2018 Program

Spotlight on Equity and Diversity - Planning for Climate Resilience through Equitable Actions
Explore the opportunities and barriers of marginalized and vulnerable communities through environmental, climate, and social justice work as we weave this idea throughout this year's conference. Why is it important to address diversity and equity issues in our sustainability efforts? What is social sustainability and how can we work to increase its relevance? We will draw connections between environmental impacts, economic impacts, and social impacts as we gain insight and understanding about the vital role equity and diversity plays in our sustainable future. 2018 conference programming will highlight, but is not limited to, this topic.

Tours | Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
Transportation Sponsor:  
3:00-4:30pm
Karl Miller Center: The Karl Miller Center (KMC) is a state-of-the-art LEED Platinum facility housing the School of Business and Office of International Affairs at PSU. This innovative building boasts numerous sustainability achievements including:
- Energy efficient design projected to cut energy use by half despite increasing square footage by 42 percent
- A new pavilion and atrium that are passively-cooled and 100% naturally ventilated - Low VOC, FSC certified, and locally sourced materials
- Five ecoroofs totaling 7,000 square feet...and more!

Viking Pavillion: In April 2018, PSU will open a new multi-purpose venue in the heart of downtown Portland - Viking Pavilion Regional Event Center. The OHSU-sponsored Viking Pavilion will be a LEED Gold Certified, functionally flexible venue that can accommodate up to 3,400 guests. Join us for a hard hat tour to get a sneak peak of this impressive space before it opens.
Special Requirements: Wear long pants, long sleeves and close toed, slip proof shoes. Hard hats and other PPE will be provided for the Viking Pavilion portion of the tour.
Meeting Point Address: KMC 615 SW Harrison St., 2nd floor near the bronze bust at the Broadway entry.
Max Capacity: 20 | Reserve your spot during registration
3:30-4:30pm
The Redd on Salmon Street is a new Ecotrust development located in the heart of Portland's historic Central Eastside designed to support local food enterprises, connect chefs, foodservice directors and entrepreneurs to independent farmers, ranchers and fishers in the region, and help scale a robust, regional food economy across the Pacific Northwest. The Redd tour will begin at the B-line roll up door on the corner of 7th and Salmon to highlight key functions and concepts of the Redd West building (office, kitchen production, and warehousing space), and conclude with a visit to the Redd East building for Q&A.
Meeting Point Address: 831 SE Salmon St., Portland, OR 97214
Max Capacity: 20 | Reserve your spot during registration
3:30-4:30pm
Join us for this tour of the transportation facilities on the PSU campus. Attendees will get to see the many different options for transport including the Bike Hub- an awesome student run bike co-op, Vike Bikes- long term & departmental bike rentals, the PSU bike garages, BIKETOWN collaboration, Portland City transportation infrastructure through TriMet such as the street car, buses and the MAX, the PSU Bike Challenge, Fixit repair stands and more. We will also discuss the influence that transportation and PSU have had on each other.
Meeting Point Address: PSU Bike Hub, 1818 SW 6th Ave.
Max Capacity: 25 | Reserve your spot during registration
4:00-5:00pm
The Collaborative Life Sciences Building brings together Portland State University (PSU), Oregon State University (OSU), and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) health and life sciences programming on a single campus. The building achieved LEED Platinum certification due to its host of sustainable features including green roofs, a stormwater collection system for non-potable water, energy-efficient climate control and lighting, and extensive use of recycled and sustainable materials.
CLSB is adjacent to the stunning Tilikum Crossing, or Bridge of the People. The first bridge of its kind in the U.S., the Tilikum Crossing carries MAX trains, buses, streetcars, cyclists and pedestrians over the Willamette River, but no cars.
Meeting Point Address: 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Max Capacity: 50 | Reserve your spot during registration
Opening Night | Tuesday, February 6th, 2018
5:00-6:30pm
Opening Night Reception
Collaborative Life Sciences Building | 2730 SW Moody Ave, Portland, OR 97201
Keynote by: Brian Gibbs, Ph.D., M.P.A. | Vice President, Equity and Inclusion, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
Day One | Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Equity & Diversity
SMSU 296/298
