Transition Whatcom

The Future of Business Conference

Event Details

The Future of Business Conference

Time: April 30, 2010 from 8am to 6:30pm
Location: Whatcom Community College, Syre Student Center
Street: 237 W. Kellogg Road
City/Town: Bellingham
Website or Map: http://sustainableconnections…
Phone: 360-647-7093
Event Type: conference, inspriation!
Organized By: Mariah Ross, Future of Business Conference Director
Latest Activity: Apr 27, 2010

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2010 and the New Economy

In a world that's been "reset" by a sharp worldwide recession, accelerating climate change and a collapse of trust in business--the implication and opportunities for local business are enormous. Billions of dollars are being invested to stimulate the economy and most of that money is going toward energy efficiency. The local food sector is soaring. There are new opportunities in the building industry through building performance and energy efficiency. Localization is a new marketing tactic for all - big/small and near/far.

Now is an essential opportunity to learn how to leverage your resources, implement changes, and succeed in a world where business as usual is no longer viable. Come and learn what these changes in the marketplace and the new economy mean to your business, and your community.

We really are at a crossroads, with promising paths in front of us. With few signposts to guide us, we get to create innovation here and now!

Join us for the Future of Business Conference - April 30, 2010 -- incredible speakers and inspiration for resiliency and sustainability.

This conference is for:
* Business owners and leaders
* Farmers, Restauranteurs, Food Producers
* Architects, City Officials, Builders, Planners
* Energy Professionals
* Financial community, investors, banking, lending, foundations
* Leaders in sustainability and social change
* Leaders of mission-driven organizations, nonprofits, social businesses
* People seeking to invest in change
* Policy makers, decision-makers
* Academics, students, researchers

After the Conference join us for great local food, libations, and an opportunity to connect with leaders of the local food economy AND our region's most influential and innovative business owners and employees. Join us and toast the opening of the growing season!

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Comment by Laura R. on April 27, 2010 at 11:16pm
$119 for members and $149 for others.
Comment by Laura R. on April 27, 2010 at 7:20pm
A friend suggested this would be the best-bet local conference for inspiration and addressing "How might this conference, local business, or specific speakers concepts bring about transition in our community that makes for a functioning Whatcom County -- a healthy community that will survive should we have an energy crisis, climate change, etc.
I would like to learn how our county business sector might remain robust in challenging times. This conference seems like I can find out some answers!"

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