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Preserving Ourselves: Local and International Perspectives on Climate Change Threats and Solutions

Date and Time

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


  • Loosemore Forum B, L. William Seidman Center


A half-day conference at the Seidman College of Business Wednesday, Oct. 10th, 2018 featuring:

  • Luncheon Keynote address:  “How the Dutch are Dealing with Climate Change: Polders, Politics and Markets”   by Wageningen University (Netherlands)  researcher and author dr. Mandy de Wilde

  • Three successive 45-minute panel discussions with representatives from Michigan businesses (Consumers Energy, Steelcase, Meijer and more), non-profits (Sierra Club, the Climate Witness Project and more), and government (the City of Grand Rapids and others).  Topics include “Energy and Michigan’s Future: Policies and Practices”;   “Business: Progress and Profit in an Age of Climate Change”;   and “Moving Forward Together: What We Can All Do”  

  • Networking opportunities with those leading initiatives in the State

Please plan to join us for this event.  The discussions and lunch are free but seating is limited to 80 persons and we ask that you RSVP to Robbi Osipoff at to reserve your seat – admission will require a reservation. The RSVP line will open Sept. 1.  Further details about the content of the panel discussions, along with presenters’ bios, will be posted on the KBEI website as of Sept. 1.



WHEN:       Wednesday, October 10, 2018

TIME:          8:30 am - 1 pm   

WHERE:     LOOSEMORE FORUM B,  Seidman College of Business, GVSU    

                    50 Front St, Grand Rapids 

PARKING:  Fulton St. Lot under the 131 overpass.





Feel free to contact Michael DeWilde, KBEI director, at with any questions in the meantime.




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