Symposium Chair  
Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury - Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN  
   
Partners  
Festival of Arts
Laguna Beach Magazine
Laguna Beach Visitors &
Conference Bureau

OC Innovation
 
   
Gold Sponsors  
Mercedes Benz - Smart Center Laguna Niguel
Toshiba America, Inc.
Los Angeles Times
Southern Califonia Edison (SCE)
Super Color Digital
Laguna Beach Unified School District
Wyland Clean Water Challenge
 
   
Lodging Sponsors
 
Inn at Laguna Beach  
Seven4One
 
   
Keynote Speakers  

Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury - Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
Chris Jordan, National Geographic EcoAmbassador
Wayne Nastri, US EPA
Dr. Matt Miyasato, South Coast AQMD

Wyland

 
   
Friends of EPF  
The Athens Group
Global Imagination
Russo & Duckworth, LLP
 
   
Exhibitors/Presenters
 

Akeena Solar
Alina Aguilar, Hines
Facility Management - PETCO Park
Art Miles Mural Project
Art Miles Shoes of Hope

Artisan Restoration
Birdsong and the Eco-Wonders

Camille Dixon, KOCE
Chris Harrington - Toshiba
Chris Prelitz
Clif Bar
Dawn MacFadyen, Syska Hennessy Group
Distinctive Homes
Dr. Bob Sears
Earth Moons - Children’s Village
Earthlite
Eco Art and Family Information
Energy Village
EARTHPACK
Evren Ozan
Fiji Water
Folded Homes
Frey Vineyards
Ganahl Lumber
Gary Simpson
Shad Balch
- General Motors

GreenEdgeKids
Green Standard
Haute Trash
Health and Wellness Village
Health in Balance
Honda - Fuel Cell Vehicle
Inside the Outdoors
Instant Jungle International
Jim Thebaut, Chronicle Group. "Are We Running Dry"
Joanne Tawfilis, Art Miles Mural Project
Jorden Segraves, USGBC / OC Chapter

Judi Schweitzer
Kristofer Szasz
Kurt Mahoney
KOCI Radio 101.5
KSBR 88.5
Laguna Beach - Environmental Committee
Laguna Canyon Foundation
Laguna Culinary Arts
Laguna Green
Living Water SOS
LOCA
Macmillan & Associates
Marc Mowrey, US EPA
Mark Allen Bernstein, Ph.d., USC
Michael Siersema, CSC GBS Americas
Michael Sweeney, Land Concern
MOMEN
NETFIRE 1to1
National Children's Study
Oasis Child
Organic Fashion Shows
Permaculture Village
Peter A. Bowler, Ph.d., UCI
Peter Sterios - Yoga
Pet Rescue Center
Pure Water Technology
Richard Henrikson, Henrikson Owen + Yang 
Richard Wegman, Global Green USA
Scarlet Rivera
Scott Samuelsen, Ph.D., National Fuel Cell
Solalite of OC | Solatube
National Children's Study Research Center at UCI
Roots Foundation
Spirit Soul and Friends
The Showpros
Stephanie Pacheco
Stephen Ellis - Honda
Terrell
Townzilla
Tivoli Terrace
Transportation Village
University of California, Irvine
Universal Space Frames
USC
US Green Building Council
Vincent Mudd, San Diego Office Interiors
Vista Paint
Waste Management
Wendy Rogers, LPA Inc.
William Karambelas, FuelCell Energy
XS Energy Drinks

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   




one earth | one dream


"Life on the Edge" Symposium

October 2-5, 2008

Festival of Arts, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach, California

|| Speaker Biographies ||

>> Click here for Detailed Program Agenda <<

General Admission

One Day Pass - $125.00 | Three Day Pass - $195.00*

Students / Veterans / Seniors
One Day Pass - $65.00 | Three Day Pass - $145.00

Symposium pass includes lunch, festival, exhibits, and films.

