As leaders at all levels struggle to define the specific and pervading ramifications of modern environmental challenges, we delve into what mitigation, adaptation, and innovation, and sustainability mean for the future of industry, the environment, economies, and communities. FUSION is a non-partisan platform at the focal point of that conversation, and through the convergence of thought leadership and civic engagement, we will drive the conversation towards a more sustainable future.

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SPEAKERS

 Bill Abler  Entergy

Bill Abler

Entergy

 Dr. Chuck Carr Brown  Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

Dr. Chuck Carr Brown

Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality

 Benjamin Chee  NERA Economic Consulting

Benjamin Chee

NERA Economic Consulting

 Andrea Chen  Propeller

Andrea Chen

Propeller

 August “Cocoa” Creppel  United Houma Nation

August “Cocoa” Creppel

United Houma Nation

 Sidney Coffee  America's Wetland Foundation

Sidney Coffee

America's Wetland Foundation

 Flozell Daniels, Jr.  Foundation for Louisiana

Flozell Daniels, Jr.

Foundation for Louisiana

 Royce Duplessis  State Representative District 93

Royce Duplessis

State Representative District 93

 Congressman Garret Graves  U.S.House of Representatives

Congressman Garret Graves

U.S.House of Representatives

 Judi Greenwald  Princeton UniversityCenter for Energy and the Environment

Judi Greenwald

Princeton UniversityCenter for Energy and the Environment

 Alejandra Guzman  New Orleans Business Alliance

Alejandra Guzman

New Orleans Business Alliance

 Jay Hakes  Author

Jay Hakes

Author

 Michael Hecht  Greater New Orleans, Inc.

Michael Hecht

Greater New Orleans, Inc.

 Jerome Jackson  J.M. Smucker / Folgers Coffee

Jerome Jackson

J.M. Smucker / Folgers Coffee

 Seth Levine  Jones Walker

Seth Levine

Jones Walker

 Sarah Mack  Tierra Resource Wetland Restoration

Sarah Mack

Tierra Resource Wetland Restoration

 Michael Olivier  Committee of 100 Louisiana

Michael Olivier

Committee of 100 Louisiana

 Bob Perciasepe  Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

Bob Perciasepe

Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

 Liz Shephard  LifeCity

Liz Shephard

LifeCity

 

FUSION AGENDA


8:00 am     Registration Opens


8:30 am     Welcome & Opening Remarks


8:45 am     Opening Keynote - Building Common Ground for Pro-Climate Economic Development


9:45 am     Breakout: Renewable Energy Markets and Auctions

                Breakout: Perspectives on Leadership, Climate Change, and Environmental Justice


10:45 am    Breakout: Forging Partnerships Across the Aisle

                Breakout: Shaping Environmental and Energy Policy: Lessons Learned


11:45 am    Lunch


12:35 pm    Keynote


1:40 pm     Breakout: How Louisiana is Driving the Discussion on Sustainability and Innovation

               Breakout: Sustainability as a Business Strategy


2:45 pm    Keynote: Mitigating, Innovating, Adapting: Policy in Action


3:30 pm    Reception

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Fusion is produced by NORLI (the New Orleans Regional Leadership Institute). NORLI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization providing community leaders the opportunity to identify, collaborate, and address key issues for the betterment of the Greater New Orleans Region. NORLI draws upon a diverse group of stakeholders from around the ten parish region to engage in thought-provoking personal and professional development programs covering topics such as public policy, healthcare, education, diversity and equity, environment and sustainability, economic development, and criminal justice. For more info, connect with us by submitting the form below or visiting our website at www.norli.org.

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