Green Technology and
Economic Revitalization in Michigan

March 25, 2011

Green Technology and Economic Revitalization in Michigan


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.

8:30 AM - Continental Breakfast

9:00 AM - Opening Remarks by Evan Caminker, Dean of the University of Michigan Law School

9:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Panel 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.

10:45 AM - 11:00 AM - Coffee Break

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Panel 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

12:30 - 1:30 - Lunch served

1:00 PM
Featured address by Skip Pruss
Principal, 5 Lakes Energy; Efficiency and Renewables Advisory Committee, U.S. Department of Energy

1:45 PM - 3:15 PM
Panel 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 PM - Closing Remarks by Tom Lyon, Director of the Erb Institute for Global Sustainable Enterprise, University of Michigan Ross School of Business

3:30 PM - Reception immediately following closing remarks in the Lawyers Club Lounge

Symposium Information

Green Technology and Economic Revitalization
in Michigan

Friday, March 25, 2011

8:30AM to 5:00PM


Symposium Program

Symposium Schedule

  • 9:00 AM - Opening Remarks
  • 9:15 AM - Panel I
  • 11:00 AM - Panel II
  • 12:30 PM - Lunch
  • 1:00 PM - Featured Address
  • 1:45 PM - Panel III
  • 3:15 PM - Closing Remarks
  • 3:30 PM - Reception

See the Agenda for more details.

To find out more about the symposium, please contact mttlr17sym@umich.edu.

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