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2008 Speakers in Alphabetical List


JoAnna AbramsJoAnna Abrams,
Founder and CEO, The MindClick Group

Aaron AdelsteinAaron Adelstein,
Director, Built Green of King and Snohomish Counties

Donald Aitken,
Principal, Donald Aitken Associates

Jon AlexanderJon Alexander,
President, Sunshine Construction, LLC.

Laura AllenLaura Allen,
Educator, Greywater Guerrillas

David AlmyDavid Almy,
Principal, ADC Partners

David Alpert,
Vice President and Principal, Hammel, Green & Abrahamson

Terry Alsberg,
Inventor and CEO, Warmboard, Inc.

Andre Angelantoni,
Inspiring Green Leadership

Allison ArieffAllison Arieff,
Editor, Sunset Magazine and "By Design" Columnist, New York Times

Carrie Armel,
Research Associate, Precourt Institute for Energy Efficiency

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

Raj AtluruRaj Atluru,
Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson

Katherine  AustinKatherine Austin,
Architect and Chair of National AIA Housing & Custom Residential Knowledge Community, Katherine Austin, AIA, Architect


Brian BackBrian Back,
Founding Editor and Publisher, Sustainable Industries

Myan BakerMyan Baker,
Senior Consultant, Economic Transformations Group

Paula Baker-LaportePaula Baker-Laporte,
Principal, Baker-Laporte & Associates, Inc.

John BantaJohn Banta,
Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist, RestCon Environmental

David BarnesDavid Barnes,
Planner, City of Kirkland

Panama BartholomyPanama Bartholomy,
Advisor to Commissioner Karen Douglas, California Energy Comission

Chris BartleChris Bartle,
President, Green Key Real Estatek

Carl Bass,
CEO, Autodesk

Jim Bedrick,
Director of Systems Integration, Webcor

Roberta BerrentRoberta Berrent,
Co-Founder and COO, The MindClick Group

Steve BishopSteve Bishop,
Sustainability Domain Lead, IDEO

Jeff Blaevoet,
Principal, Guttman and Blaevoet Consulting Engineers

Norman BourassaNorman Bourassa,
Team Lead, PIER-Buildings End-Use Efficiency Research, California Energy Commission

Darren Bouton,
Deputy Cabinet Secretary, Office of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

Mark BramfittMark Bramfitt,
Principal Program Manager, Customer Energy Efficiency, Pacific Gas and Electric

Cal BroomheadCal Broomhead,
Energy Manager, City of San Francisco

Jerry BrownJerry Brown,
Attorney General, State of California

Peter BruckPeter Bruck,
Building Official, City of Rohnert Park

Lee BurrowsLee Burrows,
Principal, VantagePoint Venture Partners

John BurshekJohn Burshek,
Chief Research Officer, The MindClick Group


Josiah CainJosiah Cain,
Landscape Architect and Chief Design Officer, Design Ecology

Celia CanfieldCelia Canfield,
Principal, Eco Vertex

Marc CarlsonMarc Carlson,
CEO, Microposite, Inc.

Bob ChaseBob Chase,
Chief Building Official, City of Sacramento

Rich ChienRich Chien,
Residential Green Building Coordinator, SF Dept of the Environment

Gordon CookeGordon Cooke,
Trainer & Marketing Specialist, Building Knowledge Inc.

Mary CordaroMary Cordaro,
President and Founder, H3Environmental

Dev CrewsDev Crews,
Chief Marketing Strategist, Luminesa Communications

Glenn CrostonGlenn Croston,
Author, 75 Green Businesses


Paul D'ArelliPaul D'Arelli, LEED AP,
Co-Chair of Green Building & Sustainability, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Darrel DeBoer,
Architect, DeBoer Architects

David DelgadoDavid Delgado,
Mars Public Engagement Outreach Coordinator, Imagine Mars Project JPL/NASA,

Shannon Del VecchioShannon Del Vecchio,
Feng Shui & Interior Design, Tranquil Spaces Design Group

Neal DeSnooNeal DeSnoo,
Manager, Energy and Sustainable Development Division, City of Berkeley Planning Department

Kim DiamondKim Diamond,
Senior Manager of Land Acquisition and Entitlements, Pulte Homes

