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!

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

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

Jeffrey Sachs, Columbia UniversityJeffrey D. Sachs
Director
Earth Institute, Columbia University

Sherri Goodman, Wilson CenterSherri Goodman
Senior Fellow
Wilson Center

Pat Mitchell CEO, Producer & ActivistPat Mitchell
CEO, Producer & Activist
Sundance Institute

Michael Brune, Sierra ClubMichael Brune
Executive Director
Sierra Club

Maggie Fox, Consultant, Alliance for Climate ProtectionMaggie Fox
Consultant
MaggieFoxStrategies

Jerome Ringo, Zoetic EnergyJerome Ringo
Founder, Chairman & CEO
Zoetic Global

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

Lester Brown, Earth Policy InstituteLester Brown
Founder
Earth Policy Institute

Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global FundEllen Dorsey
Executive Director
Wallace Global Fund

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

Louie Psihoyos, Racing ExtinctionLouie Psihoyos
Documentary Filmmaker
Racing Extinction

Andrea Yodsampa, DEPLOY/USAndrea Yodsampa
CEO
DEPLOY/US

Trammel Crow, Earth Day TexasTrammell S. Crow
Founder
EARTHx

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

Britt Basel, Scientist, Educator & Visual StorytellerBritt Basel
Founder
Ecothropic

Bill Becker, Presidential Climate Action ProjectBill Becker
Executive Director
Presidential Climate Action Project

Aaron Berger, Nexus Working Group on Climate ChangeAaron Berger
Co-Chair, Working Group on Energy Innovation and Environment
NEXUS

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

Monica BrettMonica Brett
Sustainability and Resilient Communities Consultant
Security and Sustainability Forum

Adam Browning, Vote SolarAdam Browning
Executive Director
Vote Solar

James Brundige, First Light FilmsJames Brundige
Filmmaker
First Light Films

Alison Burchell, Biochar NowAlison Burchell
Co-Founder
NTS Group Research Collaborative

Arlene Burns, Mayor Mosier, OregonArlene Burns
Mayor
Mosier, OR

Brett Byers, Rainforest TrustBrett Byers
Managing Director with Partner Ventures
Million Acre Pledge

Michael Cain, M3 FilmsMichael Cain
President
EARTHx

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

Steven Conger, P4PSteven Conger
Co-Founder
P4P

Michael Conroy, Equitable OriginMichael Conroy
Chairman of the Board
Equitable Origin, Inc.

Derek Cowburn, LumenCacheDerek Cowburn
CEO
LumenCache

Sally Coxe, Bonobo Conservation InitiativeSally Coxe
President
Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Ami Dalal, FINCA InternationalAmi Dalal
Vice President, Social Enterprise Innovation
FINCA International

Mark David, OTG ProductionsMark David
Producer
OTG Productions

Noah Deich, Center for Carbon RemovalNoah Deich
Executive Director
Center for Carbon Removal

Tim Echols, Georgia Public Service CommissionTim Echols
Public Service Commissioner
Georgia Public Service Commission

Henry Elkus, HelenaHenry Elkus
Founder & CEO
Helena

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

Jeff Erikson, Global CCS Institute Jeff Erikson
General Manager
Global CCS Institute

James Farrell, CC3ICJames Farrell
Co-Founder
CC3IC

Sam Feinburg, HelenaSam Feinburg
Executive Director
Helena

David Fenton, FentonDavid Fenton
Chairman
Fenton

Michael Ferguson, S&P Global RatingsMichael Ferguson
Director, North American Infrastructure
S&P Global Ratings

Dan Fesenmeyer, Renewable Power Generation Sales, GE EnergyDan Fesenmeyer
Account Manager
Renewable Power Generation Sales, GE Energy

Larry Flowers, EERE - Wind Powering AmericaLarry Flowers
Principal
G4 Wind

Varushka Franceschi, Shapeshift Dream ProductionsVarushka Franceschi
Founder
Shapeshift Dream Productions

Jon Freedman, GE Power Water & Process TechnologiesJon Freedman
Global Government Affairs Leader
GE Power Water & Process Technologies

Michael Fuller, Michael Fuller ArchitectsMichael Fuller
Principal Architect
Michael Fuller Architects

Patrick Furlotti, Global ManaPatrick Furlotti
Founder & CEO
Projects for Good
President
Global Mana

Adam Gardner, REVERB, GUSTERAdam Gardner
Founder & Co-Director
REVERB
Guitar, Vocals
GUSTER

Christoph Gebald, ClimeworksChristoph Gebald
Founder & Director
Climeworks

Nick Gogerty, SolarcoinNick Gogerty
Co-Founder
Solarcoin

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

Nathaniel Gorence,  Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)Nathaniel Gorence
Technology-To-Market Advisor
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy (ARPA-E)

