Former President Barack Obama to Speak at Greenbuild 2019

Washington, D.C., August 14, 2019--The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Connect announced that Former President Barack Obama will speak as the Wednesday keynote of the 2019 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. This year’s conference will take place November 19-22 in Atlanta, Georgia at the LEED Gold Georgia World Congress Center.

“USGBC is deeply honored that President Obama has accepted our invitation to speak at Greenbuild 2019,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president & CEO, USGBC. “President Obama is a global leader and a long-time friend of the green building community. While in office, his administration negotiated the landmark Paris Climate Accords, expanded the impact of our field and helped open the door for energy efficiency investments in both the public and private sectors. I know that when he joins us on the keynote stage in November, he will impart his ideas, passion and vision to our growing global green building family.”

Previous Greenbuild keynote speakers have included Ret. Gen. Colin Powell, Archbishop Desmond Tutu, former President Bill Clinton, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, famed architect Bjarke Ingles, astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, human rights activist Amal Clooney, former Vice President and climate activist Al Gore, and many others.