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Sustaining Economies and Natural Resources in a Changing World:
Key Role of Land Grant Universities

April 2-3, 2013 | Reitz Union, University of Florida | Gainesville, FL


Speaker Information

Confirmed Speakers
   (as of March 13th)


Robert W. Bailey, P.E., CH2M HILL, President – Water Business Group

Dr. Sam Baldwin, Chief Science Officer at the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the U.S. Department of Energy

Thomas Eason, Deputy Director of Habitat and Conservation, FWC


Dr. Blair Feltmate, Associate Professor in the Faculty of environment, University of Waterloo

Dr. Nancy Gassman, Natural Resources Administrator, Energy and Sustainability Program, Broward County, FL


Dr. Dave Gustafson, Director, ILSI-RF Center for Integrated Modeling of Sustainable Agriculture & Nutrition Security (CIMSANS)


Dr. Kirk Hatfield, Event Co-Chair, Professor and Director of the Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment  


Dr. Karl Havens, Director, Florida Sea Grant


Rick Hirsekorn, P.E., CH2M HILL, Vice-President and New York City Area Office Manager


Dr. John Ingram, NERC Food Security Leader, University of Oxford, UK 


Tim Jackson, PE, Senior Principal Planner, Kittelson & Associates, Inc. Transportation Engineering, Orlando, FL


Dr. Molly Jahn, Former Deputy and Acting Undersecretary of Agriculture, Professor in the Laboratory of Genetics and Department of Agronomy, Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, University of Wisconsin-Madison


Dr. James Jones, Event Co-Chair, Distinguished Professor and Director of the Florida Climate Institute


Dr. Kier Klepzig, Assistant Director, Southern Research Station, USDA Forest Service  


Dr. Fred Kirschenmann, Distinguished Fellow for the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, Iowa State University and President of Stone Barris Center for Food and Agriculture in NY


Shelley Lauten, Partner TriSect LLC, former Director of myregion.org, Florida Director for the Urban Land Institute


Dr. David McClary, Senior Technical Consultant, Elanco


Fred Merrill, Urban Planning Consultant, Principal at Sasaki Associates Architecture and Planning, Boston    


John Pait, Sr. VP for Sales, Marketing, and Product Development for ArborGen


Dr. Jack Payne, Sr. VP of IFAS


Todd Powell, Director of Real Estate, Plum Creek, Envision Alachua Project


Dr. Sara Pryor, Provosts Professor of Atmospheric Science, Associate Vice Provost for Faculty and Academic Affairs, Indiana University


Steve Merritt Seibert, Co-Founder TriSect LLC, Senior Strategic Advisor to UF-IFAS


Dr. Brent Shanks, Mike and Jean Steffenson Professor in Chemical and Biological Engineering and Director of NSFs Engineering Research Center for Bio-renewable Chemicals at Iowa State University


Ron Sims, Former Deputy Secretary for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Former Executive of Martin Luther King Jr. County, Washington State


Dr. Josias Zietsman, Head of the Environment and Air Quality Division at Texas A & M Transportation Institute (TTI)


UF Land Grant


Deadlines & Reminders

Abstracts for Poster Presentations Due:

March 11, 2013


Advance Registration REQUIRED
Registration Deadline Extended to:
March 11, 2013


Hotel Reservation Deadline:
March 22, 2013
Be sure to make your hotel reservation as soon as possible.

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