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Greenbuild 2010 Brings Excitement, Innovation and Secrecy

I must say I'm looking forward to the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this year. Not only is it in Chicago, so I don't have travel (yes!) but this will be my second visit to Greenbuild. Last year's event in Phoenix was fantastic, showcasing all kinds of green, sustainable and eco-friendly building products, and I can't wait to see the new green products that utilize metal or are accessories to architectural metal components.

I must say I'm looking forward to the Greenbuild International Conference and Expo this year. Not only is it in Chicago, so I don't have travel (yes!) but this will be my second visit to Greenbuild. Last year's event in Phoenix was fantastic, showcasing all kinds of green, sustainable and eco-friendly building products, and I can't wait to see the new green products that utilize metal or are accessories to architectural metal components.

Last year's event was anchored by an amazing opening keynote presentation with presentations by the USGBC and the CEOs of a dozen international GBCs from various countries. The keynote event--so big it was held at Chase Field, home of the Arizona Diamondbacks--was capped off by an inspiring presentation by former Vice President Al Gore and a closing concert by nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow.

With all of that to live up to, I'm extremely curious as to what the USGBC has on tap for this year's keynote. As of mid-October, the keynote speaker has yet to be announced, and the whole Opening Keynote and Celebration has been kept under wraps so far. As soon as the information breaks, look to Metal Architecture to relay the most up-to-date reports through our print, digital and social media products.

1,000 and counting

This fall, on October 18, the combined Twitter accounts of Metal Construction News and its sister publications, Metal Architecture and Metal Building Developer, reached 1,000 followers. a significant milestone, to be sure, but one we hope is just the beginning. We've been active on Twitter for just barely one year, and we expect to see this new information delivery tool grow as our followers grow. If you have a small news blurb or tidbit you'd like to send out to our followers, send it to us and we'll re-tweet it to our loyal audience, getting your word out to the metal construction community in a very personal, social, effective way.

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