Global Security, Conservation Capitalism & Regeneration:
Whole Systems Solutions to Climate Change

American Renewable Energy Day

AREI Presents the 15th Annual AREDAY Summit
Save the Date • June 18-23, 2018
Aspen/Snowmass Village, CO

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Join us for the AREI 15th Annual AREDAY Summit

American Renewable Energy Day

“Global Security, Conservation Capitalism & Regeneration:
Whole Systems Solutions to Climate Change”

June 18-23, 2018

Register Today!

Join world leaders at AREDAY2018

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

DATES: June 18-23, 2018
LOCATION: Aspen/Snowmass, CO

Full passes include entry to receptions, concert, expo and IMPACT FILM.
Passes available for students and locals, non-profit and small business.

Click here to book a room at the Viceroy. (Code AREDAY18)

AREDAY Summit 2018 Featured Speakers

The AREDAY Summit convenes 100+ thought leaders and experts from multiple sectors to 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.

Sec. Tom Vilsack, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Dairy Export CouncilSec. Tom Vilsack
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Dr. Sylvia EarleDr. Sylvia Earle
Mission Blue

Bill Ritter, Center for the New Energy EconomyBill Ritter
Center for the New Energy Economy, CSU

Julie Ann Wrigley, Wrigley InvestmentsJulie Ann Wrigley
Wrigley Investments

Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project DrawdownPaul Hawken
Project Drawdown

Jean-Michel Cousteau
Ocean Futures Society

Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global FundEllen Dorsey
Wallace Global Fund

Capt. Paul Watson
Sea Shepherd

Maggie Fox, Maggie Fox StrategiesMaggie Fox
Maggie Fox Strategies

General Wesley Clark, Growth EnergyGen. Wesley Clark
Growth Energy

Shamar Bibbins, Senior Program Officer, Environment at The Kresge FoundationShamar Bibbins
Environment at The Kresge Foundation

Trammel Crow, Earth Day TexasTrammell S. Crow

James D. Calaway, Chairman, Orocobre LtdJames D. Calaway
Orocobre Ltd.

Amanda Ellis, East West CenterAmanda Ellis
ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

Leo Guzman, Founder & CEO, Guzman EnergyLeo Guzman
Guzman Energy

Parvati,, MAPS - Marine Arctic Peace SanctuaryParvati
Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary

James Balog, Founder & Director, Earth Vision Institute & Extreme Ice SurveyJames Balog
Earth Vision Institute & Extreme Ice Survey

Claes Nobel, Founder & Chairman, United EarthClaes Nobel
United Earth

Hanieh Sadat, impactXHanieh Sadat
GenesysOne Capital

J. Todd Morley, Co-Founder, Y2XJ. Todd Morley

Michael Smith, Co-Founder,, Founder & Principal, PonvalleyMichael Smith

Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Board Member, Interfaith Power & LightRev. Gerald Durley
Interfaith Power & Light

Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the EnvironmentCatherine Novelli
Ocean Elders

Patrick Furlotti, Global ManaPatrick Furlotti
Projects for Good

AREDAY Highlights

Nature Needs Half
WILD Foundation
Wallace Global Fund
ASU Global Institute of Sustainability
ASU LightWorks
Guzman Energy
Open Mind Project
Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
The Aspen Times
Darnauer Group Communications
Adcock Foundation
Goodwin Foundation
Holy Cross Energy
E.W. Stetson III
Snowmass Village Colorado

AREDAY Programs and Entertainment


Snowmass Village Town Hall & Viceroy Hotel

A solutions oriented film festival, featuring documentary and environmental focused films, which offer an action plan for the audience to engage in and move forward.

The Human Element

For 35 years, Boulder-based photographer James Balog (Chasing Ice) has broken new conceptual and artistic ground on one of the most important issues of our era: human modification of our planet’s natural systems. Now, feeling an urgent need to show how climate change is impacting his own country, Balog creates stunning images that reveal how environmental problems are affecting the lives of average Americans. Learn more…

Stay tuned on more details on 2018 IMPACT FILM.

Past Films Include:

Highlights from the AREI 14th Annual AREDAY Summit

“Protecting America’s Greatness: The Business of Innovation, Climate Leadership and Resilient Communities”

AREDAY Summit – June 19-22, 2017 • IMPACT FILM – June 23-24, 2017
AREDAY Expo! & AREDAY ELECTRIC – June 22-24, 2017

Summer Tour Launch
from AREDAY 2016

Snowmass Village, CO

Featuring speaker
Michael Brune of the Sierra Club,
the musical talents of Taj Mahal
and aerial photography by Spectral Q.

100% Clean Energy!


AREI Programs

AREI programs showcase innovative solutions and visions developed by leading thinkers in clean technology, renewable energy and sustainability. AREI operates under the fundamental principles of five “E’s”— Energy, Environment, Economy, Education and Employment.

Impact Film
Startup Green
Sustainability News and Entertainment