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Defense, National Security and Climate Change:
Building Resilience and Identifying Opportunities Related to Water, Energy and Extreme Events

June 25-26, 2012
Grand Hyatt
Washington, DC

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On-Site Registration Starts on June 25 at 7:00 am
Registration Fee: $475

Registration Details:
* USGBC, Climate Counts, ACORE and Gulf Coast Energy Network are offered a 20% discount on the full registration fees listed above -- consult your organization for the discount code
* Group rates are not available for this workshop
* Speakers do not need to register for this event
* Online registration closes at 11:55 pm on June 22, 2012
* On-site registration (if space is available) opens at 7:00 am on June 25, 2012
* Early registration is encouraged. The following credit cards are accepted:
- Master Card
- Visa
- American Express
* All registration cancellations received between May 25th and June 12th will be charged a cancellation fee of $150.00. No refunds will be issued on or after June 13, 2012. You may substitute attendees at any time by sending written notification by June 21, 2012. Cancellations and changes must be made in writing; phone changes and cancellations are NOT permitted.
* Please send all written notices of cancellation or changes to mlembke@ACCOonline.org.

 

Exhibitors

The following organizations will exhibit at this workshop:

  • Better P3 Inc.

  • Bloomberg BNA

  • U.S. Army Reserve

  • WaterSmart Technology

 

Participant Organizations

Representatives from the following organizations are already confirmed to participate in this year's workshop:

* 25x25 America's
Energy Future
* AEA-Project
Performance Corporation
* American Council on
Renewable Energy
* Armstrong Filtration
* Arup
* Association of Defense
Communities
* ATL International Inc.
* Bayer Business &
Technology Services
* Better P3 Inc.
* Bloomberg BNA
* Booz Allen Hamilton
* British Embassy
* Celtic Energy
* Center for American Progress
* Center for Climate
and Security
* Center for Environment and
National Security at
University of California
at San Diego
* Civil Society Institute
* Climate Nexus
* ClimateWire
* CNA
* Cogent Energy Systems
* Concurrent Technologies
Corporation
* Constellation, an Exelon
company
* Defense Intelligence Agency
* Deloitte Consulting, LLP
* Duke University
* Ecological Society of America
* ECOtality, Inc.
* Energy and Climate Works
* Enviance
* ERG
* Ernst & Young
* Exxon Mobil Corporation
* Global Adaptation Institute
* Government of Alberta,
Canada
* Gulf Coast Energy Network
* IBM
* ICLEI-Local Governments
for Sustainability USA
* John Todd Ecological
Design, Inc.
* KIC FM
* LMI
* Lockheed Martin
* National Green
Energy Council
* Northrop Grumman
* PwC
* Public Works and Government
Services Canada
* Raytheon
* Royal United
Services Institute
* SAIC
* Schneider Electric
* St. Thomas University
School of Law
* Stony Brook University
* Suniva
* TechLaw, Inc.
* Thomson Reuters Foundation
* U.S. Army
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
* U.S. Army Reserve Command
* U.S. Department of Defense
* U.S. Department of Energy
* U.S. Department of
Homeland Security
* U.S. Department of State
* U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency
* U.S. Federal Trade
Commission
* U.S. Forest Service
* U.S. General Services
Administration
* U.S. Green Building Council
* U.S. National Aeronautics
and Space Administration
(NASA)
* U.S. National Oceanic and
Atmospheric Administration
(NOAA)
* U.S. National
Reconnaissance Office
* U.S. Navy
* UL Environment
* UN Foundation
* University of Central Florida
* University of Kansas
* URS Corporation
* Van Ness Feldman, PC
* White House Office of
Management and Budget

NEW: Final Agenda Announced

Keynote Speakers:
  
   
Senator Bernie Sanders
(I-Vermont)
  Honorable Sharon E. Burke Assistant Secretary of Defense
for Operational Energy Plans
and Programs,
U.S. Department of Defense
  Addison (Tad) Davis, IV
Chief Executive Officer,
U.S. Army Reserve Command
          
     
Dr. Dorothy Robyn
Deputy Under Secretary
of Defense (I&E),
U.S. Department of Defense
  Jonathan Pershing
Deputy Special Envoy
for Climate Change,
U.S. Department of State
   

U.S. defense and intelligence communities are increasingly focusing resources on the operational and national security implications of climate change, water and energy. With the most recent quadrennial report identifying climate change as a global destabilizing force for the first time, an intelligence community assessment related global water security, Executive Order 13514 on sustainability across the Federal agencies, and an uncertain and unstable energy market, the challenges before American defense and national security communities to address water, energy and extreme events related risks and opportunities, as well as establish a leaner, more effective operational force in a down economy.

