Inspire Speakers Series

The Inspire Speakers Series is a sequence of lectures that brings fresh, innovative thinking on topics of sustainability to Pittsburgh, with the goal of inspiring and motivating our citizens and leaders to think bigger and bolder about what is possible for our region.

The series features nationally renowned thought-leaders from various sustainability fields, as well as local experts who can share their experiences of promoting environmental quality, social equity, and economic vitality in Western Pennsylvania.

Upcoming Events:


Candy Chang and Local Guests

May 10 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium

Event details coming soon!

Living Product Expo’s Opening Keynote

September 11 | David L. Lawrence Convention Center

Event details coming soon!

Walter Hood and Stacy Levy

November 8 @ 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Elsie H. Hillman Auditorium

Event details coming soon!

Series Sponsors:


Partners and Funders:

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Caroline Fredricka Holdship Charitable Trust
PNC Charitable Trusts

Media Sponsors:



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Get in on the conversation!

  • Volunteer to write a guest blog on “What I Learned at the Inspire Speakers Series” here.

  • Follow along on Twitter #inspirespeakerspgh.

  • Tell all your friends about the Inspire Speakers Series by sharing the lectures on Facebook!

  • Learn more about the series and our past presenters on our Inspire Speakers Series website!