Jack. Just by the looks of it, this would be the kind of conference where Doug could make some headway, i.e. get support from the executive
I have forwarded the suggestion through Mary C. I don't know whether funds & energy are available for this, etc.
Jack Park wrote:
> Visit http://www.globalfutures.org
> BTW: only 96 individuals will be allowed to attend.
> Starting price for admission is $695 for media/nonprofit individuals, $25k
> for corporate executives.
> No discounts allowed...
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> > INDUSTRIAL ECOLOGY SUMMIT 2001
> > will be held
> > NOVEMBER 13-15, 2001
> > at the scenic
> > Marconi Conference Center
> > (along the coast just north of San Francisco)
> >IE SUMMIT 2001:
> >What We Learned In The Rainforest:
> >Tools Inspired by Nature for Corporate Accountability and Sustainability
> >Three years ago, in a speech entitled "What I Learned in the Rainforest,"
> >Tachi Kiuchi set forth a bold vision: Instead of extracting resources from
> >nature, businesses could harvest nature's ideas. By running our businesses
> >like the rainforest - innovative, adaptive, resilient, and sustainable - we
> >can emulate nature's capacity to create value without consuming its base. We
> >can begin to profit sustainably, and create affluence without effluence.
> >But how?
> >To answer that question, the Future 500 is proud to invite you to "What We
> >Learned in the Rainforest," the Future 500 Summit 2001, this November 13-15
> >near San Francisco.
> >Like last year's Industrial Ecology 2000, our 2001 summit will draw together
> >a rich combination of forward-thinking executives, practical visionaries, and
> >business change agents. But unlike IE 2000, What We Learned in the
> >Rainforest is a WORKING conference. Instead of dozens of keynotes and
> >breakout sessions, we will be working side-by-side in intimate roundtable
> >sessions. And instead of last year's 400 participants, less than 100
> >registrants will be permitted - 50 of them hand-selected, to assure that we
> >have the catalytic mix of participants we need.
> >PROGRAM THEMES:
> > * Lessons from the Rainforest: The Book, the Principles, the Tools
> > * Applying the Lessons I: New Tools for Corporate Accountability. Learn
> >about, propose, discuss and debate tools in different fields and functions of
> >corporate accountability:
> > -Planning Tools
> > -Policy Tools
> > -Implementation Tools
> > -Tracking Tools
> > -Communication Tools
> > -Applying the Lessons II: Product Stewardship and Extended Product
> > * Applying the Lessons III: Computers and Electronics Product
> >Stewardship: State and National Program and Policy Development
> > * Building a Practice in Corporate Accountability: The Next 90 Days to
> >One Year
> >For more information, please contact:
> >Nikole Wilson
> >Conference Coordinator
> >The Future 500
> >(510) 681-4191
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