Minnesota Green Chemistry Conference 2012: Strategies for Growth

January 26th at 8:00am CST - January 26th at 4:00pm CST

Minnesota Green Chemistry Conference 2012: Strategies for Growth

This conference will explore how we can reap the benefits of promoting a healthy business environment for green chemistry here in Minnesota. In addition to keynote presenter Dr. Pat Gruber, the program will include four dynamic panels featuring Minnesota businesses leading the way in green chemistry.


8:00 a.m.    Registration, continental breakfast served
8:30 a.m.    Welcome and Opening Remarks: Eric Kaler, University of Minnesota
                    President (invited)
                    Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum: Tim Kapsner, Aveda
8:45 a.m.    Keynote: Pat Gruber, Gevo
9:30 a.m.    Panel 1: Product Improvement through Green Chemistry
10:30 a.m.  Networking Break
11:00 a.m.  Panel 2: Green Product Value Chain
12:15 p.m.  Lunch Break and Networking
1:30 p.m.    Panel 3: Minnesota Grown to Minnesota Made: The Promise of
                    Bio-Industrial Processing
2:45 p.m.    Networking Break
3:00 p.m.    Panel 4: Growing Green Chemistry in Minnesota
4:15 p.m.    Final Remarks and Closing: Steve Kelley, Director CSTPP, University of Minnesota

For additional information on the panels, download the flyer.


Online registration is available through Brown Paper Tickets.

Student:   $30.00
Nonprofit:   $75.00   
Business:   $100.00   

Keynote speakers: 

  • Pat Gruber, Chief Executive Officer of Gevo

Sponsored by IATP, University of Minnesota Center for Sustainable Polymers, University of Minnesota Center for Science, Technology and Public Policy and the Minnesota Green Chemistry Forum.