Fahri DinerFahri Diner,
Managing Director, Sigma Partners

Jon Dougal,
CEO, Innovative Building Materials International

Sean DunnSean Dunn,
Partner/Account Executive, Groove 11

Justin DunningJustin Dunning,
Director, Green Programs, ConSol


Chuck EricksonChuck Erickson,
Assistant Director, Environmental Business Cluster


Tom FeegelTom Feegel,
Chief of Staff, Live Earth

Rowena FineganRowena Finegan,
Owner, Principal Designer, Eco-terric

Kari FosterKari Foster,
Interior Designer, Associates 3

Michael Foster,
City of San Jose

Eric Corey FreedEric Corey Freed,
Principal, organicARCHITECT

Gil FriendGil Friend,
CEO, Natural Logic


Heather Gadonniex, LEED APHeather Gadonniex, LEED AP,
Founder, Green it Group

Terry Gallagher,
Solid Concrete Surface

Pete GangPete Gang,
Principal, Common Sense Design

Mitch GardnerMitch Gardner,
Project Manager, The Olson Company

Dale Garren,
VP Construction, Pinn Brothers Fine Homes

Ruby GatesRuby Gates,
Principal, MarketShift Strategies

Dan Geiger,
Executive Director, USGBC, Northern California Chapter

Zach GentryZach Gentry,
CEO & Co-Founder

Gary GerberGary Gerber,
President, Sun Light & Power

Kathleen GilliganKathleen Gilligan,
CCTO, Array Partners, LLC

Brian GittBrian Gitt,
Executive Director, Build It Green

Matt GoldenMatt Golden,
President, Sustainable Spaces

Bianca Gomez,
Project Engineer, Summit Engineers

Rocio Gonzalez,
Sr. Project Engineer and VD&C Coordinator, Swinerton Builders

Al GoreAl Gore,
Vice President

David GottfriedDavid Gottfried,
Co-Founder, USGBC

Marc GottschalkMarc Gottschalk,
Co-Founder, California Clean Tech Open

Colin GrantColin Grant,
CEO, Visible Strategies

Jason GrantJason Grant,
Principal, LEED A.P., Jason Grant Consulting

Allen GreenAllen Green,
Principal, Green Planning

Carl GuardinoCarl Guardino,
President & CEO, Silicon Valley Leadership Group


Geoff HallGeoff Hall,
Co-founder and Co-owner, Sentient Landscape Inc.

Ken Hall, AIA, LEED AP,
CSBA Architect, Gensler

Eric HansenEric Hansen,
President, Economic Transformations Group

Patrick HayesRandy Hayes,
Climate Policy Officer, World Future Council

William HaywardWilliam Hayward,
President, CEO, Chief Sustainability Officer, Hayward Lumber

Craig HenritzyCraig Henritzy,
Principal, The Studio of Indigenous Designs

Doug Hensel,
Assistant Deputy Director of Codes and Standards, CA Department of Housing and Community Development

Alex Hinds,
Director, Marin County Community Development Agency

Paul HollandPaul Holland,
General Partner, Foundation Capital

Irene HughesIrene Hughes,
Principal, Essence Consulting



Zem Joaquin,
Board Member, Green Editor,

Dan JohnsonDan Johnson,
Design Team, Arkin Tilt Architecture

Mark Johnson, FAIAMark Johnson, FAIA,
Senior Manager of Architecture & Design Marketing, Whirlpool

David JohnstonDavid Johnston,
President, What's Working

Chris JordanChris Jordan,
Photographer and Designer

Joe JordanJoe Jordan,
Physicist, Sky Power Institute


Dan KammenDan Kammen,
Director, Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory, UC Berkeley

Shyam KannanShyam Kannan,
Vice President/Director of Research and Development, RCLCO

Miriam KarellMiriam Karell,
Sustainability Strategist, Three Point Vision

Warren KarlenzigWarren Karlenzig,
President, Common Current

Michelle KaufmannMichelle Kaufmann,
Principal, Michelle Kaufmann Designs

Mike Keesee,
Project Manager Energy Efficiency Customer R&D, Sacramento Municipal Utility District

Marty KellerMarty Keller,
Director of Construction Management, First Community Housing

Cael Kendall,
Design Ecology

Paul KephartPaul Kephart,
President, Rana Creek

Bruce KingBruce King,
Director, Founder and Structural Engineer, Author, Buildings of Earth and Straw and Making Better Concrete, Ecological Building Network

Steve Kleber,
President & Founder, Kleber & Associates

Gary KleinGary Klein,
Managing Partner, Affiliated International Management, LLC

Michael KloefkornMichael Kloefkorn,
Residential Green Building Advocacy Group co-chair, USGBC, Northern California

