The purpose of this Summit is to bring together thought leaders from business, policy, standards development, science and engineering to better understand current knowledge and identify opportunities to work together to control viral transmission in the built environment.
The Summit will assess current challenges and pain points felt by industries from around the globe working to reopen their doors to customers and inspire innovative solutions to meet these challenges. Research, knowledge and standards development activities across environmental microbiology, building science and engineering, transmission and social sciences poised will be discussed.
AUGUST 5: Stage 1
Issues and Challenges to Reopening with Confidence
AUGUST 13: Stage 2
Science and Technology Solutions, Gaps and Research Needs
AUGUST 25: Stage 3
Lessons-learned in Managing Risk and Tools & Strategies for Confident Operations
9 PM - 10 PM EST
Minimizing airborne transmission of COVID-19 Indoors
International Laboratory for Air Quality and Heath (ILAQH), WHO Collaborating, Centre for Air Quality and Health, School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
10 PM - 11 AM EST
Discussion Panel Providing Confidence and Managing Risk
Describe the current, new landscape for business as usual. How have you worked to minimize risk for the sustained operation of your business? What are some of the innovations and key findings? This session will focus in identifying opportunities are there to improve science and engineering technology solutions, processes, procedures. We will revisit some of the recommendations from the Corporation and Institutional leaders Panel in Stage 1 to reduce uncertainty and risk associated with COVID.
Moderators: Wendy Purcell and John Spengler, Harvard
Mike Johannsen, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Global Institutional, for Ecolab Inc.
Randy Gaines, Senior Vice President of Operations and New Hotel Openings for the Americas for Hilton
Jim Glynn, Vice President, Global Workplace Safety, GM
11 AM - 12 PM EST
Presentations Social and Behavioral Science Contributions and Insights
Hearing all of the challenges and available guidance, how can the social and behavioral sciences be of benefit to institutional responses to COVID-19? What are the opportunities for science communication and organizational leadership to shape the understanding of the threat and threat perception, decision- making and collective actions to begin to safely resume normal activities? What are the social context considerations for providing processes and procedures for healthy spaces? What are some of the innovations in the field that are having a positive impact on behavioral and well-being in response to COVID-19?
Moderators: Monica Schoch-Spana, Johns Hopkins University and Keely Maxwell, EPA
Keely Maxwell, Anthropologist, US Environmental Protection Agency
Sandra Quinn, Professor and Chair, Family Science, Senior Associate Director of Maryland Center for Health Equity
Thomas Cunningham, Chief, Social Science and Translation Research Branch Division of Science Integration, CDC NIOSH
Lucia Mullen, Senior Analyst at the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
12 PM - 1 PM EST
Dicussion Panel Role of Innovative Approaches and Disruptive Technologies
Novel innovations have been the hallmark of the global response to COVID-19. Scientists, engineers, inventors and problem solvers have developed approaches to solving some of the emerging challenges presented by the SARS-CoV2 pandemic. Some of the approaches that are shaping the response will be presented here with a focus on what has been done to know if they work and how we can apply them safely.
Moderator: Brett Cole, Biosafety Inc.
John Mason, Chief Scientist, BioWALL, LLC, CEO, Sabre
Skip Snyder, Senior Partner, Global Intelligent Connected Operations Leader, IBM
Brad Prezant, Chief Scientific Officer, ValidAir Science
Collin Caneva, CEO and Craig Spilker, Business Development Officer, AMPTnow
1 PM - 2 PM EST
Presentations Risk Assessment, Risk Management, Communication and Standards Coordination
How are we managing risk? What tools can be brought to bear? What can be learned from industry efforts to manage risk and how can we apply these efforts to better support public health and safety actions? This session will cover models, methods, tools and strategies for assessing and managing risk and inform decision-making.
Moderators: Tod Companion, DHS and Justine Parker, AIHA
Destiny Aman, Deputy Program Manager for Marketing for FEMA's Customer-Centered Communications (C3) team, HWC
Barry Simpson, SVP and Chief Information and Integrated Services Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Jade Mitchell, Associate Professor, Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering (BAE), Michigan State University
Ramon Sanchez, Research Associate, Department of Environmental Health, Harvard University, T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University
Tiffany Misrahi, Vice President of Policy, World Travel and Tourism Council
Jonathan Liebert, CEO, BBB of Southern Colorado
2 PM - 3 PM EST
Discussion Panel Moderator Summary
Moderators will be asked to bring summarizing thoughts and findings to the table at the end of the Summit. All moderators will be brought together and share the key take away findings they heard in the discussions and identify key paths forward to accelerate the contributions of science and innovation for biological detection, decontamination and the social and behavioral sciences to promote safe congregation and occupancy in built environments.