Green Technology and Economic Revitalization in Michigan – March 25, 2011

 

Symposium Overview

On March 25, 2011, MTTLR sponsored a “Green Technology and Economic Revitalization” symposium to examine the future of sustainable economic growth in Michigan. The interdisciplinary symposium examined the legal, business, and policy issues present in shaping the future of Michigan’s green economy. View the Symposium Program in PDF format.

Speakers

Evan Caminker

Dean, Branch Rickey Collegiate Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Chuck Conlen

Director, Renewable Energy, Detroit Edison

 

Tim Faley

Managing Director, Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

 

Sara Rollet Gosman

Water Resources Attorney, National Wildlife Federation
Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Howard Learner

President and Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center

 

Tom Lyon

Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Gil Pezza

Director, Water Technology Initiative, Michigan Economic Development Corporation

 

Skip Pruss

Principal, 5 Lakes Energy
Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy

 

Max Shtein

Associate Professor, University of Michigan Department of Materials Science and Engineering

Knut Simonsen

President, DTE Energy Ventures

 

David Uhlmann

Director, University of Michigan Environmental Law and Policy Program

 

Mark Wagner

Vice President of Government Relations, Johnson Controls, Inc.

 

Kate Zyla

Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Georgetown Climate Center

Agenda

* All events to be held in the University of Michigan Law School, Hutchins Hall Room 100 unless otherwise noted.

8:30AMContinental Breakfast
9:00AMOpening Remarks by Evan Caminker, Dean of the University of Michigan Law School
9:15AM – 10:45AMPanel I: Industries for a Sustainable Future: Green Technology and Big Business in Michigan

Moderator:

  • Professor David Uhlmann, Director, University of Michigan Environmental Law and Policy Program

Participants:

  • Chuck Conlen, Director, Renewable Energy, Detroit Edison
  • Professor Tom Lyon, Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
  • Mark Wagner, Vice President of Government Relations, Johnson Controls, Inc.
10:45AM – 11:00AMCoffee Break
11:00AM – 12:30PMPanel II: Fostering Economic Development Through Green Technology: Sustainable Startups in Michigan

Moderator:

  • Professor Tim Faley, Managing Director, Zell Lurie Institute for Entrepreneurial Studies, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

Participants:

  • Gil Pezza, Director, Water Technology Initiative, Michigan Economic Development Corporation
  • Professor Max Shtein, Associate Professor, University of Michigan Department of Materials Science and Engineering
  • Knut Simonsen, President, DTE Energy Ventures
12:30PM – 1:30PMLunch served
1:00PMFeatured address by Skip Pruss

Principal, 5 Lakes Energy; Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy

1:45PM – 3:15PMPanel III: Policy Roundtable: Reconciling Environmental and Economic Values

Moderator:

  • Professor Sara Rollet Gosman, Water Resources Attorney, National Wildlife Federation; Adjunct Professor, University of Michigan Law School

Participants:

  • Professor Howard Learner, President and Executive Director, Environmental Law and Policy Center
  • Skip Pruss, Principal, 5 Lakes Energy; Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Kate Zyla, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, Georgetown Climate Center
3:15 PMClosing Remarks by Tom Lyon, Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Ross School of Business
3:30 PMReception immediately following closing remarks in the Lawyers Club Lounge

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To Find Out More

To learn more about the symposium, please contact mttlr@umich.edu.

Symposium Schedule

  • 9:00 AM - Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:30 AM - Panel #1: Theories of Privacy in Light of “ Big Data ”
  • 11:15 AM - Light snacks and refreshments
  • 11:30 AM - Panel #2: A Global Perspective on Technology, Privacy and the Law
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