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2017 Presidential Climate Leadership Summit Agenda

February 13-15, 2017
Tempe Mission Palms, Tempe, Arizona

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Sunday February 12, 2017

  • 1:00 – 4:00 pm
    • Second Nature Steering Committee Closed Meeting
  • 5:00 – 7:00 pm
    • Poolside Reception

Monday February 13, 2017

  • 7:00 – 7:30 am
    • Morning Meditation, Poolside
      • Meditation Guide: Robert Jonas, Founder and Director, The Empty Bell
  • 7:00 – 8:00 am
    • Presidents Breakfast
    • Implementation Liaison Facilitated Breakfast
  • 8:00 – 8:30 am
    • Opening Ceremony
      • Mariko Silver, President, Bennington College
      • Tim Carter, President, Second Nature
      • Ed Johnson, President, University Growth Solutions, LLC and Chair, Second Nature Board
  • 8:30 – 9:15 am
    • General Session Keynote
      • Performance and Meditative Reflection
        • Robert Jonas, Founder and Director, The Empty Bell
      • The Social Context for Climate Action — Faith and Environmental Equity
        • Veerabhadran “V” Ramanathan, Distinguished Professor, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UNESCO Professor, University of California at San Diego and TERI University, Delhi, India
        • Vien Truong, Director, Green For All
  • 9:15 – 9:45 am
    • Coffee Break
  • 9:45 – 10:45 am
    • General Session
      • Post-election Sector Alignment on Climate Leadership
        • David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies and Politics, Oberlin College
        • Nancy Sutley, Chief Sustainabiity and Economic Development Officer, Los Angeles Department of Water and Power
        • Steven Knapp, President, George Washington University
  • 10:45 am -11:00am
    • Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:00 pm   
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Presidential Transitions and Maintaining Momentum
        • Jonathan Gibralter, President, Wells College
        • Jacqueline Johnson, Chancellor, University of Minnesota, Morris
        • Paul Zingg, President Emeritus, California State University, Chico
      • On- or Off-Campus? Alone or Aggregated? Identifying Your Sweet-Spot for Large-Scale Renewable Energy Procurement
        • Wolfgang Bauer, University Distinguished Professor and Senior Consultant, Office of the Executive Vice President for Administrative Services, Michigan State University
        • Joe Higgins, Infrastructure Business Operations at the Office of the Executive Vice President & Treasurer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
        • Gary Farha, CEO and President, CustomerFirst Renewables
      • Maximizing University and Corporate Partnerships
        • John Dunn, President, Western Michigan University
        • Lee Rasch, President, Western Technical College
      • Achieving Sustainability Goals and Empowering Teams with Intelligent Business Practices
        • Brice Kosnik, Chief Executive Officer, BuildPulse
      • MSI’s Working With Communities to Lead on Climate Action
        • Karen Magid, Director of Sustainability, Huston-Tillotson Universit
        • Amanda Masino, Associate Professor of Biology, Hustin-Tillotson University
        • John W. Strybos, Associate Vice Chancellor of Facilities, Alamo Colleges
  • 12:00 – 1:15 pm            
    • Networking Lunch
  • 1:15 – 2:15 pm               
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Enhancing Sustainability Through Board and Presidential Leadership
        • Dianne Harrison, President, California State University Northridge
        • Rebecca Eisen, Chair, Board of Trustees, California State University System
        • James Mullen, President, Allegheny College
        • Christine Nelson, Director and Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research, Trustee, Allegheny College
      • Maximizing the Effectiveness of Distributed Generation with Microgrid Energy Systems
        • Jim Dankowski, Eaton
      • Developing and Modernizing Energy Infrastructure Assets Using a P3 Approach
        • Alan Fish, Former Vice President, Facilities and Real Estate, Johns Hopkins University and University of Wisconsin – Madison
        • John Fleming, Vice President and General Manager, Performance Based Infrastructure, Johnson Controls
        • Greg Smith, President and Chief Executive Officer, InstarAGF Asset Management, Inc.
        • Mike Walters, Managing Director, MEP Associates
      • How to do More with Less and Quadruple Your Bottom Line
        • Elizabeth Kiss, President, Agnes Scott College
        • Steve Bright, CFO, Lynchburg College
        • Mark Walker, Knowledge Management and Technology Officer, Jesse Ball duPont Fund
      • Presidents’ Collaboratory: Presidential Transition Strategy Work Session
        • David Adamian, Chief Executive Officer, GreenerU
        • Dallase Scott, Director of Change Management, GreenerU
  • 2:15 – 2:45 pm
    • Coffee Break
  • 2:45 – 2:55 pm
    • One Big Idea
  • 2:55 – 3:05 pm
    • One Big Idea: WaterWorks@ ASU
  • 3:05 – 3:15 pm
    • One Big Idea: CLA Award Winner
  • 3:15 – 4:30 pm
    • General Panel Session
      • A Grand New Strategy for Prosperity, Security, and Sustainability
        • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
        • Colonel Mark “Puck” Mykleby, United States Marine Corps (Retired), Co-Director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University
        • Alice Chamberlain Hill, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Resilience Policy, National Security Council
  • 4:30 – 5:00 pm
  • 5:30 – 9:00 pm