Program Highlights

  • Hear insights from senior Federal officials in the Department of Defense, intelligence organizations and other Federal agencies on existing mandates, operational strategies and opportunities for collaboration
  • Participate in roundtable sessions with peers across sectors on topics including:
    • Exploring strategies for addressing water problems (shortages, quality and extreme events) and conducting related vulnerability assessments,
    • Developing clean energy infrastructure throughout installations and forward operations,
    • Identifying new technologies for usage in the theater and in U.S. installations,
    • Overcoming barriers to modernizing facilities management and green design in defense installations,
    • Operationalizing supply chain programs and modernizing procurement paradigms,
    • Stakeholder engagement, external relations, and workforce education/training, and
    • Addressing national security implications both domestic and abroad.
  • Examine implications of the recent Global Water Security assessment, Executive Order 13514 and other recent Congressional and Executive mandates on Department of Defense operations and the national security community
  • Explore opportunities for cross-sector working groups

Final  Confirmed Speakers for 2012 Workshop

The following speakers are confirmed for the 2012 workshop:

  • Michael Aimone Director, Business Enterprise Integration, ODUSD (AT&L)/I&E(BEI), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Michael Berger Principal, Booz Allen Hamilton
  • MajGen Richard Engel (ret.) Director, Climate Change and State Stability Program, National Intelligence Council
  • Paul Faeth Senior Fellow, CNA
  • Tobias Feakin Director, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute
  • Nancy Gillis Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions and Chair, Section 13 Interagency Working Group, U.S. General Services Administration
  • William Goran Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (and Co-Chair of NASA-Army Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations)
  • Michael Hightower Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Tom Hicks Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Energy, U.S. Navy
  • Alice Hill Senior Counselor to the Secretary, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • Louis Hutchinson, III Vice President Public Sector, Constellation, an Exelon company
  • Richard Kidd Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Army, Energy and Sustainability, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (IE&E), U.S. Army
  • Dr. Marc Kodack Program Manager, Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Energy and Sustainability, U.S. Army
  • Ann Kosmal Convener, GSA Climate Adaptation and Resiliency Team, Office of Federal High-Performance Green Buildings, U.S. General Services Administration
  • Kaveh Madani Assistant Professor, Hydro-Environmental & Energy Systems Analysis Research Group, Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida
  • Esther McClure Arctic, Energy & Environmental Policy Analyst, Strategy Office, OSD Policy, U.S. Department of Defense
  • VADM Dennis McGinn (ret.) President, American Council on Renewable Energy
  • William (Bill) J. McQuaid Senior Program Analyst, Investment Branch, National Security Division, Office of Management and Budget
  • Chris Pyke Director of Research, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Rebecca Ranich Principal, Energy and Resource Management, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Will Rogers Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Steve Schneider Vice President and Chief Solutions Architect, SAIC
  • Courtney St. John Climate Change Affairs Officer, Task Force Climate Change, U.S. Navy
  • Scott Stone Director, Global Environmental Initiatives, Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Maureen Sullivan Director, Environmental Management, Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense (I&E), U.S. Department of Defense
  • Kim Toufectis Master Planning Program Manager, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • Kevin Watson Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Michael Werz Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Final Confirmed Roundtable Facilitators

  • Blain Collison Director, Green Power Partnership Program, Climate Protection Partnerships Division, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Maggie Comstock Policy Analyst, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Tobias Feakin Director, National Security and Resilience, Royal United Services Institute
  • Roger Feldman Of Counsel, Andrews Kurth LLP
  • Tim Ford Chief Executive Officer, Association of Defense Communities
  • Nancy Gillis Director, Federal Supply Chain Emissions and Chair, Section 13 Interagency Working Group, U.S. General Services Administration
  • William Goran Engineer Research and Development Center, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (and Co-Chair of NASA-Army Interagency Forum on Climate Change Impacts and Adaptations)
  • K.C. Healy Director, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Christina Hudson Deputy Division Manager, Sustainability & Strategic Risk Management, SAIC
  • Louis Hutchinson, III Vice President Public Sector, Constellation, an Exelon company
  • Casey Johnston Renewable Energy Program Director, ICLEI-Local Governments for Sustainability USA
  • Kaveh Madani Assistant Professor, Hydro-Environmental & Energy Systems Analysis Research Group, Department of Civil, Environmental & Construction Engineering, University of Central Florida
  • Will Rogers Bacevich Fellow, Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
  • Steve Schneider Vice President and Chief Solutions Architect, SAIC
  • Ernie Shea 25x'25 Project Coordinator, 25x'25 America's Energy Future
  • Jessica Shipley Policy Advisor, British Embassy
  • Scott Stone Director of Global Environmental Initiatives, Sierra Nevada Corporation
  • Kevin Watson Manager, Life Cycle Logistics and Supply Chain Management, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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Please contact
Melissa Lembke
at 202-496-7390 (by email at mlembke@ACCOonline.org
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Venue & Lodging Information

  • The program will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC:
    1000 H Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 582-1234
  • A block of rooms has been reserved at a rate of $259 per night
  • Click here for online reservations
  • Phone reservations:
    Call 1-800-233-1234
    and refer to Assn of Climate Change Officers!

 

Highlights from ACCOs 2011 Defense, National Security and Climate Change Workshop

  • Keynote speakers included Senator John Warner (ret.), Senator Gary Hart (ret.), Honorable Sharon E. Burke, Honorable Katherine Hammack and Mayor Martin Chaveez
  • 30 speakers, 8 program sessions and 12 roundtable discussions
  • 110 attendees representing more than 65 organizations
  • Click here for recap reports

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