Speaking Engagements 
& Panels


Looking for an industry thought-leader with
in-depth green-building and sustainability
knowledge who will educate, inspire and
motivate your audience?

The core group of The Spinnaker Group's
leadership team has long been tapped by event
planners -- corporate, industry, municipalities
and nonprofit -- to provide relevant, engaging green-building talks or
participate in panel discussions. Recent engagements include the list below. Reach out to Spinnaker~Speakers and have a discussion about whether a Spinnaker team member might align directly with your event's purpose and audience.

Tapping a Spinnaker team member for your event also brings with it our company's own promotion of your program.  

Lastly, a number of our programs and educational offerings can also be presented in Spanish and Arabic.  

Recent Engagements Include:

~ Introduction to LEED -- Miami, FL -- Jonathan Burgess, Spinnaker Principal and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Miami, will be teaching this class for the third time at UM, this time during the 2020 Fall semester.

~ Palm Beach County Climate Summit -- West Palm Beach, FL -- Jonathan Burgess was a speaker at the Palm Beach County Democratic Hispanic Chapter's PBC Climate Summit. 
Learn more here.

~ Introduction to ILFI and JUST -- West Palm Beach, FL -- Jonathan Burgess and Jesse Rittenhouse did a lunchtime presentation about the Living Building Challenge and the International Living Future Institute‚Äôs (ILFI) JUST Program for USGBC Florida. Learn more here.

~ Sustainable SITES Initiative -- Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- Jonathan Burgess discussed with the Florida Native Plant Society the Sustainable SITES Initiative and why it is important. 
Learn more here.

~ Intro to WELL Building Standard -- Coral Gables, Florida -- Jonathan Burgess presented. Learn more here.

~ Sustainable Building on Miami Beach -- Miami Beach, Florida -- Margaret Fitzsimons and Jesse Rittenhouse joined Miami Beach staff and others to discuss the sustainable ordinances in the City. 

~ Clean Energy Business Lunch / Environmental Defense Fund -- Miami, Florida -- Jonathan Burgess (panelist)

~ DERM / 9th FOG Roundtable, Miami Florida -- "Innovative FOG Control: High Rise, Mixed-Use New Construction" -- Jesse Rittenhouse (panelist)

~ AIA Miami -- Miami, Florida -- "Introduction to the WELL Building Standard" -- Jonathan Burgess (keynote)

~ School of Architecture & Interior Design / Andrews University -- Berrien Springs, Michigan -- "Introduction to the WELL Building Standard" -- Jonathan Burgess (keynote)