Below the photo gallery are all the sessions and events held Monday, October 14, 2013 including the Biochar Industry plenary, a lunch Keynote by Rev. Margaret Bullit-Jonas, and the Biochar Banquet with special guest Frances Lappe.
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2013
Monday, October 14th
8:00 AM

Monday Morning Plenary

Thayer Tomlinson, IBI; State of the Biochar Industry
Gloria Flora, USBI; Converting Biomyths into Biochar
Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates; The 19th Century Roots of Modern Biochar

Campus Center Auditorium

8:00 AM - 9:45 AM

9:00 AM

The Community Video Lounge

Karen Ribeiro

Reading Room, UMass Amherst Campus Center

9:00 AM - 9:00 PM

10:00 AM

Characterizations of Biochar

Hugh McLaughlin, Alterna Biocarbon
Frank Shields, Control Labs
Wiley Barbour, International Biochar Initiative
Jeff Licht, UMass - Boston

CC 163

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Crops & Soils

Thomas Goreau, Global Coral Reef Alliance
Priit Tammeorg, University of Helsinki
Kirk Jones, Whole Farm Services

CC 101

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Global Climate Change & Biochar

Thea Whitman, Cornell University
Rivka Fidel, Iowa State University
Doris Hamill, NASA Langley Research Center

CC 162

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Permitting & Policy

Charles Niebling, Innovative Natural Resource Solutions
Dwayne Breger, DOER
Marc Wolman, Mass DEP

CC 165

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

Monday Lunch Plenary

Margaret Bullitt-Jonas, Grace Episcopal Church

Campus Center Auditorium

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

1:30 PM

CHP & Biochar

Greg Stangl, Phoenix Energy
Olivier Lepez, ETIA
Lenny Roberts, Roberts Brothers Lumber

CC 162

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Habitat Restoration

Katherine Ballantine, Mount Holyoke College
Sean C. Thomas, University of Toronto
Thomas McCormick

CC 101

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Properties of Biochar

Catherine Brewer, Rice University
Sabrina Eichenauer, University of Applied Sciences- THM
Jeff Licht, University of Massachusetts Boston

CC 163

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Recycling the Biosphere

Daniel Young
Ronal G. Larson
Erich Knight, Shenandoah Gardens

CC 165

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

3:15 PM

Community & Farm Scale CHAB

Bob Wells, New England Biochar
Frank Jeffers
Eric Sorensen, Carbon Roots International

CC 162

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Remediation/Pollution Control

Makoto Ogawa, Japan Biochar Association
Seok-Young Oh, University of Ulsan, South Korea
Josh Kearns, University of Colorado at Boulder

CC 101

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Traversing the Abyss: Commercializing Biochar

David Morell, Sonoma Biochar Initiative
Christoph Pollatos, Biochar Central
Jeff Wallin, The Biochar Company
Michael Abbate, Common Capital
Jon Niedzielski, MA Farm Service Agency

CC 162

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

5:00 PM

Biochar Banquet & Demonstrations

Frances Moore Lappe, Small Planet Institute
Krish Homagain, Lakehead University
Albert Bates, The Farm
Stephen Griffith, USDA
Aliou Faye
Kamal Rashid
Amit Kumar Jaiswal
Bhattarai Thakur, Central Queensland University
Harry Ha
Carola Holweg
Nancy Holm, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
John Bonitz, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Thomas Holm, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Caroline Masiello, Rice University

Student Union Ballroom

5:00 PM - 9:00 PM