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2014 conference logoFIT's Eighth Annual Sustainable Business and Design Conference
People, Planet, Prosperity Measuring our Impact
Tuesday April 8, 2014
John E. Reeves Great Hall, FIT Campus

 Program 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) - Measuring the Energy of the Big Apple
Paula Melton, Managing Editor, BuildingGreen, Inc.
10:30 am Presidents Panel:FIT Measures Sustainability
Michele Neptune LEED AP  BD+C, Project Manager, Vidaris Inc.
Yessica Marin~ez, Project Associate, RAND Engineering & Architecture, DPC,
Allen E. King, Deputy Director of Facilities, The Fashion Institute of Technology
Rebecca Fraley-Corrado, Assistant Vice-President, Administration,The Fashion Institute of Technology
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