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2009 Full Speaker Lineup

Central to the success of this conference are the exceptional speakers and presenters who share their technical knowledge, on-the-ground expertise, and visionary wisdom on a wide range of topics from building science and public policy to technology.


Dan AdlerDan Adler
President, California Clean Energy Fund: CalCEF

Jon AlexanderJon Alexander
President, Sunshine Construction LLC

Gadi AmitGadi Amit
Principal Designer & Founder, NewDealDesign

Ray AndersonRay Anderson
Chairman & Founder, Interface, Inc.; Author, Confessions of a Radical Industrialist

Allison ArieffAllison Arieff
By Design Columnist, New York Times

Tenaya AsanTenaya Asan
Program Manager, GreenPoint Rated, Build It Green

Nick AsterNick Aster
Co-Founder, Triple Pundit


Brian BackBrian Back
Founding Editor and Publisher, Sustainable Industries

Panama BartholomyPanama Bartholomy
Advisor to Commissioner Douglas, California Energy Commission

Josh BeckerJosh Becker
General Partner & Co-founder, New Cycle Capital

Debra BermanDebra Berman
Managing Director, Justmeans

Susan BierzychudekSusan Bierzychudek
Principal, Green Ideals

Laura BillingsLaura Billings
Sage Green Development

Jared BlumenfeldJared Blumenfeld
Director, Department of the Environment, City and County of San Francisco

Jon BonannoJon Bonanno
Chairman, Principle Power & Keiretsu Cleantech Investment, Committee Chairman,

Zorana BosnicZorana Bosnic
Vice President, Sustainable Design Director, HOK

Adam BoucherAdam Boucher
CEO & Founder, The Ethos Fund, LLC

Stewart BrandStewart Brand
President, The Long Now Foundation

Alison BrownAlison Brown
Chief of Staff & CFO, California Academy of Sciences

Becky BrunBecky Brun
Editor, Sustainable Industries

Ian BryanIan Bryan
President & Founder, The Sensible City, Inc

Bill BurkeBill Burke
Assistant Director, Pacific Energy Center

Jeff BurklandJeff Burkland
Principal, Burkland Consulting


Josiah CainJosiah Cain
Principal, Design Ecology

Paul CampbellPaul Campbell
Principal, Deloitte

Celia CanfieldCelia Canfield
Chief Development Director, West Coast Green

Jeff CarrierJeff Carrier
Sustainability Manager, Carpet and Rug Institute

Erin CarsonErin Carson
Development Specialist, Housing, San Francisco Redevelopment Agency

Rick ChitwoodRick Chitwood
President, Chitwood Energy Management, Inc.

Cathy ChiuCathy Chiu
Principal, Falcon Group

Drew ClarkDrew Clark
Director of Sustainability, IBM Venture Capital Group

Sara Ellis ConantSara Ellis Conant
Manager, Enterprise Sustainability, Deloitte Consulting

Anah CorleyAnah Corley
VP, Business Development, Stetson Expo

Rebecca CostaRebecca Costa
Trendist, Biodiversity Foundation and Author,, The Watchman's Rattle

Dev CrewsDev Crews
Chief Sustainability Officer, Luminesa- Illuminated Marketing

Sean CulmanSean Culman
AIA, LEED AP, Solutions


Michael D’AmourMichael D’Amour
President & CEO, Lumenergi, Inc.

Peter DarbeePeter Darbee

Bonnie DeVarcoBonnie DeVarco
Founder, Media X, Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Stanford University

Jennifer DevlinJennifer Devlin
Principal, EHDD Architects

Cisco DevriesCisco Devries
President, Renewable Funding

Marcel DialloMarcel Diallo
Executive Director, Village Bottoms Community Development Corporation

Mary Ann DickinsonMary Ann Dickinson
Executive Director, Alliance for Water Efficiency

Carla DinCarla Din
Director, East Bay Green Corridor Partnership

Chris DoelleChris Doelle
VP Sales & Marketing, MonierLifetile

Rodney DoleRodney Dole
Treasurer, Sonoma County

Brian DugganBrian Duggan
Director of Thought Leadership Programs, West Coast Green

Laurie DurnellLaurie Durnell
Director of Consulting, The Grove Consultants International


Ann Edminster, M.ArchAnn Edminster, M.Arch
Green Building Consultant, Design AVEnues

Kathy EvansKathy Evans
Graphic Recorder


Jeremy FaludiJeremy Faludi
Associate Professor, Stanford University, Project FROG

Prudence FerreiraPrudence Ferreira
CEO, Integral Impact Inc.

Martin FlahertyMartin Flaherty
President, ecoScorecard

Eric Corey FreedEric Corey Freed
Principal, organicARCHITECT

Gil FriendGil Friend
CEO, Natural Logic, Inc.


