2017 Event Recap

Happy New Year!
We had a great 2017! With a productive and busy year with little downtime, we wanted to highlight the events we were able to make it to this year. We attended many of our usual industry events but also squeezed in a few that peaked our personal interests.

Date: January 17th-19th
Event: World of Concrete
Location: Las Vegas

Since 1975, World of Concrete has been the only annual international event dedicated to the commercial concrete and masonry construction industries. At W.O.C., leading industry professionals showcase innovative products and new technologies, at indoor and outdoor exhibits. There are also exciting demonstrations and competitions for those that want some entertainment!

Date: April 27th
Event: Living Futures Institute, Film Showing of Building Below Zero
Location: Downtown Los Angeles

In the film Building Below Zero, actor and environmentalist Ted Danson narrates the examination of the Net Zero Plus Transformation: buildings that produce and store more energy than they consume, lowering greenhouse gas emissions and positively impacting global climate change.

Date: August 24th
Event:Net-Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste
Location: Commerce, CA

The Net Zero Conference, Energy + Water + Waste, is the nation’s largest event dedicated to net zero building design. Attendee registration has nearly doubled in each of its first three years, showing the building industry’s increasing interest in a net zero future. The conference was held at IBEW-NECA’s Net Zero Plus Electrical Training Institute. The facility, a net zero plus building, housed nearly 700 attendees during the Net Zero 2017 event.

Date: August 31st
Event: Proximity Slide Show and Book Signing, Hosted by the Rob Machado Foundation
Location: Patagonia, Cardiff by the Sea

Award winning filmmaker,Taylor Steele directed PROXIMITY, a visceral portrait of modern surfing. The film follows eight of the world’s best surfers – four legends and four rising stars – as they search for new waves and deeper understanding ofexotic destinations.

Date: September 30th-October 1st
Event: Pacific Paddle Games presented by Salt Life- Deep Blue Event
Location: Doheny State Beach, Dana Point

At the Pacific Paddle Games, Sustainable Surf hosted a “Deep Blue Zone” that featured ECOBOARDS from Starboard, Infinity, NSP, Surftech and Earth Technologies, as well as demonstrated of the latest innovations in sustainable SUP board production and disposal.There wasonsite solar energy generation throughout the day.The P.P.G. also focused on eliminating plastic straws and providing recycling bins and water refill stations at this years event..

Date: November 2nd
Event: Save the Waves Film Festival
Location: Poler, Laguna Beach

Films Viewed:

Fish People– Directed by Keith Malloy
Island Earth– Directed by Cyrus Sutton
Mas Afuera – Directed by PatoMekis
Under an Arctic Sky– Directed by Chris Burkard.

Save the Waves curated a great selection of short films that articulated the importance of people and the ocean working together, and why we need to protect this scared relationship.

Date: December 14th
Event: Living Earth Systems Film Showing
Location: Blind Lady Ale House, San Diego

Living Earth Systems is a holistic design firm specializing in sustainable farm design. Their goal as a company is to provide both inspiration and education for implementing a lifestyle that is good for people and the earth.

We hope to see some friendly faces and some new ones at next year’s events. Always feel free to come up and say hello. Just look for our Forming Solutions hats! Cheers to a productive and exciting 2018 from us at Forming Solutions!

Written by: Allison Devlin