Vermont’s Architecture & Construction Expo

Inclusive Design in Vermont Communities


Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Hilton Burlington Lake Champlain, 60 Battery Street, Burlington, Vermont


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A Collaboration Between:


Platinum Sponsor (Also Exhibiting)

Gold Sponsors (Also Exhibiting)





7:30 – 8:30

Breakfast, Registration and Expo Hall

8:30 – 9:30

Keynote: Christine Hallquist “Being Humanitarian in the Era of Climate Change” 

9:30 – 10:15

Exposition Open (Coffee Break)

10:15 – 11:45

Session 1: Panel Discussion & Workshop

12:00 – 12:45


12:45 – 1:30

Exhibitor Time

1:30 – 4:30

ACX Community Outreach Design Charrette

4:30 – 6:00

Cocktail Reception & Exhibitor Time


Christine Hallquist

A leader in creating solutions to climate change, developed the electric grid of the future, the first transgender CEO in the nation to transition on the job, and the first major party candidate in the nation who is transgender. Today, Christine is the CEO of a new company Cross Border Power located in Quebec. The mission of Cross Border Power is to offer renewable power to industry and consumers at competitive rates that effectively uses storage technology. Cross Border Power provides enabling technology for micro-grids within the context of a North American solution to climate change.


Being Humanitarian in the Era of Climate Change

Presenter: Christine Hallquist 

Christine will address how the challenges of our historical development patterns and infrastructure inform thinking about discrimination and opportunity in Vermont. Christine presents the story of a lifelong curiosity and commitment to transformational leadership with the complexities of problem-solving in a way that supports diversity. This talk will address topics such as the urban/rural opportunity divide, the role of transportation, energy and communication infrastructure, and how our policy goals in one area can create biases or disproportionate burdens on already troubled populations. Touching on topic from the social to the technical, Christine will lay out a vision for an inclusive and involved future that empowers all groups to be part of the solution to climate change.


ACX Community Outreach Design Charrette

Presenters: ACX Attendee Collaboration

In a true collaboration among design professions for the generation of design ideas, marketing materials, and furthering non-profit initiatives, we will use our architecture skills and knowledge to work with community-based organizations to provide design input for constituencies who are underserved by the architecture and design professions, often in the form of design drawings, graphic booklets, and small scale models.