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

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 U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition, the Nature Conservancy, and the Alliance to Save Energy on what’s happening on Capitol Hill and how it may impact us in the region. 
Stay Tuned!

Details on the Lunch Plenary and Breakout Sessions Coming Soon

This year’s lunch plenary will celebrate our local communities and focus on how we can create communities that are increasingly self-sustaining and environmentally sound.
Also get firsthand information on sustainable practices at on 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
  • Murphy Epson 
  • Ohio EPA