Speakers and Workshops
If you're thirsty for information about tiny houses, simple living or steps you can take to help us progress toward our climate action goals, we have a full slate of entertaining and informative speakers to quench your thirst!

Tiny Footprint Expo Speaker Schedule

Tent 1--Tiny House Topics

Saturday, October 12

Just tiny-curious, or ready to jump in and turn your tiny house dreams into reality? We have a session for you.

10:15a--Expanding Versions of Home

11:00a--Intro & Opportunity: What's a Tiny House & Where Can We Put Them

12:00p--Financial Benefits/Costs of Tiny Houses & Yardshares

1:00p--Tiny House Design Process

2:00p--Building Tiny--Nuts & Bolts

3:00p--DIY Tiny House Construction

4:00p--Off the Grid Living

Tent 2--Sustainability in Action

Saturday, October 12

What will it take to achieve our city's goal of carbon neutrality by 2035? These sessions outline the challenges and opportunities.


11:00a--Intro to Net Zero: SLO City Climate Goals

12:00p--Green New Deal: How to Do It & How to Pay for It

1:00p--Zero Waste Lifestyle

2:00p--Toward Zero Waste Food Production: From Farm to Plate

3:00p--Sustainable Mobility: E-Bikes, Transit & Micro-mobility

4:00p--Energy: Solar and Community Choice

Tent 1--Tiny House Topics

Sunday, October 13

10:15a--Life on the Move--Is it for you?

11:00a--Downsizing for Tiny Living

12:00p--Tiny House Villages

1:00p--YIMBY's and YIGBY's--Creative Placemaking for Tiny Homes

2:00p--Next Steps: Fulfilling Tiny House Dreams

Tent 2--Sustainability in Action

Sunday, October 13

10:15a--Sunrise Movement: Youth Climate Action

11:00a--Sustainable by Design: Tiny Houses for a Tiny Footprint

12:00p--IWMA and the Hitachi Zosen Digester

1:00p--Green Careers

2:00p--Reuse and Repair

Sound like fun? All these presentations are free with your paid daily admission of just $8 in advance or $10 at the gate!  Purchase tickets here.

VIP Pass: Skip the lines! Upgrade to a VIP Pass and join our exclusive Friday evening VIP gathering from 3-7 for tiny house tours without the crowds, a social hour with refreshments, live music and more. Your pass provides entry to all three days of the Expo.

Planners & Policymakers: Interested in attending our Policymakers workshop on Friday October 11th from 3:00 to 4:30 at the event site? Call 805-215-5474 to be added to the invitation list.