Virtual Speakers Schedule

Check out our agenda for the virtual presentations on Wednesday, September 18!

Please scroll below to find out more information about our speakers.

Morning Sessions

8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

The morning sessions will have four presenter tracks: 

Renewable Energy, Natural Resources Economy & Opportunities, Environment, Recreation & Tourism.

Click on each image below to see more details about the speakers. 

Renewable Energy

Natural Resources Economy
& Opportunities


Recreation & Tourism

Afternoon Sessions

1:00-2:00 PM

Grant Writing Workshop: A Guide to Starting the Application for NYS Grants

Kristen Hamilton, Assistant Director, NYS Grants Management, Office of Information Technology Services

Learn how to register, prequalify, and search for New York State grant opportunities, especially now as the state transitioned from Grants Gateway to the Statewide Financial System (SFS). A variety of grant resources will be provided. 

"Day in the Life" - Student Session

Hey students! Come learn about environmental careers and what a day in the life looks like. You'll have the opportunity to ask professionals in the fields questions about how they got hired, what types of experiences they have, and things they wish they knew while still in school. It'll be a great opportunity to make connections, hear about different careers, and ask lots of questions. 

2:15-3:30 PM

NYS 30x30 Initiative: Conserving 30 Percent of Public Land by 2030

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, Land and Forests Department

NYS 70x30 Initiative: 70% of New York’s electricity come from renewable energy sources by 2030

Jennifer Manierre, Director, Clean Energy Siting, NYSERDA