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
CEO
Asymmetrical Solutions

Brian Black, ProStar Energy SolutionsBrian Black
President
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
katebrooks.com

James Brundige, First Light FilmsJames Brundige
Filmmaker
First Light Films
Nature Needs Half

Spike Buckley, Earth's CallSpike Buckley
Co-Founder
Earth's Call

Michael Cain, EarthxFilmMichael Cain
President & Co-Founder
EarthxFilm

Beverly Camhe, ProducerBeverly Camhe
Producer
Beverly Camhe Productions

Leesa Carter-Jones, Captain Planet FoundationLeesa Carter-Jones
President & CEO
Captain Planet Foundation

Jean-François Cavelier, True Media CompanyJean-François Cavelier
Founder
True Media Company

Cedric Ceballos, Former NBA LA LakerCedric Ceballos
Vice President
Dallas Mavericks

Tom Chi, At One Ventures, Google XTom Chi
Partner
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
Director
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
President
Bonobo Conservation Initiative

Trammell S. Crow, EarthXTrammell S. Crow
Founder
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
Owner
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
Chairman
Aquantis, Inc.

Noel Dockstader, Point of No ReturnNoel Dockstader
Co-Director
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
Principal
G4 Wind

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
Co-Founder
On Common Ground
Maggie Fox Strategies

Bobby Gill, Savory InstituteBobby Gill
Director of Development & Communications
Savory Institute

Peter Gleick, Pacific InstitutePeter Gleick
President-Emeritus
Pacific Institute

Ben Goertzel, SingularityNETBen Goertzel
CEO
SingularityNET

Jon Goldin-Dubois, Western Resource AdvocatesJon Goldin-Dubois
President
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
President
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
COO
Grace Richardson Fund

Bryan Hannegan, Holy Cross EnergyBryan Hannegan
President & CEO
Holy Cross Energy

Jack Hatch, Hatch Development GroupJack Hatch
Former Iowa State Senator
Principal
Hatch Development Group

Katie Hoffman, NEXUS GlobalKatie Hoffman
Co-Chair
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
Chairman
Resilient Analytics

Susan Innis, Invenergy LLCSusan Innis
Senior Manager, Renewable Development
Invenergy LLC

Slater Jewell-Kemker, Director, Youth UnstoppableSlater Jewell-Kemker
Director
Youth Unstoppable

Gene Karpinski, League of Conservative VotersGene Karpinski
President
League of Conservation Voters

Tony Keane, EarthXTony Keane
President & CEO
EarthX

Thomas King, Managing Partner, CrossRiver CapitalThomas King
Founder
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

Katie LaFleur, Match for PeaceKatie LaFleur
Director
Match for Peace

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

Marjorie Layden, WEL FoundationMarjorie Layden
Founder
WEL Foundation

Robert Levin, Emerging Star Capital, LLCRobert Levin
CEO
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

Jerry Mallett, Colorado HeadwatersJerry Mallett
President
Colorado Headwaters

Delia G. Malone, Rocky Mountain Wolf ProjectDelia G. Malone
Ecologist
Rocky Mountain Wolf Project

Brad M. Markell, AFL-CIOBrad M. Markell
Executive Director, Industrial Union Council
AFL-CIO

Cheryl Martin, Harwich PartnersCheryl Martin
Founder
Harwich Partners

Fred Martin, Compton Kidz ClubFred Martin
Founder & CEO
Compton Kidz Club

Vance Martin, Wild FoundationVance Martin
President
Wild Foundation

Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, Earth GuardiansXiuhtezcatl Martinez
Youth Director
Earth Guardians

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

Ravé Mehta, Water Ledger & RiseRavé Mehta
Founder & Chairman
Water Ledger

Alex Melnyk, WeRiseUP The MovieAlex Melnyk
Producer
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
billmundell.net

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
Founder
The Alliance Center

Inge Relph, Global ChoicesInge Relph
Executive Director
Global Choices

Wiley Rhodes, One Step In FoundationWiley Rhodes
Founder
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
www.Anita-Sanchez.com

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
Founder
Open Mind Project

Daniel Shaw, Catto Shaw FoundationDaniel Shaw
Journalist
Catto Shaw Foundation

Christian Shearer, Regen NetworkChristian Shearer
CEO
Regen Network

Kunal Sood, NOVUSKunal Sood
Founder
NOVUS

Ellen Stechel, Co-Director, ASU LightWorksEllen Stechel
Co-Director
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
tomsteyer.com

Harry Teague, President & Principal Designer, Harry Teague ArchitectsHarry Teague
President & Principal Designer
Harry Teague Architects

Robin D. Tyner, DEPLOY/US and CRSRobin D. Tyner
CAPT, USN (Ret)
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
Founder
Traces Consulting

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

Eli Weiss, Founder, WildiZe FoundationEli Weiss
Founder
WildiZe Foundation

Jerrica Rai Whitlock, Blue Planet AllianceJerrica Rai Whitlock
Senior Director
Blue Planet Alliance

Bud Wilson, Deep Nature JourneysBud Wilson
Founder
Deep Nature Journeys

Timothy E. Wirth, United Nations FoundationTimothy E. Wirth
Vice Chair
United Nations Foundation

Rex Wong, Fliqs MediaRex Wong
CEO
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
Director
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
Founder
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
President
AREI