AREDAY 2018 Featured Speakers


Join world leaders at AREDAY2018

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

Sec. Tom Vilsack, Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, U.S. Dairy Export CouncilSec. Tom Vilsack
Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture
President & CEO
U.S. Dairy Export Council

Dr. Sylvia Earle, President & Chairman, Mission Blue & The Sea AllianceDr. Sylvia Earle
President & Chairman
Mission Blue & The Sea Alliance

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

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

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

Capt. Paul Watson, CEO & Founder, Sea ShepherdCapt. Paul Watson
CEO & Founder
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society

Maggie Fox, Maggie Fox StrategiesMaggie Fox
Co-Founder
On Common Ground
Maggie Fox Strategies

Paul Hawken, Executive Director, Project DrawdownPaul Hawken
Executive Director
Project Drawdown

Trammell S. Crow, Founder, EarthXTrammell S. Crow
Founder
EarthX

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

Jean-Michael Cousteau, Ocean Futures Society Jean-Michel Cousteau
President, Chairman & Founder
Ocean Futures Society

Anthony Hobley, Carbon TrackerAnthony Hobley
CEO
Carbon Tracker

Jules Kortenhorst, Rocky Mountain InstituteJules Kortenhorst
CEO
Rocky Mountain Institute

Vance Martin, President, Wild FoundationVance Martin
President
Wild Foundation

Amanda Ellis, East West CenterAmanda Ellis
Executive Director, Hawaii & Asia Pacific
ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability

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

Larry Schweiger, President Emeritus, PennFutureLarry Schweiger
President Emeritus
PennFuture

J. Todd Morley, Co-Founder, Y2XJ. Todd Morley
Co-Founder
Y2X

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

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

Paul Atkins, Director/Cinematographer Paul Atkins
Director/Cinematographer

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

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

Francisco Benedito, Climatecoin FoundationFrancisco Benedito
President & Co-Founder
Climatecoin Foundation

Aaron Berger, Nexus Working Group on Climate ChangeAaron Berger
CEO
Asymmetrical Solutions

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

Dana Bourland, AICP, Vice President, Environment, The JPB FoundationDana Bourland, AICP
Vice President, Environment
The JPB Foundation

Jon Bowermaster, Ocean 8 FilmsJon Bowermaster
Filmmaker
Oceans 8 Films

Peter Boyd, Founder, Time4GoodPeter Boyd
Founder
Time4Good

Melody Saunders Brenna, CEo Founder, Reef Life Restoration and FoundationMelody Saunders Brenna
CEO Co-Founder
Reef Life Restoration and Foundation

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

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

Morrow Cater, Founding Principal, Cater CommunicationsMorrow Cater
Founding Principal
Cater Communications

Brian Czech, Founder & Executive Director, Center for Advancement of Steady State Economy (CASSE)Brian Czech
Founder & Executive Director
Center for Advancement of Steady State Economy (CASSE)

Jim Dehlsen, Chairman, Ecomerit TechnologiesJim Dehlsen
Chairman
Ecomerit Technologies

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

Rod Eckhardt, Principal, Seminole Equity PartnersRod Eckhardt
Principal
Seminole Equity Partners

Peter Fiekowsky, Founder, Healthy Climate AlliancePeter Fiekowsky
Founder
Healthy Climate Alliance

Dr. Julio Friedmann, CEO, Carbon Wrangler, LLCDr. Julio Friedmann
CEO
Carbon Wrangler, LLC

Kenny Frost, Ute LeaderKenny Frost
Spiritual Leader
Ute Indian Tribe

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

Veronica Garcia, CEO & Founder, BitlumensVeronica Garcia
CEO & Founder
Bitlumens

Katie Isaak Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director, CELFKatie Isaak Ginsberg
Founder & Executive Director
Children's Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF)

Juan Grobler, Executive Vice President, FridgeWize, Inc.Juan Grobler
Executive Vice President
FridgeWize, Inc.

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

Dr. Bryan Hannegan, President & CEO, Holy Cross EnergyDr. Bryan Hannegan
President & CEO
Holy Cross Energy

Charles Hernick, Director of Policy and Advocacy, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions ForumCharles Hernick
Director of Policy and Advocacy
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions Forum

Carol Anne Hilton, CEO, Transformation InternationalCarol Anne Hilton
CEO
Transformation International

Peter Hirshberg, Founder, Maker City ProjectPeter Hirshberg
Founder
Maker City Project

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

David Hornbacher, Director of Utilities and Environmental Initiatives, City of AspenDavid Hornbacher
Director of Utilities and Environmental Initiatives
City of Aspen

Emma Hutchinson, Tom Ford Fellow, Climate Solutions MacArthur FoundationEmma Hutchinson
Tom Ford Fellow, Climate Solutions
MacArthur Foundation

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

A. Hannan Ismail, Senior Expert, ClimatecoinA. Hannan Ismail
Senior Expert
Climatecoin

David Kang, Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability, University of Colorado BoulderDavid Kang
Vice Chancellor for Infrastructure and Sustainability
University of Colorado Boulder

