LivABLE Environment Conference: Inclusive Home Design for Living in Place

October 28-30, 2020 – Virtual Event

Explore new perspectives and improve practices around inclusive home design.

        3 Days. 

        30 Industry Expert Speakers.
        Innovative Products.
        Round Table Discussions.


                CEU/ConEd accredited

The LivABLE Environment Conference is a 3 day virtual  B2B trade event and the first of its kind in North America!  We are the only  Conference focusing on the residential sector, and supporting the importance of living in place and wellness by encouraging developers, architects, designers, builders and renovators to be innovative and think creatively about solutions that meet the needs of all building users. 


The LivABLE Environment Conference is a gathering of like-minded industry leaders and influencers from the residential built environment. 

With our rapidly aging population and that 1 in 5 individuals are challenged with activities of daily living, comes concerns about our current housing stock.  What can we as an industry do to address this and support living in place?

The LivABLE Environment Conference provides the opportunity for multi-disciplinary professionals to come together in order to have meaningful and transformational conversations about residential design. By association you will be part of the LIVING IN PLACE movement. Through engagement you will have the opportunity to initiate change.

What attendees can expect is the opportunity to share, learn and grow. This virtual event will be filled with information, networking and inspiration—a giant meet-and-greet, ‘TED TALK’ format with numerous 30 minute industry expert speaker sessions, curated virtual product expo and educational energizer rolled into one.

The LivABLE Environment Conference is for connecting and sharing ideas. You will be able to develop valuable contacts, find new options, discover technology and products that are leading the way. Armed with this,  trade professionals and manufactures will be better equipped to address the growing demand and confidently market themselves as leaders in the LIVING IN PLACE sector.

Join your industry peers, as together we bring inclusive design and wellness to the residential built environment.

Be part of the LivABLE movement.

Title Sponsors

This event is possible with our title sponsors leading the way.


Unstoppable Tracy

Motivational Speaker, Athlete
Rick Hansen Foundation Ambassador

Ride the Wave of Possibility:
Increase your Customer Base and Revenue with Inclusive Design

It’s all about perseverance and a positive attitude – Tracy shares her memorable story of motivation for all of us overcoming our own obstacles. She’s passionate on sharing her experiences and challenges in the residential built environment and why we need to change the way we design and build homes so they are inclusive for everyone. #NoOneLeftBehind

After her presentation, you will discover WHY change is worth it. Together we can make a difference and we will . . . .

  • Discover the untapped market potential; Activate and inspire change instead of being left behind
  • Position the extraordinary value of accessible homes by turning “No” into accepted counter-offers when you have resistant clients
  • Expedite results in easier and more affordable ways

Unstoppable Tracy Schmitt BRLS, B.Ed, MBA is an engaging speaker focusing on motivational techniques who will empower you. Having traveled the world as a past aspiring Paralympian and Humanitarian, Tracy brings her award winning perspective and life experiences to the stage as the opening speaker for the LivABLE Environment Conference. 


Dr. Robert Thirsk

Canadian Astronaut (ret.), Professional Speaker

 Visions That Unit Us

Inspired as a youth by the amazing exploits of the early astronauts and
cosmonauts, Dr. Robert Thirsk pursued an audacious career path in space.
Bob’s two flights as a Canadian Space Agency astronaut were life-
changing. He had the rare opportunity to view our planet from above, to
appreciate the oneness of humanity and the fragility of our natural
Most profound was the opportunity for Bob to work with other astronauts
and space agencies from around the world. Collaborative space missions
have demonstrated that cultural, economic and political barriers can be
overcome in order to stretch societal capabilities.
Bob considers planet Earth as simply a cradle for humanity. The peaceful
exploration of deep space (and similar grand challenges) is a noble goal for
the global community to pursue – a means to foster hope and to inspire us
to work together harmoniously.

After his presentation, you will discover how Vision Units Us. 

  • Discover how much we have in common despite of our professional career paths
  • Collaboration is key to our global success
  • New perspectives inspire us

Dr. Robert (Bob) Thirsk has academic backgrounds in mechanical engineering,
medicine and business administration. He has flown on two space missions
as a member of the Canadian Space Agency’s astronaut corps. Bob first
flew aboard the space shuttle Columbia in 1996 as part of the Life and
Microgravity Spacelab mission. His second flight in 2009 was a six-month
expedition aboard the International Space Station. Bob and his crewmates
performed multidisciplinary research, robotic operations and maintenance
of Station systems and payloads. Bob continues to be a strong promoter of
an economy based upon exploration, innovation and lifelong learning.


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