Emerging Green 2015: Electronics in a Circular Economy

Emerging Green 2015 will be comprised of 90-minute sessions with expert speakers and interactive elements to outline different perspectives and proposed paths forward for electronics in a circular economy. Sessions are organized into tracks to enable a deep dive into each topic.

Program Schedule

Monday, Sept. 21

2:00-7:00 Registration | Nines Ballroom, Foyer - 6th Floor
5:30-7:00
Welcome Reception | Nines Ballroom, Foyer - 6th Floor

Tuesday, Sept. 22

7:30-8:30
Breakfast
8:30-8:45
Welcome: Kent Snyder, Green Electronics Council Board Chair
8:45-10:00

Sponsored by:
Opening Plenary: Electronics in a Circular Economy
Moderator: Mike Biddle, PhD | Founder, MBA Polymers; Green Electronics Council Board Member
Chandrakant Patel, PhD | HP Senior Fellow and Chief Engineer, Hewlett-Packard Labs
Judy Glazer, PhD | Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Alejandro Santacreu | CEO, Circular Devices
John Shegerian | Chairman and CEO, Electronic Recyclers International, RecycleNation.com & UrbanMining.org
10:00-10:30
Networking Break
Track Safer Chemicals in Products and Processes Critical Materials: More, or Less, Than We Think? Closing the Loop: E-Waste and Recycling in Emerging Economies
10:30-12:00
Moderator: Holly Elwood | Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Program, US EPA
Ted Smith | Coordinator at International Campaign for Responsible Technology, Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Aaron Blum | Co-Founder, Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
Verena Radulovic | Product Manager, ENERGY STAR Program, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Hazardous materials impact human health and the environment throughout the supply chain to end-of-life disposal. Electronics manufacturing is a very chemically intensive process, including the use of many hazardous materials, which can cause harm to workers in and communities close to manufacturing plants as well as recycling facilities. This three-part track will look at the current impacts from the use of hazardous chemicals, as well as strategies and tools that manufactures are using to find safer substitutions for chemicals in production and in products.

Moderator: Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council
Constantin Herrmann, PhD | Principal Sustainability Consultant and Team Lead Metals, Manufacturing and Electronics, thinkstep
Alex King, PhD | CMI Director, Department of Energy
Jaco Huisman, PhD | Scientific Advisor, United Nations University

Critical materials are often understood as banned or restricted materials that require actions or information for a company to comply with a respective regulation. But the topic critical materials has many facets. There is indeed a legal aspect, e.g. by ensuring threshold limitation of certain materials, but also criticality of supply, trade, End of Life treatment, for environment or of political aspects that often are precursors of future legal aspects. This first session of a series of three dealing with the topic critical materials provides an overview to its audience, flags several facets and serves as the perfect entry point becoming a well-informed fellow on the topic critical materials.

Moderator: Jason Linnell | Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling
Christopher Nafe, PhD | Graduate Research Assistant, The Sustainability Consortium
Carole Mars, PhD | Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium
Bill Morris | Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Recyclers
Max Marwede, PhD | PostDoc, Technische Universität Berlin

Presentations Include:

Design for End-of-Life: A novel approach to promote reuse and enhance resource recovery from electronic waste - Keshav Parajuly | Ph.D Student, University of Southern Denmark

Using recyclability metrics to improve the design of electronic products - Max Marwede, PhD | PostDoc, Technische Universität Berlin

Developing a Convenient E-Waste Recycling System: Using Consumer Reported Preferences to Design Effective Collection Events - Christopher Nafe | Graduate Research Assistant, The Sustainability Consortium and Carole Mars | Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium

The 100% Solution to e-Waste Recycling - Bill Morris | Co-Founder & CEO, Blue Star Recyclers

12:00-1:30
Lunch Program

Creating the path to sustainable electronics will require applying all three dimensions of sustainability - environmental, societal, and economic, the full product life cycle, and the dynamic systems that support it. The Purdue-Tuskegee graduate program on Globally Sustainable Electronics is funded by the National Science Foundation to provide future engineers, physical and chemical scientists, social scientists, and business leaders with the tools to make measurable and meaningful changes in the sustainability of electronics. A critical part of the program is a two week internship in India in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management in Udaipur in which graduate students and faculty visit electronics companies, NGO's, and government representatives to understand better the global, cultural, and economic realities of electronics in India. In our talk today, we will present the lessons we learned from this experience and discuss how it has impacted our view of the path to sustainability.

