Submitted by EcoTech Visions
EcoTech Visions will host the second annual #LOCALIS Digital Conference on Thursday, April 28 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.
#LOCALIS is a fun digital conference that focuses on the meaning and impact of living locally and supporting local green businesses. The goal of the event is to build awareness and engagement around eco-sustainability topics through noted virtual presenters and institutions who are creatively impacting the ways people interact with the environment and eco-business development. The conference takes place on various social media channels including: Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
“We’re very excited for this year’s #LOCALIS Digital Conference and expect national and global participation,” says Justin Knight, director of marketing and programming at EcoTech Foundations. “Participants will engage in meaningful conversations around what ‘local is’ and ways people can encourage and further develop sustainability in their local communities.”
This year’s schedule includes a scavenger hunt with clues revealed online, plus an in-person lunch event hosted at EcoTech Visions.
Topics on this year’s agenda include:
8am-9am: Solar Power
9am-10am: Renewable Energy Technology
10am-11am: How the not-for-profit sector is advancing local change
11am-noon: Blue Collar to Green Collar
Noon-2pm: Scavenger Hunt
2pm-3pm: Benefits of Supporting Small Businesses/ How to Buy Locally
3pm-4pm: Solving for Sea Level Rise
4pm-5pm: How to make an impact with Water Conservation
5pm-6pm: A Healthier You: What is the impact of eco-sustainability on health
7pm-8pm: Tips for "Glean" Living (Green-Clean Living)
The majority of the conversation occurs on the Twitter platform using hashtag: #LOCALIS. Real-time conversations around “what #LOCALIS means to you.”
A partial listing of presenters for this year's event includes:
- Andrew West, National Black Information Technology Leadership Organization
- James Jiler, Urban Greenworks
- Jen Boynton, Triple Pundit
- Kamalah Fletcher, American Red Cross
- Dr. Pandwe Gibson, PhD, EcoTech Visions
- Valencia Gunder, Make the Homeless Smile
- Victoria Fear, The Miami Foundation
- …and more
“LOCALIS represents a unique opportunity for my business to promote the local manufacturing of environmentally friendly and sustainable products," says Michael Caballero, chief executive officer of Earthware Inc. "The benefits of my business model - economically, environmentally and to one's health - are an important message that everyone needs to hear.”
Interested participants can get in on the conversation between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on Thursday, April 28 by using hashtag #LOCALIS.
To view the full schedule and list of digital presenters, visit: localisconference.com, and for more information about EcoTech Visions, please visit: EcoTechVisions.com.
EcoTech Visions is a green technology business incubator and accelerator that is turning blue collar jobs to green collar.