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Agenda

Tuesday, May 27th

5:30-7:30pm

Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum Happy Hour & Seminar Event
Holiday Inn- St.
Paul East, 2201
Burns Avenue, St. Paul, MN

Wednesday, May 28th
8:00am-1:00pm

USGBC/GC Workshop on Advancing Safer Materials in the Building Products Sector 

10:30-11:30am

Pre-Conference Tour: 3M Innovation Center

12:00-1:00pm 

Registration and Lunch

1:00-2:15pm 

Welcome and Opening Comments

3M Opening: 

Robert Skoglund, Senior Laboratory Manager, 3M

Jean Sweeney , VP, EHS and Sustainability Operations, 3M

GC3: A Year In Perspective :  Joel Tickner

Opening Keynote:  Mark Ritchie, Secretary of State, State of Minnesota 

Summary

2:15-3:45pm 

 

 

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
Ken Zarker, Washington State Department of Ecology

Summary

3:45-4:05pm

Break

4:05-4:45pm

Mainstreaming Green Chemistry, Part II

Summary

4:45-5:30pm

Keynote
Marc Verbruggen, President & CEO, NatureWorks

Summary

5:30pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

5:45pm

Welcome Reception - 3M Innovation Center

Thursday, May 29th
7:45-8:20am

Breakfast

8:20-8:30am

Welcome and Opening Comments

Joel Tickner, Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

8:30-9:15am  

Keynote
Eben Bayer, CEO and Co-Founder, Ecovative

Summary

9:15-10:45am 

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.

Panelists
Tara Brown, Target
Rob Kaplan, Walmart
Roger McFadden, Staples, Inc.

Summary

10:45-11:05am 

Break

11:05-12:35pm

Promoting Green Chemistry Innovation Workshop

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

Panelists
Monica Becker, GC3
Steve Domeck, InnoCentive
Homer Swei, Johnson and Johnson


Summary

12:35-1:50pm

Lunch

1:50-2:30pm 

Keynote:  John Stine, Commissioner, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Summary

2:30-3:30pm

Structured Networking

3:30-3:50pm

Break

3:50-5:30pm

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 Pettersen, BioAmber
Michael Saltzberg, DuPont
Martin Wolf, Seventh Generation

Summary

5:30pm

Wrap Up and Adjourn

7:00pm 

Networking Dinner
Minnesota Science Museum
Dinner Speaker: Kate Heiny, Senior Group Manager of Sustainability, Target
Sponsored by: Target 

   
Friday, May 30th

7:20-7:50am

Breakfast

7:50-8:00am

Welcome and Opening Comments

Joel Tickner, Director, Lowell Center for Sustainable Production

8:00-8:45am

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

Summary

8:45-10:15am

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
Brendan Owen, US Green Building Council 

Summary

10:15-10:35am

Break 

10:35-12:15pm

GC3 Project Group Break Out Sessions

Mainstreaming- Summary
Retail- Summary
Education- Summary & Slides
Innovation- Summary & Slides
 

12:15-1:00pm

Wrap Up and Closing Keynote

Jim Jones, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, US EPA 

Summary

1:00-2:00pm

Post-Conference Tour: 3M Innovation Center

 

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Event Host

 

Meeting Location:

3M Headquarters
St. Paul, MN

May 28-30, 2014

 

 

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