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845am: Breakfast & Welcome

9:20am: Opening Remarks

9:30am: Panel: Urban Design:

  • Beth Blalock, General Counsel at Georgia Conservancy
  • Jack Crowley, UGA's College of Environment and Design
  • Brian Gist, Senior Attorney at Southern Environmental Law Center
  • Patrise Perkins-Hooker, VP and General Counsel at Atlanta BeltLine and State Bar President-elect

10:30am: Panel: Agricultural Policy

  • JoHannah Biang, Farm Manager at University of Georgia's UGarden
  • Mindy Goldstein, Director of the Turner Environmental Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law
  • Joel McKie, Leader of the Agriculture Practice Group at Hall Booth Smith, P.C. in Atlanta

11:30am: Water Quality

  • Juliet Cohen, General Counsel for Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
  • Katie Sheehan, Senior Legal Fellow at the River Basin Center
  • Donald Stack, Founder of Stack & Associates, P.C.

12:30pm: Lunch

1:30pm: Litigation and Regulation

  • Patricia Barmeyer, Partner at King & Spalding’s Atlanta office and head of the firm’s environmental practice
  • Stephanie Stuckey Benfield, Executive Director of GreenLaw
  • Steve O'Day, Partner at Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP, and leader of the Environmental Law and Sustainability Practice Groups
  • Kasey Sturm, Associate at Stack & Associates, P.C.

2:30pm: Keynote Speaker

  • Rena Steinzor, Professor at the University of Maryland School of Law, where she teaches a variety of courses, including Health, Safety and Environmental Regulation; Counseling and Negotiation; and Administrative Law

3:20: Closing Remarks