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2016 Conference

Sustainability Conference 2016

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.

Schedule:
8:15-9 am BREAKFAST
8:50-9 am OPENING REMARKS: Sustainability Council
9-9:15 am

WELCOME: Dr. Joyce F. Brown, President, Fashion Institute of Technology

9:15-10 am

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 
“Integrated Design for Sustainability”

  Seema Pandya, Adjunct Instructor, Sustainable Interior Environments
“Art and Sustainability”
  Joelle Williams, Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Business Management
11:15 am-Noon

FEATURED SPEAKER: William Sharples, Principal, SHoP Architects
“Planning for Sustainability: A Platform for Innovation”

Noon-12:15 pm  

ANNOUNCEMENTS: Conference Logo Student Design Contest Winner
Ellen Smid, Textile Surface Design BFA, 2017

12:15-1 pm LUNCH BREAK
1-2 pm    

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Sass Brown, Acting Associate Dean, School of Art and Design
“Sustainable Fashion”

2:00-2:15pm 

FIT STUDENT/FACULTY PRESENTATION: “Closing the Loop: The FIT Compost Project”

Lydia Baird, Textile Development and Marketing, BS
Willa Tsokanis, Textile Development and Marketing, BS
Ajoy K. Sarkar, Faculty Advisor, Associate Professor, Textile Development and Marketing

2:15-3:15 pm 

ARTISTS PANEL

Keith Ellenbogen, Assistant Professor, Photography
Oliver Kellhammer
Lucy Slivinski

3:15-3:30 pm  FIT GRANT PRESENTATIONS/TBA
3:30-4:30 pm 

FEATURED SPEAKER: Dr. Donald Lee, President, International Committee for October 17 (UN Day for the Eradication of Poverty) 
“Global Goals for a Sustainable World”

4:30-5 pm 

SITE PRESENTATIONS: FIT students and faculty members will be available to discuss their conference exhibitions.

 

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