Sustainability Innovation Conference
moving smart energy forward

 

MARCH 30-31, 2016
Baltimore, MD

Join us as we direct our focus towards one of the greatest challenges facing humanity in the 21st Century. This two day conference will change how attendees think about energy, ecology and economics while providing a glimpse into what to expect from a world that demands we find a more sustainable path to the future.

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SCHEDULE

Sustainability Innovation Conference Day One

Wednesday, March 30 | The Columbus Center


7:30 -9:00 AM

Registration, Coffee, Tea and Juice Service


9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome and Introduction by James P. Bond, Founder, Living Classrooms


9:05 – 9:10 AM

Welcoming Remarks by Calvin Butler, CEO, BGE


9:10 – 9:50 AM

How Behavioral Science can Lower Your Energy Bill

Featuring Alex Laskey, Founder of OPower


9:55 – 10:15 AM

Powernomics: Empowering Lives, One Kilowatt At A Time

Featuring Robert Wallace, CEO Bithgroup


10:15 – 10:20 AM

Musical Performance by Khadijah Moon, Liberated Muse


10:20 – 10:40 AM

Break and BGE Smart Ideas Lounge Open


10:40 – 11:40 AM

Powering the Future: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Calvin Butler, CEO, BGE, Val Jensen, ComEd, Director of Smart Pole, Gene Rodrigues, Vice President, ICF, Chris Gould, Chief Sustainability Officer, Exelon

 


11:40 – 12:00 AM

Solar For All: Clean Energy, Job Creation, and The New Economy

Featuring Nicole Steele, Executive Director, Grid Alternatives


12:00 – 1:00 PM

Lunch Provided by Whole Foods Market


1:05 – 1:45 PM

Perspectives On Green Investing and The Start-up Community in Baltimore: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Josh Goldberg, Co-Founder of Astrum Solar, Baltimore Business Journal’s 40 Under 40, Jen Meyer, CEO Betamore, and Mike Smith, Vice President, Head of Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation, Bobby Franklin, President & CEO, National Venture Capital Association


1:50 – 2:10 PM

Leveraging Entrepreneurship & Trees to Make a Difference

Featuring Jared Carlson, Director of Innovation & Business Development, Arbor Day Foundation


2:10 – 2:40 PM

Break and BGE Smart Ideas Lounge Open


2:40 – 3:00 PM

Taking Initiative for Our Future

Featuring Adam Lindquist, Director Healthy Harbor Initiative and John Kellett, President of Clearwater Mills LLC & Baltimore Trash Wheel


3:00 – 3:45 PM

Using Modern Technology to Address Conservation Behavior Change, powered by the National Aquarium: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Bryan Barnes, Director of Digital Marketing, National Aquarium, Nabila Chami, Social Media Manager, National Aquarium, Heather Doggett, Director of Guest Engagement, National Aquarium

 


3:50 – 4:20 PM

Greening the World One Customer at a Time: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Susan Aplin, Co-Founder & CEO of Bambeco, Karina Funk, Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Investing Strategies, Brown Advisory, Vinnie Bevivino, Chesapeake Compost Work, and Aric Wanveer, Co-Founder of ZGC / Tapologie

 


4:20 – 4:40 PM

Maryland Green Prisons 

Featuring Chris Swan


4:40 – 5:00PM

Putting Consumers in Control of Energy Choices

Featuring Phil Croskey, CEO Maryland Energy Advisors & Founder of PointClickSwitch.com


5:00 – 7:00 PM

Health and Sustainability Innovation Social and Cocktail Reception


 

Sustainability Innovation Conference Day Two

Thursday, March 31 | The Columbus Center

In conjunction with the Health Innovation Conference


8:00 – 9:00 AM

Light City U Concierge Open, Coffee/Tea Service


9:00 – 9:05 AM

Welcome Address by Ted Eytan, Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health


9:05 – 9:45 AM

Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life

Featuring Nick Buettner, Blue Zones


9:50 – 10:10 AM

Three Little Words that Changed My Life

William C. Baker, President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation


10:10 – 10:20 AM

Musical Performance by Khadijah Moon, Liberated Muse


10:20 – 11:10 AM

Our Planet, Our Health, & Taking care of Tomorrow: Sustainability in Healthy Food Choices

Featuring Chrissy Goldberg, Food and Farm Director  at Civic Works’, Mike McDevitt, CEO and Founder, Terra’s Kitchen, Daniel Plimpton, Mid Atlantic Seafood Coordinator, Whole Foods, Michael Stebner, Executive Chef, Sweetgreen, TJ Tate, Director of Sustainable Seafood, The National Aquarium, and Yoni Zohar, Chair, Department of Marine Biology, UMBC