Thomas King, Managing Partner, CrossRiver CapitalThomas King
Managing Partner
CrossRiver Capital

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

Heidi Kuhn, Founder & CEO, Roots of PeaceHeidi Kuhn
Founder & CEO
Roots of Peace

Ryan Kushner, Program Facilitation, Elemental ExceleratorRyan Kushner
Program Facilitation
Elemental Excelerator

Sandra Kwak
CEO & Founder
10Power

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

Gregory Landua, Terra Genesis InternationalGregory Landua
CEO
Terra Genesis International

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

Amy Lewis, Vice President of Communications & Development, WILD FoundationAmy Lewis
Vice President of Communications & Development
WILD Foundation

Aaron Makaruk, CEO, OSBeehivesAaron Makaruk
CEO
OSBeehives

John McBride, Founder, The Sopris FoundationJohn McBride
Founder
The Sopris Foundation

Ruarai McKenna, care2Ruarai McKenna
Director of Strategy and Partnerships
Care2

Randy McNamara, Transformational EducatorRandy McNamara
Transformational Educator

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

Mario Molina, Protect Our WintersMario Molina
Executive Director
Protect Our Winters

Jennifer Nielsen, Founder, ekkoJennifer Nielsen
Founder
ekko.world

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

Marcus Nobel, Executive Director & President, United EarthMarcus Nobel
Executive Director & President
United Earth

Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the EnvironmentCatherine Novelli
Former U.S. Under Secretary of State for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment
Ocean Elders

Jean-Marc O'Brien, Director, Ardour Capital InvestmentsJean-Marc O'Brien
Director
Ardour Capital Investments

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

CJ Palmer, Founder, Silver Road Wind PowerCJ Palmer
Founder
Silver Road Wind Power

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

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

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

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

Heather Reams, Managing Director, Citizens for Responsible Energy SolutionsHeather Reams
Managing Director
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions

Shawn Reifsteck, Vice President of Philanthropy, ClimateWorks FoundationShawn Reifsteck
Vice President of Philanthropy
ClimateWorks Foundation

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

Chris Riley, President, Guzman EnergyChris Riley
President
Guzman Energy

Erin Rogers, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation’s Environment ProgramErin Rogers
Program Officer
Hewlett Foundation’s Environment Program

John W. Roulac, NutivaJohn W. Roulac
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Nutiva

Hanieh Sadat, impactXHanieh Sadat
Managing Partner
GenesysOne Capital

Christopher Salata, Co-Founder, Chief Vision Officer, Peace AcceleratorsChristopher Salata
Co-Founder, Chief Vision Officer
Peace Accelerators

Anita Sanchez, Pachamama AllianceAnita Sanchez
Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer, Author & Speaker
www.Anita-Sanchez.com

Andrew Scott, Founder, Open Mind ProjectAndrew Scott
Founder
Open Mind Project

Rutherford Seydel, Partner, Davis, Pickren Seydel & SneedRutherford Seydel
Partner
Davis, Pickren Seydel & Sneed

Steve Skadron, Mayor, City of AspenSteve Skadron
Mayor
City of Aspen

Jane Sloane, Director, Women’s Empowerment Program, The Asia FoundationJane Sloane
Director, Women’s Empowerment Program
The Asia Foundation

Michael Smith, Co-Founder, GLOBALS.io, Founder & Principal, PonvalleyMichael Smith
Co-Founder, GLOBALS.io
Founder & Principal, Ponvalley

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

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

Bill Tai, Chairman, Hut 8 MiningBill Tai
Chairman
Hut 8 Mining

Woody Tasch, Founder & Chairman, Slow Money InstituteWoody Tasch
Founder & Chairman
Slow Money Institute

Robin Tyner, Oceanographer, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/USRobin Tyner
Oceanographer
Senior Fellow
DEPLOY/US

Heidi VanGenderen, Chief Sustainability Officer, University of Colorado BoulderHeidi VanGenderen
Chief Sustainability Officer
University of Colorado Boulder

Eden Vardy, Executive Director, Aspen TREEEden Vardy
Executive Director & Founder
The Farm Collaborative

Doug Vilsack, Legislative Liaison, Colorado Department of Natural ResourcesDoug Vilsack
Legislative Liaison
Colorado Department of Natural Resources

Eli Weiss, Founder, WildiZe FoundationEli Weiss
Founder
WildiZe Foundation

Jeff Weiss, Co-Chairman & Managing Director, Distributed SunJeff Weiss
Co-Chairman & Managing Director
Distributed Sun

Brianne West, Founder & Formulator, EthiqueBrianne West
Founder & Formulator
Ethique

Katharine Wilkinson, Project DrawdownDr. Katharine Wilkinson
Senior Writer
Project Drawdown

Kate McBride, Rancher and EntrepreneurKate McBride
Rancher and Entrepreneur

Chip Comins, AREIChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI

Sally Ranney, AREI, WECANSally Ranney
President
AREI