* General Admission | Save $180 by purchasing a 3-Day Pass
* Students / Veterans / Seniors | Save $50 by purchasing a 3-Day Pass

>> Purchase Tickets Here <<

PROGRAM SUMMARY


Thursday - October 2, 2008 - 6:30 P.M. | Tivoli Terrace
VIP Reception - Chris Jordan


sponsored by Seven4One


  Join Endangered Planet Foundation as we welcome opening keynote speaker, Chris Jordan, National Geographic  EcoAmbassador, followed by an hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting reception and networking. Meet Symposium Chair Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, Chris Harrington – Toshiba, Chris Prelitz - LEED, Karl MOMEN, Joanne Tawfilis – Art Miles Mural Project and many others.

$55 Pre-registration / $65 at the door
>> Purchase Reception Tickets <<
     

Symposium - October 3-5

DAY ONE: Friday, October 3
DAY TWO: Saturday, October 4
DAY THREE: Sunday, October 5

8:30 am Registration | Festival of Arts - Forum Theatre

9:00 AM
Welcome

Joanne Tawfilis, Art Miles Mural Project / Endangered Planet Foundation

9:00 AM
Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations

9:00 AM
Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations

9:15 AM
Keynote: A
mbassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations

9:30 AM
Keynote:
Wayne Nastri, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:00 AM
Keynote: Dr. Matt Miyasato
South Coast Air Quality Management District

 

10:00 AM
Panel: "Environmental Ethics: Changing Our View of the Earth"

Presented by: University of California, Irvine

Moderator:
Peter Bowler, Ph. D, University of California, Irvine

Panelists:
Riley Pratt,
UCI
Jessica Pratt, UCI

10:30 AM
Panel: "Innovations in Fuel Cell Technology and Transportation: On the Edge...or on the Move
"

Presented by the National Fuel Cell Research Center, UCI

Moderator: Scott Samuelsen, Ph.D., National Fuel Cell Research Center, UCI

Panelists:
Stephen Ellis, American Honda Motor Co.
Shad Balch, General Motors
William Karambelas
, FuelCell Energy

10:30 AM
Panel: "Global Environment for Peace and Change”

Moderator: Chris Jordan, National Geographic Society Eco-Ambassador, Photographer, and Environmental Activist

Panelists:
Joanne Tawfilis, Art Miles Mural Project
Stephanie Pacheco, Environmental Activist
Richard Wegman, Global Green USA


12:00 PM - LUNCH at Tivoli Terrace (included with symposium admission
)

DAY ONE: Friday, October 3
DAY TWO: Saturday, October 4
DAY THREE: Sunday, October 5
1:00 pm
Keynote: "Capturing the Scale of American Mass Culture"
Chris Jordan
, National Geographic
EcoAmbassador, Photographer and Environmental Activist

1:00 pm
Panel: "The Third Space – Greening Venues and Events
"

Moderator: Richard Henrikson, P.E., Henrikson Owen + Yang 

Panelists:
Marc Mowrey, US EPA
Alina Aguilar, Hines Facility Management - PETCO Park
Dawn MacFadyen, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.

1:00 pm
"Vaccines: Parent's Fears versus the Nation's Public Health" presented by Dr. Robert Sears

2:00 PM
Panel: "Building Sustainable Communities: Issues, Gaps and Solutions"

Moderator: Judi Schweitzer, Schweitzer + Associates

Panelists:
Jorden Segraves, Jorden Segraves Architect: Inc, OC Chapter Chair/US Green Building Council
Michael Siersema, CSC GBS Americas
Wendy Rogers, LPA, Inc.
Vincent Mudd, San Diego Office Interiors
Michael Sweeney, Land Concern

1:30 pm
Panel: "Environmental Action Points for the Next Administration"
Presented by USC

