Al Gore, former vice president and renowned environmental activist, will be the keynote speaker at the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) Greenbuild International Conference & Expo, Nov. 11 to 13, in Phoenix.
Gore is the author of the best-selling book and Academy Award-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," about global warning. In 2007, he shared the Nobel Peace Prize for his environmental activism.
Greenbuild is one of the largest gathering of all the segments of the green building movement, according to USGBC. This year the event will feature more than 100 educational sessions, LEED and education provider workshops, off-site educational sessions, the World Green Building Council International Congress and tours of local green building sites throughout Arizona, as well as a number of high-profile speakers.
There will be some 1,700 booths where exhibitors will showcase some of the leading technologies and products in green design, construction and operations, USGBC says.