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Speakers & Panelists

The conference featured keynote speakers and panelists who are leading experts on issues related to climate change and to new information technologies.  They included business people, politicians, NGO leaders, scientists, journalists, academics, and others.

Keynote speakers:

Fred Krupp, President, Environmental Defense Fund
Andrew Revkin, Pace University Senior Fellow, NY Times Dot Earth Blogger

Plenary speakers and panelists:

Peter Evans, former Director, Global Strategy and Analytics, General Electric; currently Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise 
Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University
Kate Gordon, Vice President, Next Generation
Andrew Hoffman, Professor, University of Michigan
Bob Inglis, former Member of the House of Representatives (R-SC), Energy and Enterprise Initiative
Jason Jay, Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability
Karim Lakhani, Professor, Harvard Business School
Thomas Malone, Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Sergej Mahnovski, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability
Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Investors
Eric Pooley, Sr. Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund
John Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, MIT Sloan Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
John Sterman, Professor, MIT Sloan System Dynamics Group
Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, Practically Green
Bina Venkataraman, Senior Advisor on Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President of the United States
John Weyant, Professor, Stanford University
David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society
Tom Zeller Jr., Knight Science Journalism Fellow

 

Breakout session panelists included:

Alex Ayett, Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, MIT and Research Director, Sustainable Cities International
Nicola Armocost, Managing Director and Co-founder, Arc Finance
Robert Armstrong, Director, MIT Energy Initiative
Christina Becker-Birck, Senior Consultant, Meister Consultants Group
Jacopo Buongiorno, Associate Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT
Chris Caplice, Executive Director, MIT Center for Transport & Logistics
David W. Cash, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Public Utilities
Carlos Espinoza-Toro, Community Organizer, Institute for Policy Studies & Jamaica Plain New Economy Transition
Geoff Feinberg, Director, Yale Project on Climate Change Communications
John Fernandez, Associate Professor, MIT Architecture
Peter Frumhoff, Director of Science and Policy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Eric Gordon, Associate Professor of Visual and Media Arts, Emerson College
Lucia Grenna, Program Manager, World Bank's Connect4Climate
Justin Guay, Washington Representative, Sierra Club
Stephen Hammer, Lead Urban Specialist, World Bank's Urban Development and Resilience Unit
Jock Herron, Smart Cities and Wellness Project, Harvard University
Cynthina McHale, Director Insurance Program, CERES
Christina Ingersoll, Committee on Sustainability Assessment
Henry Jacoby, Professor of Applied Economics, MIT Center for Energy and Environmental Policy Research
Valerie Karplus, Director, MIT-Tsinghua China Energy and Climate Project
Julia Knisel, Coastal Shoreline and Floodplain Manager, Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management
Donald R. Lessard, Professor of International Management, Emeritus, MIT Sloan School of Management
Pasi Miettinen, President and CEO, Sagewell, Inc.
William Moomaw, Professor, Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
James D. Nail, President, Interfaith Power & Light
Jeff Orkin, Co-founder, Giant Otter Technologies, Inc.
Kent Portney, Professor, Tufts University Political Science
John Quigley, Former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources
Carol Lee Rawn, Director, Transportation Programs at Ceres, Inc.
Andrew Revkin, Pace University Senior Fellow, NY Times Dot Earth Blogger
Andrew Rosenberg, Director of the Center for Science and Democracy, Union of Concerned Scientists
Paolo Santi, Visiting Researcher, MIT SENSEable City Lab; Senior researcher at the National Research Council Institute of Informatics and Telematics
Michael Steinhoff, Senior Program Officer, ICLEI (Local Governments for Sustainability) US
Robert Stoner, Deputy Director of Science and Technology, MIT Energy Initiative

...and more.