Moderator: Mark Bernstein, Ph.D, USC Energy Institute

Panelists:
Dr. Joshua Newell, USC
Max Berkelhammer, USC
Pat Horan, USC

4:00 PM BREAK 3:00 PM BREAK 3:00 PM
Closing Keynote Speaker:
Wyland
, Marine Life Artist, Wyland Foundation
4:15 PM
Showcase: Toshiba Green Innovation Award Winners – OC Innovation
Chris Harrington,
Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.
3:15 PM
"Thriving Post Petroleum and Passive Solar"
presented by Chris Prelitz, Prelitz + Partners
5:00 PM
Film Screening: "The 11th Hour"
4:00 PM
Film Screening: The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry”
narrated by: Jane Seymour
6:30 pm Friday October 3, Festival Opening Celebration on the Festival of Arts grounds
 
           

The West Coast’s premier environmental festival, featuring Innovative Exhibits, Art, Environmental Awareness, Healthy Living, Films, Music
and Notable Speakers


Presented by:

Endangered Planet Foundation


"Life on the Edge" Symposium & "Autumnal Green Festival"

Festival of Arts Grounds and Forum Theatre
Laguna Beach, California

DETAILED PROGRAM AGENDA


 

Thursday - October 2, 2008 | Forum Theatre | VIP Reception - Chris Jordan


Join Endangered Planet Foundation as we welcome opening keynote speaker, Chris Jordan, National Geographic  EcoAmbassador, followed by an hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting reception and networking. Meet Symposium Chair Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations, Chris Harrington – Toshiba, Chris Prelitz - LEED, Karl Momen, Joanne Tawfilis – Art Miles Mural Project and many others.
$55 Pre-registration/$65 at the door. >> Purchase Reception Tickets <<

       
6:30 p.m. Doors Open/Registration   Forum Theatre
7:00 p.m. Guest Speaker: Chris Jordan “The Hypermodern Conundrum”    
7:30 - 9:00 p.m. Reception & Networking   Tivoli Terrace
 
   
Friday - October 3, 2008 | Forum Theatre
(Villages and Exhibits Open from 1:00 – 8:00 PM)
       
8:30 a.m. Registration    
9:00 a.m.


Welcome and Introduction:
Ambassador Anwarul K. Chowdhury
, Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the UN
  Joanne Tawfilis, Co-Founder, Art Miles Mural Project /International Director, Endangered Planet Foundation

9:15 a.m.

Keynote

  Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
10:00 a.m.

Panel: "Environmental Ethics: Changing Our View of the Earth"

Presented by: University of California, Irvine

 

Moderator: Peter Bowler, Ph. D, UC Irvine

Panelists:

  • Riley Pratt, Ph.D student, UCI
  • Jessica Pratt, Ph.D student, UCI
12:00 Noon
Lunch
  Tivoli Terrace
1:00 p.m.


Keynote: "Capturing the Scale of American Mass Culture"
  Chris Jordan, National Geographic EcoAmbassador, World-Renowned Photographer and Environmental Activist
2:00 p.m. Panel: "Building Sustainable Communities: Issues, Gaps and Solutions"  

Moderator: Judi Schweitzer, Schweitzer + Associates

Panelists:

  • Jorden Segraves, Managing Principal/ Jorden Segraves Architect: Inc, Orange County Chapter Chair/US Green Building Council
  • Michael Siersema, Technical Director, CSC GBS Americas
  • Wendy Rogers, Design Principal, LPA, Inc.
  • Vincent Mudd, President, San Diego Office Interiors
  • Michael Sweeney, Principal, Land Concern
4:00 p.m. Break    
4:15 p.m.
Showcase: Toshiba Green Innovation Award Winners – OC Innovation
 

Chris Harrington, Vice President Strategy & Business Development / Chief CSR Officer, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc.

5:00 p.m.

Film Screening: "The 11th Hour"    
6:30 p.m. Opening Celebration   Festival Grounds
       
Saturday - October 4, 2008 | Forum Theatre
(Villages and Exhibits Open from 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM)
       
8:30 a.m. Registration    
9:00 a.m.

Symposium Chair

  Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
9:30 a.m.