Carol Handwerker, PhD | Professor, Purdue University
Giovanny Aguilera, Purdue University, Chemar Huntley, Tuskegee University, Kate Reeve, Purdue University, Justin Richter, Purdue University
Board Recognition
Champion Awards
1:30-3:00
Moderator: Barbara Kyle | National Coordinator, Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Jennifer Reece | Materials Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Julie Sinistore, PhD | Senior Consultant, thinkstep
Michael Kirschner | President, Design Chain Associates

There are many approaches to evaluating chemicals and developing strategies to move toward more benign chemicals. Electronics manufacturing is a very chemically intensive process, including the use of many hazardous materials, which can cause harm to workers in and communities close to manufacturing plants as well as recycling facilities. This three-part track will look at the current impacts from the use of hazardous chemicals, as well as strategies and tools that manufactures are using to find safer substitutions for chemicals in production and in products.

Moderator: Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council
Mark Caffarey | President, Umicore Marketing Services USA
Bernd Kopacek, PhD | Austrian Society for Automation
Yasunari Matsuno, PhD | Associate Professor, The University of Tokyo
Megan O'Connor | PhD. Candidate, Duke University

Speakers will address different dimensions of recovery of CMs, ideally including pre-processing and end-processing.

Sponsored by:

Moderator: Henry Leineweber | Program Director, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International
John Flabetich | Vice President of Business Development, OneSource Freight
Darrell Kendall | RIOS Program Lead, Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

How can responsible recycling practices and certification programs be promoted and expanded around the world? This session will feature a discussion on the benefits of certification programs to an organization's supply chain management, reverse logistics programs, sustainability objectives, and data security.

3:00-3:30
Networking Break
3:30-5:00
Moderator: Barbara Kyle | National Coordinator, Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Brian Martin | Product Environmental Compliance Director, Seagate Technology
Jennifer Reece | Materials Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Jennifer Mangold, PhD | Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley
Rachel Simon | Research Scientist, Lab for Manufacturing and Sustainability, UC Berkeley

Leading companies have aggressive programs to move toward less toxic chemicals in their products and supply chain. Electronics manufacturing is a very chemically intensive process, including the use of many hazardous materials, which can cause harm to workers in and communities close to manufacturing plants as well as recycling facilities. This three-part track will look at the current impacts from the use of hazardous chemicals, as well as strategies and tools that manufactures are using to find safer substitutions for chemicals in production and in products.

Moderators: Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council & Constantin Herrmann PhD | Principal Sustainability Consultant and Team Lead Metals, Manufacturing and Electronics, thinkstep
Panelists include presenters from two sessions above.

Critical materials are often understood as banned or restricted materials that require actions or information for a company to comply with a respective regulation. But the topic critical materials has many facets. There is indeed a legal aspect, e.g. by ensuring threshold limitation of certain materials, but also criticality of supply, trade, End of Life treatment, for environment or of political aspects that often are precursors of future legal aspects.

Moderator: Lindsay Fernandez-Salvador | EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager, Green Electronics Council
Melissa Owen | Attorney, Ambientelegal
Ofira Varga | Senior Consultant, 1WEEE Services Corp
Paulo Bergamo dos Santos | Tax Auditor, Municipality of the City of Sao Paulo
Kelley Keogh | Managing Director & Co-Founder, Greeneye Partners

Presentations include:

E-Waste Regulation in Latin America: A View from Emerging Economies - Addressing emerging e-waste regulations in various countries in Latin America. - Melisa Owen | Attorney, Ambientelegal

E-Waste Regulations in Latin America - A challenge for Producers of Electrical and Electronic Products - Ofira Varga | Senior Consultant, 1WEEE Services Corp

Creation and Incorporation of a Process of Treatment of Electronic Waste on a Framework for IT Governance - Paulo Bergamo dos Santos | Tax Auditor, Municipality of the City of Sao Paulo & Mauro Cesar Bernardes | Assistant Director at the Office of Information Technology at USP

