Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Upcoming Events

Scroll down and check out our Events Calendar, on the lower right hand side of this page, listing a wide array of networking opportunities, educational seminars, and other events of interest to those in the green building industry.

We'd like to highlight some events from the calendar of particular relevance in April, May, and June 2010 -- those that Whiteford, Taylor & Preston is sponsoring, or at which Whiteford, Taylor & Preston attorneys will be speaking:
  • At the National Association of Independent Sureties' convention in Phoenix, Martha Perkins will give a presentation on "Green Expectations: Identifying and Managing the Risks Unique to Green Building" on April 15.
  • On April 19 from noon-2:00 pm, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston will host a presentation by Dr. Gregory Smith of the Patuxent Wildlife Research Center of the US Interior Department about the first US-Vietnam bilateral Working Group on Climate Change meeting, held on March 31-April 1, 2010 in Hanoi, which Dr. Smith attended.  Those in attendance will also be updated regarding the upcoming Maryland-Asia Environmental Partnership and Washington Laboratories Trade Mission to Vietnam, scheduled for May 22-28, 2010.  Please RSVP to 443-275-2489.
  • Martha Perkins is among the Facilitators for a course presented by the Washington Metropolitan Chapter of the Community Associations Institute, "Green Common Interest Community Management." This half-day seminar will be conducted twice: April 20 in Alexandria and April 22 in Beltsville. The course provides information about Going Green, LEED, Energy Star, and other Green-related government programs. Attendees will learn about the pros and cons of sustainable waste programs, modifications to and replacement of appliances, green heating and air conditioning, low energy lighting, fuel efficient vehicles, alternative utility sources, power consumption, building sustainability, and green landscaping. For more information and to register, please click here.
  • The ChinaWise Business Seminar will be held on April 27 at Whiteford, Taylor & Preston's Baltimore Office, 7 St. Paul Street, Nineteenth Floor, Baltimore. As China buys, builds, and upgrades, its growing economy is rich with business opportunities for U.S. firms.  U.S. government officials as well as corporate and association executives will share insights and perspectives to help companies minimize potential risks, while maximizing rewards associated with pursuing commercial opportunities in China.  Alex Koff, chair of the firm's Global Practice, will speak on "Standards & Intellectual Property: Implications for Your Business," with Elise Owen of the American National Standards Institute.  The program will conclude with a networking reception hosted by the Baltimore-Xiamen Sister City Committee and Maryland China Business Council in support of a September 2010 Trade/Business Mission to China. For more information and to register, please click here.
  • One forum in which American companies seek to protect their intellectual property rights in cutting edge technology is the U.S. International Trade Commission ("ITC" for short).  At the American Bar Association seminar, Live at the ITC: Second Annual Forum on Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930, Alex Koff will moderate a Roundtable Discussion on "Foreign Discovery in Section 337 Investigations."  To register, click here.
  • Whiteford, Taylor & Preston will sponsor the May 11 event, "Bioparks Update," at which speakers from the University of Maryland System, Johns Hopkins University, and Forest City Science + Technology Group will update attendees on progress at Maryland's research parks: Science City, Shady Grove, UMB BioPark, Science and Technology Park@Hopkins, and bwtech@umbc.  A presentation of the Greater Baltimore Committee, this event starts at 8:00 am at the UMB BioPark, 801 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore.  For more information and to register, please click here.
  • Alex Koff will be among the speakers at the University of Baltimore's Executive Forum on Global Business, which will be held on May 13.  Alex's presentation will be on "Understanding Export Licensing."  For more information and to register, please click here.
  • Adam Baker, LEED AP BD+C will be presenting at the 2010 RealGreen Mid-Atlantic Conference & Expo in Washington, DC on the morning of June 22.  Adam and his co-presenters, Harid Karimi of the District of Columbia Department of the Environment and Chris VanArsdale of the Canal Park Development Association, Inc., will speak on "Public Stormwater and Green Building Initiatives in the Chesapeake Bay Watershed." 
If you have any events you'd like to have listed on our Events Calendar, please e-mail us at

-- Will Pearce, LEED AP BD+C

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