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2017 Summit Program

Summit Schedule

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11:00 – 12:00 Registration and Lunch
12:00 – 12:15 WELCOME: Phil Valko, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability, Washington University in St. Louis
12:15 – 1:15 PLENARY SESSION: REGIONAL PLANNING FOR SUSTAINABLE OUTCOMES
Kansas City’s Progress Towards Resilience and Sustainability 2006 to 2016
Dennis Murphey, Chief Environmental Officer, Kansas City, MO
Denver Metro Vision 2040
–Brad Calvert, Director of Regional Planning and Development, Denver Regional Council of Governments
1:15 - 2:00 PLENARY RESPONSE: PANEL DISCUSSION
– Moderator: Mary Ann Lazarus, Principal, MALeco, LLC
– Amelia Bond, CEO and President, Greater St. Louis Community Foundation
– Nicole Hudson, Lead Catalyst, Forward Through Ferguson
– Rebecca Peterson, Director, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability, UniGroup, Inc.
– Jim Wild, Executive Director, East-West Gateway Council of Governments
2:00 – 2:15  BREAK
2:15 – 3:15 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session 1: Aligning with Current Municipal Sustainability Initiatives
(John Hoal, Catherine Werner, Jason Jaggi, Annissa McKaskill)

Session 2: Community Development
(Mark Abbott & Catalina Freixas, Scott Krummenacher, Bonnie Roy & Sean Thomas)

Session 3: Sustainable Food Systems
(Katie Brown & Meghan Halsey, Jonathan Barry, Melissa Vatterott)
3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
3:30 – 4:30 CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Session 4: Connecting Energy Efficiency and Renewables to Influence Policy and Practice
(Doug Sitton, Ashok Gupta, Shannon Fulton, Doug Neidigh)

Session 5: Regional Transportation - Tracking System Performance
(Sonya Pointer, Sheila Holm, Kevin Neill)
Session 6: Linking Biodiversity, Water & Green Infrastructure to Benefit our Community
(Kim Petzing & Mary Vandevord, Ted Spaid, Meridith McAvoy & Bill Reininger)
4:30 – 5:00 NETWORKING AND REFRESHMENTS
5:00 – 6:30 KEYNOTE: Race, Power, Equity: Using the Power of Collaboration to Bridge the Gap Between Sustainability and Social Justice
– Dr. Antwi Akom, Associate Professor at University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco State University; Co-Founder and Executive Director of  Institute for Sustainable Economic, Educational, and Environmental Design, and Co-Founder and CEO of Streetwyze
6:30 – 8:00 RECEPTION