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Schedule

Time Description Location
11 am–12:15 pm  Check In and Networking Breakfast  Pomerantz Lobby, John E. Reeves Great Hall
12:15–1 pm 

Welcome
Dr. Joyce F. Brown, FIT President

Haft Theater 
1–1:30 pm 

Keynote Speaker
Stacy Flynn, CEO and Founding Partner, Evrnu

Haft Theater 
1:30–2 pm 

Session Keynote
Eileen Fisher, Founder, Co-CEO and Chairwomen,  EILEEN FISHER, Inc. 

Haft Theater 
2:15–3 pm

Panel
Amber Valletta, Sustainability Advocate and Actress
Mara Hoffman, Founder, President and Creative Director, Mara Hoffman

Haft Theater 
3:15–4 pm

Conversation
Fern Mallis
, Fern Mallis LLC
Dana Thomas, Author, Fashionopolis: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes 

Haft Theater
4:15–5 pm

Panel
To be announced...

Haft Theater
4:15–5 pm

Panel
To be announced...

Katie Murphy Ampitheatre

Time Description Location
9–9:50 am  Check In and Networking Breakfast   Pomerantz Lobby, John E. Reeves Great Hall
9:50–10:00 am 

Welcome 
FIT Sustainability Council 
Chair: Dr. Karen Pearson

John E. Reeves Great Hall
10–10:45 am 

Panel: Sustainable Voices
Whitney Bauck, Fashionista
Brittany SierraSustainable Fashion Forum
Swati Argade, Bhoomki
Ayesha Barenblat, Remake 

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
10–10:45 am 

Panel: How to Scale Sustainably
Kate Gaertner, TripleWin Advisory 
Jennifer Grove, Repeat Roses
Jason Scherr, Think Coffee
Gertjan MeijerArch & Hook

John E. Reeves Great Hall
11–11:45 am 

Panel: Education for Impact 
Ngozi OkaroCustom Collaborative
Alexandra McNair, Fashion FWD
Grażyna Piłatowicz, FIT 

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
11–11:45 am 

Panel: Farming for Impact
Jeff Silberman, FIT
Megan Miekeljohn, EILEEN FISHER, Inc. 
Ben Dobson, Hudson Hemp 

John E. Reeves Great Hall
Noon–1 pm Lunch  John E. Reeves Great Hall
1:15–1:45 pm

Talk 
Hugh Locke
, Smallholder Farmers Alliance
Atlanta McIIweraith, Timberland

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
2–2:45 pm

Fireside Chat: Whole Brand–How Rothy's Reimagined the Sustainable Supply Chain
Saskia van Gendt, Rothy's

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
2–2:45 pm

Panel: Impactful Solutions for the Sharing Economy 
Kristen Fanarakis, Senza Tempo 
Kate Lindello, Noihsaf Bazaar
Adarsh Alphons, Wardrobe
Silje Lubbe, Nova Octo 

John E. Reeves Great Hall
3–4 pm

Panel: STUDY HALL x FIT: Landfills as Museums 
Céline Semaan Slow Factory and The Library 
Dr. Theanne Schiros, FIT  
Spohia Li, Journalist and Video Director
Jay Kaplan, Waste Management Enviromental Protecton 
Ayesha Martin, Adidas

Katie Murphy Amphitheatre
4:15–5 pm

Closing Keynote
To be announced...

Haft Theater

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