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AREDAY 2016 Featured Speakers


Join world leaders at AREDAY2016

The Annual Summit brings together over 100 cross-sector speakers and includes a film festival, concert and environmental expo. Join us this year!

Ólafur Ragnar GrímssonÓlafur Ragnar Grímsson
The President of Iceland

Inger Anderson, IUCNInger Andersen
IUCN

Michael Brune, Sierra ClubMichael Brune
Sierra Club

Margie Alt, Environment AmericaMargie Alt
Environment America

Dr. Sylvia EarleDr. Sylvia Earle
Mission Blue

Tim WirthTimothy E. Wirth
Vice Chair
United Nations Foundation

Bill Ritter
Former Governor of Colorado, Director
Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU

Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
Chief Scientist
Rocky Mountain Institute

T. Boone PickensT. Boone Pickens
Founder
BP Capital

Leilani Munter, Carbon Free GirlLeilani Munter
Racecar Driver
Carbon Free Girl

Taj MahalTaj Mahal
Singer-Songwriter, Film Composer
TajBlues.com

Maggie FoxMaggie Fox
Consultant
Alliance for Climate Protection

Sen. Mark UdallSen. Mark Udall
Colorado Senator

Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth EnergyGen. Wesley Clark
Co-Chair
Growth Energy

Susan Reilly, AWEASusan Reilly
Past Chair
American Wind Energy Association

Trammell S. Crow, Earth Day TXTrammell S. Crow
President
Crow Family Foundation

Leila Conners, Tree MediaLeila Conners
Founder
Tree Media

Gail SchwartzGail Schwartz
Former Colorado State Senator
gailschwartzforcongress.com

Kevin Knobloch, DOEKevin Knobloch
Chief of Staff for Sec. Moniz
Department of Energy

Clara Vonrich, Divest InvestClara Vonrich
Global Director
Divest Invest Philanthropy

Keith Tuffley, The B TeamKeith Tuffley
Managing Partner & CEO
The B Team

Henk Rogers, Blue Planet FoundationHenk Rogers
Founder & Chairman
Blue Planet Foundation

Sally Coxe, Bonobo Conservation InitiativeSally Coxe
President
Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Louie Psihoyos, Racing ExtinctionLouie Psihoyos
Documentary Filmmaker
Racing Extinction

Carla Walker-Miller, Walker-Miller Energy ServicesCarla Walker-Miller
President & CEO
Walker-Miller Energy Services

Cheri Anderson
Global Director of Research
Strategic Business Insights

Abby Arnold
Executive Director
American Wind Wildlife Institute

Ed Bastian, Spiritual Paths FoundationEd Bastian
President
Spiritual Paths Foundation

Melissa Beck, The Educational Foundation of AmericaMelissa Beck
Executive Director
The Educational Foundation of America

Bill BeckerBill Becker
Executive Director
Presidential Climate Action Project

Andy BeharAndy Behar
CEO
As You Sow

Bill Beierwaltes
CEO
Biochar Now

Aaron Berger, NexusAaron Berger
Co-Chairman
Nexus Working Group on Climate Change

Mark Bernstein PhDMark Bernstein Ph.D.
Professor
USC Energy Institute

Jon Bowermaster
Filmmaker
Oceans 8 Films

Michael Bowman
Board Chair
National Hemp Association

Bill Brandt
Director of Strategic Integration
ASU Lightworks

Jennifer Broome, Explore ColoradoJennifer Broome
Broadcast Meteorologist
Explore Colorado

James BrundigeJames Brundige
Filmmaker
First Light Films

Alison Burchell
Consultant-in-Residence
Biochar Now

Brett ByersBrett Byers
Managing Director with Partner Ventures
Rainforest Trust

Michael Cain, M3 FilmsMichael Cain
President
M3 Films

Duncan Campbell, Living DialoguesDuncan Campbell
Producer and Host
Living Dialogues

Martha Campbell, RMIMartha Campbell
Sr. Associate
RMI

Tom CardamoneTom Cardamone
Executive Director
Snowmass Discovery

Courtlyn Carpenter
bridgeUSA

Mauricio Castillo, Resilience CollaborativeMauricio Castillo
Founding Partner
Resilience Collaborative

