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Neil deGrasse Tyson to Close Greenbuild 2017

Acclaimed astrophysicist and cosmologist to address attendees of world’s largest green building conference and expo taking place Nov. 8-10 in Boston

Washington, D.C. - (Aug. 25, 2017) – The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Informa Exhibitions have announced the keynote speaker for the Closing Plenary of the 2017 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo. Acclaimed astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson will give keynote remarks during the Closing Plenary taking place 11:00am – 12:30pm on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center.

“Greenbuild has become the defining moment each year for the green building world to convene, and it’s a place where the future of our movement is shaped,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, USGBC. “Dr. Tyson’s clarity and wit as a respected science expert will challenge and invigorate our community to address the many serious issues affecting the environment and our world today.”

Neil deGrasse Tyson is world-renowned astrophysicist and cosmologist whose professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. He was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. Tyson is also the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship and he is a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

The ideas and passions of the diverse and far-reaching green building community come alive each year at Greenbuild. It is where people come discover solutions, become inspired, cultivate key business relationships, and recognize and celebrate innovation. It’s a place where people from around the globe come to reconnect and remind each other why they do what they do – and why they work hard every day to better the built environment and the life of billions who call this planet their home.

The Closing Plenary is included in the 3-day and 4-day conference passes. Greenbuild registration options include Expo Hall passes and educational one- day, three-day or four-day passes. Additional offerings include summits, workshops, tours and special events.

Greenbuild, owned and operated by Informa Exhibitions U.S., Construction & Real Estate and presented by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the world's largest conference and expo dedicated to green building. The three-day conference attracts 20,000+ attendees and 500 exhibitors annually from across the green building sector, spanning commercial and residential professionals, architects, building owners and operators, students, advocates and educators. This year’s conference takes place at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center from Nov. 8-10 and is co-located with the ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX). The combined co-located event is expected to draw 800+ exhibitors and 25,000+ industry professionals. ArchitectureBoston Expo (ABX) is owned and produced by the Boston Society of Architects.

For more information on Greenbuild 2017 and to register, visit greenbuild.usgbc.org and follow @Greenbuild on Twitter and tweet hashtag #Greenbuild to join the conversation.