Tuesday February 14, 2017

  • 7:00 – 7:30 am
    • Morning Meditation, Poolside
      • Meditation Guide: Robert Jonas, Founder and Director, The Empty Bell
  • 7:00 – 8:30 am
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:30 am
    • Networking Breakfast
      • Meet Your Federal Friends: Government Programs to Support Climate Action
      • Women in Sustainability Networking Breakfast
  • 8:00 am – 9:00 am
    • Arizona State University Campus Sustainability Tour
      • Attendees of the Campus Sustainability Tour will depart with GreenBiz University attendees from the hotel lobby.  Attendees of the tour may return to the Summit or continue on to the GreenBiz University event.  Volunteer guides will be available for either choice.
  • 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
    • GreenBiz University
      • Off Campus Event, Attendees may depart from the Hotel Lobby, guided to event location by volunteers.  Breakfast included.
  • 8:30 – 8:40 am
    • One Big Idea
      • Growing a Campus Architecture: Achieving Net Zero by Mimicking Nature
        • Robert J Koester, AIA LEED AP, Ball State University
  • 8:40 – 8:50 am
    • One Big Idea: CLA Award Winner
  • 8:50 – 9:45 am
    • General Session
      • Connecting to Change the World: The Future of the Climate Leadership Network
        • John Cleveland, President, Innovation Network for Communities and Executive Director for the Boston Green Ribbon Commission
        • Johanna Partin, Director, Carbon Neutral Cities Alliance, Urban Sustainability Directors Network
        • Brendan Shane, Regional Director for North America, C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group
        • Tim Carter, President, Second Nature
  • 9:00 am – 12:00 pm    
    • Campus Tours
      • University Of Arizona Phoenix Biomedical Campus Sustainability Tour
  • 10:00  – 10:30 am
  • 10:30 am – 11:30 am  
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Building Successful Partnerships for Sustainability
        • Dianne Harrison, President, California State University Northridge
        • Austin Erikkson, Sustainability Program Manager, California State University Northridge
        • Sevag Alexanian, President, Associated Students, California State University Northridge
      • Engaging a Rural College in the Climate Leadership Network
        • Linda Lujan, President Lamar Community College
        • Tom Jackson, Jr., President, Black Hills State University
      • Carbon Neutrality by 2025 with the University of California System
        • David Karlsgodt, Principal, Fovea
        • David Phillips, Assistant Vice President, Energy and Sustainability, University of California, Office of the President
      • Renewable Energy: Scaling the Solution to Fit the Financial and Climate Challenges
        • Chris O’Brien, Edison Energy and American University
        • Jennifer Andrews, Project Director, University of New Hampshire
        • Julian Dautremont-Smith, Director of Programs, AASHE
        • Georges Dyer, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network
      • Beyond the Mirage: Water Security in the West and How to Engage Audiences through Film, Science and Social Media
        • Cody Sheehy, Documentary Filmmaker
        • Dave White, , Senior Sustainability Scientist, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, ASU
  • 11:30 – 1:00pm
    • Celebratory Lunch
  • 1:00 – 1:30 pm
    • Climate Leadership Awards Ceremony
  • 1:30 – 2:00 pm
    • Break
  • 2:00 – 3:00 pm
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Admissions through Graduation — Engaging Students in Sustainability
        • Mariko Silver, President, Bennington College
        • Emilie Rex, Sustainability Consultant
        • Bronte Payne, Clean Energy Associate, Environment America
      • University Transportation Partnerships to Reduce Greenhouse Gases
        • Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University
        • Susan Anderson, Director, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability
        • Ian Stude, Director of Parking and Transportation Services, Portland State University
        • Robert Liberty, Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions and Urban Sustainabilty Accelerator, Portland State University
      • Climate Commitments and the SEED Center
        • Debra Derr, President, Mt. Hood Community College
        • Bryan Albrecht, President, Gateway Technical College
      • The 2026 Princeton University Sustainability Plan
        • Shana Weber, Director, Office of Sustainability, Princeton University
        • Cyndi Rottenberg-Walker, Partner, Urban Strategies
      • Structuring Sustainability for Success at Arizona State University
        • Mick Dalrymple, Director, University Sustainability Practices, Arizona State University
        • Meredith Simpson, Chief of Staff, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • 3:00 – 3:15 pm
    • Coffee Break
  • 3:15 – 5:00 pm
    • General Session Keynote
      • Introducing the Climate Leadership Society
        • Tim Carter, President, Second Nature
      • Celebrating 10 years of Climate Leadership
        • Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
        • Tony Cortese, Principal, Intentional Endowments Network
  • 5:00 – 8:00 pm

