Subject to change. Please note that all sessions are listed in U.S. Central Time (CT).

Speaking requests should be directed to

7:00—8:00 am CT

Continental Breakfast & Registration

11/14/2022 7:00:00 AM11/14/2022 8:00:00 AM
8:00—8:15 am CT

Welcome Speeches: City of Chicago, CDA, AAAE

Sponsored by

Chicago Department of Aviation

11/14/2022 8:00:00 AM11/14/2022 8:15:00 AM
8:15 am CT—8:30 pm CT

Communication & Engagement: Speaker

11/14/2022 8:15:00 AM11/14/2022 8:30:00 PM
8:30—9:30 am CT

Communication & Engagement: Panel

Influential sustainability leaders in Chicago and abroad will discuss how they build enthusiasm and inclusion into their efforts to grow their organization's impact. They will share inspirational stories and offer lessons in communication and resilience during times of uncertainty.

Carter O'Brien, Sustainability Officer, Office of Strategic Science Initiatives, Chicago Field Museum

11/14/2022 8:30:00 AM11/14/2022 9:30:00 AM
9:30—10:00 am CT

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

Sponsored by

SET Environmental, Inc.

11/14/2022 9:30:00 AM11/14/2022 10:00:00 AM
10:00—11:00 am CT

Waste Management & Plastic Reduction

Waste reduction and diversion rates can vary greatly depending on local and national regulations, but stakeholder engagement and education are universal. Panelists will focus on partnerships, passenger and staff communications, and efforts beyond mandates.

11/14/2022 10:00:00 AM11/14/2022 11:00:00 AM
11:00 am CT—12:00 pm CT


As more end uses continue to electrify, airports face unique challenges in managing the increasing energy demand across large campuses. Energy experts and airport practitioners will discuss important considerations and emerging technologies that enable electrification.

11/14/2022 11:00:00 AM11/14/2022 12:00:00 PM
12:00—1:00 pm CT

Luncheon: Keynote Federal Speaker

Sponsored by

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

11/14/2022 12:00:00 PM11/14/2022 1:00:00 PM
1:00—2:15 pm CT

Decarbonization: Alternative Fuels

Two alternative fuels will be discussed in detail: hydrogen and renewable natural gas. Hydrogen has been used in zero-emissions ground fleets and research is underway for hydrogen powered aircraft. Renewable natural gas derived from organic waste can offset carbon emissions from natural gas usage and methane leaks. Industry experts and end users will discuss the technology, availability, and future of these alternative fuels.

Karl Gnadt, Managing Director, Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District, Champaign-Urbana MTD

11/14/2022 1:00:00 PM11/14/2022 2:15:00 PM
2:15—2:45 pm CT

Afternoon Break with Exhibitors / Networking

Sponsored by

C&S Companies
Ricondo & Associates

11/14/2022 2:15:00 PM11/14/2022 2:45:00 PM
2:45—3:45 pm CT

Airlines & Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Airlines come together to discuss decarbonization efforts and the airports' role in supporting their goals. The panel will explore the different partnerships, regulations, and market structures that have formed to incentivize and increase the use and availability of sustainable aviation fuel.

11/14/2022 2:45:00 PM11/14/2022 3:45:00 PM
3:45—5:00 pm CT

Resilience and Climate Change

Climate change is rapidly accelerating disruptions and the need for resilient planning and responses. The introduction will feature a climate researcher's summary of recent developments regarding climate change impacts. Resilience planners and practitioners will then share successes, challenges, and best practices in embedding resiliency in projects.

11/14/2022 3:45:00 PM11/14/2022 5:00:00 PM
5:00—6:00 pm CT

Exhibitor Happy Hour

11/14/2022 5:00:00 PM11/14/2022 6:00:00 PM

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