Heather GadonniexHeather Gadonniex
Managing Partner, Sustainability, MindClick SGM

Mary Ann GallagherMary Ann Gallagher
Education Director, West Coast Green

Lisa Michelle GalleyLisa Michelle Galley
Managing Principal, Galley Eco Capital LLC

Gary GerberGary Gerber
President, Sun Light & Power Co.

Kathleen GilliganKathleen Gilligan
Partner, EcoStrategy Group

Brian GittBrian Gitt
Principal, BKI

Matt GoldenMatt Golden
President & Founder, Sustainable Spaces

Christi GrahamChristi Graham
President & CEO, West Coast Green

Jose GuevaraJose Guevara
Property Manager, Cushman & Wakefield of California, Inc.

Leslie GuevarraLeslie Guevarra
Associate Editor,,

Lawrence GustLawrence Gust
Environmental Consultant, Gust Environmental


Gavin HealyGavin Healy
Owner, Balance Point Home Performance

Amy HebardAmy Hebard
Chief Research Officer & Co-Founder, Earthsense

Hazel HendersonHazel Henderson
Founder, Ethical Markets Media, LLC

Jessica HoerterJessica Hoerter
Representative, NCFI

Paul HollandPaul Holland
General Partner, Foundation Capital

David HopkinsDavid Hopkins
Co-Author, The Tactics of Hope: How Social Entrepreneurs Are Changing Our World


Graham IrwinGraham Irwin
Principal, Essential Habitat


Rosey JencksRosey Jencks
Stormwater Planner, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

David JohnsonDavid Johnson
Director of West Coast Studio, William McDonough and Partners

De’Anthony JonesDe’Anthony Jones
Student, Leader & Activist, San Francisco Unified School District


Daniel KammenDaniel Kammen
Class of 1935 Distinguished Professor of Energy, Energy and Resources Group, University of California, Berkeley

Michael KanellosMichael Kanellos
Editor in Chief, Greentech Media

Michelle KaufmannMichelle Kaufmann
Principal, Michelle Kaufmann Studio

Paul KephartPaul Kephart
President, Rana Creek

Mike KerwinMike Kerwin
Co-Founder, Lorax Development

Jason KibbeyJason Kibbey
Founder, Pact Apparel

Pat KilduffPat Kilduff
Marketing Director, Fort Mason Center

Bruce KingBruce King
Grand Pooh-bah, Green Building Advisor

Marie KingMarie King
Sales Director, PlanetUp

Gary KleinGary Klein
Managing Partner, Affiliated International Management, LLC

Michael KloefkornMichael Kloefkorn
Associate, Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP

Bob KnightBob Knight
President, Bevilacqua-Knight, Inc.

John L. KnottJohn L. Knott
President & CEO, The Noisette Company

George KopfGeorge Kopf
Program Director, Green Energy Training Services, Rising Sun Energy Center

Ken KortkampKen Kortkamp
Associate, Sherwood Design Engineers

Piper KujacPiper Kujac
Co-Chair, Northern California Chapter RGB Advocacy Committee,


Heather LarsonHeather Larson
Program Manager, Stopwaste

Steve LehtonenSteve Lehtonen
Managing Director, GreenPlumbers USA

Elliott LemenagerElliott Lemenager
Social Media Strategist, Projectline, Online Community Manager, Microsoft

Tom LentTom Lent
Policy Director, Healthy Building Network

Meagan LevitanMeagan Levitan
Board Member, San Francisco Recreation & Parks Commission

Peter LeydenPeter Leyden
Founder & CEO, Next Agenda

Melissa LindsleyMelissa Lindsley
Marketing Manager, American Galvanizers Association

Peter LiuPeter Liu
Founder & Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank


Matt MackoMatt Macko
Principal, Environmental Building Strategies

Leif MagnusonLeif Magnuson
Residential Green Building Coordinator, EPA

Andy MannleAndy Mannle
Sustainable Strategy and Communications,

Robert MarcialRobert Marcial
Supervisor, Pacific Energy Center

Michael MartinMichael Martin
Development Project Manager, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission

Brian MatthayBrian Matthay
Program Director, Imagine H2O

David McConvilleDavid McConville
Director of Noospheric Research, The Elumenati, Buckminster Fuller Institute

Alisdair McGregorAlisdair McGregor
Principal, ARUP

Martin MelaverMartin Melaver
CEO, Melaver, Inc.

Marty MelleraMarty Mellera
Electrical Engineer, SF Municipal Transportation Agency

Kirstin MillerKirstin Miller
Executive Director, Ecocity Builders, Inc.

Peter MoonenPeter Moonen
Co-Leader, Sustainability Coordinator, SustainableBuilding Coalition / Wood WORKS!