Engagement
SMSU 328/329
Academics
SMSU 294
Operations & Facilities
SMSU 327
Community
SMSU 333
8:00am
Breakfast & Registration | Smith Memorial Student Union, 3rd Floor
9:00-9:15am
Welcome Remarks | Ballroom
Rahmat Shoureshi | President, Portland State University
9:15-9:30am
Opening Keynote | Ballroom
Desirée Williams-Rajee | Owner, Kapwa Consulting & Former Equity Program Manager, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability  
9:30-10:30am
Jade Aguilar | Vice President of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, Willamette University
Narce Rodriguez | Executive Director, Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Pacific University
Rickey Hall | Chief Diversity Officer, University of Washington
Linda Herrera | Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer, Chemeketa Community College
10:30-11:00am
Networking and Coffee Break
11:00am-12:15pm
Nicholas Wooten | Program Coordinator, TRiO Student Success, The Evergreen State College
Gwen Larned | Zero Waste Coordinator, Western Washington University
Grace A. Wang | Associate Professor of Environmental Studies, Western Washington University
Brian Henning | Professor of Philosophy and Environmental Studies, Faculty Fellow for Sustainability, Gonzaga University
Jean MacGregor | Co-Director, Curriculum for the Bioregion, The Evergreen State College
Moderator: Steve Mital | Sustainability Director, University of Oregon  
Lucy Pierce | Graduate Student, The Evergreen State College  
Rhys Roth | Director, Center for Sustainable Infrastructure  
Scott Morgan | Director of Sustainability, The Evergreen State College
Jennifer Joyalle | Instructor, Civic Leadership Minor; Doctoral Student, Portland State University
Kevin Kecskes | Associate Professor of Public Administration, Portland State University
Erin Elliott | Instructor, Civic Leadership Minor; Doctoral Candidate, Portland State University
Peter Chaille | NTT Faculty and Undergraduate Curriculum Lead for Public Administration Department, Portland State University
12:15-1:15pm
Lunch
12:30-12:45pm
McKinstry Champions of Sustainability Scholarship Awardee Recognition
Dale Silha | Vice President of Energy and Technical Services, Mckinstry
12:45-1:15pm
PSU Eats Sustainable Food Practices Showcase: How to Eat Seasonally and Locally
Moderator: Mark Harris | Sustainability Manager, PSU Eats
Matt Steele | Executive Chef, PSU Eats
Jesse Nichols | Co-Owner, Manager and Farmer, Stoneboat Farms
1:15-2:30pm
Moderator: Erica Wagner | Ahlbrandt Professor & Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs, Portland State University School of Business
Rachel CentariczkiDirector of Teen Services- Education & Career, Boys & Girls Clubs of Portland
Yareli Rincon | STEAM Student, Junior, Forest Grove High School  
Tia Johnston Brown | Director of Youth Venture Inc., Ashoka  
Scott Davis | Graduate Student - Project Manager, University of Washington Sustainability Action Network
Sky Stahl | Undergraduate Project Leader, University of Washington Sustainability Action Network
Jennifer Atkinson | Faculty, Associate Director of the Pre-Major Program and Discovery Core, University of Washington Bothell
Vincent M. Smith | Associate Professor and Chair of Environmental Science & Policy, Southern Oregon University  
Claudia Frere-Anderson | Director, UW Sustainability, University of Washington  
Diane Shingledecker | CBL CTE District Faculty Coordinator, Portland Community College  
Joe Culhane | Student, Director of Student Services & Sustainability Coordinator, Portland Community College Cascade Campus
Rylie Wolff | Student, Co-op Director, Portland Community College Rock Creek Campus  
Nick Carmack | Student President, Portland Community College Cascade Campus
Brittney Chesher | Graduate Intern, Human Services Resource Center, Oregon State University  
2:30-3:00pm
Networking and Coffee Break
3:00-4:15pm
Serena Carmona-Hester | Student, Gonzaga University  
Saiyare Refaei | Coordinator for Sustainability Integration, Diversity Center, Pacific Lutheran University
Tess Matsukawa | Resident Director, Pacific Lutheran University  
Moderator: Elaine Cole, Ph.D. | Rock Creek Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Portland Community College
Jenny Nitzky | Sustainability Coordinator Assistant, Southern Oregon University  
Briar Schoon | Sustainability Manager, Portland Community College  
Heidi Sickert | Business Faculty, Sustainability & Curriculum Council Chair, Portland Community College  
Jean MacGregor | Co-Director, Curriculum for the Bioregion, The Evergreen State College
Marie Eaton | Professor Emerita, Fairhaven College and Director, Palliative Care Institute, Western Washington University
Kate Reavey | Instructor, Peninsula College
Holly Hughes | Adjunct Instructor, Peninsula College

