AREDAY 2017 Featured Speakers


Join world leaders at AREDAY2017

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

Adnan Z. Amin, IRENAAdnan Z. Amin
Director-General
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

Laughlin Artz, 2020 or BustLaughlin Artz
Executive Director
2020 or Bust

Anna Aurilio, Environment AmericaAnna Aurilio
Director, Washington DC Office
Environment America

Jon Bowermaster, Ocean 8 FilmsJon Bowermaster
Filmmaker
Oceans 8 Films

Michael Bowman, National Hemp AssociationMichael Bowman
Board Chair
National Hemp Association

Bill Brandt, ASU LightworksBill Brandt
Director of Strategic Integration
ASU Lightworks

Lester Brown, Earth Policy InstituteLester Brown
Founder
Earth Policy Institute

James Brundige, First Light FilmsJames Brundige
Filmmaker
First Light Films

Michael Brune, Sierra ClubMichael Brune
Executive Director
Sierra Club

Brett Byers, Rainforest TrustBrett Byers
Managing Director with Partner Ventures
Rainforest Trust

Graciela Chichilnisky, Global ThermostatGraciela Chichilnisky
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Global Thermostat

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

Chip Comins, AREIChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI

Jerry Cope, ProducerJerry Cope
Producer, Filmmaker, Activist
Love Song to the Earth

Trammel Crow, Earth Day TexasTrammell S. Crow
President
Crow Family Foundation
Founder
Earth Day Texas

Dr. Sylvia EarleDr. Sylvia Earle
Explorer-in-Residence National Geographic 
Mission Blue

Amanda Ellis, East West CenterAmanda Ellis
Special Advisor in the Office of the President
East West Center

James Farrell, CC3ICJames Farrell
Co-Founder
CC3IC

Larry Flowers, EERE - Wind Powering AmericaLarry Flowers
National Technical Director
EERE – Wind Powering America

Varushka Franceschi, Shapeshift Dream ProductionsVarushka Franceschi
Founder
Shapeshift Dream Productions

Philip Gregory, Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthyPhilip Gregory
Principal
Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy

Jon Goldin-Dubois, Western Resource AdvocatesJon Goldin-Dubois
President
Western Resource Advocates

Sheldon Greene, Oak Creek EnergySheldon Greene
Executive VP and Director
Oak Creek Energy

Jack Hidary, Samba EnergyJack D. Hidary
Chairman
Samba Energy

Katie Hoffman, The Resilience CollaborativeKatie Hoffman
Managing Partner
The Resilience Collaborative

Bob Irvin, American RiversBob Irvin
President
American Rivers

David Katz, The Plastic BankDavid Katz
Founder & CEO
The Plastic Bank

Daniel Kreeger, Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)Daniel Kreeger
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Association of Climate Change Officers (ACCO)

Eric Kuhn, Colorado River DistrictEric Kuhn
General Manager
Colorado River District

Robert Lavia, Dakia GlobalRobert Lavia
President
Dakia Global

Marjorie Layden, Salzburg Global SeminarMarjorie Layden
Director
Salzburg Global Seminar

Mindy S. Luber, CERESMindy S. Lubber
President
CERES

Ben "DJ Ecotone" MirinBen Mirin
“DJ Ecotone”
Creator and Host
Wild Beats on National Geographic Kids and Nat Geo Wild

Mario Molina, The Climate Reality ProjectMario Molina
International Director
The Climate Reality Project

Ambassador Richard L. MorningstarAmbassador Richard L. Morningstar
Founding Director & Chairman
Atlantic Council Global Energy Center

Mark Nichols, SeaSpire AdvisorsMark Nichols
Managing Principal
SeaSpire Advisors

Jens Nielsen, World Climate, LTDJens Nielsen
CEO
World Climate, LTD

David Orr, Oberlin CollegeDavid Orr
Professor of Environmental Studies
Oberlin College

Bob Perkowitz, EcoAmericaBob Perkowitz
Founder & President
EcoAmerica

Eric Pooley, Environmental Defense FundEric Pooley
Senior Vice President for Strategy & Communication
Environmental Defense Fund

Ryan Popple, ProterraRyan Popple
CEO
Proterra

Dr. Ian Ralby, Atlantic CouncilDr. Ian Ralby
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Global Energy Center
Atlantic Council

Sally Ranney, AREI, WECANSally Ranney
President
AREI

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

Adam Sacks, Biodiversity for a Livable ClimateAdam Sacks
Executive Director
Biodiversity for a Livable Climate

Larry Schweiger, PennFutureLarry Schweiger
President & CEO
PennFuture

Joel Serface, Clean Range VenturesJoel Serface
Managing Director
Clean Range Ventures

Lara Setrakian, News DeeplyLara Setrakian
CEO, Co-Founder & Executive Editor
News Deeply

John R. Seydel, Turner FoundationJohn R. Seydel
Trustee Elect
Turner Foundation
Director of Sustainability
City of Atlanta

Dr. Greg Stone, Conservation InternationalDr. Greg Stone
Executive Vice President
Conservation International

Tim Sullivan, The Nature ConservancyTim Sullivan
Colorado State Director
The Nature Conservancy

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

Rick Ulfik, We, The WorldRick Ulfik
Founder
We, The World

Gary Wockner, Save the PoudreGary Wockner
Executive Director
Save the Poudre

Julie Ann Wrigley, Wrigley InvestmentsJulie Ann Wrigley
President & CEO
Wrigley Investments