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Thursday, May 2 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
NOT SO Small Talks About Inspirational Pioneers, Extraordinary Lifestyles, Fresh Codes + Deeply Collaborative Calls to Action

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Spend time with our diverse panel of individuals sharing real-life knowledge and setting great examples right now; those walking the small talk, and loving it! Learn perspectives from pioneer Dee Williams, a gardener who created an abundant urban CSA template, a young Washington activist who is in the process of proposing a call to action to a US government agency, a kid’s film short on tiny living, new small footprint code changes and more. Our target audience: those willing to listen and focus on others’ needs. Goal: collaboration to foster small communities’ world-wide as mainstream options and increase housing diversity.

This session is approved for the following continuing education credits:
  • 1.5 LFA credits
  • 1.5 AIA LU|HSW credits

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Billy Ulmer

Marketing Manager/Co-owner, Brightworks/Portland Alternative Dwellings
Billy Ulmer is a co-owner of Portland Alternative Dwellings, one of the original companies in the tiny house movement, as well as the Marketing Manager for Brightworks Sustainability, one of the first sustainability consulting companies in the United States. As an experienced advocate... Read More →
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Patti Southard

Program Manager, King County Green Tools
Patti Southard is the program manager for Green Tools green building program in King County Washington. At King County Southard runs the Sustainable Cities Program which focuses on coordinating all of King County's cities on built environment and climate related policies. In addition... Read More →
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Brett Marlo DeSantis

President, Brett Marlo Design Build
Brett Marlo DeSantis has a Master’s Degree in Interior Architecture + Design and is a LEED Accredited Professional with a specialty in Building Construction + Design. She serves on several boards and organizations that she feels passionate about: Cascadia Green Building Council... Read More →
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Dee Williams

Builder, Teacher, Author
In 2004, I sold my big house and built a tiny house on wheels. I then squeezed my new 'home sweet home' into my friends' backyard. After 13-years we agree: on Day 1, we knew nothing would ever be the same again, we just didn't know it would end up so good. She writes about her journey... Read More →

Thursday May 2, 2019 2:00pm - 3:30pm PDT
Hyatt Regency - Hoh Room #609