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FIT’s Eighth Annual FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference
April 8, 2014 8:30AM-5:30PM
Where: John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT Campus
Hosted by: Fashion Institute of Technology Sustainability Council
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People, Planet, Prosperity – Measuring our Impact
This conference is free and open to the public.
8:15 am Breakfast
8:45 am Conference Introduction
» Sustainability Council
9:00 am Welcoming Remarks
» Dr. Joyce F. Brown, president of FIT
9:15 am Featured Speakers
» Laurie Kerr, Director of the City Energy Project, Urban Program, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)
» Paula Melton, Manging Editor, BuildingGreen, Inc.
10:30 am President’s Panel: FIT Update – Sustainable Initiatives Across Campus
11:15 am Industry Panel: Measuring Big vs. Small
» Tom LaForge, Global Director, Human & Cultural Insights, The Coca-Cola Company
» Kerry Brown, Director of Operations, Curtis Packaging
12:15 pm Lunch Break
1:00 pm Keynote Speaker
» Robert F. Kennedy Jr., American radio host, activist, and attorney specializing in environmental law
2:15 pm Announcement of Sustainability Council Grant winners
Announcement of Student Logo Contest Winner –Carla Yuen, Packaging Design BFA 2014 (for conference graphic), and presentation of award
2:30 pm Featured Speaker
» Lewis Perkins, Senior Vice President, The Cradle to Cradle Products Innovation Institute
3:30 pm Featured Speaker
» Deborah Singer Howard, Director, Office of Sustainability, State University of New York
4:30 pm Closing Remarks / Concurrent Break-out Sessions
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