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Wednesday, May 1
 

7:00pm PDT

Opening Night Keynote: Bill McKibben
Keynote Speaker: Bill McKibben, 350.org, Founder

Plus 15 Minutes of Brilliance with Jamie Sarai Margolin, youth climate activist 


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Jamie Sarai Margolin

Climate Justice Activist + Author
Jamie Sarai Margolin is a 17-year-old climate justice activist from Seattle whose activism is rooted in tackling climate change as the social and hummanitarian crisis that it is. Jamie is still in high school, but her overwhelming homework load doesn't stop her from leading an international... Read More →
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Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org
Bill McKibben is the founder of the environmental organization 350.org and was among the first to have warned of the dangers of global warming. He is the author of fifteen books, including the bestsellers The End of Nature, Eaarth, and Deep Economy. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and the winner of the G... Read More →


Wednesday May 1, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Ballroom
 
Thursday, May 2
 

8:15am PDT

Thursday Morning Keynote with Amanda Sturgeon
Join us for Keynote: "Scaling to a Living Future"

Keynote Speaker: Amanda Sturgeon, CEO of International Living Future Institute

Plus 15 Minutes of Brilliance with Sara Sanford, Executive Director of Gender Equity Now (GEN)


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Amanda Sturgeon

CEO, ILFI
Amanda Sturgeon, FAIA is the CEO of the International Living Future Institute (ILFI). She is the author of Creating Biophilic Buildings, the founder and driving force behind the organization’s Biophilic Design Initiative and is a sought-after expert on biophilic design around the world. Amanda is an award-winning architect who enjoyed a successful 15-year career working to harmonize the relationship between pe... Read More →
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Sara Sanford

Executive Director, GEN
Sara Sanford wants us to move from shared stories to shared data to solve gender inequity.She is the founder of Gender Equity Now (GEN) and the architect behind the GEN Certification, the first gold standard for gender equity in U.S. businesses.Sara’s track record of implementing evidence-backed solutions includes leading an initiative around women and wealth in the financial services industry, launching an... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Ballroom

7:00pm PDT

Big Bang Dinner Keynote: Mustafa Santiago Ali
A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats, he is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and also the Founder & CEO of Revitalization Strategies. Before joining the NWF Mustafa was the Senior Vice President for the Hip Hop Caucus, a national, non-profit and non-partisan organization that connects the Hip Hop community to the civic process to build power and create positive change.  As HHC Senior Vice President, he led the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the Hip Hop Caucus’ portfolio on Climate, Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization.

Prior to joining the Hip Hop Caucus, Mustafa worked 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). He began working on Social Justice issues at the age of 16 and joined the EPA as a student, becoming a founding member of the EPA’s Office of Environmental Justice (OEJ). He most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization and Assistant Associate Administrator working to elevate environmental justice issues and strengthening environmental justice policies, programs, and initiatives. Mustafa worked for EPA Administrators beginning with William Riley and ending with Scott Pruitt.

Throughout his career, Mustafa has conducted more than 1,000 presentations across the country, including speeches, guest lectures, and training. He has also worked with more than 500 domestic and international communities to secure environmental, health and economic justice. Mustafa uses a holistic approach to revitalizing vulnerable communities helping them to move from Surviving to Thriving.

Frequently seen on TV, including MSNBC, CNN, VICE, BET, Samantha Bee and Democracy NOW
Featured and/or cited in over 250 news publications to date, including GQ, New Republic, Ebony, Bustle, The Guardian, The Root, Los Angeles Times, and the Washington Post.
Guest lecturer at over 100 colleges and universities, including Howard, Harvard, Yale, Berkley, Duke, George Washington, Georgetown, Spelman.

Former instructor at West Virginia University, and Stanford University. Mustafa currently serves a board member on Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Union of Concerned Scientist, TREE, Rodenberry Foundation and Climate Hawks Vote.

Current co-host of the live radio show and podcast, Think 100% “The Coolest Show On Climate Change” with Grammy Nominated Singer and Actress Antonique Smith & Civil Rights Icon, Rev Lennox Yearwood.

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Mustafa Santiago Ali

Senior Vice President of Climate, Environmental Justice, & Community Revitalization, National Wildlife Federation
A renowned thought leader, international speaker, policy maker, community liaison, trainer, and facilitator, Dr. Mustafa Santiago Ali wears many hats. He is the Vice President of Environmental Justice, Climate & Community Revitalization for the National Wildlife Federation (NWF) and... Read More →


Thursday May 2, 2019 7:00pm - 9:00pm PDT
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Ballroom
 
Friday, May 3
 

8:15am PDT

Friday Morning Keynote: President Mary Robinson
Keynote Speaker: Mary Robinson, Former President of Ireland

Plus 15 Minutes of Brilliance with Mark Chambers, Chief Sustainability Officer for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York


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Mark Chambers

City of New York, Chief Sustainability Officer
Mark Chambers is an architect and Chief Sustainability Officer for Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City of New York. In this role, he leads the development of policies and programs to create an equitable, sustainable city where every resident can thrive.Mark’s work for NYC focuses... Read More →
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Mary Robinson

UN Special Envoy on Climate Change, Former President of Ireland
One of the world’s most respected advocates for climate justice and Ireland’s first woman President, Mary Robinson leads the Mary Robinson Foundation—Climate Justice, a center for thought leadership, education and advocacy for the poor and disempowered in the world that are... Read More →


Friday May 3, 2019 8:15am - 10:00am PDT
Hyatt Regency Seattle - Regency Ballroom