11:15- 11:50 PM

Investing in Next Wave of Health & Sustainability: A Panel Discussion

Featuring Deric Emry, Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates, Kelly Keenan Trumpbour, See Jane Invest, Justin Label, Inner Loop Capital, Adair Newhall, Greenspring Associates


12:00 -1:00 PM

Lunch Provided by Whole Foods Market


1:00-1:20 PM

A Livable City: The Adaptive Challenge of the Urban Century

Featuring Lindsay Thompson, Founder, City Lab, Professor, Carey Business School


1:00-1:20 PM

Introduction to The Light the Future Pitch Competition and Why Maryland Supports Light City Featuring Mike Gill, Secretary of Maryland


1:30 – 2:15 PM

Light the Future Startup Pitch Competition featuring 5 Health Tech Startups and 5 Sustainability Tech Startups

Featuring Panel of Judges; Luba Abrams, BGE, Jeff Cherry, Conscious Capital,  Justin Label, Inner Loop Capital, Ashton Newhall,  Greenspring Associates, and Kelly Keenan Trumpbour See Jane Invest


2:15 – 2:20 PM

Light City U Re-Charge Break

Featuring Anne Truax of REV Cycle


2:20 – 3:15 PM

Light the Future Pitch Competition Continued


3:15 – 3:45 PM

Break, Kaiser Permanente Metro Market and BGE Smart Ideas Lounge Open


3:45 – 4:00 PM

Light the Future Pitch Competition Winner Announcement and Check Presentation by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings Blake


4:00 – 5:00 PM

Clean Energy + Clean Jobs for Low Income Communities

Featuring Ray Lewis, Former Baltimore Raven, Vice President, Power 52 and  Rob Wallace, President, Power 52


5:00 PM

Closing Remarks by Calvin Butler, CEO of BGE and Ray Lewis, Power 52


5:00 – 6:00 PM

Ray Lewis Book Signing


SPEAKERS

Luba Abrams

Manager of Customer Care, BGE

Susan Aplin

Co-Founder & CEO of Bambeco

William C. Baker

President, Chesapeake Bay Foundation

Bryan Barnes

Digital Marketing Manager, National Aquarium

Vinnie Bevivino

President, Chesapeake Compost Works

James Bond

President & CEO, Living Classrooms Foundation

Calvin Butler

Chief Executive Officer, Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE)

Jared Carlson

Director, Innovation & Business Development, Arbor Day Foundation

Nabila Chami

Social Media Strategist, National Aquarium

Phil Croskey

CEO and Co-Founder of MD Energy Advisors & PointClickSwitch.com

Heather Doggett

Director of Guest Engagement, National Aquarium

Deric Emry

Venture Partner, Greenspring Associates

Ted Eytan

Medical Director, Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health

Bobby Franklin

President & CEO, National Venture Capital Association

Karina Funk

Portfolio Manager and Head of Sustainable Investing Strategies, Brown Advisory

Secretary Mike Gill

Secretary of Maryland

Chrissy Goldberg

Food and Farm Director at Civic Works’

Josh Goldberg

Co-Founder & Co-Manager, Panther Angels

Chris Gould

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy & Chief Sustainability Officer, Exelon Corporation

Val Jensen

Senior Vice President, Customer Relations, ComEd

John Kellett

President, Clearwater Mills, LLC

Alex Laskey

President & Founder, Opower

Justin Label

Inner Loop Capital

Ray Lewis

Vice President, Power52, Inc.

Adam Lindquist

Director, Healthy Harbor initiative Waterfront Partnership of Baltimore

Paul Martino

Founder, Bullpen Capital

Mike McDevitt

CEO, Terra's Kitchen

Jen Meyer

CEO, Betamore

Khadijah Moon

Artist

Ashton Newhall

Co-Founder, Greenspring Associates

Daniel Plimpton

Mid Atlantic Seafood Coordinator, Whole Foods

Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake

Mayor of Baltimore

Gene Rodrigues

Vice President, Integrated Offerings, ICF International

Michael Smith

Vice President, Head of Constellation Technology Ventures, Exelon Corporation

Michael Stebner

Executive Chef, Sweetgreen

Nicole Steele

Executive Director, GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic

Chris Swan

Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems, UMBC

TJ Tate

Director of Sustainable Seafood, National Aquarium

Lindsay Thompson

Founder, City Lab, Professor, Carey Business School

Kelly Keenan Trumpbour

Founder, See Jane Invest

Leah Vogely

Creative Strategy Director, Mindgrub

Rob D. Wallace

President & CEO, Power52, Inc.

Robert L. Wallace

President & CEO, BITHENERGY, Inc.

Aric Wanveer

Founder, Zero Gravity Creations

Yoni Zohar

Chair, Department of Marine Biology, UMBC

TICKETS

Scholarships available: Light City is offering a number of free and discounted tickets to these conferences for individuals who cannot afford the regular ticket price. Click here to to apply. Deadline for applications is March 1, 2016.

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