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

Geoff Greenfield, Third Sun SolarGeoff Greenfield
President
Third Sun Solar

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

Michael Grove, Sasaki AssociatesMichael Grove
Principal
Sasaki Associates

Janice Hall, Natural Network International (NNI)Janice Hall
President
Natural Network International (NNI)

Richard Heede, Climate Accountibility InstituteRichard Heede
Principal Investigator
Climate Accountibility Institute

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

David Hofstatter, P4P EnergyDavid Hofstatter
Executive Chairman
P4P Energy

Travis Holland, Anadarko PetroleumTravis Holland
Accounting Advisor
Anadarko Petroleum

Hutch Hutchinson, Rocky Mountain InstituteHutch Hutchinson
Senior Fellow
Rocky Mountain Institute

Daniela Ibarra-Howell, Savory InstituteDaniela Ibarra-Howell
CEO & Co-Founder
Savory Institute

Dr. Erfan Ibrahim, NRELDr. Erfan Ibrahim
Center Director, Cyber-Physical Systems Security and Resilience
NREL

Bob Irvin, American RiversBob Irvin
President
American Rivers

Susan Israel, Climate CreativesSusan Israel
President & Founder
Climate Creatives

Travis Johnson, ASU LightWorksTravis Johnson
Project Manager-Business Development
ASU LightWorks

Mandy Joye, Joye Reseach GroupSamantha Joye
Athletic Association Professor in Arts and Sciences
Joye Research Group

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

Joanie Klar, Media ProducerJoanie Klar
Media Producer

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

Kerry Koepping, Arctic Arts Project Director, Institute of Arctic and Alpine ResearchKerry Koepping
Arctic Arts Project Director
Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research

Larry Kopald, The Carbon UndergroundLarry Kopald
President & Co-Founder
The Carbon Underground

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

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

Ryan Kushner, Elemental ExceleratorRyan Kushner
Program Facilitation
Elemental Excelerator

Sandra Kwak, 10PowerSandra Kwak
CEO & Founder
10Power

Klaus Lackner, Center for Negative Carbon EmissionsKlaus Lackner
Director
Center for Negative Carbon Emissions

Osprey Orielle Lake, WECANOsprey Orielle Lake
Co-Founder & Executive Director
WECAN

Timothy LaSalle, Regenerative Agriculture InitiativeTimothy LaSalle
Co-Director
Regenerative Agriculture Initiative

Dan Lashof, NextGen ClimateDan Lashof
CEO
NextGen Climate

Robert Lavia, Dakia GlobalRobert Lavia
President
Dakia Global

Marjorie Layden, Salzburg Global SeminarMarjorie Layden
Director
Salzburg Global Seminar

Anthony Leiserowitz, Yale Project on Climate ChangeAnthony Leiserowitz
Director
Yale Project on Climate Change

Frederick Lemond, The Lemond Consortium, LLCFrederick Lemond
President
The Lemond Consortium, LLC

Eva Leung, Terra CuraEva Leung
Co-Founder & Director of Design and Strategic Partnerships
Terra Cura Inc.

Brook LeVan, Sustainable SettingsBrook LeVan
C.E.O. Cosmic Engagement Officer
Sustainable Settings

Ken Losch, Advanced Green InnovationsKen Losch
President
ZHRO Power & ZHRO Solutions

Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism SolutionsHunter Lovins
President & Founder
Natural Capitalism Solutions

Carl Gustaf Lundin, Director, Global Marine and Polar Programme, IUCNCarl Gustaf Lundin
Director, Global Marine and Polar Programme
IUCN

Jerry Mallett, Owner, Boathouse DistilleryJerry Mallett
Owner
Boathouse Distillery

Mynoo Maryel, The PoEM FoundationMynoo Maryel
Founder
The PoEM Foundation

Carlotta Mast, New Hope NetworkCarlotta Mast
Executive Director of Content & Insights
New Hope Network

Peter May-Ostendorp, Xergy ConsultingPeter May-Ostendorp
Principal & Founder
Xergy Consulting

Kris Mayes, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of SustainabilityKris Mayes
Senior Sustainability Scholar
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Pete Maysmith, Conservation ColoradoPete Maysmith
Executive Director
Conservation Colorado

Aria McKenna, The Global Cooling ProjectAria McKenna
Founder
The Global Cooling Project

Ruarai McKenna, care2Ruarai McKenna
Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Care2

Steve Michelson, The Fund for Sustainable TomorrowsSteve Michelson
Executive Director
The Fund for Sustainable Tomorrows

Paul Miller, DJ Spooky, The Global BrainPaul D. Miller
"DJ Spooky"
Chief Creative Director
The Global Brain

Soledad Mills, Equitable OriginSoledad Mills
CEO
Equitable Origin, Inc.

