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Wednesday, August 14, 2013

13th Annual SyracuseCoE Symposium:

Urban Reinvention and Resilience
October 21st-22nd, 2013
Oncenter Complex, Syracuse, NY

Featured Speakers
Partner Day
Integrated Heat Recovery Workshops
Student Poster Competition

The 13th annual SyracuseCoE Symposium: Urban Reinvention and Resilience will feature the latest results from collaborators from across the nation and beyond. This year's Symposium will feature sessions and workshops designed to engage a wide audience, including industry practitioners, state and local officials, and university faculty and students.

SyracuseCoE is New York State's Center of Excellence in Environmental and Energy Innovations.

Session tracks will focus on:
     •   Advanced building technologies   
     •   Clean and renewable energy
     •   Healthy buildings
     •   Indoor environmental quality   
     •   Sustainable communities
     •   Sustainable materials management
     •   Water resources

Conference Highlights

Featured Speakers

Nancy Grimm
-  Director of the Central Arizona-Phoenix Long-Term
   Ecological Research (LTER) Program
-  Lead author for the U.S. National Climate Assessment
-  Senior Sustainability Scientist at Global Institute of Sustainability

Stay tuned as we reveal our other keynote and featured speakers!

Partner Day - Monday, October 21st
Join us for a full day of programming on Monday, October 21st dedicated to SyracuseCoE Partners as part of this year's SyracuseCoE Symposium!
Topics include Industrial Heat Recovery Technologies, Energy Saving Opportunities, and a "Pitch Fest" panel on Licensing University Intellectual Property.
Partner Day Schedule
Register for Partner Day.
Registration Information: Registration for Partner Day activities is complimentary for SyracuseCoE Partner Program firms and institutions (including Faculty and Staff) and registration for the Symposium reception and following day's programming is discounted by 50 percent. 
For more information about joining the Partner Program, visit

Please visit our Partner Day Page for more details.

Integrated Heat Recovery Workshops
Join us for several discussions of the energy and business opportunities available from capturing waste heat and cooling from industrial processes as part of an integrated approach to energy planning and management. Peter Garforth of Garforth International, LLC, will offer three workshops during the Symposium exploring – both from an operational and structured view – the opportunities and challenges related to structured, integrated approaches to thermal energy management in industrial facilities and in municipal settings.
The target audience for these workshops includes industry division energy managers, thermal energy product manufacturers and suppliers, municipal leaders and other decision makers considering district energy systems.
Workshop #1 – “Industrial Heat Recovery” 
Monday, October 21st, 8:30 am – noon
Workshop #2 – “Community Approaches to Industrial Energy Management”
Tuesday, October 22st, 11:00a - noon
Cost: Included in SyracuseCoE Symposium registration fee.
Workshop #3 – “City of Guelph – Community Energy Initiative” 
Tuesday, October 22st, 1:30 – 2:30p
Cost: Included in SyracuseCoE Symposium registration fee.

Student Poster Competition 

Cash prizes are available! $500 will be awarded for first prize.

Undergraduate, graduate, and PhD students interested in presenting recent research projects are encouraged to enter the Student Poster Competition, taking place Monday, October 21st at the Symposium. Judging starts at 4:00pm, followed by networking and awards at the 5:00pm Monday reception. Poster viewing continues on Tuesday through 3:00pm.

Abstracts are welcome on research in SyracuseCoE focus areas:
• Advanced building technologies
• Clean and renewable energy
• Healthy buildings
• Indoor environmental quality
• Sustainable communities
• Sustainable materials management
• Water resources

To enter, submit name, school, abstract, and degree in progress to Gabi Levinson

The deadline for abstract submissions is September 30th.

Projects entered into the Student Poster Competition will be judged based in a rubric rating system.


Early-Bird Rate - $120 (Available through September 20th, 2013)
Partner Program Institution Student - Complimentary Registration 
Non-Partner Program Institution Student - $40
Registration includes access to the Symposium program on Tuesday as well as the evening networking reception on Monday night. 

Register Now

Symposium Development Committee

  • Cliff Davidson, Syracuse University (Chair)
  • Stephen Bird, Clarkson University
  • David Chandler, Syracuse University
  • Sharon Dotger, Syracuse University
  • Patrick Jackson, Corning
  • Laura Lautz, Syracuse University
  • Valerie Luzadis, SUNY ESF
  • Myron Mitchell, SUNY ESF
  • Usha Satish, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Chuck Spuches, SUNY ESF
  • Pete Wilcoxen, Syracuse, University
  • Jensen Zhang, Syracuse University

Sponsorship Information

SyracuseCoE invites Symposium sponsorships at various levels of support.

For additional program information, contact Gabi Levinson at
While we are no longer accepting Oral Presentation Abstracts, we are accepting Student Poster Competition Abstracts until September 30th. Please submit proposals to Gabi Levinson at
For more information on sponsorship opportunities, contact Tammy Rosanio