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AIChE Institute for Sustainability First Conference on Sustainability for the Pacific Northwest

Event Date: 
Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 8:00am - Friday, March 26, 2010 - 5:00pm
Event Location: 
Seattle University Campus - Pigott Hall
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
United States


THE MOTIVATION for the Regional Conference is to provide a venue for engineers and professionals of the Pacific Northwest to engage in technical presentations and forums that inform and educate attendees on the topics of sustainability, green processes and environmental management. The area comprising the Pacific Northwestern United States has demonstrated a proven commitment to sustainability practices on city, state, industrial and academic levels that lead the country on environmental and sustainability programs. The Regional Conference will serve as a platform for engineers and sustainability professionals within this forward-looking region to exchange emerging ideas about forms of implementation of sustainable processes, products and systems, as well as new technologies that serve the purpose of enhancing environmental protection. The Regional Conference will be conducted through a multi-faceted approach to presenting technical highlights and offering a forum for professional networking.


Sustainability Topics Affecting the Pacific Northwest, such as:
Climate Change
Ecological Risk Assessments
Green Building Design and Sustainable Facility Operations
Technological Advancements Towards Increased Environmental Stewardship
The Engineer’s Role in Developing a Sustainable Infrastructure
Industrial Ecology
Sustainability in Process Design and Engineering
Renewable Energy
Water Conservation
Waste Minimization

This conference will showcase speakers from a variety of fields and disciplines from across the country to foster a comprehensive approach to discussions on sustainability principles. The breadth of topics that will be available through the program will be scheduled to appeal to the engineering community in all sectors: industry, academia, government and consulting.

Keynote speakers include: Hank Kohlbrand, Global Director of R&D at The Dow Chemical Company and AIChE President; Bob Sylvester, DuPont Engineering Research and Technology; John Dienhart, The Frank Shrontz Chair for Professional Ethics, Seattle University.

Speaker Lineup includes: Deb Grubbe, IfS Chair; Engineers from the Pacific Northwest National Lab and Idaho National Lab; Duane Naluai, VP Team Leader of Campbell’s Soup Company; Mark Morford, Attorney at Stoel Rives, LLP; Richard Edgehill of San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District; Frank Gonzales, Port of Seattle


Seattle University Campus - Pigott Hall
901 12th Ave
Seattle, WA
United States