St. Louis Green Confluence will bring St. Louis area employers, educators, public policy makers and citizens together to explore the future of the region's green economy.
Hosted by SLU's Center for Sustainability, the two-day event will feature a green economy symposium with expert speakers, a green career opportunity showcase with education workshops and the unveiling of a new Web portal for green jobs.
The unique program is a collaborative effort between the Missouri Career Center, Illinois Work Net, the St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association (RCGA), the St. Louis Higher Education Sustainability Consortium, St. Louis Green.com and SLU's Center for Sustainability.
St. Louis Green Confluence will be held Wednesday, Jan 26-Thursday Jan. 27, in SLU's Busch Student Center, 20 N. Grand Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. Register online at www.StLouisGreenJobs.com. For more information, call Stephanie Morris at 314-835-9900 or e-mail Confluence@StLouisGreenJobs.com.
Green Economy Symposium – Wednesday, Jan. 26
- Registration and continental breakfast at 7:30 a.m.; program begins at 8 a.m.
- Leading employers, educators and government representatives will present their perspectives about the green economy and the outlook for green occupations nationally and in the St. Louis region.
- St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis On The Air will broadcast the closing panel discussion among area green economy experts live from 11 a.m. – noon.
- Luncheon keynote address by IBM’s Rich Lechner, vice president of energy and environment, will describe the economic opportunities for sustainable business and regions.
- StLouisGreenJobs.com, the new green career and jobs portal, will be presented to the community, an on-line access point to employment, occupational and job training information about St. Louis’ green economy.
Green Career Opportunity Showcase and Skills Workshops – Thursday, Jan. 27
- The Green Career Opportunity Showcase — featuring exhibits by the region’s leading green employers, trade associations and educational institutions — will be held from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- Green Skills Workshops will be held at noon and 2 p.m.
The St. Louis Green Confluence promises to be the best-attended and most widely covered "green" event in the St. Louis region. Attendees will have many opportunities for networking and informal conversations that will stimulate connections and lay groundwork for future collaborations to expand St. Louis' green economy and workforce.