2018 Schedule at a Glance

Wednesday, February 28
8:00 am – 6:00 pmConference Registration
9:00 am – 12:30 pmWorkshops    MORE INFO
10:30 am – 11:00 am
Welcome Refreshments and Coffee Break

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm Welcome Lunch: Guest Speakers
Carl Pope, Vice-chairman of America’s Pledge
Dr. Martin Keller, Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
2:00 pm – 3:30 pmBreakout Sessions
TRACK 1: Navigating Climate & Energy Policy
TRACK 2: Building Climate Resilience
TRACK 3: Advancing Climate Strategies
States Stepping Up on Climate Action
Cottonwood A

The Resilience Dividend and Strategies for Business Continuity
Cottonwood b

Are We There Yet? The Clean Transportation Revolution
Grand Ballroom B

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Welcome Refreshments and Coffee Break

4:00 pm – 6:00 pmOpening Plenary Session: Keynote
Bridging the Gap Between the Science and Stakeholders - Katharine Hayhoe

Plenary Panel: Denver's Clean Energy Economy
Michael Hancock, Mayor of Denver, CO
David Eves, President, XCEL Colorado
6:00 pm – 7:30 pmWelcome Reception
Thursday, March 1
7:30 amRegistration, Breakfast, Networking
8:30 am – 10:30 amDay 2 Plenary Session:
Plenary Panel: America's Pledge
Dan Firger, Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Dirk Forrister, CEO, IETA
David Hayes, Executive Dir., State Energy and Environmental Impacts Center, NYU
David Kang, Vice Chancellor, University of Colorado Boulder

Plenary Keynotes: Corporate Sector Action
Danielle Azoulay, Head of CSR/Sustainability for the U.S., L'Oreal
Wayne Balta, VP for Corporate Environmental Affairs and Product Safety, IBM,
Jay Harf, Vice President Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability, ‎L'Oréal
10:30 am – 11:00 amNetworking and Refreshments Break
11:00 am – 12:15 pmMorning Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: Navigating Climate & Energy Policy
TRACK 2: Building Climate Resilience
TRACK 3: Advancing Climate Strategies
What Will It Take? Strategies & Partnerships to Meet Ambitious Local Climate Goals
Cottonwood A

Collaborative Resilience Planning for Strong Local Economies
Cottonwood B

Emerging Trends in Climate Risk Disclosure and Management
Grand Ballroom B

12:15 pmNetworking Lunch
12:45 pmGuest Speaker Keynotes:
John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado
Kim Jordan, New Belgium Brewery
1:45 pm – 3:00 pmAfternoon Breakout Sessions
Realizing the Value Proposition for Clean Energy Communities
Cottonwood A

Addressing Climate Risks and Opportunities in Your Supply Chain
Cottonwood B

Renewable Procurement: The Path to 100%
Grand Ballroom B

3:00 pm – 3:30 pmNetworking and Refreshments Break
3:30 pm – 4:25 pmStrategy Exchange Sessions
Global Climate Action Summit, State of California
Table Topics

4:30 pm – 5:30 pmPlenary Conversation: North American Policy Solutions
Stéphane Lessard, Consul General of Canada in Denver
Bill Ritter, Director, Center for a New Energy Economy
Matt Rodriquez, Secretary, CalEPA
5:30 pmCelebratory Reception featuring 'Live Jazz'
7:00 pmClimate Leadership Awards Dinner: Keynote by Gina McCarthy
Emcee: Leigh Paterson, award-winning Colorado radio reporter
Friday, March 2
7:30 amBreakfast & Networking
8:30 am – 9:45 amMorning Breakout Sessions
TRACK 1: Navigating Climate & Energy Policy
TRACK 2: Building Climate Resilience
TRACK 3: Advancing Climate Strategies
Leveraging Policy and Incentives for the Built Environment
Cottonwood A

Maximizing Resilience in the Energy Sector
Cottonwood B

Driving Deep Corporate Carbon Reductions Begins with Setting Ambitious Goals

9:45 am – 10:00 amNetworking & Refreshments Break
10:00 am – 12:15 pmClosing Plenary Session:
Mustafa Santiago Ali, Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice & Community Revitalization, Hip Hop Caucus
Gerry Anderson, DTE
Alex Carr, Director of Special Projects, The Climate Registry, (moderator)
Davida Heller, Vice President of Corporate Sustainability, Citigroup
Bob Perciasepe, President, C2ES
Sandy Taft, Director Environmental & Sustainability Policy, National Grid
Stewart Van Horn, Director of Global Sustainability, Kimberly-Clarke Corporation
12:15 pmPost-Conference Team Lunches, Tours & Side Events
Sustainability Happy Hour (2-4 pm)
Tour of NREL (1-5 pm)
Have a safe trip home!