See you in Boston in 2019
Program
  • Wednesday October 10
  • Thursday October 11
Plenary Sessions
Breakout Sessions
8:30am-9:30am
REGISTRATION
9:30am-10:00am

Opening Session:

Translating Climate Goals into Innovations, New Markets and Partnerships

 

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Patricia Fuller, Ambassador for Climate Change, Government of Canada (Confirmed) / Anne Kelly, Senior Director, Policy and BICEP Network, Ceres (Confirmed) / Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC (Confirmed) / Jens Nielsen, CEO, World Climate Ltd. (Confirmed) /

10:00am-11:00am

Plenary 1:

Exploring Clean Energy Solutions: How Corporations and Institutions are Assessing New Technology, Business Models and Policy Options

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Barbara Kates Garnick, Professor of Practice, The Fletcher School (Confirmed) / Edward Krapels, Founder and CEO, Anbaric (Confirmed) / Kevin Kushman, President of Integral Analytics, Willdan (Confirmed) / Gregory Wetstone, President and CEO, American Council on Renewable Energy (Confirmed) / Matthew Nicholls, Managing Director, GE Distributed Energy Solutions (Confirmed) / David J. Anderson, Executive Vice President, Ameresco (Confirmed) /

Breakout 1:

11:00am-12:00pm

Plenary 2:

Role of States and Cities as Customers, Planners and Investors in Clean Economy Projects

David Cash, Dean, John W. McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies, UMass Boston (Confirmed) / Carol Grant, Commissioner, Office of Energy Resources, Rhode Island (Confirmed) / Jon F. Mitchell, Mayor , City of New Bedford (Confirmed) / Patrick Woodcock, Assistant Secretary Energy, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Exec. Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs (Confirmed) / Rosalie Kerr, Director of Sustainability, Dartmouth College (Confirmed) /

Breakout 2:

Sustainable University Campuses: Exploring Smart Solutions and Ways of Living

 

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Timothy Carter, President, Second Nature (Confirmed) / Peter Shattuck, Vice President, Distributed Energy, Anbaric (Confirmed) / Amanda King, Executive Director, Office of Sustainability, Bentley University (Confirmed) / Mehdi Ganji, Vice President, Smart Cities, Willdan (Confirmed) / Santanu Khan, VP Business Development, Head of Campus Energy Infrastructure Investment at ENGIE, Engie Resources (Confirmed) / Jaclyn Olsen, Associate Director, Harvard University Office for Sustainability (Confirmed) /
12:00pm-1:00pm
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
1:00pm-2:00pm

Plenary 3:

Mobilizing Public-Private Partnerships for Investments in Clean Economy Infrastructure

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Warren Leon, Executive Director, Clean Energy States Alliance (Confirmed) / Karen Morgan, President and CEO, Dynamic Energy Networks (Confirmed) / Mark Feasel, Vice President, Electric Utility Segment & Smart Grid, Schneider-Electric (Confirmed) / Galen Nelson, Director of Market Development, MassCEC (Confirmed) / Eric Graber-Lopez, Co-founder and President, BlueWave (Confirmed) / Mark S. White, Managing Director, Bostonia (Confirmed) /

Breakout 3:

The Women Driving Innovation in the Northeast Clean Energy Economy (in collaboration with NEWIEE)

Amanda Downey, Director, Business Planning and Performance, National Grid (Confirmed) / Carol Grant , Commissioner, Office of Energy Resources, State of Rhode Island (Confirmed) / Penni McLean Conner, Senior VP & Chief Customer Office, Eversource Energy (Confirmed) / Anne Hoskins, Chief Policy Officer, Sunrun (Confirmed) / Martha Broad, Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative (Confirmed) /
2:00pm-3:00pm
NETWORKING BREAK
3:00pm-4:00pm

Plenary 4:

Creating a Zero Emission and Energy Efficient Transport System: Moving People at the Urban, Regional and International Level

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André Schneider, CEO, Geneva Airport (Confirmed) / Jed Dorsheimer, Managing Director, Cannaccord (Confirmed) / Corey Ershow, Transportation Policy Manager, Lyft (Confirmed) / Susanne Rasmussen, Director of Environmental and Transport Planning, City of Cambridge (Confirmed) / Jacqueline DeWolfe, Director, Sustainable Mobility, MassDOT (Confirmed) /

Breakout 4:

Green Banks and New Models to Unleash Capital for Solution Deployment

Jeff Schub, Executive Director, Coalition for Green Capital (Confirmed) / Alfred Griffin, President, NY Green Bank (Confirmed) / Fred Parady, Deputy Commissioner, Alaska DCCED (Confirmed) / Emily Landsburg, Director, Ultra Capital (Confirmed) / Rob Day, Founding Partner, Spring Lane Capital (Confirmed) /
4:00pm-5:00pm

Plenary 5:

Pioneering Innovative Approaches to Grid Modernization

 

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Janet Gail Besser, Executive Vice President, NECEC (Confirmed) / Sayun Sukduang, President & CEO, Engie Resources (Confirmed) / Rolf Nordstrom, President and CEO, Great Plains Institute (Confirmed) / Gennaro Moccia, Business Development, Electrical Utilities & Transportation, Redline Communications (Confirmed) / Jonathan Schrag, Deputy Administrator, Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers (Confirmed) / Lisa Frantzis, Senior Vice President, Advanced Energy Economy (Confirmed) /

Breakout 5:

Combining Corporates and Cities as Major Renewable Customers

 

