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2014 Preliminary Agenda

 

Wednesday, May 28th

9:00-11:00am

Pre-Conference Tour

12:00-1:00pm 

Registration and Lunch

1:00-1:45pm 

Welcome and Introductions

GC3: A Year In Perspective

1:45-3:15pm 

 

 

Mainstreaming Green Chemistry, Part I

Key findings from the draft GC3 Agenda for Mainstreaming Green Chemistry will be presented and discussed by a panel of business, government, NGO, and academic leaders.

Panelists
Tracey Easthope, Michigan Ecology Center
Patrick Harmon, BASF
Robert Israel, Valspar
Martin Mulvihill, UC Berkeley
Amy Perlmutter, Perlmutter Associates
TBD, Minnesota

3:15-3:35pm

Break

3:35-4:00pm

Mainstreaming Green Chemistry, Part II

4:00-5:00pm

Keynote
Marc Verbruggen, President & CEO, NatureWorks

5:00pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

6:30pm

Welcome Reception

   

Thursday, May 29th

8:30-9:00am

Breakfast

9:00-9:30am  

Keynote
Eben Bayer, CEO and Co-Founder, Ecovative

9:30-11:00am 

How Leading Retailers are Advancing Green Chemistry and Sourcing Safer Products

Retail leaders will share their approaches to promote the use of safer chemicals in their products, including tools they use to get needed information from suppliers and how they make the business case to management.

11:00-11:30am 

Break

11:30-12:30pm

Promoting Green Chemistry Innovation Workshop, Part I

InnoCentive will deliver an interactive workshop on challenge-driven innovation.

The GC3 Innovation Project Group will conduct a workshop on the Green Chemistry Portal.

12:30-2:00pm 

Lunch

2:00-3:00pm

Promoting Green Chemistry Innovation Workshop, Part II

3:00-4:00pm

Concurrent Activities

3M Innovation Tour
Athletic Activity
Structured Networking

4:00-5:30pm

Biobased Feedstocks and Chemicals:  What are the Opportunities for Advancing Green Chemistry?

Biobased chemical manufacturers and users will discuss how these new technologies can further the goals of green chemistry

Panelists
Mikhail Davis, Interface
Babette Petersen, BioAmber
Michael Saltzberg, DuPont
Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation

5:30pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

7:00pm 

Networking Dinner

   

Friday, May 30th

 

7:30-8:00am

Breakfast

8:00-9:00am

Keynote
Marc Hillmyer, Director, Center for Sustainable Polymers, University of Minnesota

9:00-10:30am

Adventures of a Disruptive Green Chemistry Technology:  PureBond® Plywood

This session will focus on a disruptive green chemistry technology – Columbia Forest Product’s PureBond® Plywood with soy-based, formaldehyde-free resin –  and will bring together individuals that invented, commercialized, and are using the technology to shed light on how the technology came to be, market drivers and challenges, and lessons learned for other "disruptive innovators."

Panelists
Kaichang Li, Oregon State University
Todd Vogelsinger, Columbia Forest Products
Others TBA

10:30-10:50am

Break

10:50-12:15pm

GC3 Project Group Break Out Sessions

12:15-12:30pm

Closing Keynote
Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, State of Minnesota

12:30-12:45pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

12:45-1:15pm

Informal Networking

 

Event Host

 

Meeting Location:

3M Headquarters
St. Paul, MN

May 28-30, 2014

 

 

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