Lynne Cherry
Author, Filmmaker
lynnecherry.com

Graciela Chichilnisky
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Global Thermostat

Rabbi Michael M. CohenRabbi Michael M. Cohen
Director of Community Relations
Friends of the Arava Institute

Rabbi Michael M. CohenRabbi Michael M. Cohen
Director of Community Relations
Friends of the Arava Institute

Jon Creyts
Managing Director
RMI

Mike Dorsey
Interim Director of Energy & Environment
Joint Center

Rod EckhardtRod Eckhardt
Principal
Seminole Equity Partners

Mat Elmore
Managing Director Mt. Region
Microgrid Energy

Gene KarpinskiGene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

Pete Maysmith
Executive Director
Conservation Colorado

Larry SchweigerLarry Schweiger
President & CEO
PennFuture

Randy Hayes
Executive Director
Foundation Earth

Joel SerfaceJoel Serface
Managing Director
Clean Range Ventures

David FentonDavid Fenton
Chairman
Fenton

David OrrDavid Orr
Professor of Environmental Studies
Oberlin College

Tom Van Dyck
Managing Director
RBC Wealth Managemeent

Dr. Carrie Besnette Hauser
President
Colorado Mountain College

Dan Miller
Managing Director
The Roda Group

Matthew Wright, National Cooperative BankMatthew Wright
Senior Vice President
National Cooperative Bank

Jeff Horowitz
Exec. Producer
Time to Choose

Marjorie Layden - SchimbergMarjorie Layden – Schimberg
Director
Salzburg Global Seminar

Jennifer Jenkins
Executive Director
DWEA

Del WorleyDel Worley
CEO
Holy Cross Energy

Robbie LaviaRobbie Lavia
President
Dakia Global

John PowersJohn Powers
Board President
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Katie HoffmanKatie Hoffman
Managing Partner
The Resilience Collaborative

Ann Mullins
Council Members
City of Aspen

Jerry Tinianow Jerry Tinianow
Chief Sustainability Officer
City and County of Denver

Michael FitzpatrickMichael Fitzpatrick
Founder
EARTH’S CALL

Mike PhillipsMike Phillips
Executive Director
Turner Endangered Species Fund (TESF)

David KatzDavid Katz
Founder & CEO
The Plastic Bank

Steve MichelsonSteve Michelson
Executive Producer
Lobitos Creek Ranch

Steve SkadronSteve Skadron
Mayor
City of Aspen

David HornbacherDavid Hornbacher
Director of Utilities and
Environmental Initiatives
City of Aspen

Mike G. HartMike G. Hart
President & CEO
Sierra Energy

Julienne StroeveJulienne Stroeve
Senior Research Scientist
National Snow & Ice Data Center

Douglas Miller
Senior Associate
RMI

Stephen ScofieldStephen Scofield
Senior Consultant
South Pole Group

Brook LeVan
Co-Founder & Director
Sustainable Settings

Bud Wilson
Director of Creative Outreach
The Agora Projects

Kim Stevens
State Director
Environment Colorado

Brandon Hurlbut Brandon Hurlbut
Co-Founder & Partner
Boundary Stone Partners

Jens NielsenJens Nielsen
CEO
World Climate, LTD

John RamoJohn Ramo
Founder & CEO
Digital Directions International Inc.

Steve KatsarosSteve Katsaros
Inventor
Nokero Solar

Erica Mackie
Co-Founder & CEO
Grid Alternatives

Kyle SundmanKyle Sundman
President
DU Solar

Vanessa Green
Director
Divest Invest Individual

Geoff GreenfieldGeoff Greenfield
President
Third Sun Solar

Bob Perkowitz
Founder & President
EcoAmerica

Luka Powanga
Executive Director
Energy Africa Conference

Leanne D. Wheeler
President & CEO
The Wheeler Advisory Group

Ken Losch
President
Advanced Green Innovations

Michael FullerMichael Fuller
Architect
Michael Fuller Architects

Harry Teague, ArchitectHarry Teague
Architect
Harry Teague Architects

Gregory PickrellGregory Pickrell
Architect

Mona NewtonMona Newton
Executive Director
Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)

Rev. Mitchell HescoxRev. Mitchell Hescox
President
The Evangelical Environmental Network

