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

Speaking requests should be directed to

7:00 am CT—6:00 pm CT


14th Floor Foyer

11/14/2022 7:00:00 AM11/14/2022 6:00:00 PM
7:01—8:00 am CT

Continental Breakfast

Wolf Creek Ballroom Foyer

11/14/2022 7:01:00 AM11/14/2022 8:00:00 AM
8:00—8:15 am CT

Welcome Speeches

Sauganash Ballroom

Sponsored by

Chicago Department of Aviation

Aaron Frame, Deputy Commissioner of Planning, Noise, & Environment, Chicago Department of Aviation

Angela Tovar, Chief Sustainability Officer, City of Chicago

Justin Barkowski, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, AAAE

Andrew Velasquez III, First Deputy Commissioner, Chicago Department of Aviation

11/14/2022 8:00:00 AM11/14/2022 8:15:00 AM
8:15—9:15 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.
Sauganash Ballroom

Jeff Denno, Director of Sustainability, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Monica Eng, Chicago Reporter, Axios

Stephanie Katsaros, Founder & CEO, Bright Beat

Liam Donnelly, Founder & CEO, WasteNot Compost

Carter O'Brien, Assistant Commissioner, Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation

Marion Town, Recipient of the 2022 James M. Crites Pioneer in Aviation Sustainability Award, Vancouver Airport Authority

11/14/2022 8:15:00 AM11/14/2022 9:15:00 AM
9:15—9:45 am CT

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

Wolf Creek Ballroom Foyer

Sponsored by

SET Environmental, Inc.
First Environment, Inc.

11/14/2022 9:15:00 AM11/14/2022 9:45:00 AM
9:45—10:45 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.
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John Bradley, Director of Engineering Services, LaGuardia Gateway Partners

Evelyn Ferreira, Zero Waste and Compliance Lead, San Francisco International Airport

David McPhie, Manager, Climate and Environment, Vancouver Airport Authority

Morgan Turner, Owner, Airport Zero Waste Consulting LLC

Gregoire James, Commercial Director, International Aviation Waste Management Association

11/14/2022 9:45:00 AM11/14/2022 10:45:00 AM
10:45—11:45 am 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.
Sauganash Ballroom

Sponsored by


Carter Atkins, Environmental Specialist, Los Angeles World Airports

Chaz Teplin, Principal, Carbon Free Electricity, RMI

Evelyn Ferreira, Zero Waste and Compliance Lead, San Francisco International Airport

Diana Sharpe, Vice President of Large Customer Operations, ComEd

11/14/2022 10:45:00 AM11/14/2022 11:45:00 AM
11:45 am CT—1:00 pm CT

Luncheon: Keynote

Wolf Point Ballroom

Sponsored by

Mead & Hunt, Inc.

Shannetta Griffin, P.E., Associate Administrator for Airports, U.S. Federal Aviation Administration

11/14/2022 11:45:00 AM11/14/2022 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.
Sauganash Ballroom

B.J. Carpenter, Sustainability Program Coordinator, City of Austin - Department of Aviation

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

Ted Barnes, Senior Director, Mobility, GTI Energy

Hao Cai, Group Leader, Material Life Cycle Analysis, Argonne National Laboratory

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

Refreshment Break with Exhibitors

Wolf Creek Ballroom Foyer

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.
Sauganash Ballroom

Sponsored by

Neste US, Inc.

Darline Terrell-Tyson, Director, Office of Environmental Compliance and Sustainability, Maryland Aviation Administration

Jason Hazen, Director, Fuels & Logistics, LanzaJet Inc.,

Thea Junt, Environmental Sustainability Consultant, Southwest Airlines

Lana Van Marter, A.A.E., I.A.P., Commercial Development Manager, Neste US, Inc.

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

Resilience & 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.
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Chad Reese, Environmental Affairs Manager, San Diego International Airport

Eric Caplan, Sustainability and Resilience Program Director, Tampa International Airport

Jaime Pabon, Senior Airport Operations Manager, Aerostar Airport Holdings LLC

David Archer, Professor, Department of the Geophysical Sciences, University of Chicago

Amity Wilczek, Statistician, U.S. DOT Volpe Center

Lakshminarayanan Sankaran, Vice President, Engineering and Maintenance, Kempegowda International Airport

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

Welcome Reception

Wolf Creek Ballroom Foyer

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

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