5:00-5:30
Conference Break
5:30-6:30
Reception
6:30-9:30
Gala Awards Dinner
Emcee: Amy Knight | Director of CSR, Hasbro Inc.; Green Electronics Council Board Member
Keynote Speaker
Andrew Winston | Author, Green to Gold
2015 Catalyst Awards
Music by 3 Leg Torso

Wednesday, Sept. 23

7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-9:00
Sponsored by:
Breakfast Keynote: Sustainability in your Pocket
Moderator: Jonas Allen | Director of Marketing, Green Electronics Council
Darren Beck | Director of Environmental Initiatives & CR Innovation, Sprint
Stacey Foreman | Sustainable Procurement Program Manager, City of Portland
Donald Mayer | Global Sales & Business Development Manager, UL Environment
Track Design for Long Life Environmental Products and Technologies E-waste and Recycling LCA Analyses
9:00-10:30
Moderator: Rob Holdway, PhD | Co-founder and Director, Giraffe Innovation Ltd.
Alejandro Santacreu | CEO, Circular Devices
Tapani Jokinen | VP of Design, Circular Devices

Circular Devices will introduce not just the PuzzlePhone, but also the PuzzlePhone Open Standard. A complete platform to develop and manufacture compatible devices with a extended product life. Exploring the modularity in product design to extend life cycle of smartphones beyond the primary use.

Moderator: Carol Handwerker, PhD | Professor, Purdue University
Bob Pfahl, PhD | Senior Consultant, International Electronics Manufacturing Initiative, Inc
Islam Salama, PhD | Director, Pathfinding, Substrate and Packaging Technology Development, Intel
Nils Nissen, PhD | Head of Department, Environmental and Reliability Engineering, Fraunhofer IZM
Matthew Leung, PhD | Staff Scientist, Basel Action Network

This session will focus on the impact of new products and advancements in electronics technologies that are roadmapped to be introduced in the next decade. The session will concentrate on large volume products and the environmental trends following from technological advancement and high diffusion rates of highly integrated systems. Academic and Industrial Technologists will outline technology expectations and their expected positive and negative impact on various environmental metrics. NGOs will comment on the challenges that they anticipate.

Moderator: Jeff Omelchuck | EPEAT Executive Director, Green Electronics Councill
Barbara Toorens | Director of External and Partner Relations, WorldLoop
Scott Venhaus | GM, Value Recovery APAC; Director Global Quality and Compliance, Arrow Electronics
Jaco Huisman, PhD | Scientific Advisor, United Nations University

One of the key tenets of a circular economy is closing the loop on "technical" materials. There are many positive impacts of ICT in developing economies, and use of ICT is growing rapidly in Africa, South America, and Asia, with commensurate increases in production of e-waste. Yet, it is precisely these emerging economies that are least prepared to handle e-waste, and most electronics are manufactured in Asia. How do we maximize the benefits of ICT in emerging economies, and return electronics materials to where they are needed while ensuring safe treatment of e-waste? Are western standards for e-recycling too high a bar for the developing world? If we accept lower standards in developing economies are we simply "exporting harm"? How do we ensure that e-waste solutions in developing economies are inclusive and environment friendly? What would be an appropriate policy framework to promote responsible e-waste management in developing economies?

Moderator: Susan Herbert | EPEAT Conformity Assurance Manager, Green Electronics Council
Alex Cano | Graduate Research Assistant, Arizona State University
Alex Jones, PhD | Professor, University of Pittsburgh
Karsten Schischke, PhD | Group Manager Environmental Evaluation and Optimization, Fraunhofer IZM

Presentations Include:

Anticipatory Life Cycle Assessment for Emerging Technologies - Alex Cano | Graduate Research Assistant, Arizona State University

Design for Sustainability - Alex Jones Ph.D. | Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Quick and Dirty? Review of Simplified and Parameterized Life Cycle Assessment Approaches for Electronics - Karsten Schischke | Group Manager Environmental Evaluation and Optimization, Fraunhofer IZM

10:30-11:00
Networking Break
11:00-12:30
Moderator: Rob Holdway, PhD | Co-founder and Director, Giraffe Innovation Ltd.
Karsten Schischke, PhD | Group Manager Environmental Evaluation and Optimization, Fraunhofer IZM
Mark Schaffer | Principal & Owner, Schaffer Environmental
Tapani Jokinen | VP of Design, Circular Devices

For most types of electronic product, the pre-use lifecycle stages account for a large portion of the product environmental impact. For smart phones, extraction, manufacture and distribution can be 80% of the total impact. Extending a product's life amortizes this impact over a longer use life and reduces the number of products manufactured - doubling average product use-life can cut the impact per product by 40%. Come hear what leaders are doing to keep products in use longer.

