AREDAY 2019 Featured Speakers

Join world leaders at AREDAY2019

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

Benji Backer, American Conservation CoalitionBenji Backer
President & Founder
American Conservation Coalition Phyllis Bald Eagle, Traditional Lakota ElderPhyllis Bald Eagle
Traditional Lakota Elder
Native Roots Camp Xiye Bastida, Youth Climate Activist, Fridays For FutureXiye Bastida Patrick
Youth Climate Activist
Fridays For Future Bill Becker, Presidential Climate Action ProjectBill Becker
Executive Director
Presidential Climate Action Project Aaron Berger, Nexus Working Group on Climate ChangeAaron Berger
Asymmetrical Solutions Brian Black, ProStar Energy SolutionsBrian Black
ProStar Energy Solutions Bill Brandt, ASU LightworksBill Brandt
Director of Strategic Integration
ASU Lightworks Melody Saunders Brenna, Reef Life Restoration and FoundationMelody Saunders Brenna
CEO & Co-Founder
Reef Life Restoration and Foundation Kate Brooks, Filmmaker & Photographer, The Last AnimalsKate Brooks
Filmmaker & Photographer
The Last Animals James Brundige, First Light FilmsJames Brundige
First Light Films
Nature Needs Half Spike Buckley, Earth's CallSpike Buckley
Earth’s Call Michael Cain, EarthxFilmMichael Cain
President & Co-Founder
EarthxFilm Beverly Camhe, ProducerBeverly Camhe
Beverly Camhe Productions Leesa Carter-Jones, Captain Planet FoundationLeesa Carter-Jones
President & CEO
Captain Planet Foundation Jean-François Cavelier, True Media CompanyJean-François Cavelier
True Media Company Cedric Ceballos, Former NBA LA LakerCedric Ceballos
Vice President
Dallas Mavericks Tom Chi, At One Ventures, Google XTom Chi
At One Ventures General Wesley Clark, Growth EnergyGen. Wesley Clark
Chairman & CEO
Wesley K. Clark & Associates Dianna Cohen, CEO & Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution CoalitionDianna Cohen
CEO & Co-Founder
Plastic Pollution Coalition Michael Shaun Conaway, WeRiseUPMichael Shaun Conaway
WeRiseUP Steven Conger, P4P EnergySteven Conger
CEO & Chairman
P4P Energy Brent R. Constantz, Ph.D., Blue Planet, Ltd.Brent R. Constantz, Ph.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Blue Planet, Ltd. Joe Conte, Strategy Agency, Inc.Joe Conte
Founder & CEO
Strategy Agency, Inc. Ryan Costello, Americans for Carbon DividendsRyan Costello
Managing Director
Americans for Carbon Dividends Sally Coxe, Bonobo Conservation InitiativeSally Jewell Coxe
Bonobo Conservation Initiative Trammell S. Crow, EarthXTrammell S. Crow
EarthX George Cummings, Mission Blue WFCRCGeorge Cummings
SDG14 Ocean Ambassador
Mission Blue WFCRC Maggie Cutts, Prime CoalitionMaggie Cutts
Director of Philanthropic Development
Prime Coalition Olivia Q. Daane, LIVASPENARTOlivia Q. Daane
LIVASPENART Skipper Darlington, Africa ASAPSkipper Darlington
Founder & Executive Director
Africa ASAP Edward Davis, Intelligent Power, Inc.Edward Davis
Chief Technology Officer
Intelligent Power, Inc. Mary-Rose de Valladares, IEA HydrogenMary-Rose de Valladares
General Manager
IEA Hydrogen Jim Dehlsen, Aquantis, Inc.Jim Dehlsen
Aquantis, Inc. Noel Dockstader, Point of No ReturnNoel Dockstader
Point of No Return
Far West Film Ellen Dorsey, Wallace Global FundEllen Dorsey
Executive Director
Wallace Global Fund Demond Drummer, New ConsensusDemond Drummer
Executive Director
New Consensus Riggs Eckelberry, OriginClear, Inc.Riggs Eckelberry
Chairman & CEO
OriginClear, Inc. Katie Eder, Future CoalitionKatie Eder
Future Coalition Stan Emert, Green EnviroTech Holdings, Corp.Stan Emert
EVP, Strategy
Green EnviroTech Holdings, Corp. Charley Erdman, Design Ideas By NatureCharley Erdman
Exec. Director, Product Design
Ideas By Nature Colin Finnegan, Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES)Colin Finnegan
Coalitions Manager
Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions (CRES) Larry Flowers, EERE - Wind Powering AmericaLarry Flowers
G4 Wind Lawrence Ford, Conscious Capital Wealth ManagementLawrence Ford
CEO & Founder
Conscious Capital Wealth Management
Future Capital Andrew “Twiggy” Forrest, Fortescue Metals Flourishing Oceans Minderoo FoundationAndrew “Twiggy” Forrest
Founder & Chairman
Fortescue Metals Flourishing Oceans
Minderoo Foundation Maggie Fox, Maggie Fox StrategiesMaggie Fox
