Nov. 18, 2020 | Time: 8:30 – 11:30 a.m. | Virtual
This year, our conference will be focused on intentional actions and ideas that we can use to help mitigate the negative effects of climate change worldwide.
Our distinguished line-up of speakers will discuss the interactions between humans, transportation and the environment, and how we are working individually and collaboratively to make our region more sustainable. You will hear from thought leaders and experts from transportation, climate, business, and government industries who are working towards positive climate solutions for our changing world.
Our speakers include:
The keynote speaker is Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao. Romero- Lankao is a senior research scientist at NREL’s Center for Integrated Mobility Sciences in joint appointment with the University of Chicago’s Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, where she is a research fellow. She examines the interactions among people, mobility, the built environment and energy systems, as well as their resilience to disruptive events.
Will Toor, Executive Director for Colorado’s Energy Office, will be one of the panel moderators, but he will also discuss Colorado’s Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Road Map.
His background includes transportation electrification, sustainable transportation, smart growth, electric vehicle policy, clean energy finance, green building policy, local government policy and regional planning. Currently, he’s working on the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Reduction Road Map for the state.
Toor will be moderating Panel #1, Colorado’s Bold Vision for Climate Change Ideas, Planning and Policy which includes Managing Director for Rocky Mountain Institute Britta Gross, Colorado Department of Transportation Executive Director Shoshana Lew and Senator Faith Winter!
Britta Gross leads the Mobility Transformation Program for Rocky Mountain Institute. The Program focuses on market-driven strategies and technologies required to accelerate towards carbon-free mobility solutions.
Shoshana Lew leads the planning for and addressing Colorado’s transportation needs and oversees 3,000 employees statewide. She’s worked for the Rhode Island Department of Transportation as the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for budget and programs for the U.S. Department of Transportation.
Faith Winter, who represents Senate District 24, is currently the Chair for the Transportation and Energy Committee as well as the Human Services Committee. She previously served on the Colorado House of Representatives and Westminster City Council.
Our second moderator is Susie Strife! Strife is the Boulder County Director of Sustainability, Climate Action and Resilience where she directs and manages all of Boulder County’s sustainability efforts, policies and programs with a special focus on clean energy, finance and climate action.
She will be moderating Panel #2, Local Action and Innovations which includes Chief Operating Officer for Roaring Fork Transportation Authority Kurt Ravenschlag, City and County of Denver Councilmember Jolon Clark and City of Boulder Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer Jonathan Koehn.
Kurt Ravenschlag He has served as the Chief Operating Officer of RFTA since January 2018. He oversees the implementation of a $250 million funded capital improvement plan that includes transit facilities, infrastructure and rolling stock.
Jolon Clark is the Councilman for District 7 and has served on Council since 2015. He has focused on transportation and mobility, housing and homelessness, sustainability and the environment, and public safety.
Jonathan Koehn is the Chief Sustainability and Resilience Officer for the City of Boulder. He oversees the integration of the City’s climate, environmental and resilience efforts into Boulder’s overall sustainability framework.
Tickets are $45 and include three hours of engaging conversations, insightful and inspiring speeches and the recording to revisit the event all over!
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Thank You to Our 2020 Signature Event Sponsors
2020 Presenting Supporter
Gold Level Sponsors
Silver Level Sponsors
Boulder Area Realtor® Association
Colorado Contractors Association
Denver Regional Council of Governments
Felsburg Holt & Ullevig
University of Colorado Boulder
Regional Air Quality Council
Via Mobility Services