Sponsored by:

Jimmy Jia | Faculty, Presidio Graduate School  
Seth Vidana | Sustainability Manager, Western Washington University
Elin Shepard | New Buildings Program Outreach Manager, Energy Trust of Oregon
Chris Breitmeyer | President, Clatsop Community College
Emily Murkland | Project Manager, Portland State University
Kyenne Williams | Program Specialist, City of Portland
Jennifer Stefanick | Portland Event Recycling Project Lead, CES, Portland State University
4:15-4:30pm
Networking Break
4:30-5:30pm
Sustainability Mentorship Program; Supporting The Next generation of Sustainability Professionals
- Mary Vance | Career Counselor, Sustainability Focus, Portland State University
- Melia Tichenor | Sustainability Mentorship Program Coordinator, Portland State University

Encouraging Business Sustainability Practices Through Green Leasing at Portland State University
- Emily Quinton | Graduate Student, Portland State University

Portland State University Off Site Renewable Energy Opportunity and Feasibility Study with Multi-Criteria Decision Considerations
- Emily Quinton | Graduate Student, Portland State University
- Max Nielsen-Pincus | Assistant Professor & Graduate Committee Chair, Department of Environmental Science and Management, Portland State University

Food Equity and Service Learning, an Unintended Outcome of a Community Partnership
- Stephania Fregosi | Sustainability Coordinator, Chemeketa Community College
- Adam Holden | Student Leadership & Civic Engagement Coordinator, Chemeketa Community College

The UW All-STARS Framework for Reporting, Improving Performance, and Creating Synergies
- Sean Schmidt | Sustainability Specialist, University of Washington

Make Positive Environmental Impact in Your Community, Take Recycling 101
- Gregg Hayward | City of Gresham Business Sustainability Coordinator, Education Chair

Addressing the Issue of Food Loss and Waste at Gonzaga University's Main Dining Facility: A Holistic Systems-Based Approach
- Meghan Lowry | Student, Gonzaga University
- Sarah Godbehere | Student, Gonzaga University
- James Sulser | Student, Gonzaga University
- Dee Dee Brown | Student, Gonzaga University

