Collegiate Sports Sustainability Summit 2014  |  June 25-27, 2014  |  Folsom Field, University of Colorado Boulder  |  Boulder, Colorado


Wednesday, June 25  //  *DRAFT*

9:00am-Noon Registration Opens
1:00pm-5:00pm Tour of University of Denver and Pepsi Center (home of the Denver Nuggets, Colorado Avalanche and Colorado Mammoth)
Advanced registration will be required
6:00pm-8:00pm Informal pre-Summit networking gathering, location TBD

Thursday, June 26 - Summit Opens @ Folsom Field

6:30am-8:30am Registration Opens (Continental Breakfast)
8:30am Welcome remarks
U.S. EPA Region 8,  Regional Administrator, Shaun McGrath 
University of Colorado Boulder, Athletic Director, Rick George
8:45am-10:00am Plenary Session 1 | It Takes a Campus to Make Sustainable Sports Happen

Dr. Jonathan Caspar, North Carolina State University
Dr. Michael Pfahl, Ohio University
Thomas McGann, Associate Athletic Director, Game Management & Operations, University of Colorado Boulder
Stuart Halsall, Division of Athletics and Recreation , Associate Vice Chancellor, University of Denver
10:00am-10:15am Collegiate Sports Greening Advisor – Alice Henly, Natural Resources Defense Council
10:15am-10:30am Break
10:30am-Noon Track 1: Materials Management—“Making  Zero Waste Greater than a  Zero Sum Game”

Sustainable Supply Chains and Zero Waste Operations:
Judd Michael,  Pennsylvania State University
Tim Reeve, Reeve Consulting

Integrating Zero Waste into Facility Operations: 
Al Matyasovsky, Pennsylvania State University
10:30am-Noon Track 2: Sports and the Carbon Footprint—Your Travel Footprint, Size 6 or 16?
Janis Steele, Associate Director for Facilities, Campus Recreation & Wellness, East Carolina University
Kristopher Schoech, Director, Collegiate Sports Clubs, CU Boulder
Chris Adams, Director of Research and Marketing, Miles Partnership, Inc.

A New Perspective on Assessing and Mitigating Impacts of University Mega Events –
Joe Abraham, Willamette Sustainability Institute
David Bradshaw, Sustainability Director, University of Arizona
Noon-1:15pm Networking Lunch or Lunch Roundtable Discussions:
  1. Sustainable Playing Surfaces – Mark Giuranna, Ecore InternationalEngage
  2. Academic Collaboration—Using the Campus to Address Challenges in Sports Sustainability—Lindsay Batchelor, North Carolina State University
  3. Using Tech to Enhance Fan Experience and Data Collection – Paul Doherty, The Digit Group
1:15pm-2:45pm Track 3: Materials Management—Lightning Round and Breakouts
Metrics and Measurement
Contracts and Concessionaires
Marketing zero waste
Engaging students
1:15pm-2:45pm Track 4: Campus Sports Facilities, Operations and Maintenance 

Indoor Air Quality: Illness and Infection—Unwanted players in the Locker Room:
University of Southern California and Steve Levine, Atmos Air Solutions.

Using Your Stadium as a Campus Asset: Notre Dame Case Study:
Rob Kelly, Assistant Athletic Director, The University of Notre Dame 
Erin Harding, Vice-President of Student Affairs and Campus Recreation, The University of Notre Dame
Erin Hafner, Sustainability Office, The University of Notre Dame
2:45pm-3:15pm Break
3:15pm-4:45pm Plenary Session 2 | Fan Engagement, Education, and Sustainability:  Understanding How to Engage Fan Base

Dave Newport, Director, University of Colorado Boulder, Environmental Center
Chris Bradlee, Market Development Manager, BASF 
Jeff Middlestadt, Director of Sustainability, Davidson College
Marcus Carson, Sustainability Fellow, Davidson College

5:30pm-7:30pm Evening Reception and Game Day Challenge Recognition Ceremony—Folsom Field

Friday, June 27

7:30am-9:00am Continental Breakfast
8:45am-10:15am Plenary Session 3 | Collegiate Sports Marketing and Sustainability—Opportunities and Pitfalls

Rick Jones, Fishbait Marketing, LLC. 
Megan Eisenhard, General Manager, Buffalo Sports Properties at Learfield Sports 
Michael Gulich, Director of Sustainability, Purdue University
10:14am-10:45am Break
10:45am-12:15pm Closing Plenary Session 4
12:30pm-4:00pm Lunch and Tour of University of Colorado Boulder
Advanced registration required