Conference on Sustainability & Energy coming to Richmond in January
Have you heard the news? Mark down this event on your calendar… The Virginia Sustainability Network is putting on an amazing conservation and energy conference in January! This two day conference that has been organized by one of the original co-founders of EarthCraft House Virginia, Annette Osso, will be the ultimate place to discuss what is going on in the realm of sustainability in our region.
The Virginia Sustainability Network has just sent out all of the details and have early registration going on. Find out what is happening in all facets of conservation and our industry, whether you are in building, management, operations or just want to find out what is going on in Virginia and beyond.
They have some pretty amazing speakers lined up from the Vice President of Technology at DuPont to the Secretary of Education for the State of Virginia! This conference will even count towards continuing education credits; now, we call that a bonus! REGISTER TODAY- EARLY REGISTRATION ENDS DECEMBER 7
Get the scoop about the conference
“Engage with your colleagues from corporate and institutional management, operations, environmental and sustainability offices, and transportation to hear about national and global trends that increase productivity, improve process and reduce costs, attract customers, and increase return on investment.
New Conference Features Now Confirmed!
January 30: Lunch Plenary
Sustainability from the Corporate Executive Viewpoint
Confirmed Speakers include:
Kevin Corby, Vice President of Technology, DuPont
Jay Fisette, Arlington County Board
Laura Fornash, Virginia Secretary of Education
David Hanson, Chief Financial Officer, Virginia Commonwealth University
Brad Molotsky, Vice President and General Counsel, Brandywine
January 31: Morning Plenary
Virginia’s Biomass Infrastructure: A Panel Discussion
Confirmed Speakers include:
Cassandra Stish, Buckingham County Supervisor, 5th District
John Ignosh, CEM, Biological Systems Engineering, Virginia Cooperative Extension, VA Tech
Allan Brockenbrough, P.E., Office of Water Permit Programs, Virginia Department of Environmental Quality
Tony Banks, Commodity Marketing Specialist, Virginia Farm Bureau
David W. Richert, CF, CA, Resource Conservation and Development Forester, Virginia Department of Forestry
Susan Gaston, Principal, Gaston Consulting Group
January 31: Lunch Plenary
Sustainability and Economic Opportunity in the Commonwealth:
The 2015 World Road Cycling Championships Choose Richmond
Join Mayor of Richmond and the Championships’ organizers to find out how they plan to make the event a sustainability showcase that highlights the city and the region. The Championships is cycling’s pinnacle event, held annually in an international city as chosen by the Union Cycliste Internationale through a competitive bidding process. This nine-day event, to be held September 19–27, 2015, will bring 1,500 athletes, almost half a million spectators, and millions more via electronic media to Richmond.
January 31: University Student Sessions
“Examples of Student Engagement on College Campuses”
“Leading Edge Sustainable Research & Development Projects”
Visit the conference website for updates on track sessions focused on the State and Local Government, Commercial Real Estate, Healthcare, Higher Education, K–12 Schools, and Manufacturing sectors. Speakers will present on business and sustainability from the management viewpoint, the economic development and job creation perspective, and the building and operations viewpoint.
Deadline for submission of award nominations is December 20, 2012.
Don’t miss the January 30 Awards Banquet to recognize Virginia companies and the public sector for their successes in energy and sustainability. The leaders of the conference’s Participating Organizations will help us choose award recipients in each of the vertical market tracks. Don’t miss this chance to be recognized for your sustainability achievements —send in your nomination today!
Just Added! GBCI Continuing Education Credits will be available.
Find out about sponsoring and exhibiting at Virginia’s first business and sustainability conference at www.vsbn.org/vcu-esc2013/.
VCU STEERING COMMITTEE
Van Wood, Ph.D., VCU School of Business
Mike Eisenman, VCU School of Business
Scott Rash, VCU School of Engineering
Cliff Fox, Ph.D., J.D., VCU Life Sciences
Robert Taylor, VCU School of Business
Ed Bennett, P.E., LEED AP, VCU Facilities
Jacek Ghosh, LEED AP, VCU Sustainability”