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

New Perspectives in Urban Design: Placemaking, biophilia, and rewilding

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 9:00am

Biophilic design can profoundly impact communities for the better. This webinar will investigate trends in biophilic community design and highlight examples of projects and municipalities who have incorporated biophilic design into their planning and operations. These guest speakers will elaborate on how embracing and integrating nature throughout their entire culture and place has been an instrumental tool in their design process and how it will create long term benefits. This webinar is part of a 5-part series on the Living Community Challenge.

Water Health and Independence in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 9:00am

What does a successful Net Positive Water strategy look like in multi-family affordable housing? How can the potable and non-potable needs of residents be met locally? How can rainwater, greywater and blackwater systems integrate in local, resilient systems to provide healthy, affordable and dependable water sources for people and nutrients for the environment? Is water independence possible in dense communities and drought stricken climates? This event is part of the Affordable Housing 5-part Webinar Series.

Understanding the Living Building Challenge - Online Workshop

Monday, June 6, 2016 - 3:00pm

Understanding the Living Building Challenge online 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

Innovating to the Materials Petal in Affordable Housing

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 - 9:00am

Those living in affordable housing are often most at risk for asthma, allergies, and other health concerns. This webinar will explore some of the ways that we build, where we build and what we build with contributes to these health risks. This webinar will also identify specific strategies for creating healthy homes that address long-standing, deep inequities associated with toxic risk and exposure. This event is part of the Affordable Housing 5-part Webinar Series.

VERGE Hawaii

Tuesday, June 21, 2016 (All day)

VERGE Hawaii offers more than 70 inspiring main stage sessions, in-depth workshops and engaging breakouts exploring how Hawaii will reach 100% clean energy by 2045. The wide variety of thought-provoking sessions, the VERGE Interconnect solutions showcase, and countless opportunities for networking with leaders and practitioners, makes VERGE Hawaii the premier event for leaders building a sustainable energy future.