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Conference Agenda Schedule

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Day One: Wednesday May 3, 2017

Time/Location Event

7:30 am to 11:00 am

(outside Cooley Auditorium)

Registration

8:00 am to 8:20 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

Opening Ceremonies (Co-Chair Welcome & Dignitaries)

Dr. Vicki Martin, President (MATC)

8:20 am to 8:45 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

Opening Ceremonies (Co-Chair Welcome & Dignitaries)

Chancellor Mark Mone, Chancellor (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

9:00 am to 9:30 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

Opening Ceremonies (Co-Chair Welcome & Dignitaries)

Mayor Tom Barrett, Mayor City of Milwaukee (City of Milwaukee Presentation – Sustainability)

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Exhibits & Networking Break

10:00 am to 2:00 pm

2nd Floor S Building

MATC JOB FAIR

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M605

Breakout Session 1: "New Business Models - B Corp's, Social Entrepreneurs & Mission based Businesses"

What are the drivers/impediments to sustainable growth and progress? Challenges such as resource scarcity, demographics and climate change are redefining expectations, public policies, regulatory frameworks and business environments. Discuss how companies anticipate and manage current and future economic, environmental and social opportunities and risks.

Moderator: Lisa Geason-Bauer, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, Box Latch™ Products

Speaker 1: Alana McKeever, Marketing & Sustainability Director, Yum Butter
Speaker 2: Lisa Geason-Bauer, Chief Communications & Sustainability Officer, Box Latch™ Products
Speaker 3: Martha Spencer, Executive Director, Milwaukee Environmental Consortium

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M605

Breakout Session 2: Sustainable Business & Entrepreneurship: Incubators and Start-Ups

What are the trends and forces underlying the changing character of the businessenvironment relationship? How are they creating significant entrepreneurial opportunities for individuals and companies? Discuss how Incubator programs are providing selected start-ups with mentors, networking opportunities, educational opportunities, access to resources, and space to help guide them through the early stages of product, service, and business development. INCLUDE: M-WERC (WERCBENCH LABS).

Moderator: Armen Hadjinian, MATC

Speaker 1: Greg Meier, Managing Director, WERCBench Labs
Speaker 2: Jason Dietenberger, Web & Mobile IT Developer & Design Architecture, UWM
Speaker 3: Jeff Anthony, Managing Director of WERCBench Labs
Speaker 4: Ed Javier, Co-Founder, Startup Milwaukee

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M616

Breakout Session 3: Collaborating Across and Beyond Water

Integrated and sustainable water management requires effective partnerships across the water industry and beyond. Water reliant businesses, urban and agricultural leaders, utilities, environmental groups, and community leaders are partnering for healthy watersheds, and working together to rethink sustainable water stewardship. Attendees will hear from leaders who have created successful collaborations about ongoing water-related projects that maximize economic, environmental, and community benefits.

Moderator: Janet Meissner Pritchard, Environmental Law and Policy Consultant

Speaker 1: Elizabeth Hittman, Environmental Sustainability Program Coordinator, City of Milwaukee Environmental Collaboration Office
Speaker 2: Joan Meyer, Environmental Engineer, MillerCoors
Speaker 3: Evan Nisbet, Civil Engineer and Project Manager, Graef
Speaker 4: Linda Reid, Executive Director, Southeastern Wisconsin Watersheds Trust, Inc.

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M612/614

Breakout Session 4: Practical Approach to Energy Auditing, Commissioning and Building Operations

All buildings have the opportunity to implement best practices to ensure their building is maintained and operating as efficiently as possible. Understanding how your building truly operates is the first step towards a future of sustainable building operation and utility management. Investigating and analyzing building operations, allows you to discover energy and water conservation measures that will reduce consumption, and in turn, reduces operating costs.

Moderator: Rock Ridolfi, Jr., C.E.M., LEED AP, Commissioning Analyst, Transwestern Sustainability Services

Speaker 1: Samantha Longshore, LEED AP O+M, BD+C, Sustainability Advisor, Transwestern Sustainability Services
Speaker 2: Rose Buss, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, City of Milwaukee
Speaker 3: Rock Ridolfi, Jr., C.E.M., LEED AP, Commissioning Analyst, Transwestern Sustainability Services

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

LUNCH – On Your Own (see program insert for lunch options)

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND PANEL DISCUSSION: Building For the Future

Peter Feigin, President, Milwaukee Bucks

Speaker 1: Courtney France, Principal, Sustainability Project Manager, France Sustainable
Speaker 2: Marc Farha, EVP, ICON Venue Group

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Exhibits & Networking Break

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room S120

Breakout Session 5: Retrocommissioning: Energy Phase Reporting

Eneractive Solutions has completed the retrocommissioning (RCx) Audit Report for the Milwaukee Area Technical College – Oak Creek Campus. The Audit Report includes planning and investigation phases. The objective of the RCx is to identify no-cost and short payback opportunities to reduce energy consumption at the facility while maintaining or improving the facility’s operations.

