Atlantic Green Expo at UPEI welcomes Peter Childs

Head of Dyson School of Design Engineering to keynote the three-day expo of green technology
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Peter Childs

Dr. Peter Childs will be the first of two keynote speakers at Atlantic Green Expo, presented by E365, held at the UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering on April 21 to 23. Dr. Childs is the head of Dyson School of Design Engineering at Imperial College London, UK. His general interests include robotics, creativity tools and innovation, design process and design rationale, fluid flow and heat transfer—particularly rotating flow, and sustainable energy component, concept, and system design. He has co-authored books on rural-urban migration, inclusive sports, and sports technology. Peter Childs will give his keynote address to the public at Atlantic Green Expo on Friday, April 21 at 5:30 pm. 

“An important element of Atlantic Green Expo will be the UPEI SSDE Student Design Expo on Friday afternoon, which will coincide with the industry portion of the show,” says Allan Dale, director of Industry Partnerships at UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering. “What better way to connect the academic component with the applied business side of sustainable design than to have a leader in both realms share his ideas? Peter Childs is the person to do that. His background speaks for itself.”

Atlantic Green Expo starts on Friday, April 21 at 1:00 pm with the Student Design Expo beginning at 2:00 pm. All events are open to the public and admission is free. Atlantic Green Expo gives the public a chance to learn more about sustainable products and services available in the Atlantic region, with exhibitors displaying clean tech options, eco-friendly products, and environmental practices.

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Atlantic Green Expo is an initiative of PEI-based company E365, in partnership with Transform Events & Consulting, UPEI’s Climate Research Lab, the UPEI School of Sustainable Design Engineering, and Sierra Club Canada, PEI Chapter.

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