Conference Program

7:30 AM
Registration Opens
Exhibit Area Opens

Coffee, tea and juice will be available
8:30 AM
Gregg Mitman, Interim Director, Nelson Institute
8:40 AM
Facing Limits: From the Age of Abundance to the Age of Scarcity
Donald Worster, Hall Distinguished Professor of American History at the University of Kansas and author of The Wealth of Nature, Nature's Economy and other books; PRESENTATION
9:35 AM
Getting to Plenitude: Building a Small-Scale, Low-Impact, High-Satisfaction Economy
Juliet Schor, Boston College economist and author of True Wealth, The Overworked American, and The Overspent American; PRESENTATION
10:15 AM
Refreshment Break and Exhibits
10:45 AM
Gross National Happiness in the Kingdom of Bhutan
Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, Minister of Works and Human Settlement in the Kingdom of Bhutan
11:30 AM
Envisioning a Fairer Future, One Story at a Time
Julia Alvarez, author of A Wedding in Haiti, Saving the World and other books
12:15 PM
1:15 PM
Concurrent Sessions

Garrett Hardin's Challenge: Sustainability, Private Property and Social Justice

Urban Agriculture, Food Security and Community Transformation

How We Treat Work and How Work Treats Us: Wisconsin's Changing Employment Landscape

  • Jeanan Yasiri Moe, Development Coordinator, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison (Moderator)
  • Teresa Adams, Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering; Director, National Center for Freight and Infrastructure Research and Education; Chair, Nelson Institute Transportation Management and Policy Program, UW-Madison; PRESENTATION
  • Marshall Heyworth, Chief Operating Officer, QTI Consulting, Madison
  • Mike Ivey, Business Reporter, The Capital Times
  • Katie Bittner, Corporate Trainer, Kwik Trip, Inc.

Environment and Mindfulness: Traditions and Practices

  • Tristin Marotz, Nelson Institute Undergraduate Programs Coordinator, UW-Madison (Moderator)
  • Sister Lynn Smith, Director of Membership, Holy Wisdom Monastery; PRESENTATION
  • Carmen Alonso, Clinical Psychologist, Madison Psychiatric Associates and UW Health
  • John Francis, Visiting Associate Professor, Nelson Institute, UW-Madison; "Planetwalker"
  • Mark Blumenfeld, Director of Practice and Education, Madison Shambhala Center and Windhorse Retreat Center

Inspiring Change through Film and New Media

  • Peter Boger, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison (Moderator)
  • Chris Bocast, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Jessica Duma, Undergraduate, Human Geography & Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Kevin Gibbons, Ph.D. Candidate, Geography, UW-Madison
  • Marya Johnston-McIntosh, M.S. Candidate, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, UW-Madison
  • Leah Wachowski, Undergraduate, Environmental Studies & Gender and Women's Studies, UW-Madison

Matters of Time: Tension and Alignment in Cycles of Business, Environment and Culture

  • Larry Nesper, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UW-Madison (moderator)
  • Rob Nixon,Professor, English and Environmental Studies, UW-Madison; Author, Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor
  • Cal Dewitt, Professor, Environmental Studies, UW-Madison; Co-founder, Evangelical Environmental Network; PRESENTATION
  • Cyrus Hester, Environmental Specialist, Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa; PRESENTATION
  • Carl Korfmacher, President, Applied Ecological Services, Inc

Building Social Capital, Health and Well-Being through Sustainable Development and Transportation

  • Steve Hiniker, Executive Director, 1000 Friends of Wisconsin (Moderator)
  • Maggie Grabow, Ph.D. Candidate, Nelson Institute Center for Sustainability and the Global Environment, UW-Madison; PRESENTATION
  • Jonathan Patz,Director, Global Health Institute; Professor, Environmental Studies and Population Health Sciences, UW-Madison; PRESENTATION
  • William Sullivan, Professor, Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
2:45 PM
Refreshment Break, Exhibits and Reid Bryson Poster Session
3:15 PM
Global Stewards Sustainability Prize Award Announcements
3:30 PM
Sustainable Capitalism: Lessons and Opportunities
Daniel Oros, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers; PRESENTATION
4:15 PM
Plenary Panel: Sustainability, Security and Happiness on a Finite Planet

  • Gregg Mitman, Interim Director, Nelson Institute (Moderator)
  • Julia Alvarez, author of A Wedding in Haiti and other books
  • Daniel Oros, Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
  • Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College; author of True Wealth and other books
  • Lyonpo Yeshey Zimba, Minister of Works and Human Settlement, Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Richard J. Davidson, William James and Vilas Research Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry; Founder and Chair, Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
5:15 PM