Moderator: Farhan Khatri, PMP, PE, LEED AP, QCxP, Regional Manager, Midwest at Edison Energy, LLC

Speaker 1: Virginia Routhe, Sustainability Manager, Milwaukee Area Technical College
Speaker 2: Jon Evans, Building Design Project Manager, City of Madison
Speaker 3: Rose Buss, Energy Efficiency Program Manager, City of Milwaukee

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room M605

Breakout Session 6: The Impact of Sustainable Manufacturing Practices

Manufacturers are becoming increasingly concerned about the issue of sustainability. Recognition of the relationship between manufacturing operations and the natural environment has become an important factor in the decision making among industrial societies. Discuss how making development sustainable is in general a challenging and complex undertaking, involving such factors as technology and engineering, economics, environmental stewardship, health and welfare of people and the communities in which they live and work.

Moderator: Lee Swindall, VP, Business and Industry Development, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Speaker 1: Pete Kambouris, Wisconsin Engraving Co., Inc
Speaker 2: Jim Leef, President/CEO, ITU AbsorbTech
Speaker 3: Geneva Scurek, Manager, GACC Midwest (German American Chamber of Commerce)
Speaker 4:  Jeff Isroff, CEO, United Milwaukee Scrap

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room M616

Breakout Session 7: An Inside Look at Sustainability, Technology and Partnerships

Join us for an inside look at how sustainability has impacted local companies. Hear how technology has changed the work environment along with new partners that have been formed with a new focused on sustainable practices.

Moderator: Stephanie Sklba, Vice President, Community and Government Relations, Gateway Technical College

Speaker 1: Pat Archambault, Strategic Account and Program Leader, Trane Corporation
Speaker 2: Jim Sherman, Director Wholesale and Customer Solutions , WE Energies
Speaker 3: Stephanie Sklba, Vice President, Community and Government Relations Gateway Technical College

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room M612/614

Breakout Session 8: Solar Power in Wisconsin: Home, Faith, and Business Perspectives

Solar power is growing in Wisconsin and across the country. This panel session features leaders who are growing solar across residential customers, faith & nonprofit organizations, and businesses throughout Wisconsin. Peter Murphy runs solar "group buy" programs in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin to help homeowners easily adopt solar. Huda Alkaff runs Wisconsin Green Muslims which has instigated a "Faith & Solar" program to help communities of faith adopt solar and build interfaith community around solar in Wisconsin. Michael Rivérun is the Manager of Project Development at SunPeak, which has installed many of the largest rooftop solar installations in Wisconsin on businesses throughout the state.

Moderator: Tyler Huebner, Executive Director, RENEW Wisconsin

Speaker 1: Huda Alkaff, Founder & Director, Wisconsin Green Muslims
Speaker 2: Peter Murphy, Solar Program Manager, Midwest Renewable Energy Association
Speaker 3: Michael Rivérun, Manager of Project Development, SunPeak

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room S116

Breakout Session 9: A Climate Action Plan for Wisconsin? How Urban Area Municipalities Together Could Lead

Over the past several years, more than a dozen municipalities, with almost 70% of Dane County’s population, have endorsed the bold goals of a 2050 Climate Action Plan Framework. So have dozens of non-profits and for-profits in the Greater Madison area, ranging from the regional realtor and builder associations, to environmental advocacy groups and human service organizations. Will this municipality-based approach succeed in Dane County? Could it work in Wisconsin’s other urban areas, even in the absence of leadership or funding from the state or federal levels?

A “must participate” session, for municipal sustainability staff and leaders, as well as climate-action and energy-transition advocates.

