Join us Thursday, April 12th, 2018 as we honor local and regional leaders whose work best models the way to community-based sustainability. The evening will feature an awards ceremony, a keynote address, raffle, hosted bar and hors d’oeuvres, and great company!
Dr. Antwi Akom | Distinguished Professor & Founding Director Social Innovation and Urban Opportunity Lab (SOULLAB.co),
University of California, San Francisco & SFSU
We are excited to be hosting Dr. Antwi Akom as our keynote speaker this year! Dr. Akom is an academic, activist, scientist, and technological innovator with an extensive background in collaborative, community-facing technology projects. His work focuses on designing for the public good, and developing new models of urban innovation in the 21st century that make cities smarter, more equitable, just, and sustainable. Learn more about his work on our blog!
Michael Lewellen | Vice President, Corporate Communications & Public Engagement,
Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter
Returning for a second year as our MC, Michael Lewellen is an award-winning communications executive, public relations practitioner and speaker. A leader in state and local civic engagement, Michael has directed the Trail Blazers’ corporate communications, media relations, and public engagement strategies since 2012. The Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter are key innovators in Lloyd, partnering with Lloyd EcoDistrict and our partners on a number of initiatives – from waste reduction and energy efficiency to playing a critical role in transitioning the Right 2 Dream Too community to Lloyd.
Thank you to our generous hosts, the Portland Trail Blazers and Rose Quarter, for supporting the work we do and for helping make this special night happen.