2010 Corporate Summit - Agenda

 

Thursday, April 29

4:45 PM

Check-in at the Bren Hall Visitors Center

5:00-5:10 PM

Welcome Remarks — Steve Gaines, DeanBren Hall 1414

5:10-6:00 PM

Maximizing Corporate Partnership: Leveraging the Strengths of the Bren School — Professor Christopher Costello

  • A Winning Group Project: Final Product and Effective Proposals

  • Internships and Employment of Bren Students and Alumni

  • Research and Collaboration with Bren School Faculty

  • Corporate Presentations, Workshops, and Student Recruiting

6:00-7:00 PM

Networking Reception with 2nd-Year Master's Students — Poster Session in Bren Hall Courtyard

7:00 PM

Introduction of Speaker and Welcome of New Corporate Partners — Tim Cohen, Vice President, URS — Deckers Outdoor Corporation Terrace (2nd-floor deck)

7:10-8:45 PM

Dinner and Keynote Speaker — Mark Heintz, Director of Corporate Responsibility, Deckers Outdoor Corporation

Dinner Hosted by Adventus Americas 

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Wine Provided by Ceàgo Vinegarden & Magnanimus Wines 

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Friday, April 30

7:15 AM

Check-in at the Bren Hall Visitors Center

7:30-8:15 AM

Networking Breakfast with 1st-Year Master's Students — Bren Hall Courtyard

  8:15 AM

Welcome & Overview — Tim Cohen, Vice President, URSBren Hall 1424

8:30-9:15 AM

Session 1: Internal Innovation: A Strategy to Zero Waste — Nikki Rodoni, Director of Sustainability, Gills Onions

9:15-10:00 AM

Session 2: Corporate Innovation & New Venture CreationBill Barber, President Southern California Chapter, Maverick Angels, LLC., Co-Founder and CEO, ISOmatrix, Inc.

10:00-10:15 AM

Break – Bren Hall Courtyard

10:15-11:00 AM

Session 3: Building your Sustainability Team with Internal and External Talent A Panel Discussion Facilitated by Tim Cohen, Vice President, URS

  • Bill Barber, President Southern California Chapter, Maverick Angels, LLC.,

        Co-Founder and CEO, ISOmatrix, Inc.

  • Jay Clare, Director of Sustainability, URS

  • Mark Heintz, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility, Deckers Outdoor Corporation

  • Nikki Rodoni, Director of Sustainability, Gills Onions
  • Roland Geyer, Assistant Professor - Industrial Ecology, Bren School

  • Sangwon Suh, Assistant Professor – Corporate Environmental Management, Industrial Ecology, Life Cycle Assessment, Bren School

11:00-11:45 AM

Open Discussion- Facilitated by Tim Cohen, Vice President, URS

11:45-12:00

Summary and Closing Statements

12:00 PM Networking Lunch with Bren School FacultyDeckers Outdoor Corporation Terrace