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Sunday, October 4th

7:00 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Kenny Room SUNY Sustainability Conference Evening Welcome Reception

Monday, October 5th

9:00 a.m. — 11:00 a.m. Hotel Library SUNY Sustainability Coordinators Meeting& Breakfast
11:00 a.m. — 12:30 p.m. Kenny/Marburger Room Registration & Lunch
12:30 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. Kenny/Marburger Room Welcome Address
Dr. Matthew Whelan, Stony Brook University
1:00 p.m. — 2:00 p.m. Kenny/Marburger Room Keynote Speakers
Lisbeth Shepard, Dennis Acevedo
Founder & Executive Director, Green City Force
2:00 p.m. — 5:45 p.m.  Toll Room  Vendor Showcase
2:45 p.m. — 3:35 p.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 1 — NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation: Green Innovation Grant Program
Tana Bigelow, G reen Infrastructure Coordinator, NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 1 — Innovative Recycling & Resource Management Solutions
Jamie Adams, SUNY Oswego, Erin Moscati, University at Buffalo
Hannah Morgan, SUNY Oneonta, Connell Friel, Stony Brook University, Michael Youdelman, Stony Brook University
3:45 p.m. — 4:35 p.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 2 — Farm to SUNY Panel
Lisa Mitten, SUNY New Paltz, Jamie Adams, SUNY Oswego, Hannah Morgan, SUNY Oneonta, Mary Ellen Mallia, University at Albany
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 2 — Building More Resilient & Sustainable Host Communities
Ryan McPherson, University at Buffalo
4:45 p.m. — 5:35 p.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 3 — AASHE STARS & STARS Light
Julian Dautremont-Smith, AASHE, Mary Ellen Mallia, University at Albany
Jessica Russell, University at Buffalo, Greg Monaco, Stony Brook University
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 3 — Beautifying the Campus Community
Alaina Claeson, Stony Brook University, Michael Deblasi, Stony Brook, University, Sally Kellogg, NYS DEC, Bill McDevitt, SUNY Geneseo
5:45 p.m. — 9:00 p.m. Simons Center (SCGP) Cafe Evening Reception

Tuesday, October 6th 

7:00 a.m. — 7:45 a.m. Kenny /Marburger Rooms Breakfast
8:00 a.m. — 12:15 p.m. Toll Room  Vendor Showcase 
8:00 a.m. — 8:50 a.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 4 — You Built the LEED Building, So Now How Do You Operate It?
Don Erb, University at Buffalo, Mike Lotito, SUNY Oswego, Matt Brubaker, SUNY Cortland, Joseph Russell, Stony Brook University
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 4 — Divestment in Higher Education Panel
Dan DeZarn, SUNY Geneseo, Lisa Mitten, SUNY New Paltz, Ryan McPherson, University at Buffalo, Alexandre Poisson, SUNY ESF, Sean Vormwald, Onondaga Community College
9:00 a.m. — 9:50 a.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 5 — Forward Thinking Buildings
Baxter Leman, Lucid Design Group, Tom Lanzilotta, Stony Brook University
Nick Palumbo, Suffolk County Community College
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 5 — Sustainability as a Paradigm Shift: From Thinking Outside the Box to Crafting A New Box
Dr. Lisa Glidden, SUNY Oswego
10:00 a.m. — 10:50 a.m Kenny Room Track 1, Session 6 — NY Energy Manager & Build
Smart NY Session
Eric Mazzone, SUNY, Gabe Cowels, NYPA, Dave Taylor, Trane, Chris Jones, Trane
Tom Lanzilotta, Stony Brook University, Harold Smith, Stony Brook University
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 6 — Gender & Environmental Justice
Dr. Heidi Hutner, Stony Brook University, Dr. David Taylor, Stony Brook University
Dr. Donovan Finn, Stony Brook University, Dr. Karina Yager, Stony Brook University
11:00 a.m. — 11:50 a.m. Kenny Room Track 1, Session 7 — REV Campus Challenge
Lindsay Holle, NYSERDA
Marburger Room Track 2, Session 7 — Useful Negotiating Skills for Sustainability Sustainable Leadership
Dan DeZarn, SUNY Geneseo, Cassidy Drasser, University at Albany
12:00 p.m. — 1:00 p.m. Kenny Room Lunch
1:00 p.m. — 1:30 p.m. Kenny/Marburger Rooms Closing Address
Conference Steering Committee
1:45 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. Kenny/Marburger Rooms Student Summit [optional] — Including Discussion
About SBU’s Campus Learning Laboratory
1:45 p.m. — 3:15 p.m. *Meet at Hotel’s Front Door to Take Shuttle SBU Sustainability Tour [optional]



SUNY: State University of New York

This years conference hosted by
SUNY Stony Brook University