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COTE’s Earth Day Sustainability Slam

It’s time again for COTE’s annual Earth Day Sustainability Slam!   

Each year we put out a call for submissions on interesting case studies, ideas, and presentations about sustainable design.  We then assemble a series of rapid-fire presentations from all of YOU to share with the design community. We want to provide a platform for individuals and firms to share what they are doing and to create a fun social mixer. The format is meant to quickly share innovative ideas and encourage conversation.

AIA Seattle Urban Design Forum (UDF) will also be co-hosting the event, brainstorming topics for their 2018-19 programming. UDF be looking at questions such as: How are the region and the city urbanizing? How should they be? Who is moving into the city? Who is being displaced? Can gentrification be inclusive and equitable? How is technology transforming mobility? How is city housing policy manipulating the private market? When will Seattle build out a decent bike network?

We’re graciously being hosted this year at the Friends of Waterfront Seattle.  Food and drinks will be provided. We hope you can join us at this fun and social event! 


April 25th from 5:30pm – 7:30pm


Friends of Waterfront Center
1400 Western Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

Event Schedule:

  • 5:30 – Grab some drinks and connect
  • 6:00 – Presentations
  • 7:15 – Networking

Interested in presenting?

This event is made possible by the people in our community striving to improve the world through sustainable design. If you have a case study, idea, or presentation you’d like to share, we want to hear about it!  No topic is too big or small.

How to Submit:

Submit your projects or ideas per the submission method below.  Individuals or groups selected will be able to present their work or ideas with a 7-minute presentation. Please submit your ideas in the following format:

  • Name:
  • Project or idea title:
  • Brief narrative explaining innovative sustainable features of the project or concept.
  • Sample slides of presentation or concept work in PDF format. If accepted, you will have exactly 7 minutes to present the final work.  Minimum of 5 slides required for final work.
  • Please email submissions to [email protected] by April 17th. Individuals selected to present at the Sustainability Slam will be notified by April 19th.  A schedule of speakers will be sent out once confirmed.


April 25
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Price


AIA Seattle
(206) 448-4938


Friends of the Waterfront
1400 Western Ave.
Seattle , 98111 United States
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