By Rebecca Collins


We are extremely excited to announce that acclaimed astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson will be the Closing Plenary speaker for Greenbuild 2017 in Boston! 

While most popularly known as the host of the television series Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey and the podcast/television series StarTalk, Tyson is an accomplished scientist whose professional research interests are broad, but include star formation, exploding stars, dwarf galaxies, and the structure of our Milky Way. He was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in public schools through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science. Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from Columbia. He is the recipient of 19 honorary doctorates and the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award given by NASA to a non-government citizen. Tyson is also the fifth head of the world-renowned Hayden Planetarium in New York City and the first occupant of its Frederick P. Rose Directorship and he is a research associate of the Department of Astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.

The Closing Plenary will take place 11:00am – 12:30pm on Friday, Nov. 10, at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center. The Closing Plenary is included in the 3-day and 4-day conference passes and the Friday day pass. To learn more and register for Greenbuild, visit

There are lots of exciting Greenbuild announcements being made. In case you missed it, The Revivalists were announced last week as the Greenbuild Celebration performers. Stay tuned for the announcement of the Opening Plenary speaker! And be sure to come to our Greenbuild Mixer with JLL on September 21 for networking and exclusive Greenbuild updates!

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