Dates announced for AREDAY Summit in Snowmass | AspenTimes.com

Dates announced for AREDAY Summit in Snowmass

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American Renewable Energy Institute’s annual summit returns to Snowmass Village on June 19 to 24, event organizers recently announced.

On tap are American Renewable Energy Day Summit Speaker Series, Eco Expo, Impact Film and Startup Green. The events are being held in partnership with the Snowmass Village resort.

The highlight of the week, American Renewable Energy Day Summit, runs from June 19 to 22. An early registration rate of $195 is now available via the website at http://www.areday.net.

The AREDAY Summit will feature 150 speakers who will participate in more than 80 panel discussions, armchair conversations, keynote addresses and networking events. Such topics as climate science, renewable energy and innovative technology, policymaking, entrepreneurship and venture capital investment will be explored.

This year’s theme is “Making America Great: The Business of Innovation, Climate Leadership and Resilient Communities.”

Additionally, American Renewable Energy Institute will simultaneously offer the following events:

• AREDAY Electric, June 22 to 24 — A new venture for 2017, highlighting the transition from combustion to electric motors and showcasing a selection of electric and hybrid vehicles with opportunities to test drive.

• Renewable Energy and Eco Expo, June 22 to 24 — Showcasing sustainable initiatives, energy advances, eco-friendly products, workshops, guest speakers, music, local food, brews and spirits.

• Startup Green, June 19 to 21 — A three-day accelerator platform for clean-tech entrepreneurs.

• IMPACT Film, June 23 to 24 — A solutions-oriented film festival.

Leaders confirmed to speak at the Summit include Michael Brune, Sierra Club; Dr. Sylvia Earle, National Geographic explorer-in-residence; Julie Ann Wrigley, ASU Global Institute of Sustainability; Gen. Wesley Clark, Growth Energy; Keith Tuffley, the B Team; and Jack Hidary, founder and chairman of Samba Energy.


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