Power Plant is a unique and sociable networking event in Vancouver for a dynamic crowd of sustainable business leaders, social entrepreneurs, eco-adventurers, green artists and media activists.

Power Plant offers an innovative and casual approach to networking with the aim of celebrating success, sharing ideas and knowledge, creating strategic partnerships and gathering to promote the growth of Vancouver’s green economy – while enjoying a bevy or two!

The event features quick presentations from green community leaders. Presenters have exactly 10 PowerPoint slides displayed for 20 seconds each - that's only 3 minutes and 20 seconds - to reveal their engaging story in a nutshell. This could be anything from sharing about their company and acknowledging achievements to launching a new program and raising interest for partnerships. This presentation style is a trimmed down version of the popular TED Talks or Pecha Kucha presentations.

Power Plant Connectors help introduce guests and make purposeful connections (perfect for wallflowers). On top of that event greening solutions are included to reduce Power Plant’s environmental footprint.

Power Plant is produced by LimeLight Event Marketing in a hip, green location in Vancouver.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Meet the sustainability leaders presenting at Power Plant IX

We hope you'll join us for Power Plant IX at the Salt Tasting Room.  

On Tuesday, January 24th you will be treated to an interesting group of presenters doing amazing work in the sustainability community in Vancouver.

Myriam Laroche
Myriam Laroche
President, Eco Fashion Week

Myriam Laroche has more than 18 years of experience in the Apparel & Fashion  Industry as a head buyer, creative director, sales director, fashion-marketing teacher, and fashion & beauty  journalist. Her experiences within Retail have given her first-hand knowledge into every step of the product development process.  In October 2009, she launched Eco Fashion Week in an effort to promote more responsible ways of manufacturing clothes and to educate the industry and the public on how damaging fashion and clothing activities can be on the planet.  Follow Myriam and Eco Fashion Week on Twitter - @EcoStylist @EcoFashionWeek

Lisa Princic
Lisa Princic
Founder, Changemakers Toolbox  
Changemakers Toolbox provides coaching, speaking, workshops and tools to help entrepreneurs create inspiring and successful businesses. Lisa Princic, the owner of the company, has worked with sustainable businesses for 10 years and has empowered many business owners to make a difference doing what they love. Changemakers Toolbox is hosting, ubizo, an annual one-day business development think-tank for green & social entrepreneurs on February 29th in Vancouver. Follow Lisa and ubizo on Twitter - @lisaprincic  @ubizovancouver

Ben West
Ben West
Healthy Communities Campaigner, Wilderness Committee
As the Healthy Communities Campaigner for the Wilderness Committee Ben is responsible for organizing grassroots campaigns related to fighting climate change and reducing toxic pollution. He spends most of his time these days trying to stop oil tankers from exporting heavy crude oil through the BC coast. In all his work Ben is driven by his passion for environmental justice, and ecological literacy. In his spare time Ben is a videographer, juggler (with #MadSkillz), twitter addict and wannabe stand up comedian. Follow Ben and the Wilderness Committee on Twitter - @BenWest @WilderNews

Amanda Pitre-Hayes
Amanda Pitre-Hayes
Director Of Sustainability, City of Vancouver
Amanda Pitre-Hayes is the Director of Sustainability for the City of Vancouver. There, she leads a team of 16 to achieve the Council directive to become the world’s greenest city by 2020. She has 18 years of experience in leadership roles including: Manager of Environmental Programs at Vancity; Director of Climate Change Consulting at the Pembina Institute; Manager, Consulting Services at Accenture; and Assistant to the President at The Body Shop Canada. An avid athlete, Amanda's cycled across the country, ran a dozen marathons and completed the 2010 Ironman. Amanda is an alumnus of Harvard University’s Global Change Agent Program and holds an MBA from the University of California, Berkeley.  Follow Amanda on Twitter - @apitrehayes 

Malcolm Shield

Malcolm Shield
Climate Program Manager, City of Vancouver
Malcolm moved to Canada in 2004 and in 2011 completed his PhD in high efficiency, low pollutant natural gas engine design for mobile and stationary natural gas engines. Malcolm joined the City of Vancouver in May 2010 as ‘Green Scholar’ intern and has continued to work for the City since. His work involves electric vehicle planning and infrastructure; air quality planning; delivery of corporate carbon reduction strategies; and policy development to reduce the Vancouver community’s carbon footprint. Follow the City of Vancouver on Twitter - @cityofvancouver

These green leaders will be sharing their interesting story in a unique presentation style (mini Pecha Kucha) with only 10 slides displayed for 20 second each.  To help make purposeful connections, there are social sustainability butterflies that will help make introductions between guests (no wallflowers at our event!).  We are delighted to have back again as Connectors Stina Brown, Bernice Paul and Beth Breisnes

Stina Brown
Play Creative Design Group

Beth Breisnes
Climate Smart
Bernice Paul
This event will sell out in advance, so get your tickets now.