Moderator: Erin Gately | Director of Alliance Development, Green Electronics Council
Steve Gutmann | VP of Business Development, Stuffstr
Lisa Reider | Senior Product Editor, Scanners & Environmental, Buyers Laboratory LLC
Mike Geyer | Director, Manufacturing 360 Evangelism, Autodesk
Moderator: Jason Linnell | Executive Director, National Center for Electronics Recycling
Colin Fitzpatrick | Lecturer, Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering, University of Limerick
Larry King | Legislative Analyst, Sims Recycling Solutions
Josh Lepawsky | Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Memorial University
Carole Mars, PhD | Senior Research Lead, The Sustainability Consortium
Barbara Toorens | Director of External and Partner Relations, WorldLoop

Because of the highly global nature of used electronics and e-waste management, the Solving the E-waste Problem (Step) Initiative was founded by the United Nations University as a highly global platform to enable collaboration across regions, countries, and stakeholder groups. This session will explore the StEP projects underway now and in the future.

Moderator: Paul Scheihing | Certified Practitioner in Industrial Energy Management Systems Advanced Manufacturing Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Alexandra Degher, PhD | Worldwide LCA and Conflict Minerals Program Manager, Hewlett-Packard
Jon Dettling | Managing Director, Quantis International
Laura Nereng | Sustainability Manager, 3M Electronics & Energy Business Group

The global electronics supply chain is complex and multifaceted. Energy and carbon footprints within electronic product supply chains vary significantly. HP and Quantis will describe the carbon hotspots of an example electronic supply chain and 3M Company, as an electronic industry supplier, will describe both their product offerings and energy management strategy to reduce greenhouse gases for their customers and their own manufacturing facilities.

12:30-1:30 Luncheon Keynote: Sustainable Infrastructure at Scale
Bill Weihl, PhD | Director of Sustainability, Facebook
Track Electronics and a Circular Economy Greener Cloud Closing the Loop: E-Waste and Recycling Certification and Standards
1:30-3:00
Moderator: Jonas Allen | Director of Marketing, Green Electronics Council
Rob Holdway | Co-Founder and Director, Giraffe Innovation Ltd.
Mitsutaka Matsumoto, PhD | Senior Researcher, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Japan
Alejandro Santacreu | CEO, Circular Devices

Sponsored by:

Moderator: Carol Baroudi | Global Sustainability and Compliance, Arrow Electronics
Jakob Carnemark | CEO, Aligned Energy
George Goodman | Executive Director, Open Data Center Alliance
Grant Gordon | Chief Operating Officer, DeepWater Desal
Nicole Peill-Moelter, PhD | Senior Director of Environmental Sustainability, Akamai Technologies, Inc.
Julie Sinistore, PhD | Senior Consultant, thinkstep
Herb Zien | CEO, LiquidCool Solutions

Advances in data center and cloud computing technology, policy, and procurement are needed to ensure a more sustainable future. This session will explore the various dimensions that translate to sustainability gains in the face of a projected growth in cloud computing alone of 45% per year. How do we reduce GHG emissions, carbon generation (in construction, operation, and power sourcing), and other environmental impacts from our enormous data centers? In this session, we will explore:
- Methods to reduce energy consumption such as development of new/innovative hardware, software optimization and alternative technologies for data center cooling.
- How to incentivize and grow the usage rate and siting of clean energy alternatives for powering data centers, "negawatts", IT, communications, and infrastructure.
- Methods to include embeded energy and carbon in the assessment of data center and cloud computing "greenness".
- Ways in which cloud computing can be used to further and enable far-reaching sustainability initiatives (refresh to more efficient equipment/technologies, advantages of - virtualization, benefits from scale of cloud computing).
- Is a greener data center and cloud more expensive? Does it give a competitive advantage?
- How do we define "green"? What does the greener data center or cloud look like?