Adam Wade, Counsel, Foley Hoag (Confirmed) / Adam Jacobs, Energy Manager, City of Boston (Confirmed) / Christen Blum, Managing Director, Renewable Advisory, Edison Energy (Confirmed) / Matt Kearns, Chief Development Officer, Longroad Energy Partners (Confirmed) / Winston Vaughan, Senior Manager, Renewables, Ceres (Confirmed) /
Plenary Sessions
Breakout Sessions
8:00am-9:00am
REGISTRATION
9:00am-10:00am

Plenary 6:

Game Changers in the Clean Economy Marketplace: Innovative Solutions for the Future

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Jarett Carson, Managing Director, Enertech (Confirmed) / Emily Reichert, CEO, Greentown Labs (Confirmed) / David Gilmour, VP Business Development and VP Business Ventures, BP (Confirmed) / Daniel Goldman, Co-founder and Managing Director, Clean Energy Ventures (Confirmed) / Adam E. Bergman, Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo (Confirmed) / Tom Burton, Founder & Chair, Mintz Energy & Sustainability Practice (Confirmed) /

Breakout 6:

Zero Cities Project: Planning for Carbon Free Cities (in collaboration with Boston University)

John Cleveland, Executive Director, Green Ribbon Commission (Confirmed) / Cutler Cleveland, Professor, Earth and Environment, Boston University (Confirmed) / Alison Brizius, Director of Climate and Environmental Planning, City of Boston (Confirmed) / Alistair Pim, VP Innovation and Partnerships, NECEC (Confirmed) /
10:00am-11:00am

Plenary 7:

Decarbonizing the US Northeast and other Global Markets by 2030: Electric Companies, Customers and Market Impacts

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Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC (Confirmed) / Lance Pierce, President and Member of the Board, CDP North America (Confirmed) / Lawrence Jones, Vice President, International Programs, Edison Electric Institute (Confirmed) / Marcy Reed, President, MA and EVP US Policy & Social Impact, National Grid (Confirmed) / Ross Tyler, Executive VP, Business Network for Offshore Wind (Confirmed) /

Breakout 7:

Deep Energy Efficiency in Industrial, Commercial and Institutional Facilities

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Kurt Roth, Director, Building Energy Systems, Fraunhofer CSE (Confirmed) / Frank Gundal, Director Massachusetts Energy Efficiency, Eversource Energy (Confirmed) / Nicolas Lacroix, Energy Efficiency Specialist, Ecosystem Energy (Confirmed) / Cynthia A. Arcate, President and CEO, PowerOptions (Confirmed) / James Bell, President & CEO, Viking Cold Solutions (Confirmed) / Representative, JLL (Confirmed) /
11:00am-12:00pm

Plenary 8:

Integrated Clean Economy Solutions: Decentralized Energy, Storage and Microgrid

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Kavita Ravi, Director of Emerging Markets , MassCEC (Confirmed) / Christian Weeks, Head of Flexibility Solutions, Enel X North America (Confirmed) / Tom Willie, CEO, Blue Pillar (Confirmed) / Bradford Swing, Director of Energy Policy and Programs, City of Boston (Confirmed) / John Gibson, EVP and COO, Municipal and Commercial Businesses, Veolia (Confirmed) / Judith Judson, Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources (Confirmed) /

Breakout 8:

The Emerging Role of Blockchain & Digitalization: A Game Changer for Smart City and Distributed Energy Development

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Martha J. Crawford, Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School (Confirmed) / Tony Giroti, Chairman, Energy Blockchain Consortium (Confirmed) / Stina Brock, Senior Vice President North America, Electron (Confirmed) / Frank Curran, VP and Founder, Clean Energy Blockchain Network (Confirmed) /
12:00pm-1:00pm
LUNCH AND NETWORKING
1:00pm-2:00pm

Plenary 9:

Leadership in Sustainability and Climate Change:
Sharing Best Practice from Governments, Business, and Finance

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Stephen Pike, CEO, MassCEC (Confirmed) / Ben Myers, Director of Sustainability, Boston Properties (Confirmed) / James Goudreau, Head of Climate, Novartis (Confirmed) / Jennifer Wu, Director, Sustainable Investing, Blackrock (Confirmed) / Representative, We Mean Business (Confirmed) /

Breakout 9:

Smart Water Solutions and The Energy Water Nexus

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Jacqueline Ashmore, Executive Director, BU ISE (Confirmed) / Michael Murphy, Director, Water Innovation, MassCEC (Confirmed) / Reese Tisdale, President , Bluefield Research (Confirmed) / John Sullivan , Chief Engineer , Boston Water and Sewer (Confirmed) / George Demosthenous, CEO, VODA (Confirmed) /
2:00pm-3:00pm
NETWORKING BREAK
3:00pm-4:00pm

Plenary 10:

Integrated Clean Economy Infrastructure: Next Generation Smart Cities

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Ross Malme, Managing Partner, Skipping Stone (Confirmed) / Carter Yepsen, Director of Sales for Strategic Accounts, CIMCON Lighting, Inc. (Confirmed) / Michael Coskun, GM Sales & Business Development, Doosan Fuel Cell America, Inc. (Confirmed) / Cameron Peterson, Director of Clean Energy, Metropolitan Area Planning Council (Confirmed) /

Breakout 10:

Science Based Targets: Catching the Next Wave of Corporate Ambition

Hosted by Ceres, CDP & We Mean Business

Dan Bakal , Director, Electric Power, Ceres (Confirmed) / Bridget Schrempf, Regional Lead, Commit to Action, CDP North America (Confirmed) / Matt Banks , Associate Director, Energy, Navigant (Confirmed) /
4:00pm-5:00pm

Closing Session

Sustainable Horizons for the Clean Economy:
Roadmap, Key Takeaways and Next Steps

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Jens Nielsen, CEO, World Climate Ltd (Confirmed) / Stephen Pike, CEO, Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (Confirmed) / Peter Rothstein, President, NECEC (Confirmed) /