Great Lakes Water Conservation Conference
for breweries, allied industry and water policy makers
April 19-20, 2016 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
The Pilot House at Discovery World, Lake Michigan
Monday evening, April 18, 2016 - Welcome reception and tours at Brenner Brewing Co., 5-8pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016 - all day sessions at the Pilot House, Discovery World, Milwaukee – access from Milwaukee Art Museum roadway
7:30 AM registration opens – morning hospitality sponsor: Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c.
8:30 AM Welcome, Kyle Cherek, host of Wisconsin Foodie and Chef Talk
9-9:45 AM Panel on Great Lakes Water futures: Rich Bergmann, founder Lake Charlevoix Brewing Co.; Tyler Glaze - QA / Director of Quality and Sustainability at Short’s Brewing Co. - Bellaire & Elk Rapids, MI; Mike Shriberg, Executive Director -Great Lakes Region, National Wildlife Federation
10-10:45 AM Water+Energy Nexus: Ted Auch of Cleveland State University and Brook Lenker of the FracTracker Alliance discuss energy transit and impacts of extractive industry on air pollution and water quality, through North America and the Great Lakes basin; brewery moderator Evan Meffert, Global Services Manager, Bell’s Brewery Inc.
10:45-11 AM Break sponsor: New Holland Brewing Co.
11-11:45 AM Regulatory Trends and Water Access/Water Quality: Gregg Breese, Breese Associates; Sarah Schenck, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren s.c., Maureen Easton, Alt Brew and Foley & Lardner, Madison, WI; David Strifling, Water Law Policy, Marquette University and certified wastewater engineer, Milwaukee, WI
11:45-12:45 PM lunch – presentation by Dr. Tim Davis, research scientist at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, "Why are our lakes the same color as our lawns? NOAA's Great Lakes harmful algal bloom and hypoxia research program," moderated by Ian Hughes, lunch sponsored by the Brewers Association and Goose Island Beer Co.
1-1:45 PM Wastewater program case history: Tyler Glaze, Director of Quality and Sustainability at Short’s Brewing Co., Bellaire + Elk Rapids, MI
2-2:45 PM Sustainability and brewery tourism: Mike Kallenberger, Tropos Brands; Tim Cigelske, director social media at Marquette University and Beer Runner at DRAFT Magazine; Chris Ranson, Tours and Environment Director, Lakefront Brewery, Milwaukee, discuss brewery branding, tourism operations and sustainability
2:45 PM Break sponsor: New Glarus Brewing Co. and the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board
3-3:45 PM Waste-to-energy case history: Eppa Rixey, Strategic Planning Manager, Lagunitas Brewing Co., Petaluma, CA and Baji Gobburi, Vice President, Cambrian Innovations, Boston, MA
4-4:45 PM Solar energy panel discussion: Moderator Amy Heart, Senior Manager Public Policy, Sunrun Inc.; Anello Mollica, founder, Central Waters Brewing Co.; Jim McCabe, founder, Milwaukee Brewing Co.
4:45-5 PM conference recap: organizer Lucy Saunders
5 PM - Milwaukee Beer Week events from sponsor Beechwood Sales & Service, including tasting at The Sugar Maple
Wednesday, April 20 –Tours full.