Moderator: Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council
Scott O'Connell | Director, Environmental Affairs, Dell
Eric Huang | Business Development Executive, Wistron GreenTech
Moderator: Bob Pfahl, PhD. | Senior Consultant, iNEMI
Michael Richardson | Senior Sustainability Project Manager, SGS North America Inc.
Geoffrey Bock | Director, Environmental Services, TUV Rheinland of North America Inc.
John Howarter | Researcher - Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

Presentations Include:

Product Environmental Profile (PEP), Type III environmental label for communication of product environmental profile. - Ana Maria Leal | Ecodesign Consultant, SGS Consumer Testing Services

Update of EU Product Environmental Footprint Pilot - Manager Sustainability Services, TüV Rheinland - Geoffrey Bock | Director, Environmental Services, TüV Rheinland

Designing New Materials for the Increasing Sustainability Across the Life-Cycle of Electronics - John Howarter | Researcher - Environmental and Ecological Engineering, Purdue University

3:00-3:30
Networking Break
3:30-5:00
Moderator: Jeff Omelchuck | EPEAT Executive Director, Green Electronics Council
Judy Glazer | Vice President, Social and Environmental Responsibility, Hewlett-Packard
Joan Krajewski | Board Member, GESI and MSC Safety, Compliance & Sustainablity, Microsoft

Where does green electronics fit in the grand scheme of things? This session will review the latest "Smarter2030" research on the potential of information and communications technology in climate change mitigation, and the role of "materiality assessments" to identify company sustainability priorities. What role is green electronics playing in the bigger sustainability picture? What other sustainability issues are grabbing attention, and why?

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Peter May-Ostendorp, PhD | Principal, Xergy Consulting

As the Internet continues to mature and expand, so does its significant environmental footprint. Dozens of standards, programs and metrics exist to help limit environmental impacts at the building design, equipment procurement, and operational stages in data centers. But which of them really matter and what obstacles remain to truly green the cloud? This session makes sense of this broad topic and provides insights for decision-makers aiming to holistically green their own cloud operations.

Moderator: Elizabeth Grossman | Author, High-Tech Trash
Jim Puckett | Executive Director, Basel Action Network
Aaron Blum | Co-Founder, Electronic Recyclers International, Inc.
David Batker | Co-founder and Executive Director, Earth Economics

Sponsored by:

Moderator: Noelle Humenick | Senior Manager, Community Engagement, IEEE Standards Association
Walter Jager | Principal, ECD Compliance
Mark Schaffer | Principal & Owner, Schaffer Environmental
Constance Elizabeth Kampf | Associate Professor, Business Communication, Aarhus University, Denmark

The OpenStand (open-stand.org) principles strive to encapsulate the Internet's successful global standardization model and are extendable across the contemporary sustainable electronics ecosystem. The OpenStand principles also form the foundation of a technology-agnostic paradigm and convey the power of bottom-up and cross-organizational collaboration through the harnessing of international expertise from all who wish to contribute. Global standards have been driving innovation, contributing to the growth of markets and protecting the health and public safety of workers and the general public for centuries. This panel will explore how the principles of OpenStand can be leveraged to empower a thriving ecosystem for sustainability efforts and accelerate the emergence of the world that humankind desires.

5:00-6:00
Sponsored by:
Keynote | Original Research: The True Cost of Computing
Libby Bernick | Senior Vice President of North America, TruCost
6:30 Group Run
Join us in the Nines Hotel lobby for a group run. Attendees will take the Max across the recently opened Tilikum Crossing bridge to Oaks Bottom for a six mile run on a quiet forested trail along the river, back across the bridge, and back to the hotel for a shower before dinner. For information and to sign up: click here.

Thursday, Sept. 24

7:30-8:00 Breakfast
8:00-8:45 Keynote: Medical Electronics in a Circular Economy
Freimut Schröder, PhD | Vice President and Head of the Corporate Department Environment, Health & Safety at Siemens Healthcare GmbH
Track Supply-Chain Social Issues China and Mobile Phones Research and Compliance
8:45-10:15
Moderator: Barbara Kyle | National Coordinator, Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Ted Smith | Coordinator at International Campaign for Responsible Technology, Electronics TakeBack Coalition
Carlos Busquets | Director of Public Policy, EICC
Ian Spaulding | President and CEO, Elevate Global Limited

Most electronics manufacturers have outsourced the manufacturing of their products to contract manufacturers, mostly in Asia. Many of these firms have a history of poor employment practices, including employing child labor, excessive overtime, discrimination, and hazardous chemical exposure. What strategies are the Brands using to encourage contract manufacturers to adhere to the Brands' codes of conduct? And are these strategies working?

