FIT’s Eighth Annual FIT Sustainable Business and Design Conference

Date: April 8, 2014

Time: 8:30AM-5:30PM

Host: Fashion Institute of Technology Sustainability Council

Type: Convention/Conference


People, Planet, Prosperity – Measuring our Impact


This conference is free and open to the public.

Conference Schedule:

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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