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Leadership Conference



Leading Green:
Strategies for Eco-preneurship
March 8, 2012

Alliant International University, San Diego
10455 Pomerado Road
San Diego, CA 92131
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The History
Alliant International University and the Alliant vision came to life in 2001.  A lot was happening that year across the United States and around the world as the events of 9-11 and their aftermath unfolded. For Alliant students the merging of CSPP (California School of Professional Psychology) and USIU (United States International University) against a backdrop of national and international questioning and wondering meant a lot of change happening at every level of campus activity.  But something magical also happened that year . . . two graduate students got together with the Student Government Association (SGA) and initiated what would become the annual Leadership Conference.  Like a phoenix a new opportunity was born, an event by students, for students, to give voice to students’ ideas, scholarship interests, and professional passions, working alone or with other students or with faculty or other professionals to present these ideas and passions in a format similar to a professional conference.
Eleven years later, this Leadership Conference is still a part of Alliant, and we are here to take it to the next level, with your help. This conference is for any graduate or undergraduate student at the university from a wide variety of disciplines including: Clinical Psychology, Business, Education, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Law, and Forensic Psychology. 

Please click here for Registration.
Students, staff, and faculty from all campuses are welcome to attend.


Schedule of Events:





10:00 - 10:30am

Continental breakfast will be served
Zable Hall
10:30am - 11:45am

Session I  
Dan Noble
President and Founder of
Noble Resources Group

Jay Finkelman
and Louis Kelly
Associate Dean of Organizational Psychology Programs and Professor of Strategy

Zable Hall


Green Hall

12:00 - 1:00pm    

Greg Koch
CEO of Stone Brewery Co.
Zable Hall
1:15 -

Prior registration required for complimentary lunch
McDonald Hall
2:30 -

Session II  
Matthew Porreca
Associate Principal of BNIM Architect
Zable Hall
4:00 -

Session III  
Dave Gordon
Principal for Business Development at EFM Solutions
Zable Hall
5:30 -

Reception + Expo  
Mike Pittenger
Associate Vice President of Alliant Student Life
Closing Remarks

Expo vendors include: Argan Oil, BottleHood, Car 2 Go and Green-Mom

A limited number of free on-site chair massages will be given to participants during the reception.

Library Courtyard

*Schedule subject to change

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Keynote Speaker

Leadership Conference Greg Koch Stone Brewery

Greg Koch

Stone Brewing Co.

Greg Koch is Co-Founder and CEO of Stone Brewing Co. in Escondido, California. Since Greg started the company with his partner Steve Wagner in 1996, Stone has become one of the fastest growing and highest rated breweries in the world. Brewing nearly 115,000 barrels in 2010, Stone is the 14th largest craft brewery in the United States, a position it achieved without ever advertising, discounting, giving away freebies or compromising.

Greg passionately believes that environmental and social sustainability goes hand-in-hand with brewing mind-blowing beer, and he frequently is called on to speak on topics ranging from craft beer to business to food to marketing, bringing a bold, entertaining, and often humorous approach along with his philosophy.