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Speakers & Panelists

The conference featured keynote speakers and panelists who are leading experts on issues related to climate change and to new information technologies.  They include business people, politicians, NGO leaders, scientists, journalists, academics, and others.

Keynote speakers:

Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication at Yale University and widely recognized expert on American and international public opinion on global warming.
Jeremy Grantham, Co-founder and chief investment strategist at Grantham Mayo van Otterloo (GMO) and founder of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment.

Plenary Panelists and Session Experts:

Matthew Swibel, Director of Sustainability Strategy, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Victoria Mills, Managing Director, Environmental Defense Fund
Dennis R. Costello, Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures
Garrett Melby, Co-Founder and Managing Director, GoodCompany Group
Thomas Malone, Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence
Jason Jay, Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability
Brian Swett, Chief of Environment, Energy and Open Space, City of Boston
Bina Venkataraman, Director of Global Policy Initiatives, Lecturer and Journalist, Broad Institute of Harvard and MIT
Noelle Eckley Selin, Assistant Professor, MIT Engineering Systems Division and Dept. of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences
Dale Bryk, Director, Energy & Transportation Program, National Resources Defense Council
Martha Broad, Executive Director, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI)
Eric Maltzer, former Foreign Affairs Officer in the US State Department's Office of Global Change
Gary Langham, Vice President and Chief Scientist, National Audubon Society
Vanessa Rule, Co-Director and Lead Organizer, Mothers Out Front
Stephanie Berzin, Co-Director, Boston College Center for Social Innovation
Celeste LeCompte, Fellow, Nieman Foundation for Journalism, Harvard University
Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Harvey Michaels, Director, MIT Energy Efficiency Strategy Project
Albert Wenger, Venture Capitalist, Union Square Ventures
Christina Becker-Birck, Senior Consultant, Meister Consultants Group
Stephanie Gray, President, Massachusetts Parent Teachers Association
Rusty Russell, Lecturer, Environmental Law, Tufts University
Josh Freed, Vice President of Clean Energy, Third Way
Cynthia Greene, Manager, Climate and Energy Unit, US Environmental Protection Agency
Curt Spalding, Administrator, New England Region, US Environmental Protection Agency
Henrietta Davis, Former Mayor, City of Cambridge
Rebecca Newhall, Coastal Management Specialist, Coastal Program Office, US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Art Reyes, Director, Leading Change Network
Chris Warshaw, Assistant Professor, MIT Department of Political Science
John Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director, MIT Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change
Afton Branche, Program Officer, Thomson Reuters Foundation
Christina Chase, Entrepreneur in Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship
Lalana Kagal, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory
Catherine D'Ignazio, Research Assistant, MIT Media Lab's Center for Civic Media
Nigel Jacob, Co-Founder, New Urban Mechanics at the City of Boston
Eric Chu, Environmental Policy and Planning, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning
Anna Lerner, Energy and Climate Change Specialist World Bank, Latin America & Caribbean region
Stephen R. Connors, Director, Analysis Group for Regional Energy Alternatives, MIT Energy Initiative

 ...and more.