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2015 Spring Conference Overview

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Keynote Speaker: Chris Magwood of the Endeavour Centre, Ontario, Canada, will present "10 Straw Bale Wall Systems." Chris has designed and built some of the most innovative and sustainable buildings in North America. He is the author of several books, including Making Better Buildings, Straw Bale Details, and More Straw Bale Building. Chris's presentation will be on Saturday afternoon.

Featured Speaker: Bruce King, P.E., is one of the founding members of CASBA. He is a structural engineer, founder of the Ecological Building Network, and has authored several books on sustanable building, including Buildings of Earth and Straw, Design of Straw Bale Buildings, and Making Better Concrete. Bruce will speak on Friday evening.

or 20X20 Presentations

Five slides in five minutes or 20 slides at 20 seconds each! These fun, fast-paced presentations are a great way to get to know a little bit about everyone at the conference. Every attendee is invited to bring either five or 20 images and tell the whole group about them in a few minutes.

Current List of Session Topics

  • Straw Bale 101 Primer (Friday 4:30-6pm, free and open to the public!)
  • Bale Testing Program by Professor Mark Aschheim and students
  • PAKSBAB Update by Darcey Donovan
  • Straw Bale Building Code Appendix by Martin Hammer
  • The Cost of Straw Bale Building session
  • Social Time with other straw building enthusiasts!

And much more, TBD!!!

CASBA is fiscally sponsored by the Tides Center, a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization.

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