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Propelling Our Blue Economy

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Learn about Chicago & Illinois' Blue Economy. The event will feature local & global water innovators, universities, industry, & investors.

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Propelling Our Blue Economy is the signature event of Chicago Water Week 2020, programmed by Current. We'll explore the major players in Chicago and Illinois' blue economy and the actions needed to ensure the sector thrives. You'll learn about the suppliers of innovative water technologies and the companies that use and implement them to solve their water challenges. And hear from leading innovators, researchers, investors, and industry users who have built successful innovation communities - both locally and globally.

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9-9:10am: Opening Remarks

  • Featuring a video welcome with Kari K. Steele, President of the Board of Commissioners, MWRD

9:10-9:20am: Propelling Our Inclusive Blue Economy

  • Alaina Harkness, Executive Director, Current

9:20-9:40am: Discussion: What Will It Take?

  • Andrea Zopp, President & CEO, World Business Chicago
  • Paul J. Vogel, President, Greeley and Hansen
  • Moderator - Alaina Harkness, Executive Director, Current

9:40-9:45am: Audience Poll

9:45-10:15am: Kick-Starting Innovation In Water - A Discussion with Entrepreneurs

  • Erin Rothman, CEO & Founder, StormSensor
  • Jamail Carter, Chief Commercial Officer & CoFounder, Varuna
  • Moderator - Dr. Terry Mah, Thales Water Advisors

10:15-10:35am: Keynote Speaker

  • Seth M. Siegel, New York Times Bestselling Author
  • Interviewer - Diana Palomar, VP of Community Engagement, ABC 7 Chicago

10:35-10:55am: Audience Q&A With Seth

10:55-11:00am: Closing Remarks

* Program subject to change.
** Zoom information to be sent to all registrants, via Eventbrite email, on 9/30
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