Airports Going Green Conference

AGG 2014

All sessions will take place at The Westin River North, 320 N Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60654. The conference will begin on Sunday, November 2, at 1:00 p.m. and will end after the Tour/Ride and Drive/Reception Wednesday, November 5th.


(Subject to change. Updated 10/9/14)
Sunday, November 2
1:00 - 5 p.m. U.S. Green Building Council Summit
     Peter Templeton, U.S. Green Building Council
     Melissa Baker, U.S. Green Building Council
5:00 - 7 p.m. U.S. Green Building Council/ISI Summit Reception
Monday, November 3
7:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 - 8:45 a.m. Welcome to Airports Going Green 2014
     Mayor Rahm Emanuel (invited)
     Rosemarie Andolino, Chicago Department of Aviation
     David Robbins, Chicago Department of Aviation
     Gwen Basaria, American Association of Airport Executives
     Karen Weigert, City of Chicago
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Session: Smart Thinking for Airport Resiliency/Future of Airport Sustainability
     Moderator: Jim Crites, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
     Rosemarie Andolino, Chicago Department of Aviation
     Marijn Ornstein, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol
     Martin Doherty, Dublin Airport Authority
     Haldane Dodd, Air Transport Action Group
     Angela Foster-Rice, United Airlines
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Morning Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Session: Sustainability at the National Organizational Level: AAAE, ACI, ACC, A4A, NBAA Roundtable
     Moderator: Phil Ralston, Portland International Airport
     Katherine Preston, Airports Council International
     T.J. Schulz, Airport Consultant Council
     Melissa Sabatine, American Association of Airport Executives
     Christa Fornarotto, National Business Aviation Association
     Marianne Csaky, Airlines for America
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Keynote Address and Luncheon
     Keynote introduction by David Robbins
     Rick Fedrizzi, CEO & Founder, U.S. Green Building Council
1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Session: FAA Guidance Updates: Sustainability/Energy/Waste; and Sustainability Management Plan Updates
     Moderator: Barry Cooper, Federal Aviation Administration (invited)
     Administrator Eduardo Angeles, Federal Aviation Administration
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Session: Sustainability Management Plan Updates
     Moderator: Michelle Baker, Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority
     Ryan Spicer, Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport
     Alice Price, Tampa International Airport
     Tiffany Finley, Minneapolis–Saint Paul International Airport
     Lauren Seydewitz, GSP on Gulfport-Biloxi
2:30 - 3:00 p.m. Afternoon Break with Exhibitors
3:00 - 4:15 p.m. Session: Climate Change Resiliency: Airline Extreme Weather Planning
     Moderator: Nate Kimball, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey
     David Lusk, FedEx
     Penny Neferis, JetBlue Airways
     Jim DeYoung, United Airlines
4:15 - 5:30 p.m. Concurrent Session:
Workshop: Walkability of Airports within Communities (includes sample walkability study of hotel area)
     Kelly Morphy, Walkable and Livable Communities Institute
Case Studies: Safety, Seats, and Salvage
     Moderator: Erin O’Donnell, Chicago Department of Aviation
     Kirk Marchand, Protection Engineering (invited)
     Marc Klein, J.A. Watts, Inc.
     Ed Gluecker, Aircraft Fleet Recycling Association
     Rachel Barry, Southwest (invited)
5:30 - 7:00 p.m. Conference Reception with Exhibitors Sponsored by Siemens
7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Evening Event: Sustainable Fabrics Fashion Show
Tuesday, November 4
7:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:15 – 8:45 a.m. FAA Design Competition for Universities in the Environmental Interactions of Airports Challenge [invited]
     Introduction: Sarah Pauls, Virginia Space Grant Consortium
     Ashylyn Norberg, University of Colorado at Boulder
     Eric Roads, University of Colorado at Boulder
8:30 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session: What’s New in Sustainable Products & Services? Exhibitor/Vendor Pecha Kucha
     Moderator: Devonne Jackson, Burns Engineering
     Matt Jones, Revolution Bag
     Mark Harrison, Bandwagon
     John Shideler, Futurepast, Inc.
     Mani Elango, Honeywell Aerospace
     Steve Karlin, M-B Companies, Inc.
8:45 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session: Renewable Energy Potential Airport Revenue Sources
     Moderator: Steve Barrett, Harris Miller Miller & Hanson
     Tim Method, Indianapolis International Airport
     Jim Stanislaski, Gensler on Portland International Jetport
     Brian Hurley, Siemens
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Morning Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
ACRP Projects Update: Case Studies
     Moderator: Joe Navarrete, Transportation Research Board
     Barbara Thomson, Thomson Consulting (Synthesis 53)
     Jennifer Salerno, Booz Allen Hamilton (ACRP Report 110)
     Kristin Lemaster, CDM Smith (ACRP 02-30)
     Carol Lurie, VHB (ACRP 02-28)
     Burr Stewart, Burrst
International Perspectives Panel
     Moderator: Derek Gray, Greater Toronto Airports Authority
     Necdet Buyukbay, TAV Airports
     Soon Young Park, Incheon International Airport
     Grethe Fremo, Trondheim Airport Norway
     Jarrett Simmons, Houston Airport System
12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Keynote Address and Airports Going Green Awards Luncheon
     Jay Hertwig, Unifi Manufacturing, Inc. (makers of Repreve)
     Elizabeth Shorrock, Assistant Professor, Fashion Studies, Columbia College Chicago
     Bob Bolton, San Diego County Regional Airport Authority
1:15 - 2:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
The Changing Landscape of How Airports Communicate with the Public
     Moderator: Paul Bowers, Airport Improvement Magazine
     Rebecca Venis, Reno–Tahoe International Airport
     Jeremy Webb, Seattle–Tacoma International Airport
     Jim Peters, SITA
Successful Community Partnerships
     Moderator: Scott Morrissey, Denver International Airport
     Kane Carpenter, Austin–Bergstrom International Airport
     Sam Mehta, San Francisco International Airport
     Sharon Douglas, Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
3:30 - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Break with Exhibitors
2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
Innovation with Waste: Commodities Management
     Moderator: Rob Freeman, Los Angeles World Airports
     Catherine O'Connor, Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago
     Anita Kedia, Waste Management
     Victoria Zimmerman, McDonald’s Corporation
     Kevin O’Brien, Illinois Sustainable Technology Center
Smart Airports: Focus on Energy: Data Management, Benchmarking, Real-Time Reporting, Funding
     Moderator: Paul Manasjan, San Diego International Airport
     Azizan Aziz, Carnegie Mellon University
     Dave Roberts, OSIsoft
     Peter Holmkvist, Bergen Airport, Flesland, Norway
4:00 - 5:30 p.m.AGG 2014 Wrap-up/Sustainable Happy Hour
     Moderator: Sam Mehta, San Francisco International Airport
     Moderator: Craig Riley, URS
     Renee Ragin, Tortas Frontera
     Linda Mallers, FarmLogix
     Ian Hughes, Goose Island Beer Company
     Brenda Palms Barber, Sweet Beginnings
     Josh Deth, Revolution Brewing
     Michael Cameron, Uncommon Ground
     Jennifer Solberg, Rhine Hall Distillery
     Zorana Bosnic, HOK
     Melissa Mizell, Gensler
     Karen Hamilton, Lagunitas Brewing Company
     Jeremy Dalkoff, American Express Premium Travel Group
Wednesday, November 5
8:00 – 2:00 p.m. O'Hare International Airport Airfield Tour, Ride & Drive and Urban Garden Reception