2013 Conference



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UNC Charlotte Center City Building
320 E. 9th St., Charlotte, NC

Preconference Monday May 27th 2:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Conference Tuesday May 28th 8:00 AM – Wednesday May 29th 2:00 PM


 Pre-conference events: Social Sustainability in the Rural Context: MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013

Shuttles will be leaving from the Center City Building at 3:00, 3:45 and 5:00


Depart for Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center from Center City Building 

3:45 Honorable Clarence E. Horton, Jr., Special Superior Court Judge, Historian
Tour of Stonewall Jackson Youth Development Center and presentation on the role of the center in advancing the justice system
4:30 Depart for Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm
4:45 Aaron Newton, Cabarrus County Local Food System Project Coordinator, Author, Farmer
Tour of Elma C. Lomax Incubator Farm and presentation on the role of local food in promoting sustainable communities
5:15 Eric Henry, President of TS Designs
Presentation on developing a socially and environmentally responsible business plan for the textile industry
5:30 Networking and appetizers 
6:00 Dinner by Dani and Joe Rowland, Owners of Go Local NC Farms, and Rowland Family Farms, LLC
Casual outdoor dining with local food and beverages
7:15 Depart for UNC Charlotte Center City Building, arrival at approximately 8:00



Day One: TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013

8:00 – 8:30 Registration / Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 9:10 Welcome and Introductions
Nicole Peterson, UNC Charlotte and INSS Lead Principal Investigator
David Young, UNC Charlotte IDEAS Center
John Autry, Charlotte City Council
Jim Prosser, Centralina Council of Governments
Elizabeth Miller, UNC Charlotte and INSS co-Principal Investigator
9:10 – 10:00 Talking the Talk of Social Sustainability?
10:00–10:10 Break
10:15-11:00 Keynote Presentation: From Pillar to Post: Rethinking the Social in Sustainability
Introduction:  Jen Munroe, UNC Charlotte
Speaker:  Dr. Sarah Bell, University College London
11:00-12:30 Social Sustainability: A selection of examples
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:50 Finding a place in the conversation
INSS PIs & Steering Committee Members
1:50-3:00 Small Group Conversation: Experiences with Social Sustainability
3:10-3:30 Generating Outcomes for the Network
3:30-4:15 Small Group Conversation: Considering the Outcomes Over Coffee
4:15-5:00 Reflecting on the Grid and Preparing for Outcomes
5:00-6:00 Social Sustainability in an Urban Context
6:00-8:00 Dinner provided

Day Two: WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013

8:00-8:30 Continental Breakfast
8:30-9:00 Needs Assessment: What Should Our Year One Products Be?
9:10-10:15 Small Group Conversation: Strategic Planning: What Will It Take To Succeed? 
10:15-10:30 Break
10:30-11:30 Confirming Year One Products and Next Steps 
11:30-11:45 Evaluation and Appreciation
11:45-12:00 Break
12:00-2:00 Lunch and Tour at Friendship Trays
  Friendship Trays provides meals to those who cannot leave their homes or prepare their own food. They have developed a unique model whereby food is prepared by chefs-in-training and grown in coordination with a community gardens program. Recipients receive healthy, local, carefully prepared food. We will be their guests today for lunch. This will end the conference program.