Next South Conference - February 23, 2018

Georgia State Student Center - Atlanta, Georgia


Speakers and Schedule

9:00 AM

Opening Remarks
Robert Ramsay - President, The Georgia Conservancy
Ben Stowers - Board Chair, Generation Green 

9:15 AM

Keynote Address
Chris Hagler - Executive Director of Climate Change and Sustainability Services, Ernst & Young

9:50 AM

Sarah Dearman - Sustainable Packaging Program Director, Coca-Cola Company

10:15 AM

Wyatt Roscoe - Project and Procurement Manager, Quest Renewables

10:35 AM


10:55 AM

Sustainable Food Panel
Suzanne Paltz - Director of Panther Dining, Georgia State University
David Paull - Owner, Compost Wheels
Steven Carse - Co-Founder, King of Pops
Jasmine Crowe - CEO, Goodr

Moderated by Nell Fry - Senior Manager for Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility, Sodexo

11:35 AM

Jeff Foote - Executive Vice President of Sustainability, TreeZero

12:00 PM


1:00 PM

Interactive Experience
Katherine Kennedy - Executive Director, Concrete Jungle
Catherine Owens - Principle Engineer, Atlanta Beltline
Elizabeth Ward - Design Associate, Kronberg-Wall Architects

Facilitated by Katherine Moore - Senior Director of Sustainable Growth, The Georgia Conservancy & Johanna McCrehan, Urban Design Lead, The Georgia Conservancy


2:00 PM


2:15 PM

Afternoon Keynote Address
Scott Jenkins - General Manager,  Mercedes-Benz Stadium and President & Chairman, Green Sports Alliance

3:00 PM

Closing Remarks
Monica Thornton - Senior Vice President, The Georgia Conservancy

3:30 PM

Student Exhibits and Sustainability Networking