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2017 Sustainability Conference

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11th Annual Sustainable
Business and Design Conference

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
John E. Reeves Great Hall, Conference Center

Each year, the Sustainability Council organizes and hosts a business and design conference on the campus of FIT.  The purpose of the event is to inform, involve, and inspire the entire FIT community about sustainability and how to incorporate sustainability as a model into all aspects of what we do.

The event is free, but registration is required.

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9:00 - 9:30 am CHECK-IN AND BREAKFAST
9:30 - 9:40 am OPENING REMARKS: Sustainability Council
9:40 - 10:00 am WELCOME: Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT President
10:00 - 11:15 pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER:
Kindley Walsh Lawlor, FIT alumna, BFA Fashion Design
Vice President, Gap P.A.C.E (Personal Advancement and Career Enhancement)
11:30 am - 12:45 pm THEN AND NOW: RECENT ALUMNI PANEL
FIT alumni who were active in sustainability or social responsibility projects as students discuss ways they've brought those interests into their personal and professional lives.
Jacquelyn Costello, AAS Jewelry Design, BS International Trade & Marketing
Elizabeth Pulos, BS International Trade & Marketing
Meghan Navoy, BS Textile Development & Marketing
Caitlin Powell, BS Textile Development & Marketing
Daniel Silverstein, BFA Fashion Design
12:45 - 1 pm BREAK
1 - 2 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS 1
2:15 - 2:20 pm AFTERNOON WELCOME
2:20 - 2:30 pm FIT HIVES DOCUMENTARY
2:30 - 3:30 pm FEATURED SPEAKER:
Emily Friedman, Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U) Senior Commitments Manager
3:45 - 4:45 pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS 2
5:00 pm CLOSING REMARKS

 

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