Microbiome Water Summit Agenda
Friday, September 29th, 2017

Pre-summit Networking – Coffee and continental breakfast will be provided
Welcome – John Tillotson, CEO Microbe Detectives
Invisible Influence: The Microbiome in Health Professor Jack A Gilbert, Director of the Microbiome Center and Professor of Surgery at the University of Chicago, Group Leader for Microbial Ecology at Argonne National Laboratory, Research Associate at the Field Museum of Natural History, Scientific Fellow at the Marine Biological Laboratory, and the Yeoh Ghim Seng Visiting Professorship in Surgery at the National University of Singapore.
Problems and Opportunities Worth Solving – Linda Robertson, President, International Microbial Associates
Networking Break
Microbiological Monitoring in Water: Past, Present & Future
Metagenomics Applications in Wastewater – Dr. Trevor Ghylin, Founder & CTO Microbe Detectives

Biogas Study: Summary & Key Findings – Dr. Alison Ling, Barr Engineering

Biogas Panel Discussion Moderator -Jeremy Cramer, Senior Process Specialist, Donohue & Associates
Autumn Fisher, Superintendent, City of Fond du Lac
Chris Lefebvre, Wastewater Superintendent, Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Nick Menninga, General Manager, Downers Grove Sanitary District
Kamlesh Patel, Senior Environmental Research Scientist, MWRD of Greater Chicago


Biological Nutrient Removal Study: Summary & Key Findings – Dr. Leon Downing, Sr. Technologist, CH2M

BNR Panel Discussion
Moderator – Dr. George Wells, Asst. Prof. of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Northwestern Univ.
Dr. Sara Arabi, Wastewater Process Engineer, Donohue & Associates
Autumn Fisher, Superintendent, City of Fond du Lac
Troy Larson, Wastewater Operations Specialist, Strand Assoc.

Networking Break – Coffee, tea and cookies will be provided

Water Tech Innovation Discussion
Moderator – John Robinson, Managing Principal, Mazarine Partners
John Baker, Sr Director BD & Commercialization, Intrexon
Douglas Hwang, President, Corncob Inc
Bryan Johnson, President, Energy Tech Innovations
Rick Latella, CEO, DMR International
Tim Marth, VP Business Development, MetaMateria

Tour of the Shedd Aquarium Microbiome Lab – Dr. Bill Van Bonn, Vice President, Animal Health, Shedd Aquarium
Tented Outdoor Networking Reception – Wine, beer and appetizers will be provided