James Cameron to Headline Greenbuild International Conference and Expo

Oct 08, 2015 - Dallas, TX


Opening to be moderated by Mika Brzezinski and will focus on meaningful discussion around climate change

Informa Exhibitions U.S. and the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) announce

acclaimed filmmaker James Cameron as the Opening Plenary speaker at Greenbuild 2015, with moderator Mika

Brzezinski, host, author & journalist.


Greenbuild, the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, will hold its Opening Plenary, on

Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 10 a.m. at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. and will

focus on what it will take to get meaningful action on climate change leading up to the United Nations COP21

Climate Negotiations in Paris this December.


“As one of the most highly anticipated events during Greenbuild, the Opening Plenary is the perfect forum for this

relevant, timely discussion around climate change,” said Lindsay Roberts, Greenbuild show director, Informa

Exhibitions. “Cameron’s critical acclaim and passion for sustainable living will set the tone for the week as global

leaders gather for another year of Greenbuild.”


“Many of the world’s largest economies are gearing up for the United Nations climate negotiations this December,

and Greenbuild is the perfect opportunity to engage the green building community around these conversations to

reduce waste and carbon emissions while simultaneously improving health and wellbeing,” said Kate Hurst, vice

president, community, conferences and events, USGBC. “James Cameron and Mika Brzezinski’s experience and

viewpoints will make for a dynamic discussion around these important issues. ”


About James Cameron

Cameron is an acclaimed filmmaker and explorer. As director, writer and producer, he is responsible for some of

the most memorable films of the past three decades: The Terminator, Aliens, The Abyss, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, True Lies, Titanic and Avatar.


Cameron has led multiple deep ocean expeditions to some of the deepest trenches in the world. His engineering

team spent seven years building a unique manned submersible, the Deepsea Challenger, capable of diving to the

ocean’s greatest depths. In 2012, Cameron made a record‐breaking solo dive to the earth’s deepest point in the

Challenger Deep (in the Mariana Trench), successfully setting a depth record of 35,787’, or nearly 7 miles (11



Cameron is also passionately involved in sustainability issues, working with several NGOs on climate change,

energy policy, deforestation, indigenous rights, ocean conservation, sustainable agriculture and the impact of our

food choices on the environment.


About Mika Brzezinski

Mika Brzezinski is an American host, author and journalist. She is the co‐host of MSNBC's Morning Joe. Prior to

rejoining MSNBC in January 2007, Brzezinski was an anchor of the CBS Evening News Weekend Edition and a CBS

News correspondent who frequently contributed to CBS Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes. Mika Brzezinski is the

daughter of Zbigniew Brzezinski, who was the National Security Director to President Jimmy Carter.

Greenbuild registration options include Expo Hall Passes and educational one day, three day or four day passes.

Additional offerings include summits, LEED workshops, tours and special events. Online attendee registration is

available on the Greenbuild website. Visit greenbuildexpo.com for additional details. Follow @Greenbuild on

Twitter and tweet hashtag #Greenbuild to join the conversation.


Greenbuild, owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and presented by the U.S.

Green Building Council, is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The three‐day

conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 600 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning

commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and

educators. This year’s conference takes place at the Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from Nov.



About Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate

Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information economy. It is one of the world’s leading business

intelligence, knowledge and events businesses with more than 6,000 employees in over 100 offices across 25

countries. The Dallas Exhibitions team produces a portfolio of 14 trade shows in various sectors of the construction

and real estate industry. To learn more, visit www.informaexhibitions.com.


About the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)

USGBC, the presenter of Greenbuild, is committed to a prosperous and sustainable future through cost‐efficient

and energy‐saving green buildings. USGBC works toward its mission of market transformation through its LEED

green building program, robust educational offerings, a nationwide network of chapters and affiliates, the

annual Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, the Center for Green Schools and advocacy in support of

public policy that encourages and enables green buildings and communities. For more information, visit usgbc.org,

explore the Green Building Information Gateway (GBIG) and connect on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.

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