Are you attending the Living Future unConference 2017 in Seattle this week? Track me down and let’s connect. In my role at Paladino, I use my background as an architect to provide technical consultation and support the firm’s efforts to change the world through the built environment. If you are interested, you can read my full bio here. I will be attending several sessions and networking events this week, and I am particularly interested in talking to change agents about the next boundary that you plan to push.

The Living Future unConference brings together leading minds in the green building movement who, like Paladino, are eager to make strides toward a green and healthy future. This year is all about Genius and Courage, so I want to meet some of those courageous geniuses out there.

I’ve got several “unconventional sessions” and other activities planned. The Living Future unConference is an annual source of motivation and inspiration to think outside-the-box, and that’s why I’m going.

I want it to be easy for you to find me, so I’ve provided my schedule below. This year’s lineup is amazing, and I always have a tough time picking sessions, so I’ve whittled down to two but let me know which you think is the best choice! I also might change some plans up on the fly, so you can always find me on Twitter at @nashemrich or email me at

And if there is a must-see session that I’ve somehow overlooked, let me know!


Wednesday, May 17

10:30 – 3:30 – Biophilic Design Summit, Puget Sound

4:30 – 7:00 – Opening Night Reception, Trade show floor

9:30 – 11:30 – Wednesday Eve Afterparty, Ballroom 1


Thursday, May 18

8:30 – 10:00 – Keynote: Kirsti Luke, Ballroom 1

10:30 – 12:00 – Genius Loci, Cascade 1 OR Material Health: Hyggelig, St. Helens

12:00 – 2:30 – Electric Avenue

2:30 – 3:30 – Genius of Place, Cascade 1 OR Living Communities, Puget Sound

3:45 – 4:45: What is that Green Stuff? Vashon

5:00 – 6:00 – Living Future Network Happy Hour, Trade show floor

7:00 – 9:00 – Big Bang Dinner, Ballroom 1

9:30 – 11:30 – Afterparty


Friday, May 19

7:30 – 8:15 – Breakfast, Ballroom 1

8:15 – 8:30 – Morning Taichi, Ballroom 1

8:30 – 10:00 – Keynote with Naomi Klein, Ballroom 1

10:30 – 12:30: So you want to do a living building? Ballroom 3 OR Using research to accelerate biophilic design, Ballroom 1

1:3.0 – 3:00 – Leadership at the end of the world, St. Helens OR Solar in the City, Puget Sound

3:15 – 4:45 – Getting to Yes, Pine OR Healing People, Healing Places, Healing Ecosystems, Cascade 1

5:00 – Closing Circle, Ballroom 3

6:30 – 8:30 – Afterparty


I can’t wait to meet all of the brave and bright game changers at the conference! See you on @Living_Future, @LivingBuilding, and #LF17, #ChallengetheNorm, and #OurLivingFuture.




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