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Conference Agenda

AFCC Conference Agenda

Attend the inaugural in-person conference. Industrial biotechnology is more critical now in mitigating climate change!

Sunday, November 14, 2021 (ET)

 

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Leadership will have a series of briefings.

2 PM to 5 PM (ET), Sunday, November 14, in Cherry Blossom Ballroom

 

  • Climate agenda,

  • USDA’s response and action plan to Executive Order (EO)Tracking the Climate Crisis at Home and Abroad,

  • Smart climate practices,

  • New EOs in the pipeline,

  • Purchasing Program BioPreferred ® Program,

  • Incentive Programs

 

Welcome Reception

5 PM to 7 PM, Sunday, November 14, in Cherry Blossom Lobby

 

Join our kick-off event for the first AFCC Global Biobased Economy Conference & Exhibit.

Hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be passed around.

Catch up with colleagues and make new connections at this networking event.

Monday, November 15, 2021

 

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast - Cherry Blossom Ball Room

 

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 8 AM to 9:30 AM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C

 

 

9:30 AM to 10 AM - Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall Maryland

 

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 10 AM to 11:30 AM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C

 

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM - Luncheon Plenary Session (includes lunch) - Cherry Blossom Ball Room

 

Secretary Vilsack Opening Remarks

Moderated Plenary “Climate Smart Practices:  Global Solutions to Decarbonizing Our Planet”

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C

 

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall Maryland

 

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C

 

5:00 to 7:00 PM - Grand Exhibit Hall Reception

 

The Grand Hall Reception is centrally located in the heart of the exhibit floor. This is a perfect opportunity to network with global attendees over inspired food and drinks.

You will be able to see all of the new and innovative ideas in the field of industrial biotechnology, chat with exhibitors and network with other attendees.

In addition you'll be able to meet and discuss innovative technological advancements with poster presenters.

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

 

7:00 AM to 8:00 AM - Continental Breakfast - Cherry Blossom Ball Room

 

8:00 AM to 9:30 AM - Breakfast Plenary Session - Cherry Blossom Ball Room

Moderated Plenary “Biobased Manufacturing and High Value Applications for Renewable Chemicals”

 

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM - Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall Maryland

 

10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Workshops

  • Sustainable Aviation Fuels Research and Development Activities at Federal Agencies

  • Renewable Forest Raw Materials as Feedstocks for Innovative Biomass Power, Biofuel, and Renewable Chemicals Projects

  • Project Financing: Completing the Puzzle to Finance Your Project

  • Modernizing USDA’s BioPreferred® Program

 

11:45 AM to 1:15 PM - Luncheon Plenary Session (includes lunch) - Cherry Blossom Ball Room

 

Moderated Plenary “Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF): Challenges, Successes, and Future for SAF in 2022”

 

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C

 

3:00 PM to 3:30 PM - Refreshment Break - Exhibit Hall Maryland

 

Tracks Breakout Sessions, 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM, Maryland Rooms A, B, C