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Plain Awesome 2014 Lineup:

Connect, learn and take action with hundreds of other attendees and star-power keynotes, workshops and breakouts. The region’s premiere event on green design, business and ideas will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn Downtown in Sioux Falls on September 12, 2014.

Thursday September 11

5-8 p.m.

Plainer Connections: AIA South Dakota and Plain Green
Hilton Garden Inn Downtown

Sponsored by: Johnson Controls and Associated Consulting Engineers, Inc.

Friday September 12

7:15 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: Stockwell Engineers

VIP Breakfast

Sponsored by: SDSU Foundation & SDSU President's Office

8-9:15 a.m.

Holistic Management

Allan Savory | Savory Institute
Sponsored by: SDSU College of Agriculture & Biological Sciences

9:30-10:30 a.m.


Design Track #1

Brian Rex & Charles MacBride | SDSU DoArch

Small City Works: Teaching Community Design

Sponsored by: Koch Hazard Architects & South Dakota Architecture Foundation


Environmental Track #1

Dan & Jill O'Brien | Wild Idea Buffalo Company

Wild Husbandry and Responsible Food: A New Paradigm for American Agriculture

Sponsored by: South Dakota Discovery Center

Technology Track #1

Chris Mathis | Mathis Consulting Company

Priorities on the Road to Sustanability: Why Buildings Matter

Sponsored by: ASHRAE

Lifestyle Track #1

Lana Thomas | Pomegranate Market

Strengthening Community By Supporting Local Producers

Sponsored by: Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center

10:30-11:00 a.m.
Networking Break | Sponsored by: Mt Pleasant Cemetery
11-12 p.m.

Design Track #2

Z Smith | Eskew+Dumez+Ripple APC

High Performance Meets High Design on a Budget

Sponsored by: Fiegen Construction & SDSU DoArch

Environmental Track #2

Jim Wike | Nature Explore

Designing Nature Explore Classrooms to Connect Children and Families to the Outdoor Environment

Sponsored by: First Dakota National Bank & Billion Automotive

Technology Track #2

John Chapman | University of Minnesota

Use of a Minimal Impact Design Standard for Stormwater Management

Sponsored by: South Dakota Discovery Center

Lifestyle Track #2

Erik Ritter | DeJunked Art

DeJunked: Reclaimed Objects Upcycled into Art

Sponsored by: Fresh Produce & SDSU Department of Visual Arts

12-1 p.m.  

The Walkability Mandate

Jeff Speck | Sponsored by: City of Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental Division & Sioux Falls Health Department

1-1:45 p.m.
Lunch/Networking Break | Sponsored by: Koch Hazard Architects
1:45-2:45 p.m.

Design Track #3

Michele Gerus | Dwell Insight Group

Designing for Today's Affluent Consumer

Sponsored by: Interstate Office Products & Showplace Kitchens

Environmental Track #3

Jeff Speck

Towards a More Walkable South Dakota

Sponsored by: ASLA Great Plains Chapter


Technology Track #3

Charles Kibert | University of Florida

The Net Zero Built Environment: Living within Natural System Constraints

Sponsored by: Swift Construction & Sioux Falls Green Project

Lifestyle Track #3

Jeff and Nancy Kirstein | Good Earth Farm

A Sustainable Way of Life: How the Unthinkable Became Possible

Sponsored by: Howalt McDowell Insurance & Woods Fuller Shultz & Smith P.C.

3-4:15 p.m.

If You Build It: Stories of Youth, Love, and Audacity

Emily Pilloton, Project H | Sponsored by: SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences Helen Van Zante Endowment


      Hilton Garden Inn Downtown
      Track 1 -127
      Track 2 - 128
      Track 3 - 129
      Track 4 - Board Room





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