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!

Lisa Altieri, Founder & CEO, Climate Solutions NetLisa Altieri
Founder & CEO
Climate Solutions Net Ariel Anbar, Center Director & ASU President's Professor, Center for Education Through eXploration ASUAriel Anbar
Center Director & ASU President’s Professor
Center for Education Through eXploration ASU Paul Andersen, Author and ColumnistPaul Andersen
Author and Columnist Laughlin Artz, Executive Director, 2020 or BustLaughlin Artz
Executive Director
2020 or Bust Paul Atkins, Director/Cinematographer Paul Atkins
Director/Cinematographer Brian Badger, Director of Conservation and Outreach, Cheetah Conservation FundBrian Badger
Director of Conservation and Outreach
Cheetah Conservation Fund Phyllis Bald Eagle, Traditional Lakota ElderPhyllis Bald Eagle
Traditional Lakota Elder 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 Aaron Berger, Nexus Working Group on Climate ChangeAaron Berger
Asymmetrical Solutions Shamar Bibbins, Senior Program Officer, Environment at The Kresge FoundationShamar Bibbins
Senior Program Officer
Environment at The Kresge Foundation Tom Blees, President, Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI)Tom Blees
Science Council for Global Initiatives (SCGI) Dana Bourland, AICP, Vice President, Environment, The JPB FoundationDana Bourland, AICP
Vice President, Environment
The JPB Foundation Jon Bowermaster, Ocean 8 FilmsJon Bowermaster
Oceans 8 Films Peter Boyd, Founder, Time4GoodPeter Boyd
Time4Good Bill Brandt, ASU LightworksBill Brandt
Director of Strategic Integration
ASU Lightworks Melody Saunders Brenna, CEo Founder, 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 Adam Browning, Executive Director, Vote SolarAdam Browning
Executive Director
Vote Solar Arlene Burns, Mayor Mosier, OregonArlene Burns
Mosier, OR Markey Butler, Mayor, Snowmass VillageMarkey Butler
Snowmass Village Michael Cain, M3 FilmsMichael Cain
EarthX James D. Calaway, Chairman, Orocobre LtdJames D. Calaway
Global Geosciences Ltd Evan Caron, Founding Partner & Managing Director, SwytchEvan Caron
Founding Partner & Managing Director
Swytch Kevin Carriere, President & CEO, Powertron GlobalKevin Carriere
President & CEO
Powertron Global Mark Chasan, Esq., Managing Director, Exemplar Law, LLCMark Chasan, Esq.
Managing Director
Exemplar Law, LLC Matt Cheney, Founder, Conveyance Capital Partners (CCP)Matt Cheney
Conveyance Capital Partners (CCP) Graciela Chichilnisky, Global ThermostatGraciela Chichilnisky
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Global Thermostat Susanna Choe, Co-Founder & President, Peace AcceleratorsSusanna Choe
Co-Founder & President
Peace Accelerators General Wesley Clark, Growth EnergyGen. Wesley Clark
Growth Energy Dianna Cohen, CEO & Co-Founder, Plastic Pollution CoalitionDianna Cohen
CEO & Co-Founder
Plastic Pollution Coalition Danny Copeland, Underwater Multimedia SpecialistDanny Copeland
Underwater Multimedia Specialist Dame DC Cordova, Owner & CEO, Excellerated Business SchoolsDame DC Cordova
Owner & CEO
Excellerated Business Schools Jean-Michel Cousteau, President, Chairman & Founder, Ocean Futures SocietyJean-Michel Cousteau
President, Chairman & Founder
Ocean Futures Society Trammell S. Crow, Founder, EarthXTrammell S. Crow
EarthX 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) Noah Davis, Founder, Solar Rollers & Energetics EducationNoah Davis
Solar Rollers & Energetics Education Jim Dehlsen Chairman Ecomerit TechnologiesJim Dehlsen
Ecomerit Technologies Gary Dirks, Director, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability & ASU LightWorksGary Dirks
Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability & ASU LightWorks Rev. Dr. Gerald Durley, Board Member, Interfaith Power & LightRev. Dr. Gerald Durley
Interfaith Power & Light Dr. Sylvia Earle, President & Chairman, Mission Blue & The Sea AllianceDr. Sylvia Earle
President & Chairman
Mission Blue & The Sea Alliance Amanda Ellis, East West CenterAmanda Ellis
Executive Director, Hawaii & Asia Pacific
ASU Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability David L. Eves, Executive Vice President, Group President - Utilities, Xcel EnergyDavid L. Eves
Executive Vice President, Group President – Utilities
Xcel Energy Peter Fiekowsky, Founder, Healthy Climate AlliancePeter Fiekowsky
Healthy Climate Alliance Maggie Fox, Maggie Fox StrategiesMaggie Fox
On Common Ground
Maggie Fox Strategies Jackie Francis, Director, Keeling Curve PrizeJackie Francis
Keeling Curve Prize Kenny Frost, Ute LeaderKenny Frost
Spiritual Leader
Ute Indian Tribe

