Designers will gather together in Pittsburg, PA, this September for the Living Product Expo, a conference and showcase for sustainable design. Organized by the International Living Future Institute, the expo is described as an event which “brings together leading minds in the design, manufacturing, and CSR communities to inspire a revolution in the way materials are designed, manufactured and delivered.” This year’s theme is “Healthy Products for Everyone,” and examines the entire supply chain in order to reduce toxic elements from every stage of product design and to support factories that support “equitable development in their local communities.”
Attendees will have the opportunity to talk to fellow subject matter experts and leaders in the regenerative manufacturing movement, addressing sustainability, materials health, biofabrication, and other topics.
Speakers at Living Future Expo include Kathleen Smith, vice president of the Living Building Challenge at the International Living Future Institute; Kate Malmgren, Environmental Design Specialist at Google’s Real Estate and Workplace Services; and Eileen Quigley, Sustainability Manager at the Natural Resources Defense Council.
Participants will also be able to attend tours, panel sessions, and an innovations showcase. (Pre-conference events are not included in the cost of a Conference Pass.) Registration for the entire conference not including receptions and walking tours costs $920 for non-members or $850 for International Living Future Institute members.
The event will be held at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center, 100 Fort Duquesne Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA, on Tuesday, Sept. 12 through Thursday, Sept. 14. More information is available here.
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