Sustainable Sarasota

Program Agenda

International Conference
Sustainability Through Renewable Energy & Aquaculture
Sarasota Sister Cities Association
University of South Florida-Sarasota/Manatee
November 13-15, 2013

Morning Session
 8:00-9:00 am Conference Check-In
 9:00 Introduction – Dr. Raymond A. Young, Sarasota Sister Cities Assn.
         Welcoming Remarks
         Patrick Sheehan
         Director, Florida Office of Energy, Dept of Agriculture & Consumerism
 9:30 Keynote Address: Sustainability Business Innovation
         Prof. Sharon Hanna-West
         School of Sustainability, University of South Florida-Tampa
10:00 Issues for Sustainable Management
         Prof. Adrienne Gould-Choquette, State College of Florida-Venice
10:30 Break
11:00 The Eco-Municipality Movement in Sweden and the USA
          Sarah James & Torbjörn Lahti, Institute for Eco-Muncipality Education      
                               & Assistance, Cambridge, MA & Umea, Sweden
11:30 Sustainable Communities
          Prof. David Brain, New College of Florida, Sarasota
12:00  Programs for Sustainable Buildings in Treviso Province, Italy
Antonio Zonta, Treviso Province Administration, Treviso, Italy
12:30-1:30  Lunch
Afternoon Session
 1:30   The Walt Disney Company: A Case Study in Sustainable Tourism
            Dr. David Randle, Patel School of Global Sustainability, USF-Tampa
 2:00    Valuing Nature's Service – Green Infrastructure and Economics of
 Ecosystem Services, Prof. Tim Rumage, Ringling College of Art & Design
 2:30    Improving the Quality of Desalinated Seawater
            Prof. Ori Lahav, Technion-Israel Inst. of Technology (Haifa, Israel)
 3:00    Energy Solutions With Sustainable Agriculture Practices
            Roy Beckford , University of Florida-Extension, Ft Myers, FL

Morning Session
 9:00   Opening – Nan Summers, USF-Sarasota/Manatee
           Keynote Address: Solar Power Plants and Energy Storage for Global Energy    
Dr Elias Stefanakos, Director, Clean Energy Research Center,
           University of South Florida-Tampa
 9:30   Solar Energy Storage
           Prof. Xavier Py, Vice President, University of Perpignan (Perpignan, France)      
10:00  Retrofit Your Home & Drive for Free and PV on Your Roof & Pay
           Dr. James Fenton, Florida Solar Energy Ctr, Univ. of Central Florida
10:30  Break
11:00  Energy from Biomass
           Dr. Thomas Elder, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, (Pineville, Louisiana)
11:30  Transition to a Renewable Energy Economy
            Bill Johnson, Brilliant Harvest Co., Sarasota

12:00-1:00  Lunch

Afternoon Session
  1:00   Facing the Energy Skills Challenge
            Prof. Sandy Murray, Carnegie College & Whitlock Energy
            Collaboration Center (Dunfermline, Scotland)
 1:30    Energy from Ocean Currents
            Bruno Andreis, Safrema Energy LLC, Lakewood Ranch, FL
  2:00   Poster Session
Morning Session
   9:00   Opening Prof. Erin Martin, USF-Sarasota/Manatee
             Welcoming Remarks: Dr. Jane Rose, Dean, Arts & Science
  Keynote Address: U.S. National Perspectives on Sustainable
  Fisheries and Aquaculture
  Russell Dunn, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration - Tampa
  9:30    The Yucatan Fishery Resources: Trends and Perspectives to Sustainability
             Prof. Carlos Gonzalez-Salas & Prof. Humberto Cervera,
  Autonomous Univ. of the Yucatan, Merida, Mexico
10:00    Opportunities to Conserve Our Fisheries and Ocean Resources
  using Sustainable Aquaculture
  Dr. Kevan Main, Mote Marine Laboratory, Sarasota, FL
10:30    Break
11:00    Characteristics and Developmental Trends of China’s Fisheries and
  Dr. Qian Ma, Mote Marine Laboratory and Yellow Sea Fisheries Research
  Institute, Qingdao, China
11:30    Florida Shellfish Aquaculture
             Leslie N. Sturmer, University of Florida IFAS, Cedar Key, FL & Dr. John Scarpa,
  Harbor Branch Oceanographic Inst. at Florida Atlantic Univ., Ft. Pierce, FL
12:00    Sustainability and Profits in Aquaculture
             Clifford Morris & Jose Manzo – Florida Organic Aquaculture, Fellsmere, FL
12:30    Closing Remarks & Presentations - Dr. Raymond A. Young, Sarasota Sister
  Cities Assn.

Appreciation is Expressed to our Conference Sponsors

Walmart Corp. & Huisking Foundation

Special Thanks to the
 Sarasota Chamber of Commerce
and the
Green Business Leadership Council
for assistance with the event