Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Hilton Columbus Downtown

MORPC is very pleased to release the full list of expert speakers for the Summit on Sustainability, for breakout sessions in addition to the keynote speakers previously announced during the breakfast and luncheon plenary sessions. 

Morning Keynote Speaker- Julie Sweetland, Frameworks Institute 
Sociolinguist and Vice President for Strategy & Innovation

Start the Summit by learning about cutting-edge, evidence-based reframing recommendations and strategic communications related to sustainability from keynote speaker Julie Sweetland, a Sociolinguist and Vice President for Strategy and Innovation at the FrameWorks Institute.

Legislative Panel to Discuss Federal Impact on Region

Sweetland will also moderate an expert panel featuring the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Nature Conservancy, and the Alliance to Save Energy. The panel will provide insight on what’s happening at Capitol Hill and how it may impact us in the region. 

Keynote Luncheon Speakers
Taking Charge - Moving the Legacy of Sustainability Forward


 Hear from leaders across the region share real-life solutions and self-sustaining practices that will make our communities better today and tomorrow. In a Pecha Kucha style format, each speaker will have 6 minutes to share with you a unique aspect on how they are creating a more sustainable community.

This year's dynamic keynote luncheon features the following speakers:

Also, get firsthand information on sustainable practices at one of our breakout sessions. This year, we have  five breakout session tracks: 1) Policy, 2) Energy & Environment, 3) Local Foods, 4) Land-Use, and 5) Transportation.
The Summit breakout sessions are made possible through the generous support of the following sponsors:
  • The Ohio State University
  • Brown and Caldwell
  • Kegler Brown Hill Ritter 
  • Columbia Gas of Ohio
  • Murphy Epson 
  • Ohio EPA