Educational Opportunities

Feb 27

Abbington Distinctive Banquets, Glen Ellyn

The 2020 Beyond the Basics Stormwater Management Seminar: Designing For An Uncertain Future is set for February 27th, 2020, 8am to Noon at Abbington Distinctive Banquets in Glen Ellyn.   In an age of climate change, urbanization, increasingly frequent and intense storms and prolonged drought, how can we plan and design stormwater Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the future?   This half-day seminar will kick off with a keynote address “Accounting For The Changing Frequency of Heavy Storms in Illinois” by Dr. Momcilo Markus, hydrologist with the Illinois State Water Survey, part of the Prairie Research Institute at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  We will then break into two tracks, one focused on policy, procedures, funding and communication and the other looking at the technical aspects of BMPs, and their implementation and applicability.  There will be plenty of time to network and catch up with peers in the field as well!

Mar 09

Elgin Community College

Registration available on February 13th

Jul 17

Chicago, IL

This one-day event features industry experts and local policy leaders presenting on green roof and wall benefits and best practices, standout local projects, and the importance of strong green roof and wall policy. The Chicago Symposium will also feature a small trade show for green roof and wall companies, and interactive panel discussions to help promote and develop local policy options. The Symposium is a great opportunity to help shape the future of local green roof and wall development.