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Last Year's Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday -- June 24, 2015
  7:30am 7:00pm Registration Open
  7:30am 8:30am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
  7:30am 12:00pm Exhibitor Setup
  8:30am 12:00pm Day 1 Morning Bootcamps
  • Climate-101: Understanding Climate Science
    and the Latest Projections (Salon C)
  • GHG-101: Basics of GHG Accounting, Reporting
    & Disclosing GHG Emissions (Salon D)
  • Energy-101: Creating a Comprehensive Energy
    Efficiency Management Program (Salon B)
  • GHG-102: The Fundamentals of the Energy,
    Water & Food Nexus (Salon A)
  12:00pm 2:00pm Lunch with Special Guest Speakers
  • Catherine Thomasson Executive Director, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Lou Hutchinson Chief Revenue Officer, WGL Holdings, Inc.
  • Michael Mondshine Vice President, Sustainability and Energy, WSP
  2:00pm 5:30pm Day 1 Afternoon Bootcamps
  • Climate-201: Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments (Salon C)
  • SupplyChain-101: Introduction to Assessing Climate Related Risks in the Supply Chain (Salon B)
  • Climate-103: The Basics of Sea Level Rise and Impacts on Coastal Assets & Infrastructure (Salon D)
  • Energy-201: Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy (Salon A)
  • Commodities-102: Offsets, Markets & Driving Offset Projects (Salon E)
  5:30pm 7:00pm

Reception sponsored by:

Welcome Reception
  7:00pm 8:30pm Women's Climate Collaborative Speed Mentoring Event

The Women's Climate Collaborative is pleased to host its first 'Speed Mentoring' event.   Participants will meet with a variety of experienced professionals across sectors in a small-group discussion format that will enable dynamic discussion and facilitate networking. The overarching conversation will center around a series of career development oriented themes for professionals across sectors addressing climate change.  This session is complimentary for Forum registrants.


  • Jeff Austin Senior Vice President, Environmental Affairs, Wells Fargo
  • Thomas Day Chief Sustainability Officer, U.S. Postal Service
  • Olga Dominguez Retired, Assistant Administrator, Office of Strategic Infrastructure, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Nanette Lockwood Global Director, Climate Policy, Ingersoll Rand
  • Michael Mondshine Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP Group
  • Margery Moore DIrector, EHS Alliances, Bloomberg BNA
  • Jenni Morejon Director, Department of Sustainable Development, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Connie Sasala Chief Sustainability Officer, Cameron-Cole, LLC
  • Susanne Torriente Assistant City Manager, City of Fort Lauderdale
  • Marian van Pelt Vice President, ICF International
Thursday -- June 25, 2015
  7:30am 6:00pm Registration Hours
  7:30am 8:30am Breakfast and Networking
  8:30am 10:45am Plenary Session
  • Janet McCabe Acting Assistant Administrator for the Office of Air and Radiation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Bob Inglis Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University and Former U.S. Congressman
  • Greg Nickels 51st Mayor of Seattle
  • Ambassador Ron Kirk Co-Chair, CASEnergy Coalition, Former U.S. Trade Representative and Mayor of Dallas
  11:00am 12:15pm Breakout Sessions
  • Strategies for Driving Climate Adaptation Initiatives (Salon C)
    • Kathleen Ave Renewable Energy & Climate Project Manager, Sacramento Municipal Utility District
    • Michael McCormick Policy Advisor, California Governor's Office of Planning and Research
    • Joel Scheraga Senior Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
    • Moderator: Michael Mondshine Vice President, Sustainability & Energy, WSP
  • Innovative Energy Solutions and Tools Showcase (Salons DE)
    • Blaine Collison Managing Director, Network Services, Altenex
    • John Dukes General Manager, WGL Energy Systems
    • Lisa Jacobson President, Business Council for Sustainable Energy
    • Kristen Taddonio Team Lead, Commercial Building Technology Deployment, U.S. Department of Energy
  • International Dialogue: COP-21 and Beyond! (Salons AB)
    • Shari Friedman Senior Strategy Officer, Climate Business Development, International Finance Corporation, World Bank Group
    • Bruno Fulda Ecology, Sustainable Development, Energy & Transportation Counselor, Embassy of France
    • Kevin Moss Global Director, Business Center, World Resources Institute
    • Clare Sierawski Chief of Staff, Office of the Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State
    • Moderator: Wiley Barbour Board Chair, Greenhouse Gas Management Institute
  12:15pm 2:00pm Lunch with Special Guest Speakers
  • Daniel Kreeger Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers
  • Stephen Donofrio Principal & Founder, Greenpoint Innovations LLC
  2:00pm 5:30pm Day 2 Bootcamps
  • Climate-202: Leveraging Climate Data and Tools (Salon B)
  • GHG-201: Establishing GHG Reduction Goals and GHG Management Structures (Salon D)
  • SupplyChain-201: Getting Actionable Supply Chain Data and Engaging Suppliers (Salon C)
  • Commodities-101: Understanding & Leveraging RECs (Salon E)

Note: Governance-102 has been postponed.  Registrants will be asked to select another bootcamp at this time slot and will be offered a virtual version of this course in August 2015.

  5:30pm 6:30pm

Reception sponsored by:

Networking Reception
  7:00pm 9:30pm ACCO After Hours Networking
Friday -- June 26, 2015
  8:00am 9:00am Registration, Breakfast and Networking
  9:00am 12:30pm Day 3 Bootcamps
  • Climate-203: Developing an Adaptation Plan for Your Organization (Salon C)
  • Enterprise-201: Analyzing & Quantifying Climate Risk, Assessing Materiality and Disclosing Climate Risk (Salon A)
  • Governance-101: Engaging Stakeholders and Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change (Salon D)
  • Energy-202: Price Stabilization and Renewables Procurement through Power Purchase Agreements (Salon B)
  • SupplyChain-202: Prioritizing Supply Chain Initiatives and Strategies for Implementation (Salon E)
  12:30pm 2:30pm ACCO Curriculum Working Group Meetings (Lunch Served)
ACCO convenes its members, outside subject matter experts and partners in a collaborative process supporting the development of curriculm under the CCO CertificationTM program.  The Curriculum Development Working Groups are responsible for developing a library of knowledge, course curriculum, learning objectives for each course, instructor guidelines, prerequisites and appropriate continuing education requirements.  These groups are comprised of climate change experts, senior executives, government officials and academics as follows.  These meetings will enable working group participants to discuss curriculum offered during the Forum and continue their work in developing curriculum across the following categories:
  • Climate Science, Risk & Adaptation Planning
  • GHG Management, Reporting & Reduction Strategies
  • Energy Strategies
  • Commodities & Markets
  • Supply Chain Management
  • Governance, Engagement & Behavior Change
  • Enterprise Strategy

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