5 Minutes of Brilliance

Inspirations that make a difference

Share your idea with the world

The Pacific Northwest is a hotspot of sustainability innovation and creative problem solving coming from people just like you. These ideas emerge and bloom when the right combination of resources and energy find each other. Do you have something amazing you are working on, a concept percolating, or a brainchild flourishing you would like to share?

Sustainable Connections and the Cascadia Green Building Council Northwest Washington Branch invite individuals with innovative and unique ideas—both big and small—to the stage to share their brilliance with the world at the Sustainable Design & Development Conference. Through 5 Minutes of Brilliance, we hope to engage our constituents to step up and share solutions to change the relationship between the built environment, the natural environment and humanity.

Little ideas can change the world.

What are some examples of Brilliance? If you’ve been thinking about something big, or something small with big consequences, then step forward! We will be selecting individuals or teams to give a maximum 5 minute presentation to the whole conference. There is only so much time and we want to hear from you all, so tantalize us with your brilliance and see if your idea with be the next innovation to put the Pacific Northwest on the map.

Inspire the audience to make a difference.

Got an idea you would like to share in five minutes?

How to submit your idea:
1. Be Brilliant

2. Fill out this Form and submit it to rose@sconnect.org no later than Monday, October 14th at 11:59 PM. Applications will be reviewed by the NW WA Chapter of the AIA and winners will be announced by October 21st.

3. If you are chosen to present at the Sustainable Design & Development Conference, inspire us into action in 5 minutes or less!

5 Minute of Brilliance at the Sustainable Design & Development Conference

Thursday, Nov. 7th 2013 at 8am-4:30pm

355 Harris Avenue

Bellingham, WA

Reception from 6:30 - 8pm at the Whatcom Museum Lightcatcher, 250 Flora St


If you have questions about Five Minutes of Brilliance, or the Sustainable Design & Development Conference, please contact Rose Lathrop at Sustainable Connections.