Wednesday February 15, 2017 

  • 7:00 – 7:30 am
    • Morning Meditation, Poolside
      • Meditation Guide: Robert Jonas, Founder and Director, The Empty Bell
  • 7:00 – 8:00 am
    • Breakfast
  • 7:30 – 8:00 am
    • Breakfast Briefs
      • How to Dramatically Reduce Your School’s Carbon Footprint — For Free
        • Avery Michaelson, Founder and CEO, UCapture
      • Integrating On-site Water Reuse Strategies to Improve Campus Resiliency
        • Bob Salvatelli, Director of Sales, Sustainable Water
  • 8:00 – 9:00 am
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Campus Transformation, Siemens and Algonquin College
        • John Tattersall, Business Development, Building Performance and Sustainability, Siemens
        • Duane McNair, Vice President, Finance and Administration, Algonquin College
      • Understanding Renewables On Campus and Off: Purpose Process and Pitfalls
        • Lora Toothman, Project Manager, Solar Market Pathways, Council of Independent Colleges in Virginia
        • Mark Porter, Business Renewables Center
      • Opportunities for Innovation at 2-Year Institutions
        • Greg Smith, President, Central Community College 
        • Thomas Williams, Chief Sustainability Officer, Maricopa Community Colleges
      • Business Officer Perspectives: Intersection of Finance, Energy Efficiency and the Environment
        • Morgan R Olsen, Chief Financial Officer, Arizona State University
        • Wendell Brase, Associate Chancellor for Sustainability, University of California Irvine
        • Amir Mohammadi, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Slippery Rock University
  • 9:00 – 9:15 am
    • Break
  • 9:15 – 10:15 am
    • Concurrent Sessions
      • Expanding The Pie: Leveraging Innovative Capital Sources to Increase On-Campus Sustainability Investments
        • Mark Orlowski, Sustainable Endowments Institute
        • John Hegman, Chief Financial Officer, Agnes Scott College
      • How Resource Innovation and Solutions Pioneered on the ASU Campus is Growing a Worldwide Network
        • Gerald “Dan” O’Neill, General Manager of the Walton Global Sustainabilty Solutions Services, Arizona State University
      • Senior Leadership’s Role in Driving Innovative Curriculum to Address Global Challenges
        • Rita Hartung Cheng, President, Northern Arizona University
        • David Finegold, President, Chatham College
      • Big Actions, Bold Changes: Hampshire College’s Path to Carbon Neutrality
        • Jonathan Lash, President, Hampshire College
        • Stephen Roof, Dean of Natural Science, Hampshire College
        • Beth Hooker, Director of Food, Farm, and Sustainability, Hampshire College
        • Jason Forney, AIA, LEED AP, Principal, Bruner/Cott Architects
  • 10:15 – 10:30 am
    • Coffee Break
  • 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
    • Closing Session
      • Transforming Investing for a Climate Safe Future
        • Wim Wiewel, President, Portland State University (moderator)
        • Bob Litterman, Chair of Risk Committee, Kepos Capital; Chairman of the Board, Commonfund; Trustee, World Wildlife Federation
        • Geeta Aiyer; President, Boston Common Asset Management; and Trustee, Sierra Club Foundation (invited)
        • Seren Pendleton-Knoll, Program Director, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business
  • 12:30 – 3:30 pm
    • Workshops
      • Endowment Investing and Climate Goals Workshop
        • Georges Dyer, Intentional Endowments Network
      • Increasing the Value of Your Commitment through Alignment with Institutional Mission
        • Emilie Rex, Sustainability Consultant
        • Ruby Woodside, Second Nature
      • Building Climate Resilience: A Planning Framework and Campus Assessment Workshop
        • William Siembieda, Professor of City and Regional Planning, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
        • Margot McDonald, Professor and Department Head, Architecture, California State University, San Luis Obispo
        • Brett Pasinella, Second Nature
      • Beyond the Fuel Switch: Working with your Elephants Workshop
        • Jason Forney, Bruner/Cott
  • 12:30 – 3:30 pm
    • Campus Tours
      • All tours on Wednesday include lunch at Engrained
        • Arizona State University Arboretum Harvest Tour
        • Arizona State University Net Zero Student Pavilion Tour
        • Arizona State University Campus Solar Tour
  • 6:00 – 10:00 pm
    • El Chorro Reception with Arizona State University and GreenBiz