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2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit

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The 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit

Savannah, GA

September 24th & 25th, 2013
Kickoff Lecture: September 24th, 2013 (5:30 PM)
Location: Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD) Museum of Art

Introductory Remarks, Albert George, Founder, Georgia Green Economy Summit

"A History of Savannah at the Cutting Edge"
Robin B. Williams, Ph.D., Chair, Architectural History Department, SCAD

"Sustainable Futures by Design: Today's Offerings"
Scott Boylston, Professor, Design for Sustainability Program, SCAD

Q & A Session:

Albert George, Moderator

Georgia Green Economy Summit: September 25th, 2013 (8:30 AM)

Location: Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room Hosted by the Savannah
State University Eco Tigers

Event Theme: What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?

Order of Proceedings and Topical Themes for the 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit:

Breakfast Keynote:
9:00 AM: Mr. Bruce Karas, Vice President of Environment and Sustainability, Coca-Cola Refreshments

9:15 AM: Leading International Models, the Green Economy Reality:

"Principality of Liechtenstein, A Model for Green Economy Incubation and Application"
Dr. Bruce Allen, Head of Post, Honorary Consul of the Principality of
Liechtenstein/Member of the Board of Directors and Protocol Liaison of the
Atlanta Consular Corps

"Leading Practices from Germany, A Model for Renewable Energy Deployment"
Ms. Sylvia Minton, CEO, Minton & Associates Energy Consulting and served on the
Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee at the US Department of

9:45 AM: The Coastal Habitat, more than a Source of Food and Recreation:

"Emerging Technologies and Revolutions in Biomedical Research and Graduate
Education: Implications for the Coastal Empire"
Dr. John N. Forrest, Jr. , Director Office of Student Research, Yale University
School of Medicine, and past Director of the Mount Desert Island Biological
Laboratory, Bar Harbor, ME

"Waste Water to Bio-fuels (W2B): A Simplified Universal Approach to Creating
Algae Biomass for Bio-fuels Production"
Dr. Christopher J. Hintz, Assistant Professor, Savannah State University Marine
Science Program

10:30 AM: Leading Models from other states that could have implications for the Coastal Empire:

Mr. Mark Rogers, Director of Communications, Cape Wind

Mr. Curtis Wynn, President & CEO, Roanoke Electric

12:00 Noon: Lunch Keynote Speaker
Ms. Laura Turner Seydel, National Environmental Advocate and Eco-Living Expert, Chairperson, Captain Planet Foundation

12:30 PM: National and Local Policies and Economic Factors for the Coastal Empire to
Consider in Developing Its Green Economy Strategy:

Mr. Albert A. George II, Co-Founder, Amazon Reforestation Project, Inc.

Dr. Richard Gilmore, President & CEO, GIC Group and Founder, Global Food Safety Forum

1:00 PM: Georgia Based Companies Developing Leading Edge Technologies and Business Models for the Green Economy:

Mr. Ramsey Khalidi, President & CEO, RK Construction and The Southern Pine Company

Ms. Laura Lee Bocade, Business & Community Outreach Leader, DIRTT Environmental

2:00 PM: Panel Discussion: "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon

Mr. Scott Boylston, Program Coordinator, Sustainability Program Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD)

Mr. Roger Bowman, Manager of Sustainability, Gulfstream Aerospace

Ms. Chandler Case, Marketing Coordinator, Energy Launch Partners

Mr. Jerald Mitchell, Director of Innovation, Savannah Economic Development Authority

Ms. Bea Wray, CEO, The Creative Coast, Inc.

Ms. Andree Iffrig, Leader Sustainability Team, DIRTT Environmental Solutions, Ltd


3:30 PM: Container Ship TEUs and Hydroponics Urban Farming

Mr. Benjamin Greene, Founder, The Farmery



Mr. Lance Wright, Managing Partner & CEO, Lance Wright and Associates




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When & Where

Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room
3219 College Street
Savannah, GA 31404

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (PDT)

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Founder’s Bio:

Mr. Albert A. George II

Mr. Albert A. George II is the Director of Carbon Services for the GIC Group and Co-Founder of the Amazon Reforestation Project. Prior to the Amazon Reforestation Project, he worked as the Director of Education for Georgia Aquarium Inc. He has also held appointments as a Management Consultant for Booz Allen Hamilton and as a Research Associate for the Center for Marine Environmental Science and Biotechnology. Mr. George completed his B.S. in Marine Biology and Chemistry from Savannah State University and the P.R.E.P. program at Yale University concentrating in physiology cellular molecular genetics, and then completed a program of study from the Harvard University John F. Kennedy School of Government/MIT in addition to completing a Master's of Science from the Georgia Institute of Technology and will be participating in the University of Cambridge Sustainability Leadership Climate Innovation Program later this year. He is also the founder of the GA Green Economy Summit which is working to promote green economy growth in the state of GA.

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