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Tours, Outings, Discussion Groups and Gatherings
Book an afternoon flight home and enjoy sessions and outings with new contacts and friends met at the conference. Sessions Friday morning emphasize a more laid back atmosphere, always with lively discussion. Rather than formal presentations, most sessions are discussion based or include outings that take people out of the hotel to facility tours or educational offerings local to Denver. Programming and topics for Friday morning are still being established but NAEM will announce a full line up of offerings in the coming weeks. Most sessions are included with your conference registration but some require sign up during registration as spots can be limited.
- The Alliance For Sustainable Colorado (9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.)
Tour Denver's Hub of Sustainability at the Alliance Center. This coworking facility is home to 50 leading sustainability organizations in Colorado with a broad focus on conservation, education, healthcare, business, energy, water and economics. The building is an learning, living laboratory, and incubator for innovation, leading paradigm shifting projects and campaigns. The Alliance for Sustainable Colorado is also a gathering place for sustainability leaders across the state to drive change and transform sustainability from concept to reality. Join us for a tour of the building and to learn more about the Alliance Center, the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado, as well local sustainability initiatives in Denver. E-mail Virginia Hoekenga to sign up.
- Rocky Mountain Metal Container Plant (9:00 - 10:30 a.m.)
Rocky Mountain Metal Container, a joint venture of MillerCoors LLC and Ball Corporation, is the world’s largest aluminum beverage can plant, producing up to fourteen million cans per day. Learn more about the plant’s environmental programs, including becoming a landfill-free site, and get an up-close tour of the can manufacturing process.
Bus transportation from the Sheraton will be provided. Tour participants will meet in the lobby to depart at 8:30 a.m.
You are encouraged to bring your own safety shoes, but a limited number of slip-on safety shoes will be available that can be worn over closed-toe walking shoes. Safety glasses and hearing protection will be provided. Email Virginia Hoekenga to sign up.
Discussion Groups: 9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
- EHS Organizational Design: Form vs. Function, An Interactive Benchmarking Discussion
Join your peers for an interactive discussion on the relationship between operational risk, organizational design and the role of the EHS function. We’ll share highlights from NAEM’s 2016 EHS & Sustainability Staffing and Budgets report, and hear from those who have recently redesigned their function. We’ll also discuss the growing role of collaboration for EHS professionals, as programs become integrated across silos.
- Taylor Gelsinger, Research Analyst; NAEM
- Michael Miller, Vice President of EHS; Dean Foods Co.