WK - Wednesday Keynote: A Conversation with President Barack Obama

Wednesday, November 20 from 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM | Hall B1 « Back

Abstract Text:

Few presidents have walked a more improbable path to the White House. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Obama was raised with help from his grandparents, whose generosity of spirit reflected their Midwestern roots. The homespun values they instilled in him, paired with his innate sense of optimism, compelled Obama to devote his life to giving every child, regardless of his or her background, the same chance America gave him. In times of great challenge and change, President Obama’s leadership ushered in a stronger economy, a more equal society, a nation more secure at home and more respected around the world. Join President Barack Obama and USGBC’s President and CEO Mahesh Ramanujam for a conversation about climate change’s impact on the world today and the importance of thinking sustainably moving forward. President Obama will touch on past initiatives, life after presidency and the navigating environmental issues in a changing world. The Wednesday Keynote is sponsored by The Home Depot and Mohawk

Learning Objectives:

Learn about the path forward in green building and how to engage the next generation of leaders

Become inspired by leaders in sustainability

Discover work being done by the Obama Foundation and the Obama Presidential Center

Hear President Barack Obama’s advice for those wanting to impact the green building community


GBCI Credit Hours:
1.5 GBCI
AIA Credit Hours:

Event Type: Special Event > Session