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Plain Awesome 2013 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 historic Orpheum Theater in Downtown Sioux Falls on September 13, 2012.

Thursday September 12


Opening Party
ICON Event Hall

Sponsored by: Johnson Controls, Swift Construction, ACEI, Interstate Office Products, Stockwell Engineers & Showplace Wood Products

Friday September 13

7:00 a.m.

Registration & Continental Breakfast

Sponsored by: Howalt McDowell Insurance, Lloyd Companies & Canfield Interiors

VIP Breakfast

Sponsored by: First Dakota National Bank & SDSU President's Office


Opening Keynote
Opening Remarks & MC Sponsored by: City of Sioux Falls Public Works Environmental Division

Philippe Cousteau Jr. - The Family Legacy: Past, Present, Future
Sponsored by: South Dakota Discovery Center


Design Track #1
Rusty Smith, Rural Studio
Born and Raised in Hale County: The Rural Studio at 20

Sponsored by: Citi & SD Architecture Foundation

Environmental Track #1
Doug Berven, Poet
A Brighter Future Above Ground

Sponsored by: Poet

Lifestyle Track #1
Julie Urlaub, Taiga Company
Executive Mindsets: Viewing Sustainability as a Profit Center

Sponsored by: Raven Industries & Woods, Fuller, Shultz & Smith P.C.


Design Track #2
Ed Clark, Sustainable Designer ZGF
Greening GSA's Portfolio

Sponsored by: Climate Systems, O'Connor Company & SDSU DoArch

Environmental Track #2
Tom Meyer, NEBB
Building Water Systems: Which Drop to Drink

Sponsored by: ASHRAE

Lifestyle Track #2
Lyle Perman, Rock Hills Ranch
Managing Two Billion Gallons of Water

Sponsored by: Gage Brothers, Mt Pleasant Cemetery & SDSU College of Agriculture and Biological Sciences


Lunch Address

Candy Chang - Better Public Spaces: Transforming Our Cities Through Art and Design
Sponsored by: SDSU College of Education and Human Sciences Helen Van Zante Endowment


Design Track #3
Nathan Knutson, VJAA
The Work of VJAA: Social and Climate Changes in Design

Sponsored by: SDSU Department of Economics | Ness Economics & Management Programs & USGBC

Environmental Track #3
Tom Oslund, Oslund and Associates
Design, Community and Interaction

Sponsored by: ASLA Great Plains Chapter

Lifestyle Track #3
Dr. Dawn Flickema, Avera
Integrative Medicine

Sponsored by: Avera


Closing Keynote

Lisa Taylor - Backyards of Plenty: How Growing Vegetables Can Save the World
Sponsored by: SDSU Foundation


      Historic Orpheum Theater - Lobby & Courtyard
      Historic Orpheum Theater - Auditorium
      Session 1 - Orpheum Theater
      Session 2 - Orpheum Classroom
      Session 3 - Orpheum Black Box
      ICON Event Hall
      Historic Orpheum Theatre - Stage



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