Daniel Fung, UNDP Peace & Development FoundationDaniel Fung
UNDP Peace & Development Foundation

Patrick Furlotti, Global ManaPatrick Furlotti
Founder & CEO
Projects for Good
Global Mana Veronica Garcia, CEO & Founder, BitlumensVeronica Garcia
CEO & Founder
Bitlumens Megan Gilman, Co-Founder & President, North 39 Energy & Active EnergiesMegan Gilman
Co-Founder & President
North 39 Energy & Active Energies Katie Isaak Ginsberg, Founder & Executive Director, CELFKatie Isaak Ginsberg
Founder & Executive Director
Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation (CELF) Jon Goldin-Dubois, Western Resource AdvocatesJon Goldin-Dubois
Western Resource Advocates Lindsay Gonzalez, EarthToday FoundationLindsay Gonzalez
Founding Director and Head of Global Communications
EarthToday Foundation Richard Greene, Political Communication Strategist & Author, 279 for ChangeRichard Greene
Political Communication Strategist & Author
279 for Change Geoff Greenfield, Third Sun SolarGeoff Greenfield
Third Sun Solar 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 Beth Hartman, Project Manager, Incubatenergy Network, Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)Beth Hartman
Project Manager
Incubatenergy Network
Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

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

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 Peter Hirshberg, Founder, Maker City ProjectPeter Hirshberg
Maker City Project Anthony Hobley, Carbon TrackerAnthony Hobley
Carbon Tracker Katie Hoffman, The Resilience CollaborativeKatie Hoffman
Managing Partner
ResCo, LLC 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 Jim Kehoe, Design Leader, Charles Cunniffe ArchitectsJim Kehoe
Design Leader
Charles Cunniffe Architects Allie Kelly, Executive Director, The RayAllie Kelly
Executive Director
The Ray Thomas King, Managing Partner, CrossRiver CapitalThomas King
Managing Partner
CrossRiver Capital Jules Kortenhorst, Rocky Mountain InstituteJules Kortenhorst
Rocky Mountain Institute 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 Sandra Kwak
CEO & Founder
10Power Klaus Lackner, Center for Negative Carbon EmissionsKlaus Lackner
Center for Negative Carbon Emissions Osprey Orielle Lake, WECANOsprey Orielle Lake
Co-Founder & Executive Director
WECAN Gregory Landua, Terra Genesis InternationalGregory Landua
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 Kristen Linzy, Program Coordinator, SolarSPELLKristen Linzy
Program Coordinator
SolarSPELL Corey Lockman, Program Director, Wildlife Protection SolutionsCorey Lockman
Program Director
Wildlife Protection Solutions Michael Longoria, Executive Director, ImpactXMichael Longoria
Executive Director
ImpactX Mindy Lubber, CEO & President, CeresMindy Lubber
CEO & President
Ceres Aaron Makaruk, CEO, OSBeehivesAaron Makaruk
OSBeehives Chris Marston, CEO, Exemplar Companies, Inc.Chris Marston
Exemplar Companies, Inc. Vance Martin, President, Wild FoundationVance Martin
Wild Foundation Enrique Martinez, CEO, WebCapitalists Corp.Enrique Martinez
WebCapitalists Corp. Mynoo Maryel, The PoEM FoundationMynoo Maryel
The PoEM Foundation John McBride, Founder, The Sopris FoundationJohn McBride
The Sopris Foundation Kate McBride, Rancher and EntrepreneurKate McBride
Rancher and Entrepreneur Tim McCollough, Deputy Director of Light & Power, City of Fort Collins’ Utility DepartmentTim McCollough
Deputy Director of Light & Power
City of Fort Collins’ Utility Department Taite McDonald, Partner, Holland & KnightTaite McDonald
Holland & Knight 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 Jeff Mikulina, Executive Director, Blue Planet FoundationJeff Mikulina
Executive Director
Blue Planet Foundation Chris A. Miller, Chief Operating Officer, Guzman EnergyChris A. Miller
Chief Operating Officer
Guzman Energy Pat Mitchell CEO, Producer & ActivistPat Mitchell
Pat Mitchell Media Mario Molina, Protect Our WintersMario Molina
Executive Director
Protect Our Winters River Morgan, Third Generation YoginiRiver Morgan
Third Generation
Yogini J. Todd Morley, Co-Founder, Y2XJ. Todd Morley
Y2X Hawk Newsome, President, BLMgreaterNYHawk Newsome
BLMgreaterNY Jennifer Nielsen, Founder, ekkoJennifer Nielsen
Founder Claes Nobel, Founder & Chairman, United EarthClaes Nobel
Founder & Chairman
United Earth Marcus Nobel, Executive Director & President, United EarthMarcus Nobel
Executive Director & President
United Earth Matthew Nordan, Co-Founder, Chairman of the Investment Committee, PRIME CoalitionMatthew Nordan
Co-Founder, Chairman of the Investment Committee
PRIME Coalition Catherine Novelli, Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the EnvironmentCatherine Novelli
Listening for America Jean-Marc O'Brien, Director, Ardour Capital InvestmentsJean-Marc O’Brien
Ardour Capital Investments Collin O'Mara, President & CEO, National Wildlife FederationCollin O’Mara
President & CEO
National Wildlife Federation 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 CJ Palmer, Founder, Silver Road Wind PowerCJ Palmer
Sustainable Soundtracks Keith Paustien, University Distinguished Professor Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences, Colorado State UniversityKeith Paustien
University Distinguished Professor
Dept. of Soil & Crop Sciences
Colorado State University Parvati,, MAPS - Marine Arctic Peace SanctuaryParvati
Founder & CEO, MAPS – Marine Arctic Peace Sanctuary 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 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
Blue Water
Entertainment, Inc
Luis Reyes, CEO, Kit Carson Electric CooperativeLuis Reyes
Kit Carson Electric Cooperative Chris Riley, President, Guzman EnergyChris Riley
Guzman Energy 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 Erin Rogers, Program Officer, Hewlett Foundation’s Environment ProgramErin Rogers
Program Officer
Hewlett Foundation’s Environment Program Henk Rogers, Blue Planet FoundationHenk Rogers
Founder & Chairman
Blue Planet Foundation John W. Roulac, NutivaJohn W. Roulac
Founder & Chief Visionary Officer
Nutiva Will Roush, Conservation Director, Wilderness WorkshopWill Roush
Conservation Director
Wilderness Workshop David Sabo, Founder, Symbol NetworkDavid Sabo
Symbol Network 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 Andrew Scott, Founder, Open Mind ProjectAndrew Scott
Open Mind Project Rutherford Seydel, Partner, Davis, Pickren Seydel & SneedRutherford Seydel
The Oxygen Project Scott Seydel, U.S. Trustee of the Ellen MacArthur FoundationScott Seydel
U.S. Trustee
of the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Charles Seyfert, Chief Technology Officer, FridgeWize Inc.Charles Seyfert
Chief Technology Officer
FridgeWize Inc. Rob Sisson, ConservAmericaRob Sisson
ConservAmerica Steve Skadron, Mayor, City of AspenSteve Skadron
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,, Founder & Principal, PonvalleyMichael Smith
Founder & Principal, Ponvalley Roger Sorkin, American Resilience ProjectRoger Sorkin
Producer & Director
American Resilience Project Ellen Stechel, Co-Director, ASU LightWorksEllen Stechel
ASU LightWorks Dr. Greg Stone, Conservation InternationalDr. Greg Stone
Executive Vice President
Conservation International Barney Swan, International Director, ClimateForceBarney Swan
International Director
ClimateForce Bill Tai, Chairman, Hut 8 MiningBill Tai
Hut 8 Mining Woody Tasch, Founder & Chairman, Slow Money InstituteWoody Tasch
Founder & Chairman
Slow Money Institute Harry Teague, President & Principal Designer, Harry Teague ArchitectsHarry Teague
President & Principal Designer
Harry Teague Architects Hannah Testa, Founder, Hannah4ChangeHannah Testa
Hannah4Change Nick Thomas, Independent CandidateNick Thomas
Independent Candidate Robin Tyner, Oceanographer, Senior Fellow, DEPLOY/USRobin Tyner
Senior Fellow
DEPLOY/US Marc van Hoof, COO, Power LedgerMarc van Hoof
Power Ledger 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 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. Ietef Vita, DJ Cavem, Vegan/Raw Food ChefDr. Ietef Vita
DJ Cavem
Vegan/Raw Food Chef Capt. Paul Watson, CEO & Founder, Sea ShepherdCapt. Paul Watson
CEO & Founder
The Sea Shepherd Conservation Society Eli Weiss, Founder, WildiZe FoundationEli Weiss
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 Daniel Wildcat, Haskell Environmental Research Studies CenterDaniel Wildcat
Haskell Environmental Research Studies Center PJ Wilson, Founder & President, Solar & Electric Storage Association of Puerto RicoPJ Wilson
Founder & President
Solar & Electric Storage Association of Puerto Rico Aimee Witteman, Director, Midwest Climate & Energy Program, McKnight FoundationAimee Witteman
Midwest Climate & Energy Program, McKnight Foundation Julie Ann Wrigley, Wrigley InvestmentsJulie Ann Wrigley
President & CEO
Wrigley Investments Chip Comins, AREIChip Comins
Chairman & CEO
AREI Sally Ranney, AREI, WECANSally Ranney