Green Venture Conference

 “Jumpstarting the New Green Economy”

Second Annual Green Venture Conference to be Held in May

Madison, NJ (March 17, 2009) — The second annual Green Venture Conference, “Jumpstarting the New Green Economy” will be held from May 19-21 at Fairleigh Dickinson University’s College at Florham, Madison, NJ.

The two-and-a-half-day conference is packed with information on green entrepreneurship, innovation, corporate sustainability, financing green ventures, government programs and policies, current state of green business, green building, renewable energy and green collar jobs. The group sessions, panels, and workshops will address today’s most pressing topics related to sustainable business and the economy.

There are action learning workshops as well as a Green Jobs and an Entrepreneurial Opportunities Fair, a Green Expo and an awards dinner.

Hosted by FDU’s Sustainable Business Incubator, in association with New Jersey Institute of Technology, and the Morris County Chapter of Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), the conference aims to assess and support the transition to the sustainable economy that must be achieve in the 21st century. The intent is to launch new companies that will help to grow an economy that is socially, environmentally, and economically sustainable.

Specific topics to be covered in workshop and conference sessions include green business certification, scaling up clean energy, sustainable communities, selling green, sustainable chemistry, sustainable local food systems, greening the healthcare industry, and many others.

The conference will begin at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 19 with registration, the Green Expo featuring exhibitors and a networking reception.

The conference will be held FDU’s College at Florham, 285 Madison Ave., Madison NJ, 07940. Visit the conference Web site for the full schedule or to register: http://www.greenventuresconference.org
For full conference access, the cost is $295 in advance or $325 at the door. Register before April 30 for a discounted rate of $225. Significant discounts are available for students and those with government, academic, or nonprofit credentials. For complete rates, visit Registration Page.

To present at the conference or to learn about sponsorship opportunities, including exhibitor space, call (908) 306-9075, or e-mail jcloud@fdu.edu.

For Immediate Release

Office of Public Relations
Metropolitan Campus
Fairleigh Dickinson University
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Teaneck, NJ 07666
Gretchen Johnson
201 692 7032
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Melissa Payton
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Office of Public Relations
College at Florham
Fairleigh Dickinson University
285 Madison Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
Scott Giglio
973 443 8756
giglio@fdu.edu
Lillian Lukac
973 443 8661
lukac@fdu.edu