Program

Hyatt Regency Denver at Colorado Convention Center Hotel

SPONSORED BY

PROGRAM

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2017   
Registration & Continental Breakfast, 7:30am – 8:30am:  The Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel 

1) GLOBAL DRIVERS AND THE EVOLUTION OF CITIES
8:30am – 10:30am

 Topics:

  1. Aligning Societal Goals for Health, Security, Mobility, and Clean Energy
  2. City and Regional Leadership on Climate and Air Quality
  3. The Future of Urban Infrastructure

 

Speakers:

  • Andrew BerminghamCEO Montreux Energy LLC (Co-Chair)
  • Gordon FellerFounder Meeting of the Minds San Francisco (Co-Chair)
  • Brandon OwensEnvironmental Strategy & Analytics Director, GE Ecomagination
  • Elizabeth ChristoforettiFounder, Supernormal Boston
  • Chris WaggettCEO, D4 Urban LLC Denver

 

Morning Coffee Break, 10:30am – 11:00am

2) LEADERSHIP IN CLEAN, LOW-CARBON ENERGY
11:00am  – 12:30pm

Topics:

  1. Keeping Colorado Policies in Line with Global Innovation & Investment 
  2. Connecting Renewables with Advanced Energy Storage 
  3. Hydrogen Storage at Scale: Integrating into Today’s Power Grid

 

Speakers:

  • Brad BuchananDirector, Planning & Development, City of Denver
  • Richard StuebiFounder & Director Future Energy Advisors (Co-Chair)
  • Thomas FeilerVP, Commercialization Nikola Power (Co-Chair)
  • Sarah SingletonSVP, Marketing Sunverge
  • Dr. Bryan PivovarFuel Cell Senior Scientist, NREL

 

Luncheon, 12:30pm – 1:30pm

3) THE FUTURE OF TRANSPORTATION AND MOBILITY
1:30pm  – 3:00pm

Topics:

  1. Industry and Municipal Leadership in Clean Fuels & Technologies
  2. How Autonomous Vehicles Will Change Mobility, Fleet Vehicles, and Materials Handling
  3. Hydrogen

 

Speakers:

  • Tim JacksonCEO Colorado Auto Dealers Association
  • Wes MaurerDirector, Intelligent Transport Systems, Colorado Dept Transportation
  • Dr. David HartFounder & Director E4TechLausanne, Switzerland
  • Mahesh AlbuquerqueDirector, Oil and Gas Public Safety Division, Colorado Dept Labor
  • Jack PatersonAide to Councilwoman Debbie Ortega, Denver City Council 
  • Melanie CatonProject Leader, Hydrogen, National Renewable Energy Laboratory 

 

Afternoon Coffee Break, 3:00pm – 3:30pm

4) STEM AND BEYOND: ALIGNING INDUSTRY, EDUCATORS, AND INVESTORS WITH GLOBAL TRENDS AND CONSUMER PREFERENCES 
3:30pm  – 5:00pm

Topics:

  1. Connecting Curricula, Technology Transfer, Research, and Venture Capital
  2. Building Regional Support and Job Growth for Major Corporations and Start-Ups Alike
  3. Wheat Ridge High School: Winners of the Shell Global EcoMarathon Hydrogen Awards!

 

Speakers:

  • Barbara Jackson, Director – Burns School of Real Estate and Construction Management, University of Denver
  • Charles SpragueDepartment Chair, STEM Program Wheat Ridge High School
  • Ron Rorrer, PhD, PEAssociate Professor, Mechanical Engineering UC Denver 

 

ROUNDTABLE RECEPTION, 5:00PM – 6:30PM

   

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2017 
Registration & Continental Breakfast, 7:30am – 8:30am:  The Hyatt Regency Convention Center Hotel

5) CITY AND REGIONAL LEADERSHIP ON CLIMATE AND SECURITY
8:30am – 10:30am

Speakers:

  • Andrew BerminghamCEO Montreux Energy LLC (Co-Chair)
  • Gordon FellerFounder Meeting of the Minds (Co-Chair)
  • Steve SkadronMayor, City of Aspen
  • David KangVice Chancellor for Infrastructure & Safety University of Colorado Boulder
  • Dr. Bryan WillsonExecutive Director, Energy Institute, & Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Colorado State University 
  • Kristen TaddonioDirector, Compact of Colorado Communities 
  • Rhiannan PriceSenior Manager, Seeing a Better World Program DigitalGlobe

 

Morning Coffee Break, 10:30am – 11:00am

6) FUTUREDRIVE: THE NEXT BIG THINGS IN GLOBAL MOBILITY 
11:00am  – 12:30pm 

Keynote Speaker:

  • Dr. Chris Borroni-Bird, Research Scientist, MIT Media Lab, Future Mobility Consultant, Afreecar LLC