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Below are some past and future speaking engagements at which SPLC staff and Steering Committee members have or will share about the SPLC’s work.
Recordings and slides are linked for past presentations, when available.

FUTURE

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) International Business & Leadership Conference 2017
Aug. 1-4, 2017
Las Vegas, NV
Presenters:
Cuchulain Kelly, SPLC

Berkshire Hathaway’s Annual Leveraging Spend Conference 2017
Sep. 18-21, 2017
Atlanta, GA
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC

The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) Annual Conference 2017
Oct. 15-17, 2017
San Antonio
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC

PAST

Silicon Valley Sustainability Summit
May 25, 2017
Redwood City, CA
Panelists:
Joan Kerr, SPLC Board Chair
Jennifer Browne, Salesforce
Sarah Church, Alameda County

World Trade Organization Symposium on Sustainable Procurement
Feb. 22, 2017
Geneva, Switzerland
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC

GreenBiz Sustainable Purchasing: Getting Procurement and Supply Chain Departments Engaged and Taking the Lead
Feb. 16, 2017, 8:30-9:30am
Phoenix, AZ
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC
Javette Hines, Citi
Michelle Moorman, E&J Gallo Winery
Molly Ray, Office Depot

ProcureCon Indirect East 2017
Feb. 12, 2017
Orlando, FL
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC

NCMA Government Contract Management Symposium 2016
Dec. 12-13, 2016
Washington, DC
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC
George Schutter, The District of Columbia
Jonathan Rifkin, Green Electronics Council
Stephen Sylvan, U.S. EPA

The Procurement Revolution
How Sustainability in Procurement Gives a Competitive Advantage
Sept 26-30, 2016
Free online conference
Presenter: Jason Pearson, SPLC CEO

AASHE 2016 Conference
Sustainable Procurement: Strategies & Leadership Case Studies
Oct. 9-12, 2016
Baltimore, MD
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC
Wade Sanner, Emory University
Donna Ginter, The George Washington University

ACCO 2016 West Coast Climate Strategies Forum
Oct. 17-18, 2016
San Diego, CA

Canadian Public Procurement Council Conference 2016
Oct. 19-21, 2016
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach & Operations

18th Annual Railroad Environmental Conference
Nov. 3, 2016
Champaign, IL
Presenter: Jason Pearson, SPLC CEO

Global Disaster Relief Summit 2016
Panel: Update on Emergency Procurement Strategy
Sept 7, 2016
Washington, DC
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC CEO

“Pathways to Impact” Conference
Hosted by WBCSD, USBCSD and Yale University
June 14-15, 2016
New Haven, CT
Presenters:
SPLC Board Chair Anastasia O’Rourke
Pierre Francoise Thaler from member company EcoVadis

Sustainable Brands
“Purpose-driven Influence”
Upstream: Understanding and Applying Cutting-edge Practices in Sustainable Purchasing”
June 6, 2016 – 1:30-4:30 PM
San Diego, CA
Presenters:
Scot Case, SPLC Training Developer

SPLC Summit 2016
May 24-26, 2016
Kellogg Conference Hotel, Gallaudet University Washington, DC

ISEAL Alliance: Global Sustainability Standards Conference
May 11, 2016
The George Washington University Washington, DC
Panelist: SPLC Executive Director
Speaker: Jason Pearson

Improving Environmental Sustainability in Supply Chains: A Dialogue with Leading Companies and EPA
May 3, 2016
Washington, DC
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC

Green Schools Conference & Expo
March 31-April 1, 2016
Pittsburgh, PA
Presentation Title: “Is Your Institution Ready for the Future of Sustainable Procurement?”
Presenters:
Cuchulain Kelly, SPLC Communications Coordinator

Squaring the Circle on Sustainability and Risk Management
March 3, 2016
Washington, DC
12:10-12:50 pm EST
Panel: “Sustainable Development Goals: An Action Plan to Address Geopolitical Risk”
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Consumer Specialty Products Association Annual Meeting – Collaboration 2015
Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 7-10, 2015
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC

COP 21 – La Galerie des Solutions
Le Bourget
Paris, France
December 3 & 9, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
Cuchulain Kelly, SPLC Communications Coordinator

COOP 21 UNEP 10YFP SPP Programme Side Event on Sustainable Public Procurement and Climate Change
‘Cities and Regions Pavilion – TAP 2015’
Le Bourget
Paris, France
December 5, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce Procurement Council
Washington, DC
November 20, 2015
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach and Operations

UNEP 10YFP SPP Programme
Final Meeting of Working Group 2B on Measuring Impacts and Communicating Benefits of Sustainable Public Procurement

Seoul, South Korea
November 19, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

GreenBuild Expo
Washington, DC
November 18-20, 2015
Staff at booth: Cuchulain Kelly, Communications Coordinator

BSR Conference
San Fransisco, CA
November 3-5, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

2015 CR Magazine COMMIT!Forum
Corporate Responsibility Association
New York, New York
October 21-22, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Renewable Energy Markets Conference
Washington, DC
October 18-20, 2015
Presenters:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

IFMA’s World Workplace Conference
Office Depot’s Green Awards Dinner (side event)
Denver, Colorado
October 7-9, 2015
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach and Operations

Panel: Re-thinking the Supply Chain presented by Bloomberg BNA
SXSW Eco
10:45AM – 11:40AM
Austin Convention Center Austin Suite
500 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX
October 6, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Railroad Sustainability Forum
GE Corporate Education Campus
Crotonville, NY
September 10-11, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Info Session: Rating System Development Process and How to Get Involved
SPLC will give an introduction to how the rating system will be developed over the course of 2015-16, the Technical Advisory Groups’ role, and how to get involved.
Wednesday July 22nd from 1:00-2:30pm ET
Presenters:

  • Johanna Kertesz, Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, Technical Advisory Committee Chair
  • Lynne Olson, Ecolab, Chemically Intensive Products Technical Advisory Group Member
  • Mary Sotos, World Resources Institute, Technical Advisory Committee Member
  • Christina Macken, Director of Programs, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council
  • Sam Hummel, Director of Operations, Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council

Watch the webinar recording
ACCO Climate Strategies Forum
Association of Climate Change Officers
Washington, DC
June 24-26, 2015
Attendees:
Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
Christina Macken, SPLC Director of Programs

BNSF Sustainability Leadership Forum
BNSF
Dallas, Texas
June 11, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

BSR Connect: How to Build Inclusive, Resilient Supply Chains
BSR
New York, New York
June 5, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

SPLC 2015 Summit, Seattle, Washington, May 26-28

SPLC 2015 Summit – Seattle, Washington – May 27-28

CleanMed 2015: Creating Healing Environments
Practice Greenhealth
Oregon Convention Center
Portland, Oregon
May 12-14, 2015
Speaker: Beth Eckl, Practice Greenhealth (SPLC Member)
Participant: Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach & Operations

Multistakeholder Advisory Committee meeting of the 10YFP Sustainable Public Procurement Programme
Conference Call
May 6, 2015
SPLC Representatives:

  • Christina Macken, Director of Programs
  • Cuchulain Kelly, Communications Coordinator

Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing
GoGreen Seattle Conference
April 30, 2015
Seattle, WA
Speakers:

  • Karen Hamilton, King County (SPLC Member)
  • Mark Rossolo, UL Environment (SPLC Board of Director)

HEASC Best Practices in Sustainable Purchasing Webinar
Higher Education Assocations Sustainability Consortium
April 29, 2015
Presenters:
Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach & Operations

Two Part Sustainable Purchasing Workshop: Creating & Running a Sustainable Purchasing Program
Green California Summit & Exposition
April 8, 2015
Sacramento, CA
Speakers:

  • Jason Pearson, SPLC
  • Charleen Fain-Keslar, California DGS (SPLC Member)

Sustainable Procurement: A Discussion with SPLC & TSC
Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA)
March 24, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

GEC/Yale Summit on Green Electronics: Designing the Future
Green Electronics Council, Yale University
March 19, 2015
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Is Your Organization Ready for the Future of Sustainable Purchasing?
SciQuest NextLevel Conference
March 13, 2015
Speakers:

    • Sam Hummel, SPLC
    • Kristin Schroter, UT Austin (SPLC member)

What’s Ahead for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council?
World50 Webinar
February 25, 2015

      • Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
      • Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach & Operations, SPLC

The (Economic) Demand for Sustainability: Harnessing the Strategic Power of Institutional Purchasing
Environmental Grantmakers Association Federal Policy Briefing
February 25, 2015
Washington, DC

      • Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
      • Brennan Conaway, US General Services Administration (SPLC Member)
      • Holly Elwood, US Environmental Protection Agency (SPLC Member)
      • Maribeth Malloy, Lockheed Martin (SPLC Member)

Several Sustainable Products & Supply Chains Workshops Featuring SPLC Members
GreenBiz Forum 2015
February 17-19, 2015
Scottsdale, AZ
Speakers:

      • Libby Bernick, Trucost (SPLC member)
      • Priya Barua, World Resources Institute (SPLC member)
      • Michael Crow, Arizona State University (SPLC member)
      • Emilio Tenuta, Ecolab (SPLC member)
      • Carter Roberts, World Wildlife Fund (SPLC member)

Public Release: SPLC Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing v1.0
February 5, 2015, 11am ET

      • Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
      • Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach & Operations, SPLC
      • Christina Macken, Director of Programs, SPLC
      • Charleen Fain-Keslar, California DGS (SPLC Technical Advisor)

GC3 Retailer & Education Webinar
Green Chemistry & Commerce Council
February 4, 2015, 12pm ET
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
Digital Energy & Sustainability Solutions Campaign (DESSC)
January 15, 2015
Washington, DC
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

UNEP 10FYP SPP Program Working Group 2B Expert Workshop: Measuring and Communicating the Benefits of Sustainable Public Purchasing (SPP)

January 14, 2015
Washington, DC
Speakers:

      • Anastasia O’Rourke, SPLC Board Chair-elect (Industrial Economics)
      • Alison Kinn Bennett, SPLC Strategic Advisory Committee (US EPA)
      • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Consumer Specialty Products Association Conference
Fort Lauderdale, FL
December 8, 2014
Speaker: Christina Macken, SPLC Director of Programs

FoodCon: Incorporating Sustainability into Your Strategy
UNC Kenan-Flagler School of Business
November 21, 2014
Speaker: Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach & Operations

The Role of Cities in Advancing Sustainable Consumption
Hosted by Urban Sustainability Directors Network &
Sustainable Consumption Research and Action Initiative
October 29-November 1 in Eugene, OR
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

AASHE 2014 Conference
Plenary: Driving Innovations Simultaneously at the Economy, Community and Campus Scale
October 28, 2014 at Oregon Convention Center
Speakers:

      • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
      • Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach & Operations
      • Chris O’Brien, American University (SPLC Board of Director)
      • A representative of City of Portland, SPLC Member
      • A representative of Portland State University, SPLC Member

Sustainability Council I Meeting, The Conference Board 
October 14, 2014 in Washington, DC
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Arkansas Recycling Coalition 24th Annual Conference & Tradeshow
October 1, 2014, Eureka Springs, AR
Session: “Waste Reduction Through Procurement”
Speaker: Mary Singer, CRG SustainableSolutions, SPLC Member

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EcoProcura 2014
September 24-26, 2014
Ghent, Belgium
Speaker: Sam Hummel, Director of Outreach & Operations

Resource Recycling Conference
September 15-17, 2014
New Orleans
Session: “Developing a Standard for Sustainable Procurement”
Speaker: Chris O’Brien, American University (Secretary of SPLC Board of Directors)

Tennessee Women’s Business Conference
Panel: Unpacking Hidden Value in Your Business
September 10th, Memphis, TN
Speakers:

      • Mary Singer, CRG Sustainable Solutions (SPLC member)
      • Pat Hopper, FedEx (SPLC member)

ISEAL Alliance Sustainability Standards Essentials Training Workshop
September 10, 2014
Washington, DC
Speaker: Christina Macken, Director of Programs

2014 NCEL National Legislative Summit
National Caucus of Environmental Legislators
August 15-17, Minneapolis, MN
Speaker: Christina Macken, Director of Programs

UNEP SPP Working Group 4B: Ecolabels & Sustainability Standards
Webinar on August 25, 8am EST
Speaker: Christina Macken, Director of Programs

School Sustainability Leaders Summit
June 26th, 2014 at USGBC Center for Green Schools, Washington, DC
Speaker: Christina Macken, Director of Programs

USB Biobased Stakeholders’ Dialogue
June 18th, 2014 at The George Washington University, Washington, DC
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

American Chemistry Council Value Chain Outreach Committee Meeting

June 12, 2014, Washington, D.C.

Speakers: Christina Macken, SPLC Program Director

Sustainable Brands 2014 Conference
June 2-5, San Diego
Speakers:

      • Christina Macken, SPLC (SPLC Staff)
      • Lara Koritzke, ISEAL Alliance (SPLC Partner)
      • Brendan LeBlanc, Ernst & Young (SPLC Member)
      • Michael Murphy, Dell (SPLC Member)
      • Jessica Rosman, Ceasar’s (SPLC Member)
      • Kathy Cacciola, Aramark (SPLC Member)
      • Charleen Fain-Keslar, DGS, State of CA (SPLC Member)
      • Pierre-Francois Thaler, Ecovadis (SPLC Member)
      • Kurt Ravenfeld, Lockheed Martin (SPLC Member)

LEED and the Impact on Industrial & Institutional Companies
Consumer Speciality Products Association (CSPA)
May 8, Chicago, IL
Speaker: Chrissy Macken, SPLC’s Director of Programs

International Supply Management (ISM) Conference 2014
“Sustainable Procurement from the CPO Perspective”
May 7, Las Vegas, NV
SPLC Member Speakers:

      • Mike Fath, CPO, Caesars Entertainment
      • Greg Modlinski, CPO, Kohler Company
      • Nichol Luoma, CPO, Arizona State University
      • Nancy Gillis, Ernst & Young (moderator)
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Watch the webcast presentation of the Principles, hosted by Joel Makower of GreenBiz Group.

Webinar: Unveiling SPLC’s Principles for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing
Hosted by GreenBiz Group
May 7, 1pm ET
Speakers:

      • Joel Makower, Chairman and Executive Editor, GreenBiz Group
      • Jason Pearson, Executive Director, SPLC
      • Christina Macken, Director of Programs, SPLC
      • Anastasia O’Rourke, Principal, DEKRA Sustainability (SPLC Board Chair-Elect)
      • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Senior Director, Environmental & Supplier Diversity Strategy, Office Depot (SPLC Board Chair)

Sustainable Strategies Conference @ Sustainatopia
April 16-18, Miami Beach Convention Center
Speakers:

      • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Office Depot (SPLC Boar Chair)
      • Dr. Anastasia O’Rourke, DEKRA (SPLC Board)
      • Mark Rossolo, UL Environment (SPLC Board)

US Department of Defense: Sustainable Procurement Working Group
April 1, Washington, DC
Speakers:

      • Sam Hummel, SPLC’s Director of Outreach

Smart and Sustainable Campuses Conference
March 3 & 4, Baltimore, MD
Speakers:

      • Chris O’Brien, American Univers
      • ity (SPLC Steering Committee)
      • Sam Hummel, SPLC’s Director of Outreach

