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AREDAY 2015 Summit

10th Anniversary AREDAY Summit

"Advancing Clean Energy: Transition to a Sustainable Global Economy"

2013 Featured SpeakersExpo!Film Festival

Please note, times of the panels are subject to change.

Thursday
August 15, 2013

Climate Security is National Security

10:00 – 4:00 pm

Film Festival
Paepcke Auditorium,
Aspen Meadows Resort, Home of The Aspen Institute

 

For full schedule of times and films please click here.

Films include: Saigon 68, Dear Governor Cuomo, Bidder 70, Wings of Life, and Elephant in the Room

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Aspen Business Luncheon Armchair Conversation: Renewable Energy, National Security and Climate Change, Jerome Hotel

  • Moderator: Chip Comins, AREI
  • General Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
  • Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute

3:00 - 5:00 pm

AREI Board Meeting, Catto Room, Doerr-Hosier Center

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Summit Pre-Registration, Aspen Meadows Resort, Lobby

5:30 - 7:30 pm

Evening Event: AREDAY Summit Meet-and-Greet, Hefner Lounge, Aspen Meadows Resort

  • Cash bar
 

Friday
August 16, 2013

400ppm: Where Do We Go From Here?

Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen Meadows Resort, Home of the Aspen Institute
Host of the Day -  Arjun Gupta, Telesoft and Jigar Shah, Jigar Shah Consulting

10:00 – 6:00 pm

Film Festival
Pitkin County Library,
on Mill & Main

 

For full schedule of times and films please click here.

Films include: Forks Over Knives, Symphony of the Soil, Shattered Sky, What One Man Can Do, David Amram: The First 80 Years, Wild Horses and Renegades Trailer, and In Search of the Future

7:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:00 – 1:30 pm (concurrent)

Utilities CEO's Meeting of the Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) and MIT

  • Hosted by AREI
  • Catto Room, Doerr – Hosier Center

Invitation Only

8:30 am

Opening Prayer

8:45 am

Opening Remarks:Ten Year Retrospective: Past, Present & Future

  • Chip Comins, AREI
  • Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI

9:00 am

Public Memorial Tribute for Randy Udall (AREI & CORE)

  • Honoring Randy Udall - AREDAY’s Founding Sponsor and CORE’s first Executive Director
  • Short Film (AREI and CORE) and Remarks by Paul Andersen and George Newman

9:30 am

Keynote Remarks: Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

  • Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

9:45 am

Armchair Conversation: State of the World

  • Moderator: Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI
  • Ted Turner, Turner Enterprises
  • Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute

10:15 am

Keynote Remarks: The Future of Oil in a Global Marketplace

  • Carl Pope, Inside Straight Strategies; former Chairman, Sierra Club

10:30 am

Break

10:45 am

Panel: Natural Gas – A Bridge to Where?

  • Short Film: Peter McBride, Photographer & Filmmaker
  • Moderator: Governor Bill Ritter
  • Trési Houpt, Former CO Oil & Gas Commission; Former Garfield County Commissioner
  • David Trickett, The Jefferson Circle
  • Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil, Inc.
  • Zane Kessler, Thompson Divide Coalition
  • Scott Hall, Black Diamond Minerals

11:30 am

Keynote Remarks: Energy Access for All – A Solution for Low-Carbon Developing Economies

  • Reid Detcheon, United Nations Foundation, Energy Futures Coalition

11:45 am

Armchair Conversation: Asia, Germany, and India: Transition to a Clean Energy Economy

  • Moderator: Chip Comins, AREI
  • Amory Lovins, Rocky Mountain Institute
  • R. Andreas Kraemer, Ecologic Institute
  • Arjun Gupta, Telesoft

12:30 pm

Keynote Remarks: Utilities Moving Into a New Business Model

  • Phil Radford, Greenpeace

12:45 pm

Keynote Remarks: Solid Oxide Fuel Cells: The “Now Effect” in Commercial Viability

