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 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:

~ Resilient, Healthy and Equitable Landscape Architecture in South Florida, February 24, 2021. Spinnaker Principal Jonathan Burgess will be presenting to the American Society of Landscape Architects (Florida Chapter) on the subject of best practices around resilient landscape planning and design, environmental stewardship, and equitable designs. Visit here to learn more and register.

~ Better Buildings, Better Lives: Big South Conference hosted by USGBC, December 8-10.  Spinnaker Principal Jonathan Burgess will be a panelist in the Dec10 session titled "An Honest Look at Green Building Lessons Learned".  Visit here to learn more and register.

~ How the Circular Economy Can Be Used to Build Resilience in Our Cities -- Education Webinar Panel Presentation moderated by Jesse Rittenhouse, Sustainable Building Consultant.  Visit here ...

~ Spinnaker Sustainable Building Consultant Rafael Sánchez was a "virtual" guest lecturer on October 1 for Industrial Design students at Jorge Tadeo Lozano University in Bogotá, Colombia, assisting students with their ongoing projects including discussing sustainability aspects of their designs.

~ University of Miami, School of Architecture -- Since 2016, Spinnaker Principal Jonathan Burgess has been an adjunct professor in the School of Architecture at the University of Miami, teaching the next generation of architects about the importance of creating healthy, resilient buildings. His insight into restorative architecture and real-world experience in sustainable development provides students with a bold yet pragmatic approach to becoming change-agents and leaders in the design and construction industry.

~ AIA Virtual Summer Camp 2020 -- via Zoom -- Virtual guest presenter Jesse Rittenhouse, Sustainable Building Consultant, discussed with children (age 6-14) the value of 
sustainable design and construction practices.

~ Green Building Certification Systems --
Kuwait -- Razan Nejem (right), Senior LEED Compliance Engineer, presented this live
webinar for 83 engineers and other professionals
who logged in from Kuwait.    

~ 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. 

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

~ 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)