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

Don Moon, Historian & Character Actor for President Teddy RooseveltDon Moon
Historian & Character Actor
for President Teddy Roosevelt

Susan Myers, United Nations FoundationSusan Myers
Senior Vice President
United Nations Foundation

Mona Newton, Aspen COREMona Newton
Executive Director
Community Office for Resource Efficiency (CORE)

Mark Nichols, SeaSpire AdvisorsMark Nichols
Managing Principal
SeaSpire Advisors

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

Jerome Osentowski, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture InstituteJerome Osentowski
Founder & Director
Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute

Matthew Patsky, Trillium Asset ManagementMatthew Patsky
CEO & Portfolio Manager
Trillium Asset Management

Bob Perkowitz, EcoAmericaBob Perkowitz
Founder & President
EcoAmerica

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

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

Ryan Popple, ProterraRyan Popple
CEO
Proterra

Luka Powanga, Energy Africa ConferenceLuka Powanga
Executive Director
Energy Africa Conference

John Powers,  Alliance for Sustainable ColoradoJohn Powers
Founder & President
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Jonathan Powers, CleanCapitalJonathan Powers
Co-Founder
CleanCapital

John Quigley, Spectral QJohn Quigley
Founder
Spectral Q

Amanda Ravenhill, Buckminster Fuller InstituteAmanda Ravenhill
Executive Director
Buckminster Fuller Institute

Bill Reed, RegenesisBill Reed
Principal
Regenesis

John Rhee, Stratis Private Equity Asia John Rhee
Managing Director
Stratis Private Equity Asia

Wiley Rhodes, One Step In Foundation, Newpoint CompaniesWiley Rhodes
Founder
One Step In Foundation
CEO
Newpoint Companies

Zane Rhodes,  Flash Gas Control, LLCZane Rhodes
CEO
Flash Gas Control, LLC

Rod Richardson, Grace Richardson FundRod Richardson
President
Grace Richardson Fund

Michelle Ridgway, Marine Ecologist, Oceanus AlaskaMichelle Ridgway
Marine Ecologist
Oceanus Alaska

Theodore Roosevelt Jr., 26th President of the United StatesTheodore Roosevelt Jr.
26th President of the United States

Catrina Rorke, R Street InstituteCatrina Rorke
Senior Fellow for Energy Policy
R Street Institute

John W. Roulac, NutivaJohn W. Roulac
Founder & CEO
Nutiva

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

Hanieh Sadat, impactXHanieh Sadat
President
impactX

Edward Saltzberg, Security and Sustainability ForumEdward Saltzberg
Managing Director
Security and Sustainability Forum

Anita Sanchez, Pachamama AllianceAnita Sanchez
Board Member
Pachamama Alliance

Mathew Schmid, Tree MediaMathew Schmid
Principal
Tree Media

Joel Serface, Clean Range VenturesJoel Serface
CEO & Co-Founder
CATALYZE

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

Daniel Shaw, Aspen Public Radio, Check 1,2, Catto Shaw FoundationDaniel Shaw
Host & Freelance Journalist
Aspen Public Radio, Check 1,2
President
Catto Shaw Foundation

Tara McMenamy Sheahan, Conscious Global LeadershipTara McMenamy Sheahan
Founder
Conscious Global Leadership

Harris Sherman, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLPHarris Sherman
Senior Counsel
Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP

Matthew Shmigelsky, Colorado Energy Office, Refuel Colorado FleetsMatthew Shmigelsky
Technical Advisor
Colorado Energy Office, Refuel Colorado Fleets

Rob Sisson, ConservAmericaRob Sisson
President
ConservAmerica

Albert Slap, Coastal Risk ConsultingAlbert Slap
President
Coastal Risk Consulting

Roger Sorkin, American Resilience ProjectRoger Sorkin
Producer & Director
American Resilience Project

Ellen Stechel, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of SustainabilityEllen Stechel
Senior Sustainability Scientist
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Douglas Stoup, Ice Axe Expeditions, Ice Axe FoundationDouglas Stoup
Founder & President
Ice Axe Expeditions, Ice Axe Foundation

Peter Stricker, P4P EnergyPeter Stricker
CEO
P4P Energy

Kyle Sundman, Oak Leaf Energy PartnersKyle Sundman
Project Developer
Oak Leaf Energy Partners

Sue Thompson, Wildlife Protection SolutionsSue Thompson
Founding Director
Wildlife Protection Solutions

Tom Van Dyck, RBC Wealth ManagemeentTom Van Dyck
Managing Director
RBC Wealth Management

Sandra Vanderstoep, Alliance for Sustainable ColoradoSandra Vanderstoep
DC Project Director
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado

Jonathan Voss, Lake Research PartnersJonathan Voss
Vice President
Lake Research Partners

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

Rick Whisman, EnSync, Inc.Rick Whisman
Vice President Sales
EnSync, Inc.

Tom Winston, Grizzly Creek FilmsTom Winston
Founder & President
Grizzly Creek Films

Todd Woody, Executive Editor, Environment, News DeeplyTodd Woody
Executive Editor, Environment
News Deeply

Chip Comins, AREIChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI

Sally Ranney, AREI, WECANSally Ranney
President
AREI