Greta MowryGreta Mowry
President, Verge Innovation Group

Stefan MühleStefan Mühle
General Manager and Regional Director, Orchard Hotels / Portfolio Hotels & Resorts

Karen MurrayKaren Murray
Senior Associate, Van Meter Williams Pollack


Steve NewcombSteve Newcomb
CEO & Co-Founder, Virgance

Dave NielsenDave Nielsen
Facilitator, CloudCamp

Bonnie NixonBonnie Nixon
Director Of Sustainability, Hewlet Packard

Rex NorthenRex Northen
Executive Director, Cleantech Open


Harry O’BrienHarry O’Brien
Partner, Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass – Lead Counsel

David OrrDavid Orr
Chair of Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College


Tom PaladinoTom Paladino
President, Paladino and Company

Steve PantazesSteve Pantazes
Representative, Solar Sonoma County

Esther ParkEsther Park
Director, Lending Program, RSF Social Finance

David ParrishDavid Parrish
Chief Operating Officer, AquaOne Technologies, LLC

Kristina PasterKristina Paster
Operations & Finance Manager, Sustainable Industries

Jes PedersenJes Pedersen
Senior Vice President & Project Executive, Webcor Builders

Lewis PerkinsLewis Perkins
Principal, New House LLC

Janet PetersonJanet Peterson
Co-Founder, Our Home Spaces

Peter PfeifferPeter Pfeiffer
Principal, Barley & Pfeiffer Architects

Warner PhilipsWarner Philips
Managing Partner, Tendris

David PhillipsDavid Phillips
CEO, NaturalPath Media

Fred PollackFred Pollack
Principal, Van Meter Williams Pollack, LLP

Naomi PoratNaomi Porat
CEO, ZETA Communities

Joe PreisJoe Preis
Founder, & Keiretsu Forum

Luis PrestamoLuis Prestamo
Chief Operating Officer, PlanetUp


Charles RedellCharles Redell
Associate Editor, Sustainable Industries

Bill ReedBill Reed
President, Integrative Design Collaborative

John RenowdenJohn Renowden
Product Manager, MonierLifetile

Frankie RidolfiFrankie Ridolfi
Director of Marketing, Climate Earth

Kirsten RitchieKirsten Ritchie
Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler Architecture Design and Planning Worldwide

John Marshall RobertsJohn Marshall Roberts
Co-Founder, Conceptual Age Media

Peter Rumsey P.EPeter Rumsey P.E
Founder & President, Rumsey Engineers


Bry SartéBry Sarté
Principal & CEO, Sherwood Design Engineers

Jonathan ScharfmanJonathan Scharfman
Land Development Director, Universal Paragon Corporation

Greg SellersGreg Sellers
President, Burnham Energy

Scott ShellScott Shell
Senior Associate and Sustainability Expert, EHDD Architects

Donald SimonDonald Simon
Attorney, Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean

Cameron SinclairCameron Sinclair
Author, Design Like You Give a Damn, Co-founder, Architecture for Humanity

Sandy SkeesSandy Skees
Founder & CEO, Communications4Good

Ori SklootOri Skloot
Advanced Home Energy

Gordon StarrGordon Starr
CEO, Starr Consulting Group

James StickleyJames Stickley
Principal, Wallace Roberts and Todd

Brod StreetBrod Street
Senior Policy Officer, Department of Sustainability and Environment

Sara StroudSara Stroud
Bay Area Correspondent, Sustainable Industries

Kevin SuraceKevin Surace
CEO, Serious Materials

Paul SwitenkiPaul Switenki
Mechanical Engineer, ARUP

Jessica SwitzerJessica Switzer
Partner, Blue Practice


Nabih TahanNabih Tahan
Principal, BauTechnologies

Andrew TangAndrew Tang
Senior Director, Smart Energy Web, PG&E

Lynne TwistLynne Twist
Author, The Soul of Money and Co-Founder, The Pachamama Alliance


Sim Van der RynSim Van der Ryn
Chief Wizard, Ecodesign Collaborative

Saskia van GendtSaskia van Gendt
Lifecycle Building Challenge and Energy Coordinator, EPA - Region 9

Pam Van OrdenPam Van Orden
President, Enlightened Brand

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Gene WangGene Wang
CEO, People Power Co.

Jeff WeinbergerJeff Weinberger
Chair, Cisco WebEx Green Initiative, Cisco WebEx

Geoff WeisenbergerGeoff Weisenberger
Sustainability Manager, American Institute of Steel Construction

Paul WelschmeyerPaul Welschmeyer
Principal, Paul Welschmeyer Architects

Adam WerbachAdam Werbach
Global CEO, Saatchi & Saatchi S

Colin WielColin Wiel
President, Keiretsu Forum - San Francisco & North Bay

Alex WilsonAlex Wilson
Founder & President, Building Green, Inc.

Andrew WinstonAndrew Winston
Founder, Winston Eco-Strategies and Author, Green Recovery and Green to Gold

Peter YostPeter Yost
Director of Residential Services,

Don YoungDon Young
President, D.R. Young Associates – Development Manager

Larry ZarkerLarry Zarker
CEO, Building Performance Institute

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