technology
  • Agenda
    • Summit Agenda
      October 18, 2022
      Pasadena Conference Center – Lower Level

      8:30 am
      Summit Starts

      8:30 am – 9:00 am
      Exhibit Area Open for Morning Coffee/Tea and Networking
      (Exhibit area open 8:30 am to 4:30pm)

      8:30 am – 3:30 pm
      Buyer/Vendor Lounge Program

      9:00 am – 10:00 am
      Keynote Presentation and Featured Speakers

      10:00 am – 10:30am
      Networking and Coffee/Tea in the Exhibit Area

      10:30 am – 11:30 am
      Education Sessions

      11:30 am – 1:00 pm
      Lunch Break – Complementary boxed lunch for all paid attendees
      Networking in Exhibit Area

      1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
      Education Sessions

      2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
      Snack Break and Networking in Exhibit Area

      2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
      Education Sessions

      3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
      Leadership Awards Reception in Exhibit Area
      Includes Refreshments, Cash Bar and Networking
      Leadership Awards Presentations – Room 107

      Summit Conclusion
      Exhibit Area Closed

      *Scheduled Meetings in the Buyer/Vendor Lounge from 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
      Contact Jonathan Marquiss to participate and see if you qualify for this program and attend the Summit for free!
      Phone: 626-577-5700 Email:
  • Speakers / Presenters
    • First Name, Last Name, Title, Company
      Mariana Alvarez-Parga, Principal, 19six Architects
      Arik Avanesyans, Assistant Superintendent Business Services, National School District
      Jas Bains Wright, Principal, Suisun Valley K-8 Elementary School
      Karely Carlos, Science Department Chair, Stockton Unified School District
      Juanita Chan-Roden, Agent: Science and Career Programs, Education Services
      Alejandra Chiesa, California State Director, Green Schoolyards America
      Tav Commins, Senior Mechanical Engineer, Division of the State Architect
      Ralph Crame, Chief Business Officer, Millbrae School District
      John Dale, Principal and Studio Leader, HED
      Sharon Danks, CEO, Green Schoolyards America
      Eric Driever, Principal Architect, Division of the State Architect
      Jema Estrella, Director, Facilities and Construction, Los Angeles County Office of Education
      Elliott Feldman, Program Manager Sustainability Business, Schneider Electric
      Jenn Garvin, Energy and Sustainability Program Manager, Porterville Unified
      Julia Gowin, Urban Forestry Supervisor, CAL FIRE
      Ryan Higgins, Director of Marketing, Clarity Movement Co.
      Jeff Johnson, Associate Principal/Senior Designer, PBK
      Paul Johnson, Senior Electrical Engineer, Division of the State Architect
      Jonathan Klein, Co-Founder, UndauntedK12
      Tina Koneazny, Associate Director, Administration & Educational O, University of Southern California
      Dr. Sharmilla Kraft, Assistant Superintendent Educational Services, National School District
      Claire Latane, Associate Professor Landscape Architecture, CAL Poly Pomona
      Bill Latham, CEO, MeTEOR Education
      Lynne Lees, Communications Manager, KYA
      Katinka Lennemann, Student, Sequoia Union High School District
      Vince Madsen, Senior Director, Facilities Planning & Development, Downey Unified School District
      Doron Markus, Career Technical Education and Science Coordinator, San Mateo County Office of Education
      James Mary O'Connor, Principal, Moore Ruble Yudell Architects & Planners
      Sean McPhetridge, Superintendent, Cabrillo Unified School District
      Victor Medina, High School Student, Porterville Unified School District
      Heather Merodio, Suisun Valley School Agriscience Teacher, Fairfield Suisun Unified School District
      Brian Montez, Supervisor: Grounds and Maintenance, Rialto USD
      Marcela Oliva, Board Member and Architecture Professor, USGBC LA and LACCD/LATTC
      Pallav Prakash, Program Manager, Zum Services, Inc.
      Fausat Rahman-Davies, Agent: Nutrition Services, Rialto USD
      Jeff Rivero, Teacher, Merced Union High School District
      Marina Romero, Project Manager, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District
      Gilbert Rosas, Director II Sustainability & Adaptation, Modesto City Schools
      Mary Ruppenthal, Associate Principal, HED
      Lisa Silverman, Executive Officer, Office of Public School Construction
      And more!
  • Sponsors
    • AirTest Technologies Inc, Alquest Technologies, Inc., Baker Electric Renewables, Constructive Systems, Inc., DYNAMIC COATINGS, INC., Dynamic Water Technologies, Ferguson Facilities Supply, Ferguson HVAC, Ferguson Plumbing, First Note Finance inc, Foamstream by Weedingtech, Freylit USA, Inc., Metrus, Simmitri, Smart Rain, Solatube International, Superior Property Services, Inc., Whitson Contracting & Management.
  • Logistics / Parking
    • Parking
      The convention center’s subterranean parking structure is shared with the Sheraton Pasadena. There are two entrances, (a) on Euclid Avenue, and (b) Marengo Avenue, both between Green Street and Cordova Street. If you are using a Mobile GPS, enter this address for the most direct route:

      175 South Euclid Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91101

      On-site Parking: 600 spaces
      Additional Parking: 2,500 spaces within a one-block radius
      Parking Cost: $15 a day for up to 16 hours; $21 a day for in-and-out privileges (subject to change).
      Credit card and contactless payment only.

      Want Free Parking?
      See Registration when you arrive to the Conference Center to play our Parking Game so you can get free on-site parking.
  • Cost
    • Expo Hall and Keynote are free to attend!

      All Access Session Day pass has a cost, register early to get the best discount!
      Before July 1st: $125
      July 1st to August 4th: $150
      Aug 5th to Sept 15th: $175
      After September 16, $200

      For Special Discounts, Scholarships and Group Rates please call us at 626 577 5700
  • Event type
    • Conference/Expo

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