Draft Agenda: Highly Fluorinated Chemicals in Carpeting Information Exchange 2018

Wednesday, February 7
6:00PM Networking Dinner

Thursday, February 8
8:00 Registration and networking: Continental breakfast

8:30 Welcome
Arlene Blum, Ph.D., Green Science Policy Institute
Objectives and agenda for the day
Introductions of participants: What brought you here?

9:00 Framing the Problem
Tom Bruton, Ph.D., Green Science Policy Institute
The Class Concept: Fluorinated Chemicals
Asa Bradman, Ph.D., UC Berkeley (invited)
Elsie Sunderland, Ph.D. Harvard University (invited)
Graham Peaslee, Ph.D., Professor, University of Notre Dame
PIGE and Other Analyses for PFAS in Carpeting

10:00 BREAK

10:15 Manufacturers’ Perspectives Panel

11:15 Discussion: Challenges for Healthier and Functional Carpets
Small group discussion, report back, and large group discussion

12:15 LUNCH

1:15 Purchasers’ Perspectives Panel
Jennifer Macdaniel, Senior Designer, Kaiser Permanente (invited)
Jen Jackson, MA, Toxics Reduction and Healthy Ecosystems Program Manager, SF Department of the Environment (invited)
Nicolette Sanfillipo, Stok / Facebook (invited)
Heather Henriksen, Harvard University (invited)

2:15 BREAK

2:30 Carpet in the Circular Economy
Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) (invited)
Martin Mulvihill, Ph.D., Co-Founder, Safer Made (invited)
Green Chemistry Solutions
Interface, (invited)

3:30 Discussion: Moving towards healthier and more functional carpets
Small group discussion, report back, and large group discussion

4:30 Next steps, future plans, and possible commitments

5:00 END

6:00 Optional DINNER

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