  • Dr. Caine Finnerty, Watt Fuel Cell

1:00 pm

Luncheon

1:15 pm

Luncheon Keynote: Enrolling America in Renewable Energy

  • Kerry Breitbart, North American Power

1:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Remarks: America’s Power Plan

  • Sonia Aggarwal, Energy Innovation

1:45 pm

Keynote Remarks: Transmission Up-date: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

  • Jon Wellinghoff, FERC

2:00 pm

Keynote Remarks: 21st Century Electricity Systems

  • Hermant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners & Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)

2:15 pm

Panel: Utility Regulation & Policy: Stakeholder Collaboration for a 21st Century Grid

  • Moderator: Hermant Taneja, General Catalyst Partners & Advanced Energy Economy (AEE)
  • Steven Corneli, NRG Energy
  • Jon Wellinghoff, FERC
  • Del Worley, Holy Cross Energy
  • Michael Polsky, Invenergy, LLC

3:00 pm

Keynote Remarks: The Tribal Power Authority

  • Bob Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy

3:15 pm

Keynote Remarks: Green Building From the Ground Up: Meeting Global Goals through Local Actions

  • Roger Platt, U.S. Green Building Council

3:30 pm

Panel: The Future is Now for the Built Environment

  • Moderator:  Chip Comins, AREI
  • Roger Platt, USGBC
  • Rutherford Seydel, Conservation Fund
  • John Baker, Baker Design
  • Jeffrey Berkus, Berkus Design

4:15 pm

Panel: Can Solar Get Us to 30% Renewable Energy by 2030?

  • Moderator: Michael Bowman, 25X25
  • Johnny Weiss, Solar Energy International
  • Jigar Shah, Jigar Shah Consulting
  • Bart Rupert, Clean Energy Collective
  • Edward Sappin, Willowbrook

5:00 pm

Panel: Wind: 60GW and Counting!

  • Moderator: Larry Flowers, American Wind Energy Association (AWEA)
  • Tom Kiernan, AWEA
  • Susan Reilly, RES America
  • Susan Innis, Vestas

5:45 pm

Keynote Remarks: Racing into the Future

  • Lelani Munter, NASCAR racer; Carbon Free Girl

6:00 pm

Closing Remarks & Wrap Up

  • Host of the Day: Jigar Shah, Jigar Shah Consulting
  • Announcements

 

Dinner on Your Own
(Plato's Restaurant at the Aspen Meadows requires reservations.)

7:30 pm

VIP Outdoor Reception with Taj Mahal
Outdoor Courtyard between Koch Building and Paepcke Auditorium, Aspen Meadows Resort

  • Open Bar and Appetizers
  • Tickets for VIP reception: $165 (limited to 50)
  • Concert Tickets: $65 per person
  • Tickets available only through the Wheeler Opera House (970) 920-5770

8:15 pm

Special Concert at Paepcke Auditorium: Taj Mahal and the Phantom Blues Band “Unplugged,” featuring John Cleary

A Benefit for AREI and ACELI

9:30 pm

Post-Concert Party, Hefner Lounge

  • Cash bar
 

Saturday
August 17, 2013

Conscious Leadership, Mobilizing For Sustainable Futures

Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen Meadows Resort, Home of the Aspen Institute
Host of the Day -  Governor Bill Ritter, Former Governor of Colorado and Director of the Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University

7:30 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:30 am

Opening Prayer

8:45 am

Opening Remarks

  • Chip Comins, AREI
  • Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI

9:00 am

Special Presentation: State of the Oceans: Earth’s Blue Engine

  • Dr. Sylvia Earle, Resident Explorer, National Geographic Society, Mission Blue, former Chief Scientist, NOAA, AREI   

9:20 am

Armchair Conversation: Opportunities for Civil Society: President Obama’s Energy and Climate

  • Larry Schweiger, National Wildlife Federation
  • Gene Karpinski,  League of Conservation Voters

9:45 am

Armchair Conversation: Inside the President’s Energy and Climate Plan

  • Moderator: Bill Becker, President’s Climate Action Plan (PCAP)
  • Michael Carr, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Heidi VanGenderen, U.S. Department of Energy

