Friday, April 6, 2012

ACCO Announces Defense, National Security & Climate Change Workshop (June 25-26, 2012 - Washington, DC)

For the latest information about this program,
including speaker and agenda announcements:
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),
    • 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
Highlights from ACCO's 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 session and 12 roundtable discussions
  • 110 attendees representing more than 65 organizations
  • Recap reports available at:
ACCO's 2011 Defense, National Security and Climate Change Workshop Featured …
Last year's program included the following speakers:
  • Senator John Warner (ret.) – Senior Advisor, Hogan Lovells
  • Senator Gary Hart (ret.) – Scholar in Residence, University of Colorado Denver, School of Public Affairs and Chair of the Threat Reduction Advisory Committee for the U.S. Department of Defense
  • Honorable Sharon E. Burke – Assistant Secretary of Defense for Operational Energy Plans and Programs, U.S. Department of Defense
  • Honorable Katherine Hammack – Assistant Secretary of the Army (Installations & Environment), Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army, U.S. Army
  • Jeffrey Arnold – Senior Scientist, Climate and Global Change Programs, Institute for Water Resources, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
  • Cathleen Kelly – Deputy Associate Director for Climate Change Adaptation, White House Council on Environmental Quality
  • Chris Tindal – Director of Operational Energy Policy, U.S. Department of the Navy
  • Kim Toufectis – Master Planning Program Manager, U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • David Belote – Director, DoD Energy Siting Clearinghouse, Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense
  • Nancy Gillis – Senior Adviser, Sustainability, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), 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)
  • Allan Hoffman – Senior Analyst, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Dr. Marc Kodack – Senior Fellow, Army Environmental Policy Institute, U.S. Army
  • COL Jon Ostertag – Chair, Installation Energy Program Group, U.S. Air Force
  • Lt. Col. Paul Schimpf – Strategist for Energy and Environment, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy)
  • Paul Yaroschak – Deputy Director, Chemical & Material Risk Management, Office of the U.S. Deputy Under Secretary of Defense (Installations and Environment)
Venue and Lodging Information
  • The program will be held at the Grand Hyatt Washington, DC:
    1000 H Street NW
    Washington, DC 20001
    (202) 582-1234
  • Information on lodging and reservations will be posted shortly
Interested in attending?Click Here to Register

For more information about this program,
please contact Melissa Lembke at 202-496-7390.
June 25-26, 2012
Grand Hyatt
Washington, DC
Registration Fees:
Corporate - $475
Non-Profit - $365
Academia - $365
Government - $255
Early Bird Special:
Register by May 15 and receive $100* discount on registration
* Government early bird registrants
receive a $60 discount
Co-Presented by:
Participant Organizations from 2011 Workshop
Representatives from the following organizations participated in ACCO's March 2011 Defense, National Security and Climate Change Workshop:
* 3M
* Abt Associates
* AEA Group-Project Performance Corporation
* American Institute for Chemical Engineers
* AT&T
* Battelle Memorial Institute
* Booz Allen Hamilton
* Brandeis University
* Capture Dynamics
* Captus Group
* CarterMcClean LLC
* Center for American Progress
* Center for New American Security
* Clarion University of Pennsylvania
* Clinton Climate Initiative
* Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate & Security
* Computer Science Corporation
* Concurrent Technologies Corporation
* Deloitte Consulting LLP
* Enablon
* EnLink Geoenergy Services
* Enviance
* Environ
* Environmental Defense Action Fund
* Esri
* Exxon Mobil Corporation
* GeoEye Foundation
* Gulfstream Aerospace
* HDR Architecture
* Hogan Lovells
* LMI Government Consulting
* Lockheed Martin
* McKenna Long & Aldridge
* Milspray
* Montreal Protocol Technical & Economic Assessment Panel (TEAP)
* National Academy of Sciences
* Noblis
* Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
* Pew Center on Global Climate Change
* Policy Navigation Group
* Polyisocynaurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)
* Presidential Climate Action Project
* Renomics Corporation
* Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego
* Skidmore, Owings & Merrill
* St. Thomas University School of Law
* TechAmerica
* The Climate Registry
* U.S. National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)
* U.S. Air Force
* U.S. Army
* U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
* U.S. Department of Defense
* U.S. Department of Energy
* U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
* U.S. General Services Administration
* U.S. Green Building Council
* U.S. Navy
* United Nations
* University of California, San Diego
* University of Waterloo
* Virginia Sustainable Building Network
* Waste Management
* White House Council on Environmental Quality
* Winrock International

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