10TH ANNUAL SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND DESIGN CONFERENCE:
CREATIVITY AND SUSTAINABILITY
TUESDAY, APRIL 12, 2016
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 conference is free, but we ask that you register at http://www.eventbrite.com/e/creativity-and-sustainability-tickets-22712423470.
|8:50-9 am||OPENING REMARKS: Sustainability Council|
WELCOME: Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, Fashion Institute of Technology
KICK-OFF SPEAKER: Gaia Vince, “Welcome to the Anthropocene!”
|10-10:15 am||FIT GRANT PRESENTATIONS/TBA|
|10:15-11:15 am||FIT FACULTY PRESENTATIONS:|
|Anna Blume, Professor, History of Art
“Ethics and Sustainability Minor at FIT: Towards a Collective Consciousness”
Ronald Eligator, Adjunct Professor, Sustainable Interior Environments
|Seema Pandya, Adjunct Instructor, Sustainable Interior Environments
“Art and Sustainability”
|Joelle Williams, Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Business Management|
FEATURED SPEAKER: William Sharples, Principal, SHoP Architects
ANNOUNCEMENTS: Conference Logo Student Design Contest Winner
|12:15-1 pm||LUNCH BREAK|
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sass Brown, Acting Associate Dean, School of Art and Design
FIT STUDENT/FACULTY PRESENTATION: “Closing the Loop: The FIT Compost Project”
|3:15-3:30 pm||FIT GRANT PRESENTATIONS/TBA|
FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Donald Lee, President, International Committee for October 17 (UN Day for the Eradication of
SITE PRESENTATIONS: FIT students and faculty members will be available to discuss their conference exhibitions.