Moderator: Jon Becker, Former Chair, Greenhouse Gas & Air Quality Work Group of the Capital Region Sustainable Communities

Speaker 1: Steve Arnold, Member, Capital Area Regional Planning Commission; former Mayor and alder, City of Fitchburg
Speaker 2: Joe DiStefano (or Andy Fetterer), Principal & Co-Founder (or VP Products), Calthorpe Analytics (via internet from West coast)
Speaker 3: John Hendrick, Supervisor and former Chair, Dane County Board of Supervisors
Speaker 4: Ezra Meyer, Member, Steering Committee, A Greater Madison Vision; Water Resource Specialist, Clean Wisconsin

Day Two: May 4, 2017

Time/Location Event

7:30 am to 11:00 am

(outside Cooley Auditorium)

Registration

8:00 am to 8:10 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

Opening Ceremonies (Co-Chair Welcome)

Dr. Mark Felsheim,, Vice President (MATC) and Chair (Sustainability Summit & Exposition)

8:20 to 8:30 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

Opening Ceremonies (Co-Chair Welcome & Dignitaries)

County Executive Chris Abele, Milwaukee County (TENTATIVE)

8:30 am to 9:30 am

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: TBD

9:30 am to 10:00 am

Exhibits & Networking Break

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M605

Breakout Session 10: Sustainable Cities: Building and Environment

Discuss challenges and opportunities for sustainable construction, buildings, transportation, cities, infrastructure, smart technologies, energy efficiency, waste management and water resource management.

Moderator: Erick Shambarger, City of Milwaukee

Speaker 1: Eric Lynde, Chief Special Projects Planner, SEWRPC
Speaker 2: Dave Misky, Assistant Executive Director, Redevelopment Authority of Milwaukee
Speaker 3: Analiese Smith, Recycling Coordinator, City of Milwaukee

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room S120

Breakout Session 11: Climate Change: The Ultimate Challenge

Climate change represents one of the most serious and far-reaching challenges facing humankind in the twenty-first Century. Many of the technologies we need to reduce greenhouse gas emissions – technologies that use energy more efficiently and generate it from renewable sources – already exist. Discuss the impacts that climate change may have throughout the energy chain and identify current knowledge gaps and areas for future research development. Identify vulnerabilities on different renewable and/or non-renewable energy sources.

Moderator: Dr. George Stone, Chair Emeritus, Sustainability Summit

Speaker 1: Carl Siegrist, Renewable Energy Strategist
Speaker 2: Amy Heart, Director, Public Policy at Sunrun

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M616

Breakout Session 12: Sustainable Food Systems: Urban Farmers and Food Buyers

The Milwaukee Farmers Union is an emerging cooperative/collective consisting of farmers, processors, and retailers. The Milwaukee Farmers Union exists to address barriers between urban farmers and area food businesses. These barriers will be addressed by the needs the Milwaukee Farmer Union members. Over the past four years the group has identified the following key areas, which it seeks to address: education, infrastructure, and collective purchasing power. The discussion will be moderated by Groundwork Milwaukee, a local environmental justice organization leading the development along with Outpost Natural Foods.

Moderator: Deneine Powell, Executive Director, Groundwork Milwaukee

Speaker 1: Nick DeMarsh, Food Systems Director, Groundwork Milwaukee
Speaker 2: David Johnson, Owner/Manager, Cream City Farms
Speaker 3: Kathy Papineau, Owner, MkeLocalicious/MkeKitchen

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M612/614

Breakout Session 13: Disease, Policy, and Development: Identifying Connections Between Water and Health

Access to clean water has obvious links to the state of physical human health. Often overlooked is the role of managing water resources in sustaining human health and well-being for the future. Policy that recognizes this connection manifests sustainability in the prevention of disease and facilitation of development. Panelists will discuss current events surrounding water quality and health in Milwaukee, the role of water management in the West African Ebola outbreak, and the challenges of increasing access to water to reduce health inequities in an emerging economy (Accra).

Moderator: Sarah Ehlinger Affotey, Program Manager, Milwaukee Global Health Consortium

Speaker 1: Dr. Jenny Kehl, Center for Water Policy, UW-Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences
Speaker 2: Hon. Momodu Maligi, Minister of Water Resources, Sierra Leone
Speaker 3: Ing. Richard Appiah Otoo, Senior Engineer and Chief GIS Manager, Ghana Water Company Limited

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M210

Breakout Session 14: Partnering and Collaborating: Manufacturers in the Neighborhood Work Together to Solve BIG Workforce Issues

Getting employees prepared to take on new responsibility, learn to work in teams, prepare for the fast- moving technology evolution, and adjust to an ever-changing workforce is critical and these are topics that can best be addressed in a classroom setting with employees from a collaboration of companies. Learning amongst others representative of other manufacturers exposes workers to many different solutions, ideas, and possibilities that learning with workers from only their company will not allow. Learn how to collaborate with your neighbors and prepare your workforce for 2020 and beyond. Partnering and collaborating: a solution for your future.