Moderator: Miansheng Wang | Executive Director of Greater China, Green Electronics Council
Mingfei Luo | Deputy Section Chief, China Quality Certification Center
Keagan Rubel | Managing Consultant, Sustainability, epi Consulting
Jiangtao Wang | Senior Engineer, Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd.

Moderator: Mark Schaffer | Project Manager, iNEMI
Alternatives Assessment
Speakers: Alex Stone | Senior Chemist, Washington State Department of Ecology
Metals Recycling
Speakers: Carol Handwerker | Professor, Purdue and Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council
Repair and Recycling Metrics
Speakers: Lisa Dender | Senior Hardware Design Engineer - Product Regulatory Compliance, Appliance Enablement, IBM Analytics Group and Wayne Rifer | Director of Research and Solutions, Green Electronics Council

Three iNEMI projects close gaps through collaborative industry, academia, NGO and regulatory efforts. Several key areas were identified in the 2013 iNEMI Environmental roadmap that initiated three projects intended to close gaps and identify opportunities in environmental improvements for electronics: 1. Alternative Material Assessment- building industry use of identified assessment tools that have been determined to provide the "best" alternative assessment. 2. Metals Recycling - what is the state of metals recycling and what does the future hold for recycling of more and different metals in a changing economic picture. 3. Repair and Recycling Metrics - an evaluation of the existing methodologies for calculating quantifiable metrics for product-level repair and recycling.

10:15-10:30
Networking Break
10:30-12:00
Moderator: Bob Pfahl, PhD | Senior Consultant, iNEMI
Tord Dennis | Product and Supply Chain Practice Leader, WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
Tedie West | Product Manager, Siemens
Brian Martin | Product Environmental Compliance Director, Seagate Technology
Moderator: Marshall Chase | Associate Director, BSR
Roman Smith | Director, Sustainability Operations, Corporate Sustainability & Philanthropy, AT&T
Rob Guzzo | Senior Manager, Environmental Technologies Group, Apple
Donald Mayer | Global Sales & Business Development Manager, UL Environment

Cell phones are among the most ubiquitous electronic devices, and have had eco-ratings of various stripes applied to them for several years. This panel will explore the current and potential future state of cell phone eco-ratings, including both third-party and proprietary company ratings, looking at the impact that ratings have had and areas where progress is needed to improve both rating systems and environmental impact of phones.

Moderator: Carol Baroudi | Global Sustainability and Compliance, Arrow Electronics
Geoffrey Bock | Director, Environmental Services, TUV Rheinland of North America Inc.
Paul McGovern | VP of Business Development, Compliance & Risks
Mark Rossolo | Global Director of Public Affairs, UL Environment

Presentations Include:

Under the Lens: Claiming Green - The Influence of Green Product Claims on Purchase Intent and Brand Perception - Mark Rossolo | Global Director of Public Affairs, UL Environment

Taking Green To A New Competitive Advantage | Damien McGovern, Founder & Chairman, Compliance & Risks

RoHS2, RoHS3 & REACH What's in your Product? - Geoffrey Bock | Director, Environmental Services, TUV Rheinland of North American Inc.

12:00-1:00
Offsite Lunch - Food Carts
1:00-2:30
Capstone Discussion: Paths Toward a Circular Economy for Electronics
Facilitator: Janet Schatzman | Principal Designer, Janet Schatzman & Associates

We will close out the conference in an interactive and engaging session creating an illustration of "Paths Toward a Circular Economy for Electronics". Illustrator Janet Schatzmann will synthesize notes taken from sessions throughout the conference and live feedback from attendees to construct an in-the-moment illustration of our collective experience at Emerging Green 2015. We hope to see you there!

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*Schedule subject to change pending the ongoing work of the Program Committee.