Energy & Construction Best Practices Summit

June 18 – 19, 2014 — Centralia College, Centralia, Washington

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This year’s annual Energy and Construction Best Practices Summit is presented by five Washington state Centers of Excellence. Joining the Center of Excellence for Clean Energy and Construction Center of Excellence are:

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Main summit day: June 18, 8 am – 8 pm: Sustaining our Nation’s Infrastructure

8 – 8:30 am: Check-in, breakfast and vendor pavilion open
Keynote: The Stand Up Economist: Carbon and the Economy, by Yoram Bauman, PhD.

Plenary Sessions: Industry experts – representing energy, construction and advanced manufacturing – will respond to implications of climate change, carbon solutions and workforce impacts. As panelists, they will address three major topics: Urgency – What are the most pressing issues we face? Options/Solutions – What are the solutions to these issues? Impact on workforce – What are the implications for the workforce in terms of recruiting, training, retaining and developing any new skills which will be required?

The day will include breakout, wrap-up and networking sessions; lunch and vendor presentations.

6 – 8 pm: Signature Crab Feed and Scholarship Auction (registration required).


Second day, June 19, 8:30 am – 3:30 pm: Cascadia Region Earthquake Readiness Workshop

8:30 – 9:15 am: Check-in, breakfast and vendor pavilion open

Scientists are telling us to brace for the big one. A catastrophic earthquake of magnitude 9.0 or a series of earthquakes ranging from 8.0 to 9.0 will hit the Pacific Northwest. It’s not a question of if this will occur, but WHEN.

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