Planet Forward Holds Live Eco Innovation Summit

LIVE: Mayors and Business Leaders Take Your Questions

Have you ever wanted to tell a big-city Mayor what environmental or energy policies he should be implementing? How about telling a business leader what his company should be doing to become more sustainable?

From 1-6 PM, Planet Forward will be live streaming the GW Moving the Planet Forward Innovation Summit, but this won’t just be a one-way conversation.

The live chat includes exclusive 1 on 1s with the guests, polls and an online voting campaign. Challenge the experts, speak your mind, and make your case.

Hear from former White House Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra about how data management is impacting the sustainability landscape. Hear from Vice President of GE’s ecomagination program about how the private sector is taking charge in areas that the government won’t. Disagree with what they say? Want to spread their message? This is your chance to them know.

Tune in today from 1 – 6 pm

This event is a co-production of the GW Office of Sustainability and GW’s Planet Forward project, both of which are components of a campus-wide sustainability initiative.


1:00–1:05 p.m.
Steven Knapp, President of the George Washington University

1:05–1:20 p.m.
Kick-Off Conversation
Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Frank Sesno, Creator and Host, Planet Forward

1:20–2:00 p.m.
There’s an App for That – Can I.T. Save the Planet?
Moderator: Megan Hughes, Reporter, Bloomberg TV
Aneesh Chopra, Former U.S. Chief Technology Officer
Mayo Shattuck, Executive Chairman, Exelon Corporation
Alex Laskey, Co-Founder, Opower

2:00–2:10 p.m.
Innovation Challenge

2:10–2:30 p.m.
Keynote Conversation: Innovating the Sustainable Economy – How Businesses can Lead the Way
Mark Vachon, Vice President, GE ecomagination
Frank Sesno, Creator and Host, Planet Forward

2:30–2:50 p.m.
Where are the Jobs?
Moderator: Doug Guthrie, Dean, GW School of Business
Deborah Wince-Smith, President, Council on Competitiveness
Debra Rowe, President, U.S. Partnership for Education for Sustainable Development

2:50–3:00 p.m.
Innovation Challenge

3:00–3:20 p.m.
Networking Break

3:20–4:20 p.m.
Shining Cities: Sustainability Starts at Home
Moderator: Frank Sesno, Creator and Host, Planet Forward
Vincent Gray, Mayor, Washington, D.C.
Mark Mallory, Mayor, Cincinnati, OH
Tommy Battle, Mayor, Huntsville, AL
Steven Knapp, President, The George Washington University
Melissa Keeley, Assistant Professor of Geography, The George Washington University

4:20–4:30 p.m.
Innovation Challenge

4:30–5:15 p.m.
Renewables: Boom or Bust?
Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Blogger, The New York Times
Vice Admiral Dennis McGinn (Ret.), President, American Council on Renewable Energy
Reed Hundt, Chief Executive Officer, Coalition for Green Capital
Robert Hefner, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, The GHK Companies

5:15–6:00 p.m.
Moving the Planet Forward – The Next Generation

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