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Note: The March 26, 2013 Program is evolving, however, for ease of planning and approval purposes the 2013 Program will follow the same format as the 2012 listed below.
2012 WGES AGENDA
Agenda - WGES DC FORUM   

6:30am

7:30
Table Exhibit Set Up - Onsite

 

7:30am

 

Registration opens

 

7:30-8:00

 

VIP Green Room Reception (Private: Sponsors & Guests By Invitation)

 

8:00-8:15

 

Introduction: Opening Ceremonies 
Flag Ceremony / National Anthem
Performance by Frank Basile, Metropolitan Opera & US Air Force Singing Sargeants (confirmed)
 

 

8:15

 

Morning Session - Welcome

 

8:15-8:25

 

Ms. Dee Wallace - Celebrity Host & Master of Ceremonies (confirmed)

 

8:25-8:35

 

Ms. Barbara Lang  - President CEO DC Chamber of Commerce (confirmed)
Welcome Update on DC Businesses & Organizations 
Introduction of the Honorable Mayor Vincent Gray  

 

8:35-8:50

 

Morning Keynote (VIP) Presenter
The Honorable Mayor Vincent Gray - "A Vision for a Sustainable D.C." (confirmed)

 

 

8:50-9:00

 

Floor Opens for Questions  

 

9:00-9:30

 

Mid-Morning Break – visit exhibitors/networking

 

 

9:30-11:15

 

Morning Program Reconvenes Master Class Presenters Federal Government Energy SMEs
U.S. Department of Air Force - Energy; Pentagon
U.S. Department of Transportation; FHWA Deputy Administrator, Headquarters   
US Motor Vehicle Management General Services Administration; Director, Headquarters 

 

11:15-11:30

 

Mid-Morning Break – visit exhibitors/networking

 

11:30-12:00pm

 

Master Class Lecture Academia Perspective
Dr. James A. Momoh, Professor and Director of CESaC Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering "Smart Grid Design for Flexible Power Networks Operation and Control" (confirmed)

 

12:00pm 1:15

 

Lunch/Networking/Visit Exhibitors

 

1:15-1:45
 
Mr. Kurt Yeager, Vice Chairman of Galvin Electricity Initiative, is a respected leader in the industry, named Technology Policy Leader for Energy & the Environment by Scientific American, author of more than 200 technical publications on energy and environmental topics.  Yeager served as President of the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI), and guided an industry-wide collaborative effort which has since become the foundation of utility industry progress.  He is former director of energy research and development planning for the EPA, a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers and its Industry Advisory Board, retired US Air Force, distinguished graduate of the Air Force Nuclear Research Officer’s Program. (confirmed)
 

 

 

 Concurrent Classes (confirmed)

 

 
1:45-2:45

 

 
AFTERNOON SESSION - Track  A *

 

Roundtable of Subject Experts From the Federal Government Discuss Latest Programs & Opportunities (confirmed)

U.S. Department of Energy - Kent Hibben, Dept. of Energy Subject Matter Expert and Spokesperson on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Headquarters  

 

U. S. Dept. of Homeland Security -  Kevin Boshears Director of the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU), Headquarters

 

U. S. Department of Commerce - Office of Minority Business Development Agency, Headquarters 

 

TBA

 

 
 
AFTERNOON SESSION - Track  B *

 

Innovations and Technologies
Moderated by George Davis, Professor Emeritus Rutgers University (confirmed)
"Cost Effective Solutions for Monitoring and Reducing Energy Consumption in Today's Buildings"
Staco Energy - Rich Zuccaro  (confirmed)

Gridplex Networks - Lawrence Silverman (confirmed)

 

(*agencies will be participants in Matchmaking Session)

 

2:45-3:00

 

Visit Exhibitors

 

3:00-4:30

 

AFTERNOON SESSION - Track A

 

A Discussion on Transportation Solutions - Private Sector 

Moderator & Panelist Kevin Wells, Esq. General Counsel / Director of Compliance* (confirmed)

Samuel K. Burlum, CEO/President of Extreme Energy Solutions  - Emissions Reduction, Fuel Economy, and Environmental Mitigation (confirmed)
Akili West, President Reclamation Energy LLC, Hyrdrogen Fuel Applications Expert (former consultant to Shell (confirmed)
Justin Sutton, Interstate Traveler Project
  

 

 

AFTERNOON SESSION - Track B
 

21st Century New Energy Opportunities for Women

Keynote - US Department of Labor - Women's Bureau Acting Director - Latifa Lyles (confirmed) 

 

RoundTable Discussion Follows on Advances, Challenges & Lessons Learned 

Lead by Pat Barrett, Founder Women's Radio & Audio Acrobat, Virginia Gibson Water Management, ASE Board Member & International Green Industry Hall of Fame, Ngozi Bell SBA, Office of Advocacy (confirmed)  TBA 

 

 

 

4:30-5:30

 

AFTERNOON SESSION - Track A 

 

National Green Building Standard" National Association of Home Builders" -Thomas Kenner, Vice President Engineering & Research NAHB Research Center, NAHB leads the national green building certification program based on the ANSI-approved National Green Building Standard™ (ICC 700-2008).

Green Buildings and Actual Realization of Energy Savings"

 
Gina Dennis, Esq.,MBA, LEED AP Relerience"

 

 
AFTERNOON SESSION - Track B
 
Local Government Agencies Sessions - Economic Opportunities & Updates in New Energy (a follow-up session to Mayor Gray’s Greening the Capitol):

Metropolitan Washington Council of Government - Jeffrey King  Director,District’s Department of Environment - Christophe Tulou  Director Office of Planning - Harriet Tregoning

Project Manager, Deputy Mayor for Planning & Economic Development - Brandon Mitchell
 
AFTERNOON SESSION - Track C
Roundtable Discussion Follows on the Digital Age of New Media & Social Media Do's & Don'ts for Success
 
Al Cole, CBS Broadcaster and Celebrity Host of "People of Distinction" - SME Digital Media

Steve Ressler, Founder GOVLOOP - SME Social Media
 
Jennifer Schaus Associates, Founder B2G Networking at the Kennedy Center & LinkedIn Online Networking Group
 
 
 

 

3:00-5:00

 

Matchmaking Sessions (by appointment) signup sheet at registration desk day of Forum

 

5:30pm

 

Networking WGES SESSIONS Will Remain Open
Until 6:00pm (Exhibits Tear Down-6:15)
 
 
*this agenda is an evolving document