2012 Annual Meeting Agenda
Thursday Afternoon, September 13, 2012
Doors Open for Annual Meeting
Welcome! Overview of the Annual Meeting
Ralph Cavalieri, NARA Executive Director
The Honorable Jon Tester (video)
Review the NARA Project’s Vision and Goals and Accomplishments of Year #1
USDA’s Interests and Goals for NARA
Bill Goldner, USDA
The NARA Pathway to Biojet Fuel
Michael Wolcott, NARA Executive Committee
Mike will provide an overview of the NARA processes leading to the production of aviation biofuels
Note about the panel discussions:
Throughout the Annual Meeting a series of panel discussions will be conducted to share information about what the NARA Project Area Teams are doing in concert with each other to advance the five major goals of the Project. The conversations that result from the paneliests’ presentations will also enable NARA members and stakeholders to influence how the NARA teams approach their work in the Project’s second year.
While each panel has a specific goal, they intend to help answer in general these questions:
Following the panelists’ presentations, approximately thirty minutes will be available for reactions, questions, and ideas from stakeholders and other NARA members.
Panel: Sustainable Biojet (Feedstock)
Jim Cook, NARA Executive Committee, Moderator
Panel: Energy Literacy
Steve Hollenhorst, Moderator
Poster Sessions and Reception
Each NARA Project Investigator (PI) and his/her graduate students will have a poster to illustrate and highlight what their team Is doing. Poster displays will be grouped into categories to demonstate inter-team cooperation and highlight common findings and themes that are emerging after the first year of the NARA Project.
Adjourn for the day
Friday Morning, September 14, 2012
Review Key Lessons from Yesterday
The Forest to Biofuels Supply Chain
Mike will provide an overview of the role that regional supply chains play in developing industrial interactions while utilzing examples in the Western Montana corridor.
Panel: Rural Economic Development and Stakeholder Engagement
Vikram Yadama, Moderator
Biomass Challenges and Opportunities in Montana
Gordy Sanders, Pyramid Mountain Lumber, Chair, MFRC
Panel: Pilot Supply Chain Coalitions
Craig Rawlings, Moderator
Working Lunch: Faciltate Discussion of Perspectives on the Annual Meeting
NARA members and stakeholders will offer their additional thoughts about the discussions of the past two days.
Friday Afternoon, September 14, 2012
Final Thoughts and Reflections
To conclude the 2012 NARA Project’s Annual Meeting, Advisory Board members, NARA members, and stakeholders will offer a summary of the themes of the discussions from lunchtime.