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Sustainable Design Leaders Winter Summit 2020

January 29-31, 2020

Why participate?

Learn from your peers. Share your challenges. Expand your perspectives. Leave with new tools and tips.

The SDL Summit is designed to engage Sustainable Design Leaders in a conversation about their common roles, interests, concerns, and initiatives related to sustainability and the practice of architecture. These conversations have a wide impact—referencing this group has proven to be powerful and persuasive when reporting back to other firm principals and initiating industry-wide action. It is also a chance to step away from your workflow and recharge. Key takeaways will be recorded and shared in a report that is available to all participants. 

This exclusive event is limited to members of the Sustainable Design Leaders peer network. Prior to the Summit, we will send out a survey to find out what topics you are most interested in discussing—roundtable dialogue topics will be selected from your responses.

Please note: This time around, the Summit Ticket does NOT include lodging (still includes all meals: Wednesday's afternoon reception and dinner through Friday's lunch). **Once you pay for your Summit Ticket you will need to click the Lodge's Registration Link on the following order completion page.** 

BuildingGreen has secured a group rate, only reflected in the Lodge's Registration page, about $125/night (continue to the order completion page for The Lodge's Room Registration link!).

Refund policy

Winter Summit: Cancel by November 15 for a full refund, by December 27 for a 50% refund, afterward a partial refund if we fill the spot.

Event Details


Dates: Wed., Jan. 29 - Fri., Jan. 31, 2020
Location: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Summit Registration Cost: $1025** 
**Does NOT include lodging, see how to secure your lodging directly through The Lodge on your order completion page.**


Date & Time: Wed., Jan. 29, 2020 | 9:30am - 4:30pm Central Time
Location: The Lodge at Gulf State Park, Gulf Shores, Alabama
Workshop Registration Cost: $300 (includes lunch)

Please register below

Optional Pre-Summit Workshop—
Better Ideas, Greater Commitment, More Fun: Collaborative Facilitation for Sustainability Leaders

We are excited to offer this workshop in conjunction with the Winter SDL Summit. 

What if you could harness the best ideas from an organization or project team in record time, hear everyone’s perspective, and increase engagement in decision outcomes? The field of collaborative intelligence is helping organizations of all kinds do just that, and project teams have a tremendous opportunity to use this new learning to create better buildings and communities. 

Led by an expert in collaborative intelligence and group facilitation, this session uses storytelling, concrete, real-time facilitation tools and practice to get you started right away. Useful for both newcomers and veterans who facilitation sustainability work or collaborate with those who do. 

BONUS: In addition to a proven track record unleashing collaborative intelligence in architecture, design, and sustainability teams, these tools also reinforce equity, diversity, and inclusion values and help enroll busy execs and stakeholders because of their efficiency and results.


About presenter: Julie Huffaker PhD, MA, MBA

Julie is a social scientist who helps organizations get bolder results through collaborative intelligence - a group's ability to out-think, out-innovate, and out-adapt even their smartest individuals. Part think tank, part consultancy, Deeper Funner Change structures and facilitates game-changing collaboration initiatives that build culture, leadership and teams. Julie has 20 years' experience working with A&E clients, including Mahlum Architects, Bora Architects, ARUP, and Brightworks Sustainability, as well as with global organizations like Nike, Intel, Starbucks, Disney, and GE. Julie is on the senior leadership faculty at the Banff Centre and is an Institute for Social Innovation Fellow at Fielding University. She was a Morehead-Cain Scholar at the University of North Carolina, a Carnegie Fellow at Portland State University, and earned her Masters is in Human Development and her PhD in organizational leadership and change.

Refund policy

Pre-Summit Workshop: Cancel by October 25 for a full refund, by November 22 for a 50% refund, afterward a partial refund if we fill the spot.