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Lonely Planet to Keynote and Chasing Ice Advance Screening at Airports Going Green Conference

CHICAGO, October 5, 2012 - The 5th Annual Airports Going Green Conference will be held November 4-7, 2012 at the Westin River North Hotel, Chicago, Illinois.


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Lonely Planet to Provide Keynote Address


Lonely Planet's Brice Gosnell
Lonely Planet's Brice Gosnell, Vice President of Publishing, will provide the Keynote Address to Conference attendees on Monday, November 5, 2012. Lonely Planet is the world's most successful travel publisher, printing over 100 million guide books in nine different languages. Lonely Planet enables curious travelers to experience the world and get to the heart of a place, including sustainable tourism and responsible travel, via guidebooks and eBooks, an award-winning website and magazine, a range of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveler community. Learn more about Lonely Planet at:

Brice Gosnell has been in publishing for more than 16 years, with most of those years in travel guide publishing. He is currently the VP of Publishing for the Americas at Lonely Planet Publications, responsible for the publishing strategy and operations of Lonely Planet's Americas office.


Courtesy of Hudson Group, conference attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Lonely Planet's 2013 Travel Guide.


Chasing Ice Documentary Advance Screening at Airports Going Green


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Airports Going Green Conference attendees will be given the opportunity to view a special advance screening of the award winning National Geographic documentary, Chasing Ice, on Monday, November 5, 2012. National Geographic photographer James Balog will be on-hand to discuss his personal experiences in the making of the film.


Chasing Ice is the story of National Geographic photographer James Balog's mission to the Arctic to gather photographic evidence of our changing planet. Battling untested technology in subzero conditions, he comes face to face with his own mortality. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet. Learn more about the film and view the trailer at:


Nuts on Clark, a local concessionaire at O'Hare and Midway International Airports, will provide gourmet popcorn during the screening.


Sponsorship and Exhibitor Opportunities Available


Demonstrate your company's commitment to the aviation industry by becoming an event sponsor! By doing so, you will showcase your company's dedication to promoting environmental excellence through education. For sponsorship availability, contact Gwen Papineau Basaria, AAAE at (703) 824-0500, ext. 187, or email


SAM logo Airports Going Green is the aviation industry's leading sustainability forum, and will offer the opportunity to hear about sustainability case studies, innovations, and achievements. We'll hear from exceptional keynotes and aviation industry leaders on how a commitment to sustainability practices drives decision making, influences the marketplace, and saves money and resources.