2017 SyracuseCoE Symposium

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Water + Energy + Design: Innovations for Healthy, Vibrant Communities

Wednesday, October 4th, 2017 at Crowne Plaza, Syracuse

The 17th annual SyracuseCoE Symposium, Water + Energy + Design: Innovations for Healthy, Vibrant Communities will feature presentations by keynote speakers, Faculty Fellows, and collaborating researchers that target innovations in water, energy and design for healthy, vibrant communities. SyracuseCoE Faculty Fellows lead multidisciplinary research teams that conduct targeted research in clean and renewable energy, indoor environmental quality, and water resources.

This year’s Symposium will offer a full day of keynote speakers and parallel sessions, with student lighting talks at lunch. Sessions are organized into three tracks featuring presentations in the topic areas of Water in Urban Environments, Energy Resources and Design in Urban Environments.

The program will be followed by a transition to the nearby SyracuseCoE headquarters facility for the Symposium Student Poster Competition and Networking Reception.  Winners of the Student Poster Competition will be announced during the reception.

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Keynote Presenters

Brewster McCracken
CEO, Pecan Street Institute

Bring on the Data: How You Can Use Data to Solve Cities’ Greatest Resource and Environmental Challenges


John E. Fernandez
Professor and Director of the Building Technology Program in the Department of Architecture, Director of Environmental Solutions Initiative, MIT

The Future of Cities and the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative


Jeff Peterson
Senior Advisor for Entrepreneurship, NYSERDA

Clean Energy Innovation and Research Partnerships for a Sustainable Future






Event Sponsors

Sponsorships are available! Please view the 2017 Symposium Prospectus for more information.


Keynote Sponsor 



Reception Sponsor

Nexus NY


Student Sponsors

CDH Banner 2
King + King Architects


Media Sponsors 

WRVO Public Media
VisTech (visual technologies)
CNY Business Journal