February 19, 2009 – (RealEstateRama) — The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) is now offering credit card registration online for the “Green Today, Jobs Tomorrow” daylong conference on May 11, 2009 at the Lansing Center.
To pay via credit card, log on at www.michigan.gov/greenjobsconference or www.migreenjob.com. The website accepts VISA or Mastercard. There is also the option to download the registration form and fax or mail it in if you prefer.
“We have several requests for a credit card payment option so we wanted to make it even easier to take advantage of the reduced early registration rate of only $110 by March 15th,” DELEG Director Stanley “Skip” Pruss said. “We are hoping to bring together up to 1,000 green leaders representing business, workforce/economic development, education, labor, and community and faith-based groups to participate in the dialogue about Michigan’s green future.”
Interested participants are urged to register as soon as possible. The deadline for the $110 early registration fee (www.michigan.gov/greenjobsconference or www.migreenjob.com) is fast approaching as March 15th is the last day to take advantage of the reduced rate. The registration fee increases to $135 for registrations submitted between March 16 and the May 4th cutoff date. Registration on the day of the event, if still available, will be $185. A limited number of student registrations are available for only $35 for college students.
The conference Keynote speaker is Van Jones, founder and president of Green for All and author of The Green Collar Economy. Other confirmed speakers include U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow and Kate Gordon, co-director of Apollo Alliance, of Washington, D.C. Rick Waclawek, Director of the Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, will discuss the jobs of the future.
Break out sessions planned for the day’s agenda include: Building a Greener Tomorrow, Growing Energy, Green Training through Partnerships, The Possibilities with Brownfield Redevelopment, Is Bio Mass the Future of Gas?, Green for Your Advantage, Agriculture Impact on Green, Generating Wind and Jobs, Green Construction, and Southeast Michigan Leading the Way to New Green Economy
To sign up for email updates and view an updated list of participating partners, please visit www.michigan.gov/greenjobsconference or www.migreenjob.com. Hotel accommodations are available at the Radisson Downtown Lansing through their website, http://www.radisson.com/lansingmi, or by calling (517) 482-0188. Use group code: CSWF59 for the special conference rate.
DELEG is also seeking up to 100 exhibitors for the conference offering the opportunity to showcase their company, organization, or education program at this event. Exhibitor booths start at $450 for a single 6 foot display table and it includes admission for one exhibitor (a value of at least $110). To participate as a sponsor or exhibitor, please contact the DELEG Media Office at 517-373-9280 as soon as possible to secure a space.
Contact: Mario L. Morrow 517-373-9280
Agency: Energy, Labor & Economic Growth