Innovation Day 2011

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Date: September 19, 2011 - September 20, 2011
Time: Sept. 19: 3:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Sept. 20: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Location:

CHF
315 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Variable
RSVP: See Below

  About the Conference

On Innovation Day young innovators and industry leaders come together to celebrate innovation in the chemical industry today and seek solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.

To register, complete the registration form and return via fax or e-mail to Nancy Vonada. Registration deadline is September 9, 2011.

  Conference Schedule

Monday, September 19, 2011

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Establishing a Culture of Innovation
Moderator: Ron Reynolds, Senior Advisor, CHF
Speakers:
Monty M. Alger, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Stacy Balderson, Global Strategy Leader, DuPont Building Innovations
Ann Marie Burnell, Director of Advanced Programs and Innovation, Innovative Plastics Business Unit of SABIC
Pam Henderson, President, NewEdge Company

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Opening Reception

6:30 p.m.

Dinner and Address: “From Basic Research in Nanoscience to Industrial Applications”
James M. Tour, Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology, Rice University

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

8:00 a.m.

Continental Breakfast

8:30 to 9:25 a.m.

Schlinger Symposium Opening Plenary: “Meeting the Global Energy Challenge with Innovation, the Artificial Leaf”
Daniel G. Nocera, Henry Dreyfus Professor of Energy and Professor of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:30 to 11:00 a.m.

Breakout Sessions

Challenges for Water Resources
Moderator:  James Alder, Vice President, Operations and Technical, Celanese Corporation
Speakers: M. Michael Hightower, Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories: Paul Freedman, President, LimnoTech

Chemistry of Energy Sources
Moderator: Michael C. Kerby, Global Research Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Speakers: Mike Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company; T. Alan Hatton, Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT

Bio Based Chemical Feedstocks
Moderator: Carl Bilgrien, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Arizona Chemical
Speakers: Abhay Deshpande, Arizona Chemical; Mike Sanford, Biofuels Research Manager, DuPont

Increased Food Production and the Chemical Industry
Moderator: Bob Kenworthy, Affiliates Manager, CHF
Speakers: L. Val Giddings, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Jon Fobes, Technical Director, Dow Agrofresh

Sustainable Chemistry and Technology
Moderator: Wayne Ranbom, Director of Research, Arkema, Inc.
Speakers: Ivan Dmochowski, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania; Brian Mullen, Principal Scientist, Segetis; Elizabeth T. Papish, Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University

11:00 to 11:45 p.m.

Poster Session
Coordinator: Ian Shankland, Vice President, Research, Honeywell Specialty Materials

11:45 to 2:00 p.m.

SCI Gordon E. Moore Medal Ceremony and Luncheon
Awardee: Doron Levin, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company

2:00 to 3:30 p.m.

Breakout Sessions

Challenges for Water Resources
Moderator:  James Alder, Vice President, Operations and Technical, Celanese Corporation
Speakers: M. Michael Hightower, Water for Energy Project Lead, Sandia National Laboratories: Paul Freedman, President, LimnoTech

Chemistry of Energy Sources
Moderator: Michael C. Kerby, Global Research Manager, ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Speakers: Mike Parker, ExxonMobil Production Company; T. Alan Hatton, Koch School of Chemical Engineering Practice, MIT

Bio Based Chemical Feedstocks
Moderator: Carl Bilgrien, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Arizona Chemical
Speakers: Abhay Deshpande, Arizona Chemical; Mike Sanford, Biofuels Research Manager, DuPont

Increased Food Production and the Chemical Industry
Moderator: Bob Kenworthy, Affiliates Manager, CHF
Speakers: L. Val Giddings, Senior Fellow, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation; Jon Fobes, Technical Director, Dow Agrofresh

Sustainable Chemistry and Technology
Moderator: Wayne Ranbom, Director of Research, Arkema, Inc.
Speakers: Ivan Dmochowski, Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania; Brian Mullen, Principal Scientist, Segetis; Elizabeth T. Papish, Assistant Professor and Graduate Advisor, Department of Chemistry, Drexel University

 

3:45 to 5:00 p.m.

Schlinger Symposium Closing Plenary: “Implications of the Toxic Substances Control Act on New Product Development”
Moderator: Jody A. Roberts, Associate Director, Center for Contemporary History and Policy, and Manager, Environmental History and Policy Program, CHF
Panelists: Lynn L. Bergeson, Founder and Co-Principal, Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.; Connie Deford, Director of Chemicals Management Policy, The Dow Chemical Company; Baskut Tuncak, Staff Attorney, Chemicals Program, Center for International Environmental Law

Hotel Information

Blocks of rooms at hotels within walking distance of CHF have been reserved for Innovation Day participants at a reduced conference rate.

Need Meeting Space?

CHF’s state-of-the-art conference center is in Philadelphia’s beautiful historic district.

 

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Sensing Change

See your environment with fresh eyes through this online exhibit.

Historically Grounded Perspectives

The Center for Contemporary History and Policy explores issues ranging from energy to medicine on CHF's blog, Periodic Tabloid.

 

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