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SUMMIT DAY 1 - Wednesday, March 26, 2014, Sustainable Business Day
Time Event Location
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. REGISTRATION OPENS
Coffee will be served
Ballroom AB
 
8:30 a.m. - 8:35 a.m. Welcome by Michael Burke, President, Milwaukee Area Technical College
President Burke introduced by George Stone, Chair, 2014 Sustainability Summit and Exposition
Ballroom AB
 
8:30 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION 1 - Sustainable Economic Development
Moderator: Mitch Teich, Executive Producer & Co-host, Lake Effect, Milwaukee Public Radio (WUWM)
Panelists:
Paul Jones, Executive Chairman, A. O. Smith Corporation
Ann Kalayil, GSA Regional Administrator, Great Lakes Region
Karin Norrington-Reaves, CEO Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership
Carmel Ruffolo, Director, Corporate Engagement & Regional Development, UW-Milwaukee & UW-Parkside
 
 
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. EXHIBIT HALL OPENS
EXHIBIT HALL / EXHIBITS, POSTERS
Coffee and light refreshment
Ballroom CD
 
9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. BREAK
EXHIBIT HALL / EXHIBITS, POSTERS
Coffee and light refreshment
Ballroom CD and
N&E Foyer areas
 
9:45 a.m - 10:45 a.m.
SPECIAL BREAKOUT SESSION A: Resume Writing, Interviewing, Networking
Chair: Colin Scanes, Co-chair, 2014 SS&E, Professor of Biological Sciences, UW-Milwaukee
Eric Crawford, Owner, Cream City Ribbon
Amanda Mueller, Career Counselor, UW-Waukesha
Linda Reid, Associate Professor of Law, UW-Whitewater
Elizabeth Thelen, Director of Entrepreneurship and Talent, The Water Council
Dale Wiza, Professional Engineering Placement, Career Development
This workshop is intended for students and others seeking employment. Topics include resume writing, cover letters, plus tips for interviews and networking. Bring resumes to be reviewed by professionals.
Room 103 DE
 
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
PLENARY SESSION 2 - Sustainability: Conserving the Future Together
Mayor Tom Barrett: Welcome, Sustainability Proclamation, & Recognition of EPA Awards
Welcome: Robert H. Bishop, Opus Dean, Marquette University College of Engineering
Ed Begley, Jr., Actor, Author, Activist
Live Simply so that Others Can Simply Live
Ram Nidumolu, Founder & CEO, Innovastrat; COO, Blu Skye Consulting
The Collaboration Imperative
Ballroom AB
 
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
PLENARY SESSION 3 - Freshwater Challenges: Global and Local
Moderator: Angela James, Senior Counsel, Michael, Best & Friedrich
Panelists:
Todd Ambs, Director, Healing Our Waters - Great Lakes Coalition
Robert Krumenaker, Superintendent, Apostle Islands National Lakeshore
Paul Kent, Partner, Stafford Rosenbaum, LLP.
Freshwater security is one of the most tangible and fastest-growing social, political, economic, and environmental challenges faced today. While water resources are local, the challenges that surround freshwater are shared globally. In this session participants from a diverse variety of regions and disciplines speak to the need for closely examining common water issues and working together to develop shared solutions.
Ballroom AB
 
12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m. Break
Luncheon Set-up; visit Exhibits
Ballroom AB
 
12:10 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Luncheon / PLENARY SESSION 4 - The Climate-Energy Challenge
Welcome & Introduction of UW System President Cross: UW-Milwaukee Chancellor Michael R. Lovell Welcome & Comments : Raymond W. (Ray) Cross, President, University of Wisconsin System Introduction of Distinguished Professor Michael E. Mann by George Stone, Sustainability Summit Chair Introduction of Charles Schrock by Paul Jones, Chairman, A.O. Smith
Professor Michael E. Mann, Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University; Director, Earth System Science Center
Charles Schrock, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Integrys Energy Group
Ballroom AB
 
2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. SUSTAINABILITY CAREER FAIR
Introduction by Ed Begley, Jr., spokesman for A. O. Smith Corporation
Visit Exhibitors and Special Career Fair Exhibitors to talk about the careers that employers offer and the credentials needed for these potential jobs; talk to schools about training programs.
Ballroom CD
& North Foyer
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-1 / Innovative Perspectives on Supply Chain Sustainability
Chair: Anthony D. Ross, Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management, Rockwell Automation, Director, Supply Chain Management Institute, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, UW-Milwaukee
Dr. Chester Chambers, Assistant Professor, Carey Business School, Johns Hopkins University
Using Process Analysis to Assess the Impact of Medical Education on the Delivery of Pain Services: A Natural Experiment
Wanxi LI, ABD, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, UW-Milwaukee, Assistant Professor of Operations Management, Radford University (Fall 2014) and Anthony D. Ross, Endowed Chair in Supply Chain Management, Rockwell Automation, Director, Supply Chain Management Institute, Sheldon B. Lubar School of Business, UW-Milwaukee
Production Scheduling in the Post-Consumer Steelmaking Industry
Matt Petering, Assistant Professor, Industrial Engineering, UW-Milwaukee College of Engineering and Applied Science (and co-authors)
Triple Bottom Line Analysis of Alternative Reimbursement Policies and Configurations for a Hospital Intensive Care Unit with Early Patient Discharges and Readmissions
This session is intended for students, academics and practitioners. There are many broad views on sustainability and just as many issues being examined. The presentations in this 1-hour session showcases two applied research studies related to sustainability in the healthcare supply chain, and a third in the steel manufacturing supply chain.
Room 101A
 
1:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-2 / Come Explore With Us a Dream For a Zero Waste Future!
Moderator: Beth Churchill, Sustainability Specialist, American Family Insurance
Panelists:
George Dreckman, Recycling Guru, City of Madison
Jessie Lerner, Executive Director of Sustain Dane
Maggie Becker, Zero Waste Program Lead, American Family Insurance
Come participate in this interactive session starting with a panel presentation and ending with a facilitated dreaming event! Learn about the collaboration economy model and how partnering with Sustain Dane and the City of Madison helped American Family Insurance build a successful program for a zero waste future. Experience a facilitated dreaming event with fellow colleagues to explore what a zero waste future might look like. Meet new people, collaborate, create, and establish potential partnerships around big ideas and initiatives (such as zero waste) at your school, in your community, at work, and beyond.
Room 103DE
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-3 / ReFresh Milwaukee: A Vision for Community Sustainability.”
Moderator/Speaker:
Matthew Howard, Director, Office of Environmental Sustainability, City of Milwaukee
Panelists:
Marcia Caton Campbell, Center for Resilient Cities
Peter McAvoy, School of Freshwater Sciences, UW-Milwaukee
Vanessa Koster, Milwaukee Department of City Development
About: A quick overview of ReFresh Milwaukee, the city’s first sustainability plan. Plus hear directly from Green Team members about lessons learned from the planning process and early stages of implementation. Topics to be discussed include food systems, water and land use.
Room 101CD
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-4 / Water Start-Ups – Considering Economics and the Environment
Moderator: Dean Amhaus, President and CEO, The Water Council
Panelists:
David Rice, Rice Technologies
Brennon Garthwait, Vegetal ID
McGee Young, MeterHero
Shajan John, New Works
Trevor Ghylin, Microbe Detectives
Hensley Foster, Stonehouse Water Technologies
For entrepreneurs, freshwater problems bring opportunity. Join this breakout session to hear how local entrepreneurs are applying market-based thinking to solve local and global water challenges. Participants in Wisconsin’s Global Freshwater Seed Accelerator program will speak about the issues, innovations in water technology, and the GFSA competition and program.
Room 102AB
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-5 / GSA Sustainability Efforts and Implementation: The Framework
James Schmelzer, Energy & Sustainability Program Manager, General Services Administration, Great Lakes Region
Room 102C
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-6 / Climate Action
Moderator: Don Ferber, Sierra Club
Panelists:
Mark Gill, 350.org Milwaukee
Mike Arney, Citizens Climate Lobby
Ella Schweirski, Wisconsin League of Conservation Voters
Room 102DE
 
2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 1-7 / State of Sustainable Manufacturing in Wisconsin
Mark McDermid, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Wisconsin Manufacturing Extension Partnership
Panelists:
Tonya Umbarger, Program Manager, Didion Mining
Katie Monson, Service Litho-Print
Room 103AB
 
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. BREAK
EXHIBIT HALL / EXHIBITS & POSTERS
 
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-1 / Talking about Climate Change and Public Health
Claire Gervais, MD, Wisconsin Environmental Health Network
Pam Kleiss, Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility Katy Walter, Energy and Climate Specialist, Clean Wisconsin
Room 101A
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-2 / Athabasca Tar Sands: Energy Independence and Environmental Ruin
Don Ferber, Sierra Club
Margaret Swedish, Ecological Hopes
Room 103DE
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-3 / Green Infrastructure 2.0: Ideation to Implementation
Moderators:
Mike Jozwik and Anthony Mayer, Hanging Gardens LLC
Panelists:
Mark Winkler, J. W. Winco
Dave Swanson, Braise Restaurant
Jeff Miller, David J. Frank Landscaping
Room 101CD
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-4 / Ag and Algae – Rethinking Business as Usual
Moderator: Linda Reid, Institute for Water Business, UW-Whitewater
Panelists:
Leah Ziemba, Associate Attorney, Michael Best & Freidrich and Owner, Violet Hill Holsteins
Aaron Theil, Research Manager, Center for Water Policy, UW-Milwaukee
Jun Yohsitani and Charles Bensinger, Alga Bionics, LLC and AlgaXperts, LLC
Understanding the water/agriculture nexus is critical to increasing agricultural production, ensuring water can be shared with other users, and maintaining the environmental and social benefits of water systems. Research in the areas of agriculture, aquaponics, and algae, is showing great promise in addressing water availability and water quality issues associated with agricultural production. Join this panel of experts as they discuss policies, processes, and plants that are reshaping the modern day agricultural landscape.
Room 102AB
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-5 / PACE Financing
Erick Shambarger, Deputy Director, City of Milwaukee Office of Environmental Sustainability
Room 102C
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-6 / Facilitating Energy Management
Chair: Louise Petering, Director, League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County
Panelists:
Gordon Bennett, Sustainability Director, Milwaukee County
John Berget, Energy Advisor, Focus on Energy
Jeff Mackey, Energy Engineer, Education & Awareness Program, We Energies
Room 102DE
 
3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.
BREAKOUT SESSION 2-7 / Growing Up Green Series: Planting the Seed - Successful Community Partnering
Chair: Dr. Bohdan V. Nedilsky, Instructional Director, New Horizons Charter School
Panelists:
Jim Godsil, President, Sweet Water Foundation
Dr. Michael Carrier, Professor, Milwaukee School of Engineering
Charles Uihlein, Founder, We Grow Greens (nonprofit organization)
Franz Weding, Owner, Weber’s Greenhouses
Ari Romero-Flagg, Community Builder (New Horizons graduate)
Cole Compton, Entrepreneur, We Grow Greens (New Horizons student)
Room 103AB
 
5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. SUMMIT RECEPTION & CAREER FAIR NETWORKING

Cash Bar, refreshments, entertainment
Ballroom and Foyer
 
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