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AREDAY 2015 Summit


Founded in 2004 as a one-day renewable energy expo, American Renewable Energy Day (AREDAY) is now one of the most important renewable energy technology and policy summits in the United States. Held annually in Aspen, Colorado each August, AREDAY attracts national and international attention with its impressive roster of speakers and participants. Additionally, AREDAY has a multi-faceted program platform and numerous partnerships.

The mission of AREDAY is — To create vibrant and powerful cross-sector dialogue, commitments, collaborations and investments that foster climate change solutions at the speed and scale necessary to phase out fossil fuels, and usher in a rapid transition to a new, clean energy economy.

Renewable Energy

AREDAY'S Program Platform

American Renewable Energy Day Summit

James Cameron and Amory LovinsThe Summit serves as a unique forum, attracting individuals from the public and private sectors. National and international renewable energy experts; investors and entrepreneurs; journalists, educators and senior government officials; entertainment industry representatives; scientists, non-profit leaders, and politicians gather to engage in thoughtful, spirited and dynamic presentation, conversation, performance, film and dialogue.

Some of AREDAY's programming can be viewed on C-SPAN at

AREDAY Summit Presenters have included —

T. Boone Pickens and Thomas FriedmanTed Turner, Turner Enterprises Inc.; T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital; James Cameron, Director and Chairman Lightstorm Entertainment; Dr. Kristina Johnson, Former Under Secretary of Energy; Tom Strickland, Assistant Secretary of the Interior; Michael Bennet, Senator of Colorado; Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth Energy; Bill Ritter, Governor of Colorado; Bill Richardson, Governor of New Mexico; Thomas Friedman, Author and NYT Columnist; Sam Wyly, Founder of Green Mountain Energy; Michael Polsky, President and CEO of Invenergy, LLC; Jim Calaway, Chairman of the Board, Lifetime Trustees of the Aspen Institute; Robert MacDonald, Managing Partner Craton Equity Partners; John Hickenlooper, Governor-elect of Colorado; Lester Brown, President of Earth Policy Institute; Michael Eckhart, President of American Council of Renewable Energy (ACORE); Larry Schweiger, CEO and President of The National Wildlife Foundation (NWF); Amory Lovins, Co-founder, Chairman, Chief Scientist at Rocky Mountain Institute (RMI); Warren Evans, Director, World Bank Environment Department; Dr. Sylvia Earle, Explorer-in-Residence, National Geographic Society; Alec Loorz, Founder of Kids vs. Global Warming.

In conjunction with the Summit, AREDAY hosts a Film Festival that features award-winning films and their directors/producers, including The Cove, Into the Cold, Fuel, 11th Hour, Climate Refugees and Avatar. AREDAY also hosts a Renewable Energy Expo, an event that is free and open to the public. The expo demonstrates leading-edge, renewable energy technologies. Some representative exhibits have included the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), Wind Powering America, SunEdison, and Tesla Electric Cars.

The AREDAY Climate and Energy Literacy Initiative (ACELI)

Lester BrownComprised of the Climate Literacy Network, Alliance for Climate Education (ACE), government agencies, the private sector and the media, ACELI's goal is to bridge the gap between the science of climate and energy literacy and popular culture. The purpose is to elevate the understanding of climate change and to make personal action and collective solution popular, cool and hip, promoting informed choices that lead to solutions. Through developing pertinent curriculum and working with the media, ACELI will message the immediacy of climate change through film and media platforms, social networks, broadcast networks and educational institutions.

AREDAY Media Enterprise

AREDAY Media Enterprise records the Summit and conducts behind-the-scenes interviews for public distribution. AREDAY, in association with CSPAN, Choosing Green TV, ColorBURN Productions, and the Video Project, is producing recordings of AREDAY panels, keynotes and renewable energy demonstrations for distribution as educational programming to high schools, community colleges, universities, public television broadcast and for streaming on the internet. See the C-SPAN broadcast of 2010 AREDAY panel with Ted Turner, T. Boone Pickens, James Cameron, Sam Wyly, and Michael Polsky and moderated by AREDAY Co-director Sally Ranney.


• World Climate Summit
AREDAY is a 'Founding Partner' of the World Climate Summit (WCS) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP-16), 2010 in Cancun, Mexico. WCS is designed to highlight free-market solutions that can mitigate climate change and facilitate a global clean energy economy. The Summit will bring together world-renowned business leaders including Ted Turner and Sir Richard Branson for the inaugural presentation of the Annual Gigaton Awards, honoring business solutions to climate change challenges.

In 2009, AREDAY partnered with the Bellona Foundation, a multi-disciplinary international environmental NGO based in Oslo, Norway. AREDAY fostered collaboration among NGOs and the private sector, producing 13 side events at the Bella Center, the official UN venue at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change—Conference of the Parties 15 (COP15) in Copenhagen.

• The AREDAY Speaker Series
In attempt to reach a broader audience AREDAY is planning a series of presentations and roundtable conversations to be held throughout the year. Programming will take place at the Denver University Daniels School of Business, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science, and the Alliance for Sustainable Colorado.

AREDAY Partners

• ACE – Alliance for Climate Education
• Alliance for a Sustainable Colorado
• Alliance to Save Energy (ASE)
• American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE)
• Choosing Green Media
• Clean Economy Network
• Greentech Media
• Kids vs. Global Warming (KvGW)
• L.E.A.F. – Leaders in Environmental Action Films
• Matter Network

Exhibitor and Sponsorship Opportunities Available

AREDAY offers a variety of high visibility exhibitor and sponsorship opportunities. The Expo will be held outdoors in downtown Aspen and is free and open to the public. The Expo will feature speakers from the AREDAY Summit, as well as music and other entertainment. We expect about 5000 visitors to the Expo, including the delegates and speakers from the AREDAY Summit. For more info click here.

For Sponsorship opportunities for the AREDAY Summit click here.

Alec Loorz, Ted Turner, Sylvia Earle


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AREDAY is a project of The American Renewable Energy
Institute (AREI,Inc.), a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Corporation:
Federal Tax ID # 27-5216186

For more information please contact
AREDAY Director Chip Comins at 970.948.9929 or
Address: PO Box 7784 Aspen, CO 81612
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