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GoGreen Conference Austin

GoGreen Austin 2011 Program

TIME TRACK 1: TRACK 2: TRACK 3:
8:30am
Continental Breakfast and Coffee Service provided by Austin Convention Center

INTRODUCTION:
Mark Tester | Director, Austin Convention Center
Teri Green | Conservation Program Manager, Texas Gas Service
 
Texas Gas Service
OPENING REMARKS:
Mark Strama | State of Texas House of Representatives

KEYNOTE ADDRESS:
Lucia Athens | Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Austin
9:00-10:00am
Prographix
Best Sustainable Business Showcase: 2011 Going Green Award Winners

Moderator: Colin Pope | Editor, Austin Business Journal
Lee Matecko | Global Vice President, Store Development, Whole Foods Market
Ronda Rutledge | Executive Director, Sustainable Food Center
Jeff Hamilton | Director of EHS, Quality and Technical Training, Toyko Electron
10:00-10:15am
BREAK
10:15-11:15am
A Balanced Triple Bottom Line: Including Equity in Corporate Sustainability

Introduction by Sheryl Cole | Austin City Council
Moderator: Brandi Clark | Founder, Austin EcoNetwork and EcoNetworking
Susan Roothaan | Founder, A Nurtured World
Armando Rayo | Vice President Engagement, Cultural Strategies
SMART GRID: Texas State Business Opportunities

Moderator: Colin Rowan | Director of Communication, Pecan Street Project
Barry McConachie | CEO, Incenergy
Rachel May | Emerging Transportation Technologies Program, Austin Energy
Drew Johnston | Regional Manager, Landis & Gyr
The New Manufacturing Renaissance: Innovative Companies Changing the Playing Field

Moderator: Liz Walker | Vice President, Image Microsystems
Ron Heine | General Manager, Wind Energy, TECO-Westinghouse
Michael Largent | CEO, Cycled Plastics
11:15-11:30am
BREAK
11:30-12:30pm
sponsored by
Car2Go
Green Transportation: Alternative Vehicle Strategies for Business

Introduction by: Nicholas Cole | CEO and President, car2go
Moderator: Todd Hemingson | VP Strategic Planning & Development, Capital Metro
Nicholas Cole | CEO and President, car2go
Rick Steele | Founder, NuRide
Justin Murrill | Global Sustainability Manager, Advanced MicroDevices (AMD)
Mueller Development As A Model: Concepts to Reality

Moderator: Greg Weaver | Executive Vice President, Catellus
Alan R. Bell | Director for Design and Construction, Seton Family of Hospitals
Kent Burress | CEO, Ronald McDonald House
Gail Vittori | Director, Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems
Green Your Supply Chain: Power of Purchasing

Moderator: Denise Lucas | Deputy Purchasing Officer, City of Austin
Michael Hasler | Center for Supply Chain Excellence, University of Texas
Bill Nichols | Manager of Corporate Environmental Services, Applied Materials
Don Cook | Global Supply Chain Manager, National Instruments
12:30-1:30pm
SPECIAL LUNCH SESSION
12:45-1:25pm

Special Lunch Session
Capital Metro
Greenwashing: The Truth in Green Advertising

Introduction by Doug Allen | Executive Vice President and Chief Development Officer, Capital Metro
Presentation by Valerie Davis | CEO and Principal, Enviromedia
   
1:30-2:30pm
Overcoming Barriers to Sustainability: Strategies for Leading the Change

Moderator: Jim Walker | Director of Sustainability, University of Texas, Austin
Jesse Herman | Owner, La Condesa
Natalie Rose Marquis | Executive Director, Texas Solar Energy Society
Elizabeth Frisch | Owner, Culture Technologies
Smart Water: Managing Water Resources for Business

Moderator: Matt Hollon | Environmental Conservation Program Manager, City of Austin Watershed Protection
Sheila Morales | Design Team Leader, H-E-B
Eric Schultz | Landscape Architect, The Austonian
Julia Raish | Environmental Designer, The Wildflower Center
Green Building: Learn Why and How from Local Projects

Moderator: Jane Baxter Lynn | Executive Director, U.S. Green Building Council Central Texas Balcones Chapter
David Thomas | Director of Operations, Austin Convention Center
John Kelley | Vice President Property Management, Thomas Properties Group (Frost Bank Tower)
Beau Armstrong | CEO, Stratus Properties (Block 21, Hotel W)
2:30-2:45pm
BREAK
2:45-3:45pm
sponsored by
Car2Go
Collaborative Approaches to Achieving Zero Waste in Your Business

Introduction by Kerry Getter | CEO, Balcones Resources
Moderator: Jessica King | Solid Waste Services Division Manager for Strategic Initiatives, City of Austin
Christine Banks | Vice President Environmental Business Services, Goodwill Industries of Central Texas
Ryan Beard | Municipal + Govt Account Manager, Texas Disposal Systems
Mike Watson | Director of Compliance, Dell Global Takeback Program
2011 Energy Innovators: Changing the Business Landscape

Moderator: Mitch Jacobson | Co-Director, ATI Clean Energy Incubator
Ross Johnson | VP of Product Development, Energy Xtreme
Kay Hammer | Founder, Dorsan Biofuels
Steve Barcik | CEO, FireFly LED Lighting
Dan Kubala | Marketing Director, Siemens Building Technologies
Local Sustainability Resources: Public Sector Business Support

Moderator: Aiden Cohen | Strategic Initiatives Manager, City of Austin
Daryl Slusher | Assistant Director for Environmental Affairs and Conservation, Austin Water Utility
Maureen Scanlon | Austin Energy Green Building Commercial Program
Steve Kubala | Senior Vice President of Operations, University Federal Credit Union
3:45-4:00pm
BREAK
4:00-5:00pm
sponsored by
Prographix
Green Marketing & Branding: Creating Behavior Change

Moderator: David Rockwood | Vice President, GSD&M
Kevin Tuerff | Principal and President, Enviromedia
Rachel Fagan | Senior Marketing Manager, Green Mountain Energy
Marilee McInnis | Communications Manager, Southwest Airlines
Funding Green: Financing Options for Sustainable Business Initiatives

Moderator: Jose Beceiro | Director of Clean Energy, Economic Development, Austin Chamber of Commerce
Ron Van Dell | CEO, Solarbridge Technologies
Mike Dauber | Principal, Battery Ventures
Paul Bundschuh | Vice President, Ideal Power Converters
 
5:00pm
NETWORKING RECEPTION
Featuring a Live Music Performance by Barbara Nesbitt

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