Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON) title block

September 18, 2018 - Lansing, Michigan 

Businesses and their sustainability professionals, environmental health and safety coordinators, communications staff, environmental engineers and staff, academics and students studying sustainability related topics, materials scientists, and research and development professionals joined in discussion at the third annual Michigan Sustainability Conference (MISCON).


SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 



7:45 am

Registration, exhibitors, and continental breakfast

8:45 am

Welcome - Aaron Keatley, Chief Deputy Director, DEQ

9:00 am

Morning Keynote -  Sean Ansett, President, At State Advisors, Ltd.
Worker Tech: Disrupting Network Power in Global Value Chains

10:00 am

Networking Break – move to breakout sessions





10:30 am

Sustainability and Environmental Compliance through Data Driven Integrated Solutions
Presenter: Natalie Pryde

Greening Your Company’s Supply Chain: Selecting a business model and building the business
Presenter:  Dan Streit, Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation

How Product Stewardship is Guiding Companies to a Greener Future
Presenter: Lisa Massaro, Dow Chemical

11:15 am

Networking Break

11:30 am

New Tools to Make the Business Case for Water Conservation
Presenters: Mel Butcher and Laura Kelly, Arcadis

Supply Chain Fitness: The Make or Break for Suppliers and Corporate Social Responsibility
Presenter:  Kirstin Policastro, E3

Dollars to Doughnuts (Circular Economy)
Presenter: Eric Harrington

12:15 pm

Networking Lunch, Exhibitors

1:30 pm

Assessing Environmental Materiality at Meijer
Presenter: Christina Britton, Meijer

Landfill Diversion through Food Waste Separation & Depackaging
Presenters:  Corey Rossen, Ecoverse and Roger Cargill, Schupan Recycling

Microplastics and Marine Debris: Emerging Environmental Pollutants
Presenter: Sarah Zack, Illinois-Indiana Sea Grant

2:30 pm


2:50 pm

Afternoon Keynote – Bob Dixon, Head of Sustainability for Siemens US

3:50 pm

Closing Remarks

4:00 pm



CONTINUING EDUCATION: This conference qualified for 5 CEHs/PDHs for Professional Engineers.