by , 02/15/07
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EPIC Sustainable Living Conference in Vancouver, Ethical Progressive, Intelligent Consumer

If you’re reading this, then you are probably EPIC. Why are we flattering you so? Because EPIC stands for Ethical, Progressive, Intelligent Consumer. Surely you consider yourself to be all of those things.

EPIC is the newest North American business-to-consumer sustainable living expo, launching its inaugural event in Vancouver in March. Like a new-fangled LOHAS for tech-savvy design-fiending urbanites, EPIC has identified a market segment and they are working to solidify the connections between the producers and the buyers.

”Today’s ethical consumers know they have the power to create change. Businesses in the know are following suit, creating forward thinking products and services that appeal to this growing audience…This inspirational exhibition is for people who want to make smarter decisions but don’t want to sacrifice on design, quality or price. It’s an event for consumers to find new products and companies they can believe in.”

Epic will feature not only an expo, but also a full program of speakers and a fashion show. I will be speaking alongside Inhabitat editor, Emily Pilloton on Saturday night, March 17. And, as a media partner, Inhabitat will be covering the event live, as well as doing some pre-show features. So stay tuned…

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  1. HMB February 18, 2007 at 11:09 am

    Dec 7th 2006, The Economist published a special report on “ethical shopping,” showing some critiques of the organic/buy-local/fairtrade industries…in reality, are we actually making an impact when we change our shopping habits? The article, (which focuses on the food industry) highlights arguments by economists, agriculturists and environmentalists that think otherwise. What do you think? I summarized the points here:


    I’d love to get some feedback on what you all think.

  2. Boon February 17, 2007 at 3:17 am

    Hi Michael,

    You can access the exhibitor list here. http://www.epicvancouver.com/exhibitorProfile.cfm


  3. Michael McKenzie February 16, 2007 at 11:35 am

    Hi Sarah,
    Great idea, however most of this sustain expo thing has so far been lacking exhibitor/product/expertise and the international presence necessary to make it really interesting/informative.
    Where do I find an exhibitor list/show agenda? Do you know Fundermax? Please advise.

  4. Eric February 15, 2007 at 9:14 pm

    Funny how they make you give your email before telling you how much tickets cost. It’s $8 adult, $6 kids & senior citizens. 12 & under are free.

  5. Stephen Pierzchala February 15, 2007 at 5:15 pm

    You move to the from Victoria, BC to California for a job in Silicon Valley. You move from California to Massachusetts. Same basic job

    You begin to grok LEED and sustainable design and the new modernism. You begin to realize that you appreciate design and architecture more than the tech job.

    And, to add insult to injury while living in the land of the vacuous cape cod-style mega home, they start holding cool conferences about cool design back in BC.

    You can’t win.

    Looks like a great show though….


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