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The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Creating Resilient Businesses, Jobs and Communities
June 12-13, 2019, Carbondale, Illinois
Day 1 – June 12
CONFERENCE AND FORUM
Date and Time: Wednesday, June 12, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Carbondale Civic Center
Each section – Energy, Economic Diversification and Innovation – has a keynote and a panel of experts. Local community organizations and businesses will participate in a general forum.
This two-day event will provide southern Illinois communities,non-profits, businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals with education, resources and innovative ideas about opportunities in the changing economy.
During the conference the first day, three keynote speakers will provide background on what’s happening in the economy, and insight into economic diversification opportunities in energy, forestry, agriculture and more. Expert panelists will discuss issues and options for the region. A community forum will give participants the chance to speak to organizations and businesses directly. Attendance is free and open to the public, but registration is encouraged. Lunch is provided for registered participants.
The second day features a workshop on Biochar by author, entrepreneur and permaculturist Albert Bates.
Keynotes and Panelists - June 12
Keynote: Seth Feaster, Data Analyst and Researcher, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis, Energy Industry Trends
Economic Development Section
Keynote: Dr. John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus U. of Missouri and Author, Sustainable Agriculture and Economic Sustainability
Panelists: Dr. John Ikerd; Cindy Winland, Just Transition Fund
Keynote: Albert Bates, Founder and President of Global Village Institute for Appropriate Technology, Chief Permaculture Officer, eCO2, for Cool Design, and Co-Author of BURN: Using Fire to Cool the Earth
Panelists: Albert Bates; Scott Settelmyer, TerraCarbon
Register for The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Conference and Forum – June 12 – Free Admission
Register your business ($100) or organization ($0) to have a table the Community and Business Forum on June 12
Register for The Climate Economy in Southern Illinois – Biochar Workshop – June 13 – $50 per person, limit 40