Bonita Springs News


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2/17/2015 General

SWFL Sustainability Summit

The 2015 SWFL Sustainability Summit will feature some of the best from thought leaders, educators, and experts in sustainability, economic development, and education. Business & regional community leaders will learn how to implement and utilize the most current and effective sustainability methods. This event is open to the public and proceeds from funds raised from ticket sales, vendor registrations, and sponsorships will be donated to the Imaginarium Science Center in downtown Fort Myers to support science and technology education for youth.

Master of Ceremony: Mei-Mei Chan, President and Publisher of the Fort Myers News-Press

Sustainable Art Showcase!

Over 20 Vendors!

Seating is Limited - 200 Attendees Max!


8:00am: Doors Open at Harborside
8:00am-9:00am: Vendor Showcase – Breakfast (8-10am service)
9:00am: Program starts with downtown welcome by Mayor Randy Henderson
9:05am: Program introduction by Jon Iglehart, District Director, DEP
9:10am: Thank you from Matt Johnson, Director, Imaginarium
9:15am – 10:30am: Environment/Conservation Panel
Moderator: Robert Moher, CEO, Conservancy of Southwest Florida
Panelists: Mayor Kevin Ruane, Rep. Trudi Williams, Rae Ann Wessel, Robert Wanvestraut, Nicole Johnson, Tessa LeSage
10:30am-11:00am: Break/Vendors
11:00am-12:15pm: STEM Panelists
Moderator: Dr. Ronald Toll, Provost, Florida Gulf Coast University
Panelists: Dr. Laura Frost, Dr. Tracey Lanham, Greg Ira, Dr. Abdul Ahmadi, Tom Mueller, Kim Verblaauw, Dr. Steven Brodie
12:15pm-1:30pm: Lunch/Vendors
Lunch (Provided by Harborside)
1:30pm-3:00pm: Economic Development Panel
Moderator: Dr. John Meyer, Dean, School of Business and Technology, FSW
Panelists: Joe Paterno, Kevin Connelly, Brian Rist, Dr. Gary Jackson, Christine Ross, Dennie Hamilton
3:00-4:30pm: Break-Out Sessions/Vendors
Andy Lynch
Chris Sharek
Lloyd Duhon
5-6pm: Heavy Hors D’ oeuvre and Cocktail hour
*Agenda subject to change