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3rd Annual Sustainable Business & Design Conference

Putting Sustainability into Action
April 2, 2009

Welcoming Remarks

  • Joyce Brown, Ph.D., President of FIT

Featured Speaker Session

Clinton Global Initiative University & other FIT Sustainability Activities

  • Sherry Brabham, Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Joanne Arbuckle, Dean, School of Art and Design
  • Dr. Dympna Bowles, Dean, Curriculum and Instruction
  • Robin Sackin, Dean, Jay and Patty Baker School of Business and Technology
  • Shari Prussin, Deputy to the President for Strategic Initiatives/Executive Assistant to the President
  • Andrew Canicatti, Senior Director, ABM Facilities Services

Featured Speaker Session Panel

Cotton Sustainability in the Textile Complex

  • Moderator -Jeffrey Silberman, Assistant Professor and Chair, Textile Development and Marketing Department
  • Dr. M. Rafiq Chaudhry, Head, Technical Information Section, International Cotton Advisory Committee Secretariat (ICAC)
  • Genessa Fratto. Ph.D., Manager, Supply Chain Planning, Cotton Incorporated
  • Edward M. Barnes, Ph.D., Director, Agricultural Research, Cotton Incorporated
  • Marissa DiMascio Barlin, Director, Consumer Marketing Strategic Alliances, Cotton Incorporated

Keynote Addresses

LIN-INNOVATION: Linen's New Green Value + Values

Nature as Sustainability Mentor, Model, and Measure

  • Mark Dorfman, Green Chemistry Naturalist at Biomimicry Guild, Renewables & Environment Consultant

Keynote Panel

Totally Wasted - Transforming Forgotten Resources
Design Green Now:

  • Andrew Personette, Managing Partner, DMD Green
  • Tiffany Threadgould, Chief Design Junky, Terracycle

Break-out Sessions

Making a Difference One Project at a Time
Sean McElveney, Senior Sustainable Print Consultant and Tony Harris, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Monroe Litho

Materials and Marketing Messages
Nicole F. Smith, Environmental Director, Design Source Productions, Inc.

Slow Design - Is the recession the perfect time to slow down?
Susanne Goetz, Assistant Professor, Textile/Surface Design and Styling Department, FIT

Are Your Cosmetics Really Environmentally Friendly?
Karen R. Pearson, PhD, Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics Department, FIT

Green Cuisine - Healthy Choices for a Sustainable Planet
Michael J. Cokkinos, Associate Professor, Advertising & Marketing Communications Department, FIT

Round Table Discussion: How to Teach Sustainability
John Newman, Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Studies, FIT; Scott Lundberg, Adjunct Instructor, Graduate Studies, FIT; Grazyna Pilatowicz, Assistant Professor, Interior Design Department, FIT

How Accessible are Resources Related to Sustainability?
Karen R. Pearson, PhD and student panel, Assistant Professor, Science and Mathematics Department, FIT

How We Educate Future Leaders on the Importance of Sustainability
Shireen Musa, Assistant Professor, International Trade and Marketing Department, FIT