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Event Information

The event is scheduled to begin 11:00 am on April 20, 2017 at Le Meridien Delfina Santa Monica Hotel in the Penthouse Ballroom.  SQA winners will be formally recognized during a special award presentation starting at 12:00 pm. A sustainable lunch will be served.

  • An active networking and exhibitor hour showcasing local businesses and local chefs with their sustainable bites begins at 11:00 am. 
  • Free bike valet will be provided and attendees will receive a raffle ticket for walking, biking or carpooling to the event.

Keynote Speaker 

We are honored to welcome our 2017 Keynote Speaker, John Picard. John Picard is one of the key pioneers in the sustainability movement. Once a builder of some of the largest, most opulent homes in the country, John found the environmental movement and pivoted, applying the principals of sustainability to his industry; construction. The result was the "Greening of the White House" under President Bill Clinton in 1993, establishing the foundation of what would eventually become the US Green Building Council, and a number of "firsts" in the green building movement. Working for firms as diverse as Microsoft, BP, Sony, The Gap, eBay, MGM and countless others, John has left his mark on each place he worked, leaving behind the ideas that eventually make it into our daily lives.


John is truly a pioneer in the arena of building efficiency and energy. 10 years ago, John moved his business and family to the Silicon Valley to again be at the forefront of new building movement. John was able to time the market for the application of technology to drive building efficiency. Once again, John has found himself at the forefront of a transformational movement as sensor networks and edge cloud devices begin to proliferate our built environment. John is a visionary, a futurist, an engineer, a designer, and an innovator. He is working today to digitize and connect all aspects of a building. He is working with dozens of technology companies from around the world which will positively impact our environment for generations to come.

Awards Ceremony Ticket Information 

Pre-paid tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for non-members. Tickets can be purchased online or reserve tickets in advance by calling 310.393.9825.  

Green Event

This zero waste event, lead sponsored by Morley Builders and LAcarGUY, will showcase local restaurants highlighting Santa Monica's Farmers Market produce. Attendees will savor sustainable bites during the networking hour. 

Pedal your way to the event!

The Santa Monica Bike Center, 2014 Excellence Award winner will be organizing a group bike ride to the Sustainable Quality Awards on April 20th. The ride will begin at the Santa Monica Bike Center (2nd St and Colorado) and go all the way to Le Meridien Delfina Hotel. Please arrive at 10:45am at the Bike Center. If you need your bike tuned up, please arrive earlier. 

Get involved with SQA!

Event sponsorship, exhibitor, and volunteer information, click here.