10:15 am

Keynote Remarks

  • Governor Bill Ritter, former Governor of Colorado; Center for New Energy Economy, Colorado State University

10:30 am

Armchair Conversation: Can Leadership at the State Level Effectively Push a National Clean Energy Agenda

  • Moderator: Kim Peterson, National Renewable Energy Lab (NREL)
  • Gail Schwartz, Colorado State Senator
  • Bill Becker, PCAP
  • Richard Eidlin, American Business Council

11:00 am

Armchair Conversation: American Energy and Climate Initiative (ACELI): Accelerating Clean Tech Jobs

  • Moderator:Jim Calaway, The Aspen Institute
  • John Ramo, Digital Directions
  • Chip Comins, AREI

11:30 am

Armchair Conversation: Climate Security is National Security

  • General Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
  • Jane Wales, The Aspen Institute
  • Mark Mykleby, New America Foundation

12:15 am

Armchair Conversation: Nuclear Disarmament, Nuclear Energy and International Security

  • Jonathan Granoff, Global Security Institute
  • Peter Coyote, Narrator; Writer

12:45 pm

Luncheon Sponsored by United Airlines

1:00 pm

Luncheon Armchair Conversation: Can Wind and Gas Help the Transition to a Carbon Neutral Energy Supply?

  • T. Boone Pickens, BP Capital
  • Monty Humble, Brightman Energy, LLC

1:45 pm

Panel: Air Capture-Carbon Negative Technology: Turning CO2 into Cash

  • Moderator: Graciela Chichilnisky, Global Thermostat
  • Edgar Bronfman, Jr., Global Thermostat
  • General Wesley Clark, Growth Energy
  • Michael Polsky, Invenergy
  • Peter Eisenberger, Global Thermostat

2:30 pm

Keynote Remarks: Algae: From Jet Fuel to Food

  • Jerry Fiddler, Solazyme

2:45 pm

Armchair Conversation: Algae:  A Solution to Carbon Emissions

  • Moderator: Riggs Eckelberry, OriginOil, Inc.
  • Bryan Sherbacow, AltAir Fuels
  • Jerry Fiddler, Solazyme

3:15 pm

Break

3:30 pm

Keynote Remarks

  • Alejandro Agag, Formula E Holdings

3:45 pm

Panel: The Future of Fuel

  • Moderator: Chip Comins, AREI
  • Alejandro Agag, Formula E Holdings
  • Bryan Sherbacow, AltAir Fuels
  • Daniel Lang, BriteSol
  • Mihir Thakkar, United Airlines

4:30 pm

Keynote Remarks: Financing the Global Transition to Clean Energy

  • Michael Eckhart, Citigroup Capital Markets

4:45 pm

Panel: Investment & Risk Management: Breaking the Barriers for Financing a Low Carbon Economy

  • Moderator: Michael Eckhart, Citigroup Capital Markets
  • Rod Eckhardt, Seminole Equity Partners, LLC
  • Joel Serface, Brightman Energy, LLC
  • Mona Dajani, Baker McKenzie

5:30 pm

Closing Remarks & Wrap Up  

  • Host of the Day: Governor Bill Ritter
  • Announcements

7:30 - 10:00 pm

10th Anniversary Gala Reception

Ted Turner and Rev. Jesse Jackson in an Armchair Conversation with Sally Ranney, President, AREI

  • Remarks by Dr. Sylvia Earle
  • Awards Presentations
  • Silent Auction

All proceeds benefit AREI and its ACELI program
$250 per person
$400 per couple
Tickets available on www.areday.net

 

Sunday
August 18, 2013

The Moral Imperative of Taking Action on Climate Change

Doerr-Hosier Center, Aspen Meadows Resort, Home of the Aspen Institute
Hosts of the Day -  Chip Comins, AREI, and Sally Ranney, AREI and IWECI