John KnottJohn Knott,
Managing Director/ CEO, The Noisette Company, LLC

Allison Kopf,
Project Manager, Solar Decathlon 2009


Miriam LandmanMiriam Landman,
Green Building Advisor, M. Landman Communications & Consulting

Mike LaRocco,
CEO, Fireman's Fund

Heather LarsonHeather Larson,
Program Manager, Stop Waste

Joe LaurJoe Laur,
Vice President of Content,

Kelly LernerKelly Lerner,
Architect, One World Design

Peter LiuPeter Liu,
Founder and Vice Chairman, New Resource Bank

Eric LoebelEric Loebel,
Director of Business Development, Celilo Group

Dietmar Lorenz,
Architect, Daniel Smith & Associates

Hunter LovinsHunter Lovins,
Founder & President, Natural Capitalism Solutions

Todd Lukesh, LEED AP, CGBP, GPRTodd Lukesh, LEED AP, CGBP, GPR,
Sustainability Manager, Webcor Builders

Richard Lyon,
Senior Advocate, California Building Industry Association


Duncan MacKenzieDuncan MacKenzie,
FSC Market Development Director, Mead Clark and Natural Forest Product Distribution

Daniel MackeyDaniel Mackey,
President, Daniel Mackey Construction Incorporated

Leif MagnusonLeif Magnuson,
Pollution Prevention Coordinator, U.S. EPA Region IX, WST-7

Andrew MannleAndrew Mannle,
Senior Editor,

Drew Maran,
President, Drew Maran Construction

Robert Marcial,
PEC Director, PG&E Pacific Energy Center

Paige Martin,
Landscape Architect, Sprout Studio & Gardens

Bob MassaroBob Massaro,
CEO, Healthy Buildings Management Group, Inc.

Michael McCutcheonMichael McCutcheon,
President, McCutcheon Construction

Taryn MeadTaryn Mead,
Biologists at the Design Table

Martin Melaver,
CEO, Melaver, Inc.

Ramon Mendez Jr.,
Director, Technical Assistance and Training, Enterprise Community Partners

Dan Meschi

Dianna Miller,
Senior Researcher, User Experience Design, Rearden Commerce

Kirstin MillerKirstin Miller,
Executive Director, Ecocity Builders

Alex Morales,
President, Magic Homes California

Clare E. MunnClare E. Munn,
CEO, Communication Director, The Communicatio Group

Michael Murray,
CEO, Forma Home Systems


Tony Napolitano,
Publisher, Smart HomeOwner Magazine

Aaron Nitzkin,
Vice President, OCR Solar & Roofing, Inc


Jeff Oberdorfer, AIA CDSJeff Oberdorfer, AIA CDS,
Executive Director, First Community Housing

Bob O'ConnorBob O'Connor,
Practice Director, Wilson Sonsini

Cheryl O'ConnorCheryl O'Connor,
Vice President of Sales, Summerhill Homes

Dara O'RourkeDara O'Rourke,
Founder, President, Taoit, UC Berkeley

Tim Owen-KennedyTim Owen-Kennedy,
President, Vital Systems


Mark PalmerMark Palmer,
Municipal Green Building Coordinator, San Francisco Dept of the Environment

Racquel PalmeseRacquel Palmese,
Managing Editor, Green Technology

Dana PapkeDana Papke,
Senior Air Pollution Control Specialist & Green Building Lead, California Air Resources Board

Esther Park,
Director, Lending Program, RSF Social Finance

Ian Pocock,
Operations Manager, Rising Sun Energy Center

Carl PopeCarl Pope,
Executive Director, Sierra Club

Dave Porter, MIRMDave Porter, MIRM,
First Vice President Northwest Division Builder Manager, Countrywide Home Loans

Lynelle Preston CameronLynelle Preston Cameron,
Director of Sustainability, Autodesk

John Proctor, P.E.John Proctor, P.E.,
President, Proctor Engineering Group, Ltd.