Bringing Upcycling to your Campus
- Ron Hawk | Director of Collaborative Sales, Looptworks
                                                                         CAREER FAIR SESSIONS
Katie Secrist | Consultant, Sustainable Business Consulting
Elaine Aye, IIDA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP | Associate/Regional Manager, RWDI / Green Building Services
Izabel Loinaz | Director, Center for Sustainable Business, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Charles A. Vescoso, Jr. | Associate Technical Editor, American Technical Publishers
4:30-5:30pm
Communications Managers and Coordinators Meetup | 326 Pacific Rim
This is an opportunity for communications managers and coordinators to collaborate with colleagues about best practices, what's working, challenges, etc.
5:30-6:30pm
Networking Reception
7:00-9:00pm
Dine Arounds
Here's your chance to get out and have a taste of Portland! We have set up several reservations around downtown as well as recommendations of restaurants in the area. Check them out here >>
Day Two | Thursday, February 8th, 2018
7:00am
Yoga | Lincoln Hall 255
7:30am
Breakfast & Registration
7:30-8:30am
Food Service Meetup | Room 326 Pacific Rim
8:30-9:15am
Pandora Thomas | Teacher, Writer & Designer    
9:15-10:30am
Moderator: Robert Liberty | Director, Institute for Sustainable Solutions, Portland State University
Michael Harwood | Associate Vice President, University of Oregon
Carol Long | Senior Vice President for Academic and Student Affairs, Willamette University
Mark Mitsui | President, Portland Community College
Barbara Wingerson | Associate Vice President & Chief of Staff, University of Washington
10:30-11:00am
Networking and Coffee Break
11:00am-12:15pm
Megan Schneider | Education Coordinator, Facilities & Property Management, and MS Candidate, Leadership for Sustainability Education, Portland State University
MacKenzie Eiden | Peer Mentor, University Studies Program, and MS Candidate, Leadership for Sustainability Education, Portland State University
Amy Dvorak | Sustainability Director, Lewis & Clark College
Moderator: Elaine Cole, Ph.D. | Rock Creek Campus Sustainability Coordinator, Portland Community College
Anne Lesenne | Landscape Department Technician and Faculty, Portland Community College Rock Creek  
Evan Sugden | Faculty Instructor, University of Washington  
Mary Whitfield | Department of Chemistry, Edmonds Community College
Dr. Daniel Najera | Department of Biology, Green River College
Domenic Calabro | Waste Prevention Specialist, U.S. EPA  
Lara Seng | Regional Sustainability Manager, Sodexo  
Brandon Lesowske | Waste Management Coordinator, Portland State University;  
Mark Freeman | Senior Manager of Global Dining Services, Microsoft  
Erik Budsberg | Sustainability Coordinator, Eastern Washington University
Guillermo Giannico | Associate Professor, Fisheries Extension, Oregon State University  
Robin O'Quinn | Associate Professor of Biology, Eastern Washington University  
12:15-1:15pm
Lunch
12:30-12:45pm
Jessica Finn Coven | Chief Resilience Officer, City of Seattle and Director, Office of Sustainability & Environment  
1:15-2:30pm
Moderator: Emma Sharpe | Green Fund Chair, Willamette University
Anna Belinski | Student Body Association Sustainability Chair, Gonzaga University
Alexander Butler | Chair of the Food Systems Working Group, Evergreen State College
Kyle McDermott | Campus Sustainability Fund Coordinator, University of Washington  
Joe Culhane | The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF), Portland Community College
Johnathan Riopelle | Sustainable Action Fund, Western Washington University  
Abigail Lynam, Ph.D. | Faculty Sustainable Practices, Cascadia College
Atlas Turner | Student, Cascadia College
Eric Jonsson | Graduate, Cascadia College
John Kuykendall | Graduate, Cascadia College
Toren Elste | Sustainability Programs Specialist, University of Washington
Daimon Eklund | Sustainability Communications Coordinator, University of Washington  
Izabel Loinaz | Director, Center for Sustainable Business, Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon
Megan Banks | Manager, Sustainable Cities Year Program, Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
Llyswen Berna | MBA Candidate in Sustainability, University of Oregon
Kerry Edinger Snodgress | Program Support GE, Sustainable Cities Initiative, University of Oregon
Thea Kindschuh | CRUX Project Coordinator, Portland State University
J. Alexander Maxwell, Ph.D. | Assistant Professor of Civil Engineering, Gonzaga University
Elaine Aye, IIDA, LEED Fellow, WELL AP | Associate/Regional Manager, RWDI / Green Building Services
Shaun Taylor | Education Director, University of Washington - Clean Energy Institute  
Lety Cavazos | Oregon State University Sustainability Office  
2:30-2:45pm
Networking and Coffee Break
2:45-3:00pm
Jenny McNamara | Campus Sustainability Director, Portland State University

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