GreenBiz Forum 2014
Montelucia Resort, Scottsdale, AZ  2/18-2/20
Speakers:

      • Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Board Chair and Senior Director of Environmental Strategy at Office Depot
      • Chrissy Macken, SPLC Program Director

Other SPLC Participants:

      • Sam Hummel, SPLC Outreach Director
      • Alison Kinn Bennett, US EPA (SPLC Steering Committee)
      • Dr. Anastasia O’Rourke, DEKRA (SPLC Board member)

Product Stewardship & Regulatory Affairs Council Meeting
The Conference Board
Richmond, VA  1/27-1/29/2014
Speaker:  Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Green Goods: How to Create Sustainable County Purchasing
National Association of Counties Webinar
1/22 from 2-3:15 ET
Speakers:

      • Sam Hummel, SPLC Outreach Director
      • Karen Hamilton, King County (SPLC Member)

Unlocking the Power of Social and Environmental Performance Reporting in the Pacific Northwest
Global Reporting Initiative – Redmond, WA  12/05
Participant: Karen Hamilton, King County (SPLC Founders Circle)

Strategic Opportunities for Sustainable Production and Consumption in North America
North American Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (NARSPAC)
UNEP – Washington, DC  12/05
Participant: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

White House Council on Environmental Quality
Sustainable Acquisition & Materials Management Group
November 20th
Speakers:

      • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
      • Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach

‘LEEDing’ for Sustainable Procurement
World50 Webinar – November 12th
Speakers:

      • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
      • Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach
      • Yalmaz Siddiqui, SPLC Steering Committee Co-Chair and Senior Director of Environmental Strategy at Office Depot

Greening the Supply Chain through Buyer-Supplier Partnerships
National Association for Environmental Management Forum
Montreal – October 23-25
Speaker: Dr. Anastasia O’Rourke, SPLC Steering Committee Co-Chair and DEKRA Sustainability Principal

Empowering Procurement to Transform Your Campus and the Economy
AASHE Webinar – October 31 @ 1pm ET
Speakers:

      • Chris O’Brien – American University (SPLC Steering Committee)
      • Sam Hummel – SPLC Director of Outreach
      • Rex Hardaway & Kelly Weisinger – Emory University (SPLC Founding Member)

Sustainable Purchasing: Developing a “LEED for Purchasing”
AASHE Conference – Nashville, TN – 10/7 11am ET
Speakers:

      • Chris O’Brien – American University (SPLC Steering Committee)
      • Jennifer Battle – Michigan State University (SPLC Founding Member)
      • Erin Stanforth – Portland Community College (SPLC Founding Member)

Sustainable Procurement: Issues and Case Studies
Center for Sustainability, Johnson County Community College
Webinar – 10/15 1:30pm CT
Speaker: Sam Hummel, SPLC Director of Outreach

Retail Sustainability Conference 2013
RILA – Orlando, FL – 10/1
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

ZDHC Meeting Keynote
Washington, DC – 9/25 12pm ET
Speaker:  Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Sustainable Purchasing
SciQuest Webinar – 9/26 2pm ET
Speaker: Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director

Fast Track Sustainable Purchasing
Trucost Webinar – 9/19 12pm ET
Speakers:

      • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
      • Cynthia Cummis, WRI (SPLC Steering Committee)

SPLC Launch Event webcast
Screenshot of the Launch Event webcastGreenBiz Group – 7/23 1pm ET
Speakers:

    • Kevin Lyons, Rutgers Business School (formerly CPO of Rutgers University)
    • Yalmaz Siddiqui, Office Depot (SPLC Steering Committee Co-chair)
    • Jason Pearson, SPLC Executive Director
    • Alison Kinn-Bennet, US Environmental Protection Agency
    • David Asiello, US Department of Defense
    • Anastasia O’Rourke, DEKRA (SPLC Committee Co-Chair)
    • Chris O’Brien, American University (SPLC Steering Committee)