Below the photo gallery are all the sessions and events from Tuesday, October 15, 2013 including a morning plenary by Johannes Lehmann and Jonathan Lash, president of Hampshire College, a lunch panel discussion by David Laird from Iowa State, Debbie Reed from the International Biochar Initiative and James Gaspard from Biochar Now, AND a series of exciting 5-minute IGNITE! talks by many renown industry entrepreneurs!

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2013
Tuesday, October 15th
8:00 AM

Tuesday Morning Plenary

Johannes Lehmann, Cornell University
Jonathan Lash, Hampshire College

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

Ethics & Sustainability

Gloria Flora, USBI
John Bonitz, Southern Alliance for Clean Energy
Karen Ribeiro, Inner Fortune Coaching

CC 165

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Novel Uses of Biochar

Hans-Peter Schmidt, Ithaka Institute for Carbon Cycling & Winegrowing

CC 101

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Scaling the Biochar Industry

Peter Hirst, New England Biochar
Amanda Ravenhill
Barry Hollister, Berkshire Harmony

CC 162

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

Unique Biochar Phenomena

Paul Dauenhauer, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
Zhenyu Wang, Ocean University of China
Isabel Lima, USDA

CC 163

10:00 AM - 11:20 AM

11:30 AM

Tuesday Lunch Plenary

Debbie Reed, IBI
David Laird, Iowa State University
James Gaspard, Biochar Now

Campus Center Auditorium

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

1:30 PM

Biochar & Soil Health

Wade Elmer, CT Ag Experimental Station
Joff Silberg, Rice University
Tom Holm, Illinois State Water Survey, Prairie Research Institute

CC 101

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Carbon Offsets & Markets

Rick Wilson, Cool Planet Energy Systems
Keith Driver, The Prasino Group
Tom Stokes, Climate Crisis Coalition

CC 165

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Labeling Biochar Products

Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates
David Yarrow, KAW Valley Biochar
Renel Anderson, Black Owl Biochar

CC 162

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

Pre-Soil Techniques

Nigel Gale, University of Toronto
Dale Hendricks, Green Light Plants
Doug Clayton

CC 163

1:30 PM - 2:50 PM

3:15 PM

Biochar Community Development

Ronal G. Larson, Larson Consulting
Jim Long, Umpqua Bio-Alternatives Cooperative
Scott Graves, Terralogix

CC 165

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Biochar in Renewable Energy

Tyler Huggins, University of Colorado at Denver
Meghana V. Rao

CC 101

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

High Carbon Wood Ash

Brian Coughlan, Wood Ash Industries
Andrew Carpenter, Northern Tilth
John Miedema, Biological Carbon

CC 162

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

Why Is Charcoal So Effective for Plant Growth?

Makoto Ogawa, Japan Biochar Association

CC 163

3:15 PM - 5:00 PM

7:00 PM

Ignite Talks

Peter Hirst, New England Biochar
Tom Reed, Biochar Engineering Corporation
Jeff Wallin, The Biochar Company
Albert Bates, The Farm
Tom McGrath, ReSource BioEnergy
Tom Miles, Northwest Biochar Working Group
Amanda Ravenhill, Presidio Graduate School
Kathleen Draper, Finger Lakes Biochar
Kelpie Wilson, Wilson Biochar Associates
Eric Sorensen, Carbon Roots International
Renel Anderson, Biochar Supreme
Paul Taylor, The Biochar Revolution
Josiah Hunt, Hawaii Biochar

Campus Center Auditorium

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM