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For climate change, this is time of urgency, big ideas, and hope. 2015 will be a year of decisions – particularly at the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris. 

Keynote Speakers:

Plenary Speakers 

Plenary 1: The Big Challenges (click here to see the Plenary Session
Moderator: Richard Harris, Correspondent, Science Desk, National Public Radio
Moderator: Chris Joyce, Correspondent, Science Desk, National Public Radio
  • Dan Arvizu, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

  • Julio Friedmann, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Clean Coal, Department of Energy

  • Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Stanford University

  • Cheryl Roberto, Associate Vice President for Clean Energy, Environmental Defense Fund

  • Ellen Williams, Director,Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARAP-E)

Moderator: Elizabeth Shogren, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio 
  • Kateri Callahan, President, Alliance to Save Energy

  • Richard Caperton, Director of National Policy & Partnerships, OPower

  • Kathleen Hogan, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency, U.S. Department of Energy 

  • Nihar Patel, Vice President of North American Business Strategy, Toyota Motor Sales, USA, Inc.

  • Robert Pratt, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Greener U 

Plenary 4: Finance and Markets (click here to see the Plenary Session)
Moderator: H. Jeffrey Leonard, CEO and Founding Partner, Global Environment Fund (GEF)
  • Naoko Ishii, CEO & Chairperson, Global Environmental Facility 
  • Adele Morris, Policy Director, Climate and Energy Economics Project, The Brookings Institution
  • Theodore Roosevelt IV, Chairman, Barclay's Clean Tech Initiative

Plenary 5: Sustainable Energy for All (click here to see the Plenary Session
Moderator: Juliet Eilperin, White House Correspondent, Washington Post
  • Ryan Hobert, Senior Director, Energy and Climate Change, United Nations Foundation

  • Glenn A. Jones, Professor of Marine Sciences, Texas A&M University-Galveston Campus

  • Jacob Scherr, Senior Advisor, International Program, Natural Resources Defense Council
Plenary 6: The Road to Paris (click here to see the Plenary Session
Moderator: Suzanne Goldenberg, U.S. Environmental Correspondent, The Guardian
  • Mindy S. Lubber, President, Ceres 

  • Robert Orr, Dean, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland and Special Advisor, Secretary-General on Climate Change, United Nations
  • Nigel Purvis, CEO, Climate Advisers
  • Alden Meyer, Director of Strategy and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists

 Symposia & Workshop Speakers

See the Symposia: Population and Energy Growth beyond 2030: Can Renewable Energy Meet the Demand? 

See the Symposia: Facilitating Understanding: Challenges and Opportunities for Climate Change Education in a Range of Sectors

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