Austin Rosenbaum
MBA & BSEE Student
University of Denver

Dave Weidner, Wildlife Protection SolutionsDave Weidner
Founding Director
Wildlife Protection Solutions

William Ryerson
Founder & President
Population Media Center

Osprey Orielle Lake
Co-founder
WECAN

Patrick Kearney
bridgeUSA

Celinda Lake
President
Lake Research Partners

John R. SeydelJohn R. Seydel
Trustee Elect
Turner Foundation

Natalia Vega-Berry
Founder & CEO
The Global Brain

James Gaspard
Co-founder
Biochar Now

Conor Platt
CEO/CIO
Etho Capital

Mark Stenftenagel
CEO/Co-founder
Whitney Architects

Mark McGuffie
Strategic Partnerships
IUCN

Albert Slap
President
Coastal Risk Consulting

Gueta Mezzetti

Sandy Vanderstoep
DC Project Director
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Bern Gallagher
President
PVI

Denise Dihle
President
Three Sixty Engineering, inc.

Corey Radka
Co-Managing Partner
ResCo, LLC

Lloyd Lee
CEO
Native

Harald Walkate
SVP – Global Head of Responsible Investment
Aegon Asset Management

Edward Maibach
Director
Center for Climate Change Communication

Paul Walker, ConservAmericaPaul Walker
Executive Director
ConservAmerica

Leigh Francia, bridgeUSALeigh Francia
Officer
bridgeUSA

Richard Goodwin, Goodwin FoundationRichard Goodwin
Goodwin Foundation

Vanessa Grellet, CarePrintVanessa Grellet
CEO
CarePrint

Janice Hall, Natural Network InternationalJanice Hall
President
Natural Network International

Josh Herlands, ORIX USAJosh Herlands
Associate Director
ORIX USA

Katie Hoffner, Prieto BatteryKatie M. Hoffner
Senior Vice President of Strategy
Prieto Battery, Inc.

Lucy Kessler, CORELucy Kessler
Communications Manager
Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)

Joanie Klar BruceJoanie Klar Bruce
Media Producer

Harry Kloor, Ph.D., XPRIZE, Jupiter 9 ProductionsHarry Kloor, Ph.D.
CEO
Jupiter 9 Productions

Mike Korchinsky, Wildlife WorksMike Korchinsky
Founder
Wildlife Works

John Kostyack, WEFJohn Kostyack
Executive Director
Wind Energy Foundation

Bernard MacMahon, American EpicBernard MacMahon
Film Director
American Epic

Bill Madsen, Snowmass Village Town CouncilBill Madsen
Council Member
Snowmass Village Town Council

John McBride, The Sopris FoundationJohn McBride
Founder
The Sopris Foundation

Allison McGourty, American EpicAllison McGourty
Film Producer
American Epic

Paul D. Miller/DJ SpookyPaul D. Miller/DJ Spooky
Chief Creative Director
The Global Brain

Ken Neubecker, American RiversKen Neubecker
Associate Director of the Colorado Basin Program.
American Rivers

John Quigley, Spectral QJohn Quigley
Founder
Spectral Q

Greg Reitman, Blue Water Entertainment, IncGreg Reitman
Founder
Blue Water Entertainment, Inc

Rod Richardson, Grace Richardson FundRod Richardson
President
Grace Richardson Fund

Jeffrey Sachs, The Earth InstituteJeffrey Sachs
Director
The Earth Institute

Alyssa Shenk, Snowmass Village Town CouncilAlyssa Shenk
Council Member
Snowmass Village Town Council

Susan Skjei, Authentic Leadership CenterSusan Skjei
Director
Authentic Leadership Center

Stan Stalnaker, Hub CultureStan Stalnaker
Founding Director
Hub Culture

Abby Stern, AREIAbby Stern
Director of Operations
AREI

Lisa Tasker, E.M. Ecological, LLCLisa Tasker
Principal
E.M. Ecological, LLC

Michael Tracy, The Global BrainMichael Tracy
Principal
The Global Brain

Merri Lisa Trigilio, Written On WaterMerri Lisa Trigilio
Director/Producer
Written On Water

Peter Hans Ward, Humble PlumPeter Hans Ward
Owner
Humble Plum

Sally RanneySally Ranney
President
AREI

Chip CominsChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI