PMI20 Manufacturing Success Conference
Scheduled Activities

Tues., Nov 10
2pm - 3:10pm Opening Remarks by PMI Leadership Keynote Presentation, “The Language of Leadership,” by Rachel Hanfling, Emmy-nominated producer of Oprah and Anderson Cooper
3:10pm - 3:15pm Break
3:15pm - 4pm Understanding the 2020 Election, with Jim Ellis, Ellis Insight
Wed., Nov. 11
2pm - 3pm Global Supply Chain Disruption – Key Considerations, Opportunities and Risks, with Robert Clifton Burns, senior counsel; Evan Y. Chuck, partner; and David Stepp, partner; Crowell & Moring
3pm - 3:10pm Break
3:10pm - 3:50pm Measurement Science Research Needs for Premise Plumbing Systems, with Andrew Persily, Ph.D., chief, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Energy & Environment Division
3:50pm - 4:30pm Hunter’s Curve Meets March Madness: Estimating Peak Demands in Premise Plumbing Systems, with Steven Buchberger, Ph.D., professor, College of Engineering and Applied Science, Department of Civil & Architectural Engineering & Construction Management, University of Cincinnati
Thurs., Nov. 12
2pm - 2:50pm COVID-19 and the New Norm, with market researcher Brad Farnsworth, president of The Farnsworth Group, Inc.; remote work strategist and advocate Laurel Farrer, founder of Distribute Consulting and the Remote Work Association; and Brad Hammock, co-chair, Littler Workplace Safety and Health (OSHA/MSHA) Practice Group. Moderated by Ashlei Williams, editor, Plumbing Engineer, and chief marketing officer, PHCP Pros
2:50pm - 3:15pm Bathroom Design, COVID-19, and User Compatibility Issues, with Steven Soifer, Ph.D., LCSW-C, professor, Social Work, University of Mississippi
3:15pm - 3:25pm Break
3:25pm - 4pm Assessing the Impact of Silver in Shower Heads on Opportunistic Pathogen Abundance and Resistance: Leanne M. Gilbertson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Chemical and Petroleum Engineering (Secondary Appointment), University of Pittsburgh
4pm - 4:15pm HeroX co-founder and CEO Christian Cotichini and Steve Rader, deputy director of NASA’s Center of Excellence for Collaborative Innovation, discuss NASA’s Lunar Loo Challenge – a contest seeking new designs for a toilet that will work both in microgravity and lunar gravity
4:15pm - 5:15pm Virtual Happy Hour!

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