On Common Ground
Maggie Fox Strategies Daniel Fung, UNDP Peace & Development FoundationDaniel Fung
UNDP Peace & Development Foundation Bobby Gill, Savory InstituteBobby Gill
Director of Development & Communications
Savory Institute Peter Gleick, Pacific InstitutePeter Gleick
Pacific Institute Ben Goertzel, SingularityNETBen Goertzel
SingularityNET Jon Goldin-Dubois, Western Resource AdvocatesJon Goldin-Dubois
Western Resource Advocates Brian Goldstein, Energy Independence NowBrian Goldstein
Executive Director
Energy Independence Now James Goudreau, NovartisJames Goudreau
Head of Climate
Novartis Jonathan Granoff, Global Security InstituteJonathan Granoff
Global Security Institute Jena M. Griswold, Colorado Secretary of StateJena M. Griswold
Colorado Secretary of State
Colorado Department of State Juan Grobler, Executive Vice President, FridgeWize, Inc.Juan Grobler
Executive Vice President
FridgeWize, Inc. Elizabeth Halliday Richardson, Grace Richardson FundElizabeth Halliday Richardson
Grace Richardson Fund Bryan Hannegan, Holy Cross EnergyBryan Hannegan
President & CEO
Holy Cross Energy Jack Hatch, Hatch Development GroupJack Hatch
Former Iowa State Senator
Hatch Development Group Katie Hoffman, NEXUS GlobalKatie Hoffman
Energy + Environment
NEXUS Global Charlotta Holmquist, BLIXTCharlotta Holmquist
Executive Chairman
& Co-Founder
BLIXT Andrew Horvath, Star Scientific Limited, Planet Power SystemsAndrew Horvath
Global Group Chairman
Planet Power Systems Sarah Hunt, Joseph Rainey Center for Public PolicySarah Hunt
Co-Founder & CEO
Joseph Rainey Center for Public Policy Hutch Hutchinson, Resilient AnalyticsHutch Hutchinson
Resilient Analytics Susan Innis, Invenergy LLCSusan Innis
Senior Manager, Renewable Development
Invenergy LLC Slater Jewell-Kemker, Director, Youth UnstoppableSlater Jewell-Kemker
Youth Unstoppable
Gene Karpinski, League of Conservative VotersGene Karpinski
League of Conservation Voters
Tony Keane, EarthXTony Keane
President & CEO
Thomas King, Managing Partner, CrossRiver CapitalThomas King
Fundación Borincana
Joanie Klar, Social Architect, Media Producer, Wellness CoachJoanie Klar
Social Architect, Media Producer, Wellness Coach Jonah Kurman-Faber, Climate XChangeJonah Kurman-Faber
Research Associate
Climate XChange Tiina Kurvits, GRID-ArendalTiina Kurvits
Project Manager
GRID-Arendal Sandra Kwak, 10PowerSandra Kwak
CEO & Founder
10Power Klaus Lackner, Center for Negative Carbon EmissionsKlaus Lackner
Center for Negative Carbon Emissions Katie LaFleur, Match for PeaceKatie LaFleur
Match for Peace Osprey Orielle Lake, WECANOsprey Orielle Lake
Founder & Executive Director
WECAN Marjorie Layden, WEL FoundationMarjorie Layden
WEL Foundation Robert Levin, Emerging Star Capital, LLCRobert Levin
Emerging Star Capital, LLC David Levine, American Sustainable Business CouncilDavid Levine
Founder & President
American Sustainable Business Council Gail Levy, HFactor Hydrogen Infused WaterGail Levy
Founder & CEO
HFactor Hydrogen Infused Water Amy Lewis, WILD FoundationAmy Lewis
Vice President, Policy & Communications
WILD Foundation Amory LovinsAmory Lovins
Chief Scientist
Rocky Mountain Institute Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism SolutionsHunter Lovins
President & Founder
Natural Capitalism Solutions Alice Madden, Fellow, Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the EnvironmentAlice Madden
Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy and the Environment Jerry Mallett, Colorado HeadwatersJerry Mallett
Colorado Headwaters Delia G. Malone, Rocky Mountain Wolf ProjectDelia G. Malone
Rocky Mountain Wolf Project Brad M. Markell, AFL-CIOBrad M. Markell
Executive Director, Industrial Union Council
AFL-CIO Cheryl Martin, Harwich PartnersCheryl Martin
Harwich Partners Fred Martin, Compton Kidz ClubFred Martin
Founder & CEO
Compton Kidz Club Vance Martin, Wild FoundationVance Martin
Wild Foundation Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Earth GuardiansXiuhtezcatl Martinez
Youth Director
Earth Guardians John McBride, Founder, The Sopris FoundationJohn McBride
The Sopris Foundation Ravé Mehta, Water Ledger & RiseRavé Mehta
Founder & Chairman
Water Ledger Alex Melnyk, WeRiseUP The MovieAlex Melnyk
