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Conference Schedule
Omaha / Lincoln, Nebraska, Oct. 14-16, 2013

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Times are approximates.

Sunday, Oct. 13, 2013

4:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Registration Hilton Omaha
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Welcome Reception Hilton Omaha

Monday, Oct. 14, 2013

7:00 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast CenturyLink
8:00 a.m.
WELCOME & OPENING REMARKS
  • TIMOTHY WEI, Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Engineering
  • KIM WILSON, Dean, University of Nebraska-Lincoln College of Architecture
  • PREM PAUL, Vice Chancellor of Research, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • JAMES B. MILLIKEN, President, University of Nebraska

Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
8:30 a.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS: A Futurist's View Toward the 22nd Century Built Environment
  • RAY KURZWEIL, Director of Engineering, Google; best-selling author
  • Moderator: LANCE COLLINS, Dean of Engineering, Cornell University
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
10:00 a.m.
Networking / Collaboration
 
10:30 a.m.
SOCIAL/ENVIRONMENTAL PANEL and Q&A
  • JANICE PERLMAN, PH.D., founder and president, the Mega-Cities Project
  • JOHN ROSENOW, founder and chief executive, The Arbor Day Foundation
  • Moderator: EDDY ROJAS, Director, The Durham School of Architectural Engineering and Construction
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
11:45 a.m.
Lunch
 
1:00 p.m.
SPEAKER: CITIES OF TOMORROW
  • KENT LARSON, Director of MIT Media Lab's Changing Places Group
  • Moderator: R.K. SHEVGAONKAR, Director, Indian Institute of Technology-Delhi
 
2:00 p.m.
Networking / Collaboration
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
2:30 p.m.
PANEL OF ARCHITECTS - Designing 22nd Century Buildings
  • BJARKE INGELS, founding partner of Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG)
  • DROR BENSHETRIT, founder of Studio Dror
  • SHOHEI SHIGEMATSU, partner and New York Office Director of OMA*AMO
  • Moderator: SARAH WHITING, dean of the School of Architecture, Rice University
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
5:30 p.m.
Reception
 

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013

7:00 a.m.
Registration / Breakfast CenturyLink
8:00 a.m.
  • CINDY FREWEN WUELLNER, chair of the Association of Professional Futurists Board
  • Moderator: KAREN STELLING, Professor of Practice, UNL Mechanical & Materials Engineering Dept.
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
9:00 a.m.
INDUSTRY PANEL/DISCUSSION: DESIGN/CONTROLS
  • DON ALBINGER, vice president of Engineering and Technology, Johnson Controls, Inc.
  • BRAD STRITTMATTER, president, Olsson Associates
  • Moderator: CINDY FREWEN WUELLNER, Chair, Association of Professional Futurists Board
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
10:00 a.m.
Networking / Collaboration
 
10:30 a.m.
INDUSTRY PANEL/DISCUSSION
  • LANCE COLLINS, dean of Engineering, Cornell University
  • LARRY RILETT, Keith W. Klaasmeyer Chair in Engineering and Technology, UNL; director, Nebraska Transportation Center
  • Moderator: LILY WANG, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and Faculty Development, UNL College of Engineering
 
11:30 a.m.
Lunch
 
12:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE SPEAKER / Q&A
  • HENRY CISNEROS, former United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Clinton
  • Moderator: PREM PAUL, Vice Chancellor for Research and Economic Development, UNL
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
1:45 p.m.
INDUSTRY PANEL/DISCUSSION
  • LANCE FRITZ, executive vice president of Union Pacific
  • KEVIN WAILES, administrator and CEO of Lincoln Electric System (LES)
  • Moderator: MICHAEL NASTASI, UNL Elmer Koch Professor and Director, Nebraska Center for Energy Sciences Research (NCESR)
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
3:00 p.m.
Networking / Collaboration
 
3:30 - 3:45 p.m.
Break / Travel to Lincoln - Board Bus
Outside Hilton Omaha
5:00 p.m.
Reception (conference participants and invited guests)
Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL City Campus
6:00 p.m.
Dinner (conference participants and invited guests)
Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL City Campus
7:30 p.m.
KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Lincoln) - Free and open to the public
Lied Center for Performing Arts, UNL City Campus
9:00 p.m.
Travel back to Omaha - Board Bus Outside Lied Center

Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013

8:00 a.m.
Breakfast / Discussion
CenturyLink
9:00 a.m.
PARTICIPANTS' OBSERVATIONS / REACTIONS
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
10:00 a.m.
OVERVIEW:
  • R.K. SHEVGAONKAR, director – Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi
  • JULIO OTTINO, dean, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University
  • DOUGLAS MELTON, director, Kern Entrepreneurship Education Network (KEEN) Program – Kern Family Foundation
  • Moderator: TIM WEI, Dean, UNL College of Engineering
Junior Ballroom, CenturyLink
12:00 p.m.
Lunch
 
1:00 p.m.
Conference Concludes