Chris PykeChris Pyke,
Climate Change Team Lead, CTG Energetics



Bob RaymerBob Raymer,
Senior Advocates, California Building Industry Association

Bill ReedBill Reed,
President, Integrative Design Collaborative

Mayor Chuck ReedMayor Chuck Reed,
Mayor, San Jose

Sandra ReedSandra Reed,
President, ZAC Landscape Architects

Janill RichardsJanill Richards,
Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General

Tom Richards,
Solid Concrete

Marc RichmondMarc Richmond,
President, Practica Consulting

Daniel Robin,
Principal Consultant, Daniel Robin & Associates

Jim Robbins,
Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster

Jennifer RobertsJennifer Roberts,
Author, Good Green Kitchens

Don Rodes,
CEO, SolarAire

Sara RosenthalSara Rosenthal,
Principal, Healthy Buildings USA


Michael SammetMichael Sammet,
Sustainable Design Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

Bry Sarte,
Principal, Sherwood Engineers

Michael Seaman,
Contract Manager, California Energy Commission

Kemba ShakurKemba Shakur,
Executive Director, Urban Releaf

Pete Shoemaker,
Renewables Program Coordinator, PG&E Pacific Energy Center

Donald SimonPeter Sharer,
CEO, AgileWaves

Rachel Sheinbein,
Angel Investor, Keiretsu Forum

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

Lynn Simon,
Principal, Simon & Associates, Inc.

Kate Simonen,
Founding Partner and COO, Parco Homes

Kristina SkierkaKristina Skierka,
Director, Clean Tech and Sustainability Practice, Bite Communications

KoAnn SkrzyniarzKoAnn Skrzyniarz,
Founder/CEO, Sustainable Life Media

Dan SmithDan Smith,
Principal Architect, DSA Architects

Pepper Smith,
Green Consulting Programs Manager, Davis Energy

Wendy SommerWendy Sommer,
Senior Program Manager, Alameda County Waste Management Association,

Patti SouthardPatti Southard,
Project Manager, King County GreenTools

Michelle StahlhutMichelle Stahlhut,
Land Use Planner, City of San Jose

Peter Stark,
CEO, Treadlight

Kat SteeleKat Steele,
Founder & Director, Urban Permaculture Guide

Nehemiah StoneNehemiah Stone,
Director of DSM Implementation, KEMA Services, Inc.

Beatrice StonebanksBeatrice Stonebanks,
Publisher, Builder/Architect Magazine

Julieann SummerfordJulieann Summerford,
Associate Director of Implementation, Heschong Mahone Group, Inc.

John Suppes,
President, Clarum Homes & Byldan Corporation

Kevin SuraceKevin Surace,
CEO, Serious Materials

Sarah SusankaSarah Susanka,
Author of The Not So Big House

David SuzukiDavid Suzuki,
Chair, David Suzuki Foundation

Stephanie SwansonStephanie Swanson,
Principal, MarketShift Strategies

Jessica SwitzerJessica Switzer,
Partner, Blue Practice


Nabih TahanNabih Tahan,
Principal, Nabih Tahan, AIA, MRIAI

Scott TerrellScott Terrell,
Director of Planning, Truckee Donner Public Utility District

Brandon Tinianov,
Serious Materials

Rose TockeRose Tocke,
Biologists at the Design Table

Bryant TongBryant Tong,
Managing Director, Nth Power

Andrea Traber,
Director, KEMA Services, Inc.

Tim TuttTim Tutt,
Advisor to Chairman Pfannenstiel, California Energy Commission


Wanda UrbanskaWanda Urbanska,
Host/Producer, Simple Living TV series


Sim Van der RynSim Van der Ryn,
Principal, Van der Ryn Architects

Greg VanMechelen,
Principal, VanMechelen Architects

Pam Van OrdenPam Van Orden,
President, Enlightened Brand

Trae VassalloTrae Vassallo,
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers

Carol VenoliaCarol Venolia,
Architect and Director, Carol Venolia, Architect

Alberto Villarreal,
Senior Lead Designer, LUNAR

Alexandra von MeierAlexandra von Meier,
Associate Professor, Sonoma State University

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Brian WalshBrian Walsh,
Associate, Nth Power

Chris WaughChris Waugh,
Practice Lead, Consumer Experience Design, IDEO

Walker WellsWalker Wells,
AICP LEED AP, Global Green

Douglas WhiteDouglas White, LEED AP,
Attorney, Hoge, Fenton, Jones & Appel, Inc.

Phil WilliamsPhil Williams,
Vice President, Webcor & Chair, Mayor's Task Force on Green Building

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

Peter YostPeter Yost,
Program Manager, Building Green, Inc.

Nick ZigelbaumNick Zigelbaum,
Energy Analyst, NRDC

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