Moderator: Michael Kuehnl, Workforce Solutions, Milwaukee Area Technical College

Speaker 1: Dave Dull, President/ CEO, Allis-Roller, LLC
Speaker 2: Kathleen Cady Schilling, Executive Director, Ozaukee Economic Development
Speaker 3: Mary Hoehne, Executive Director, Granville Business District

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room S116

Breakout Session 15: Generation Waking Up Experience – Interactive Multimedia Workshop

The Generation Waking Up Experience is an interactive, peer-led workshop, that empowers young people to wake up to a clear sense of identity and purpose, as members of a generation-wide movement for a thriving, just, sustainable world. Through inspiring multimedia presentation, dynamic group interaction, and engaging dialogue, participants explore critical questions facing this generation and our society today.

Moderator: Kirsten Shead, Program Director, Interfaith Earth Network

10:00 am to 11:00 am

Room M206

Breakout Session 16: Achieve Sustainability and Actually Increase Profits

Logical Green Solutions will provide an overview of why and how sustainability should and can be incorporated into your business. This will include benefits to you, your clients, and the environment. Your benefits can include reduced operating expenses, better lighting quality, increased productivity, improved safety, and the ability to implement energy saving technology within your building envelope. It is possible to implement sustainability, increase profitability, and improve cash flow at the same time.

Moderators: Willam Fuchs, President, Logical Green Solutions, Rick Kennett, LED Sales Technician, Logical Green Solutions

11:00 am to 12:00 pm

LUNCH – On Your Own (see program insert for lunch options)

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

COOLEY AUDITORIUM

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Will Allen, President/CEO, Growing Power

1:00 pm to 1:30 pm

Exhibits & Networking Break

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room S120

Breakout Session 17: Sustainable Education and Job Opportunities

Building a sustainable economy takes countless people working in education, business, government and non‐profits to jointly understand our global green and sustainability challenges and know how to collaborate to create solutions that lead to green jobs.

Moderator: Ted Wilinski, P.E., LEED AP, MATC Oak Creek and Jennifer Brinker, CEM
Instructor - Energy Management, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Work in the field of sustainability have been and continue to be built on, or evolving from, traditional jobs. In this breakout, background will be provided on sustainability and green jobs, then traditional industry jobs evolving into sustainable ones will be discussed. It will be capped off by discussions from two students on their experiences working in the field of controls and solar.

Speaker 1: Korinne Haeffel, Executive Director, USGBC
Speaker 2: Michael Leone, Building Automation System Integrator, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Speaker 3: BOMA – TBD
Speaker 4: Tracey Tyler, Solar Technology Intern, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room S116

Breakout Session 18: The Limits to Economic Growth: What Ecological Economics Teaches Us

MATC students who exemplify an ecologically sustainable lifestyle, such as not owning a car or limiting their family size to 2 children, will briefly share their experiences.

Moderator: Jim Carpenter, Instructor of Ecological Economics, MATC

An 18 minute video on the book "Enough is Enough: Building A Sustainable Economy in a World of Finite Resources" will be shown. Questions and Answers will follow.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room M612/614

Breakout Session 19: Using the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to Identify Business Opportunities

In 2015, the 193 Member States of the United Nations established 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030. The SDGs represent the international community’s vision of a sustainable future; the progress targets provide a roadmap for how to make it work! The SDGs set a bold vision for the future. However, achieving the goals will require robust engagement and leadership by the business community. Broad international consensus in support of the SDGs represents a set of market signals on an unprecedented scale.

Moderator: Dan Streit, Program Manager for Environmental Sustainability Services, WECC (Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corp.)

Speaker 1: Amanda Goetsch, Sustainability Manager, Inpro Corporation
Speaker 2: Jessy Servi Ortiz, Sustainability Manager, Outpost Natural Foods
Speaker 3: Kim Marotta, VP Sustainability, MillerCoors

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Room S116

Breakout Session 20: Driving Towards a Sustainable Future: Making it Work!

Learn about the use of alternative fuels and technologies and how they contribute to a sustainable future. Speakers will share first hand experience and knowledge. Learn about current projects and programs in Wisconsin.

Moderator: Lorrie Lisek, Executive Director, Wisconsin Clean Cities

Speaker 1: Danielle Clark, Clean Air Coordinator, American Lung Association
Speaker 2: TBD
Speaker 3: TBD

2:30 pm

Conference Ends

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