Keynote: "US EPA Role in Local Solutions"

 

Wayne Nastri, Regional Administrator (Region 9), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

10:30 a.m.










Panel: "Innovations in Fuel Cell Technology and Transportation: On the Edge...or on the Move"







 

Moderator: Scott Samuelsen, Ph.D., Director of the National Fuel Cell Research Center and Professor of Mechanical, Aerospace and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Irvine

Panelists:

  • Stephen Ellis, Manager, Fuel Cell Marketing, Honda
  • Shad Balch, Environment & Energy Specialist, Western Region, General Motors
  • William Karambelas, Vice President Western Region, FuelCell Energy
12:00 Noon
Lunch
  Tivoli Terrace
1:00 p.m.
Panel: "The Third Space – Greening Venues and Events"
 

Moderator: Richard Henrikson, P.E., President, Henrikson Owen + Yang 

Panel:

  • Marc Mowrey, US EPA, Lead, Green Venues
  • Alina Aguilar, Assistant General Manager, Hines Facility Management - PETCO Park
  • Dawn MacFadyen, Sr. Engineer, Syska Hennessy Group, Inc.
3:00 p.m. Break    
3:15 p.m. Thriving Post Petroleum and Passive Solar: What's ahead on the energy front, and how tried and true 'passive solar' principles can provide one solution   Chris Prelitz, Prelitz + Partners
4:00 p.m.

Film Screening: “The American Southwest: Are We Running Dry”

  Jim Thebaut, The Chronicles Group, Producer/Director
       
Sunday - October 5, 2008 | Forum Theatre
(Villages and Exhibits Open from 10:00 – 5:00 PM)
       
8:30 a.m. Registration    
9:00 a.m.


UN Role in Environmental Action

  Ambassador Anwarul Chowdhury Former Under-Secretary-General and High Representative of the United Nations
10:00 a.m.

Keynote:

 

Dr. Matt Miyasato, Assistant Deputy Executive Officer Technology Advancement Office, South Coast Air Quality Management District

10:30 a.m.


Panel: “Global Environment for Peace and Change”


 

Moderator: Chris Jordan, National Geographic Society Eco-Ambassador/Photographer/Environmental Activist

Panel:

  • Joanne Tawfilis, Director/Founder, Art Miles Mural Project
  • Stephanie Pacheco, Environmental Activist
  • Richard Wegman, Chief Operating Officer, Global Green USA
12:00 Noon
Lunch
  Tivoli Terrace
1:00 p.m.
Vaccines: Parent's Fears versus the Nation's Public Health
 

Dr. Robert Sears: Author of The Vaccine Book: Making the Right Decision for Your Child, will highlight the main controversies regarding vaccines and how to bridge the widening gap between worried parents who don't vaccinate and our nation's need for disease protection.

1:30 p.m.





Panel: "Environmental Action Points for the Next Administration"

Presented by USC



  Moderator: Mark Bernstein, Ph.D, Managing Director, USC Energy Institute

Panelists:
Dr. Joshua Newell, Center for Sustainable Cities, USC
Max Berkelhammer, Climate Scientist, USC
Pat Horan, USC
3:00 p.m.

Closing Keynote Speaker: Wyland, Marine Life Artist,Wyland Foundation    

Endangered Planet Foundation
is dedicated to ensuring the survival of the Earth through the arts, education, dialog,
the dissemination of knowledge and the recognition that advances in technology
can provide many of the answers which will lead to a sustainable future.

una vita terra
one | life | earth

 

Endangered Planet Foundation
384 Forest Ave #13 | Laguna Beach | CA 92651 USA
949.497-5690

Endangered Planet Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization #20-5931830 and
supported by friends, sponsors and private donations. Donations are tax deductible..
Endangered Planet Gallery (a separate entity) donates a portion of profits to the
Endangered Planet Foundation. | Donation & Friends of EPF Center


Times, speakers details subject to change without notice.