10:00 - 4:00 pm

AREDAY EXPO
Cooper Street Mall next to Wagner Park

FUN and FREE

  • Families and all ages welcome!
  • Featuring Jim Hensen’s daughter, Heather Hensen and Her Renown IBEX Spectacular Puppetry
    Celebration of FlightComing of Age of the Mighty Whooping Crane
    with spectacular dance, puppets and kites
  • Performances - 11:00am & 2:00pm
  • Workshops -  9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Music -  by Nightplane
  • Renewable Energy Booths

8:00 am

Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 am

Introductory Remarks

  • Chip Comins, AREI
  • Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI

9:00 am

Public Sunday Keynote Sermon: Moral Imperative of Climate Action

  • Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow Push Coalition

9:30 am

Panel: Climate Change: A Moral & Spiritual Challenge

  • Moderator: Sally Ranney, AREI and IWECI
  • Rev. Jesse Jackson, Rainbow Push Coalition
  • Bryan Welch, Mother Earth News
  • David Trickett, The Jefferson Circle
  • Rev. Jane Kenner-Quiat, Aspen Community Church

10:15 am

Break

10:25 am

Special Presentation: Rhinos, Orangutans and Palm Oil: Can Conservation Make the Difference?

  • Taylor Justice, Climb for Conservation

10:30 am

Panel: Grassroots to Mass Market: How Girl Scout Cookies Can Save the World

  • Paul Young, Principato-Young Entertainment (PYE)
  • Rhiannon Tomtishen & Madison Vorva, Project ORANGS (Orangutans Really Appreciate and Need Girls Scouts)
  • Eva Binger, 11 year old Girl Scout from Boulder, Colorado
  • Corrin LaCombe, Senior Conservation Education Research Coordinator at the San Diego Zoo Institute for Conservation Research & Founder of Primate Connections

10:45 am

Panel: Women Breaking the Sound Barrier on Climate Change

  • Moderator: Osprey Orielle Lake, Women’s Earth and Climate Caucus
  • Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch
  • Anne Marie Miller, Sustainable Waste Design
  • Lelani Munter, NASCAR racer; Carbon Free Girl

11:30 am

Panel: Sustainability in the Roaring Fork Valley

  • Moderator: Mona Newton, CORE
  • Brook LeVan, Sustainable Settings
  • Jerome Osentowksi, Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute
  • Zane Kessler, Thompson Divide Coalition
  • Jason Smith, ACES

12:15 pm

Luncheon

12:30 pm

Luncheon Keynote Remarks: First Hand Climate Report from the Poles

  • Robert Swan, OBE, 2041, Polar Explorer

12:45 pm

Luncheon Keynote Remarks: Climate Change on Mt. Everest

  • Mike Marolt, Extreme Skier & CPA

1:15 pm

Panel: Extreme Athletes: On the Edge of Climate Change

  • Moderator: Laura Welch
  • Luis Benitez, Mountaineer & Leadership  Development
  • Robert Swan, OBE, Polar Explorer, 2041
  • Chris Klug, Olympic Snowboarder
  • Mike Marolt, Extreme Skier & CPA

2:00 pm

Panel: State of the Planetary Lungs: More or Less Carbon?

  • Moderator: Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI
  • Sally Coxe, Bonobo Conservation Initiative
  • Atossa Soltani, Amazon Watch
  • Marc Barash, Green World Campaign
  • Michael Totten, Assets for Life

2:45 pm

Panel: Engaging Public Awareness and Action through Art

  • Wyland, Marine Life Artist
  • Deni Béchard, Author
  • Douglas Sloan, Director, Producer
  • James Surls, Fine Art Sculptor
  • Taj Mahal, World Music Pioneer

3:45 pm

AREDAY RENEW

  • Chip Comins, AREI
  • Richard Goodwin, Goodwin Foundation

4:00 pm

From Small Farm to Big Health: How Local Dairy Changes Your Life

  • Moderator: Chip Comins, AREI
  • Kate McBride, Rancher, Entrepreneur
  • Joy Smith, Dairy Farmer

4:30 pm

Closing Remarks

  • Chip Comins, AREI
  • Sally Ranney, AREI & IWECI

Please note, times of the panels are subject to change.

 

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