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1st Annual Green Conference & Expo
August 16-17

Program Agenda

Thursday, August 16
Location: Performance Hall (E Building)
8:30 a.m. Registration
Gallery outside Performance Hall
9:00 a.m. Welcome/Introductions
Dr. Jennifer Wimbish, President of Cedar Valley College
9:15 a.m. Vision for the Conference
Ruben Johnson, CVC Dean of Business & Technology
9:25 a.m. Introduction of Key Note Speaker
Mike Biggs, President of LB Team, LLC
9:30 a.m. Key Note Presentation
Joshua I. Smith, Federal Express Board of Directors
"How We Expend Our Energy Determines Our Future"
10:15 a.m. Energy Auditing Demonstration
Performance Systems Development
10:45 a.m. Morning Break
MOVE to INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY BUILDING
(H BUILDING)

Rooms
Commercial Track: H115
Residential Track: H114
VA/Entrepreneurs Track: H112
Community Engagement Track: H131
11:00 - 11:45 a.m.

Break-out Sessions - One

Air Quality Solutions (Commercial)
Sam Rangel, Therma Cote

Power to See with Infra-Red Technology (Residential)
David Ping, Home Safe

Operation JumpStart (VA /Entrepreneurs)
Dr. Glenda Overstreet, Small Business Development Center

Job Training for Market Trends (Community Engagement)
Aaron Paul, Advanced Technologies

11:50 a.m. - 12:35 p.m.

Break-out Sessions - Two

Whether Weatherization (Commercial)

Taking Control of Your Controls (Residential)

Matt Brown, Lutron, Inc.

Transferring Military Skills Into Green Job Skills (VA/Entrepreneurs)
Liza Benson, Pegasus, Inc.

Green and Healthy Homes (Community Engagement)
Mark Berry, EPA

Get the Lead Out: RRP Rule (Community Engagement)
Susan Stark, EPA

12:45 p.m. Lunch
Industrial Technology Building (H Building)
2:00 -2:45 p.m.

Break-out Sessions - Three

Come Into the Light (Commercial)
Rodney Smith, eGreen-Solutions

What I Know Now (Residential)

Jim Sargent, Anderson Sargent Home Builders, LP

Creditworthiness: Road to the Capital (VA/Entrepreneurs)

Perry Espie, Small Business Development Center

Effective Grant Proposals (Community Engagement)
Stacy Murphy, EPA

2:50 - 3:35 p.m.

Break-out Sessions - Four

It's In the Ground (Commercial)
David Bean, Pezold

What's New in Renewable Energy (Residential)
Steve Shelton, Ontility, Inc.

Government Contracting (VA/Entrepreneurs)
Chuck Waldrop, Government Contracting, SBDC

Where are the Brownfields? (Community Engagement)
Janet Brooks, EPA

3:45 p.m. CVC Energy Lab Tour (optional)
Victor Ramirez, Cedar Valley College

 

Friday, August 17
Location: Industrial Technology (H Building)
9:00 a.m. Conference Recap
Mike Biggs, President of LB Team, Inc.
9:10 a.m. Introduction of Dialogue Format
Yvonne Young, Urban League of Greater Dallas
9:20 a.m. Introduction of Panel Experts
Major General (Ret.) Walter Williams
9:25 a.m. Panel Discussion
10:20 a.m. Morning Break
10:30 a.m. Strategic Group Discussions
10:45 a.m.
  • Cities/Municipalities
  • Veterans/Entrepreneurs
  • Educational Institutions
  • Community Stakeholders
11:45 a.m. Group Reports
12:30 a.m. Next Steps
Patricia Davis, Community, Resource and Economic Development (CRED)
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