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Schedule at a Glance
Monday, July 18    Tuesday, July 19    Wednesday, July 20

Climate Risk &
Adaptation Planning
(Grand Salon III)

Energy Management
(Grand Salon I & II)

Supply Chain &
Procurement Planning

(Plaza D)

GHG Reduction
& Reporting

(Plaza AB)

Governance, Policy
& Behavior Change

(Plaza C)

8:30am Climate-201:
Identifying Climate Hazards & Conducting Vulnerability Assessments
8:30am - 12:00pm

CCO Training BootcampTM

Marc Coudert (City of Austin)
Kate Johnson (DC Department of Energy &  Environment)
Kelly Burks-Copes (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
Jeffrey Yorzyk (International Society of Sustainability Professionals / Cardno)


Engaging Stakeholders & Establishing Strategies for Leading Organizational Change
8:30am - 12:00pm

CCO Training BootcampTM

Anna Barrera (Caesars Entertainment)
Darrin Kayser (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Lauren Kleinman (Practice Greenhealth)
Valerie Patrick (Fulcrum Connection)

9:00am The Nexus of Climate Change, Sustainability & Social Responsibility in Supply chain Decisions
9:00am - 10:15am

Panel with Presentations

Carlos Busquets (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition)
Nancy Gillis (Green Electronics Council)
Jason Pearson (SPLC)

Networking Break
(10:15am - 10:45am)
Dealing with Regional
Energy Considerations
10:45am - 12:00pm

Panel with Presentations

Jeff Borek (WGL Energy)
Michael McGhee (U.S. Army)
Matt Stanberry (Advanced Energy Economy)
Craig Zamuda (U.S. Department of Energy)
>  Mod: Phil Santiago (Association of Climate Change Officers)

Integrating Reporting & Disclosure into Strategic Planning
10:45am - 12:00pm

Panel Discussion no Presentations

Lee Ballin (Bloomberg)
Jim Sullivan (SAP)
Mike Krzus (Brown Flynn)
Himani Phadke (SASB)
Michael Mondshine (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)

12:00pm Networking Lunch with Special Guest Speakers
:00pm - 1:30pm
1:30pm Managing Climate Risks & Opportunities in a Complex Organization
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Panel with Presentations

Emilie Ritchie (Booz Allen Hamilton)
Margaret Proul (Lockheed Martin)
David Cleaves (Cleaves Consulting)
Tommy Wells (District Department of Energy & Environment)

Developing & Enhancing Your Renewable Energy Strategy
1:30pm - 5:00pm

CCO Training BootcampTM

Blaine Collison (Altenex)
John Dukes (WGL Energy)
Charlotte Blommestijn (NRG Energy)

Getting Actionable Supply Chain Data & Engaging Suppliers
1:30pm - 5:00pm

CCO Training BootcampTM

Connie Sasala (Ternion Advisory Services Ltd.)
Anastasia O'Rourke (Industrial Economics)
Shabnam Fardanesh (U.S. Department of Energy)

Establishing GHG Reduction Goals & GHG Management Structures
1:30pm - 5:00pm

CCO Training BootcampTM

Matthew Aberant (WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff)
Tom Day (U.S. Postal Service)
Greg Carlock (ICF International)

Understanding Paris: What's Next?
1:30pm - 3:00pm

Panel with Presentations

Joyce Coffee (ND-GAIN)
Shari Friedman (IFC)
Bill Tyndall (Center for Clean Air Policy)
Chris Walker (World Business Council for Sustainable Development)

3:00pm Networking Break
(3:00pm - 3:30pm)
Networking Break
(3:00pm - 3:30pm)
3:30pm Community-Based
Adaptation Planning
3:30pm - 5:00pm


Kevin Bush (HUD)
Julie Conroy (Metropolitan Area Planning Council)
Lisa Craig (City of Annapolis)
Jeannette Dubinin (Center for Planning Excellence)

Projecting the Implications of the 2016 Election Campaign Cycle & Brexit on Climate Change Policy & Regulation
3:30pm - 5:00pm

No Slides Panel Discussion

David Goldston (Natural Resources Defense Council)
Daniel Richter (Citizens Climate Lobby)
Todd Foley (ACORE)
Anthony Adragna (Bloomberg BNA)


Keynote Speaker: Governor Terry McAuliffe (Commonwealth of Virginia)
5:15pm - 5:30pm

Cocktail Reception
Sponsored by WGL
Immediately following keynote remarks until 7:00pm


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

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 event is complimentary for Forum registrants.  Learn more about this session at www.WomensClimate.org/events.html.

Topics will include:

  • Making the most of your elevator pitch

  • Increasing your promotion potential

  • Understanding the c-suite

  • Advancing the climate change discussion with skeptics

  • Effective negotiation skills

  • Staying positive in a negative environment

  • How to improve personal branding

  • Delivering what your manager really wants




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