Education + Events

The International Living Future Institute’s Education and Events Department focuses on personal and professional development that advances consciousness, connection and community for a Living Future. Through our education and events we strive to meet your needs by inspiring educators and by engaging individuals, professionals and organizations through meaningful content and diversified instruction. Whether you want to attend a lecture or a conference, take a course in-person or online, there is an entry point for every budget, schedule and location.

Contact us for more information about our custom education packages.

Upcoming Events

Boston | Healthy Materials Summit

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 8:00am

A professional gathering, hosted by Google at their Kendall Square headquarters. The goal of this summit is to inspire and empower institutional and commercial leaders, designers and builders, and manufacturers and product vendors to increase their supply and demand of transparent, healthy building materials and products.

Connecticut Collaborative | Planning Meeting

Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 5:00pm

Join us as we meet to plan the future of the Collaborative. We are looking for members who want to help make Connecticut a place that is socially just, culturally rich and ecologically restorative.

Online | Terrapin Bright Green Tools and Resources

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 12:00pm

How can our projects truly go beyond mere superficial references to Nature and the use of Biophilic design in order to create environments that are inspirational and regenerative; supporting both human and ecological well-being? Find out in this installment of the Biophilic Webinar Series .

Portland | Happy Hour: Alternative Technology Advisory Committee

Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 5:30pm

These fun networking, non-credited educational happy hour events will introduce local design and construction professionals to learning opportunities around many green building initiatives, practices, policies and techniques being deployed locally and nationally to improve our built and natural environments.

Portland | Earth Advantage Seminar Series

Friday, October 28, 2016 (All day)
Join the Sustainable Homes Professional (SHP) program and learn cutting edge building best practices from our expert instructor, Stephen Aiguier of Green Hammer, as he guides participants through the entire spectrum of high performance building and shares practical insights.

Dallas | Understanding the Living Building Challenge

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:30am

*********POSTPONED******* Join Kathleen Smith at Gensler Architects in Dallas! The Understanding the Living Building Challenge workshop provides an in-depth introduction to the Living Building Challenge ideology and certificate process. Attendees are the green building leaders in their community: design professionals, contractors, developers, owners, government officials and employees of public agencies. In short, anyone and everyone who can impact the development of the built environment.

Bellingham | Sustainable Connections Design & Development Conference

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 8:00am

Join Brad Liljequist as he presents the Net Zero Energy: Power and the Living Building Challenge workshop at the Sustainable Design and Development Conference in Bellingham, Washington. Sustainable Connections has partnered with the International Living Future Institute to offer each attendee the Net Positive Energy Workshop FREE with your conference pass. This is an amazing opportunity for deep energy education.