WeRiseUP The Movie Paul Miller, DJ Spooky, The Global BrainPaul D. Miller
“DJ Spooky”
Chief Creative Director
The Global Brain Melissa Miyashiro, Blue Planet FoundationMelissa Miyashiro
Managing Director, Strategy & Policy
Blue Planet Foundation Mario Molina, Protect Our WintersMario Molina
Executive Director
Protect Our Winters Bill Mundell, Producer, Better AngelsBill Mundell
Producer, Better Angels Dave Munk, Holy Cross EnergyDave Munk
Vice Chair
Holy Cross Energy Julie Muraco, TBLI Group Holdings B.V.Julie Muraco
CEO & Managing Partner
TBLI Group Holdings B.V. Matthew J. Myers, EarthxCapitalMatthew J. Myers
Vice President
EarthxCapital Collin O'Mara, National Wildlife FederationCollin O’Mara
President & CEO
National Wildlife Federation Charles Orgbon,Sustainability Business Resource Group DeloitteCharles Orgbon
Lead, Sustainability Business Resource Group
Deloitte 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 Rachel Payne, FEM Inc.Rachel Payne
CEO & Co-Founder
FEM Inc. Aaron Perry, Y on Earth CommunityAaron Perry
Founder & Executive Director
Y on Earth Community Luka Powanga, Energy Africa ConferenceLuka Powanga
Executive Director
Energy Africa Conference Dan Powers, CO-LABSDan Powers
Executive Director
CO-LABS John Powers, The Alliance CenterJohn Powers
The Alliance Center Inge Relph, Global ChoicesInge Relph
Executive Director
Global Choices Wiley Rhodes, One Step In FoundationWiley Rhodes
One Step In Foundation Henk Rogers, Blue Planet AllianceHenk Rogers
Founder & Chairman
Blue Planet Alliance Frank Rukavina, Sustainable Innovations Operative LLCFrank Rukavina
President & Senior Advisor
Sustainable Innovations Operative LLC Hanieh Sadat, impactXHanieh Sadat
Managing Partner
GenesysOne Capital Dr. Anita L. SanchezDr. Anita L. Sanchez
Consultant, Facilitator, Trainer, Coach & Speaker Lori Schell, Empowered EnergyLori Schell
President & Founder
Empowered Energy Eric Schmidt, Wildlife Protection SolutionsEric Schmidt
Executive Director
Wildlife Protection Solutions Andrew Scott, Founder, Open Mind ProjectAndrew Scott
Open Mind Project Daniel Shaw, Catto Shaw FoundationDaniel Shaw
Catto Shaw Foundation Christian Shearer, Regen NetworkChristian Shearer
Regen Network Kunal Sood, NOVUSKunal Sood
NOVUS Ellen Stechel, Co-Director, ASU LightWorksEllen Stechel
ASU LightWorks Bruce A. Stein, National Wildlife FederationBruce A. Stein
Chief Scientist & Associate Vice President
National Wildlife Federation Tom Steyer, 2020 Democratic Presidential CandidateTom Steyer
2020 Democratic Presidential Candidate Per Espen Stoknes, PsychologistPer Espen Stoknes
Centre for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School Harry Teague, President & Principal Designer, Harry Teague ArchitectsHarry Teague
President & Principal Designer
Harry Teague Architects Robin D. Tyner, DEPLOY/US and CRSRobin D. Tyner
DEPLOY/US and CRS Tom Van Dyck, RBC Wealth ManagemeentTom Van Dyck
Managing Director
RBC Wealth Management 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 Tracy Vasaturo, Traces ConsultingTracy Vasaturo
Traces Consulting Capt. Paul Watson
CEO & Founder
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Eli Weiss, Founder, WildiZe FoundationEli Weiss
WildiZe Foundation Jerrica Rai Whitlock, Blue Planet AllianceJerrica Rai Whitlock
Senior Director
Blue Planet Alliance Bud Wilson, Deep Nature JourneysBud Wilson
Deep Nature Journeys Timothy E. Wirth, United Nations FoundationTimothy E. Wirth
Vice Chair
United Nations Foundation Rex Wong, Fliqs MediaRex Wong
Fliqs Media Doug Woodring, Ocean Recovery AllianceDoug Woodring
Founder & Managing Director
Ocean Recovery Alliance Colonel Chris Wyatt, African Studies, U.S. Army War CollegeColonel Chris Wyatt
African Studies, U.S. Army War College Michelle Wyman, National Council for Science and the EnvironmentMichelle Wyman
Executive Director
National Council for Science and the Environment Merlin Yockstick, Regen Iowa & Blue Planet Science GroupMerlin Yockstick
Regen Iowa & Blue Planet Science Group Edward Zaelke, McDermott Will & Emery LLPEdward Zaelke
Partner – Los Angeles
McDermott Will & Emery LLP Chip Comins, AREIChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI Sally Ranney, AREI, WECANSally Ranney