After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy

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Conference Agenda

Conference Agenda

Schedule of Events

Thursday, October 6
Green Capitalism: Oxymoron or Possibility?
Location: Adam Joseph Lewis Center, Hallock Auditorium
Moderator: John Petersen, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Oberlin College
1 p.m. After Peak Everything
Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute
Introduction: John Petersen, Environmental Studies, Oberlin College
2 p.m. Regenerative Capitalism and Climate Chaos
John Fullerton, Founder and President, Capital Institute
Juliet Schor, Boston College
Moderator: Ron Cheung, Economics, Oberlin College
3 p.m. Capitalism v. Ecological Economics in a Hotter World
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Robert Costanza, Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University
Rumi Shammin, Director of Environmental Studies Program, Oberlin College
Moderator: Swapna Pathak, Environmental Studies, Oberlin College
4 p.m. Making it Fair for Everyone
Nikki Silvestri, Silvestri Strategies
Moderator: Toni Myers, Multicultural Resource Center, Oberlin College
5 p.m. Adjourn
  Dinner on your own
Location: Finney Chapel
8 p.m. The Hottest Fight in the Hottest Year
Bill McKibben, Founder, 350.org
Introduction: Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College
Open to the general public. Event registration not necessary.
Friday, October 7
Agenda for the Next Economy
Location: The Hotel at Oberlin, Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center
Moderator: Dan Moulthrop, CEO, The City Club of Cleveland
7:30–8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast
8:15 a.m. Opening Remarks
David Orr, Paul Sears Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies Emeritus, Oberlin College
8:30 a.m. Framing the Challenges
Ted Howard, Democracy Collaborative
Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative
Comments:
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Michelle Long, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
9:15 a.m. What Can’t be Burned
Mark Campanale, Founder, Carbon Tracker Initiative
Introduction and Comments: Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute
10 a.m. The Role of Investment
Mindy Lubber, CEO, Ceres
Introduction: Anders Ferguson, Partner, Veris Wealth Partners
10:30 a.m. Investing in Climate Solutions
Mindy Lubber, CEO, Ceres
Lila Preston, partner, Generation Investment Management
Anders Ferguson, Partner, Veris Wealth Partners
Al Puchala, CEO, Capitol Peak Asset Management
Moderator: John Fullerton, Founder and President, Capital Institute
11:15 a.m. Break
11:30 a.m. Cities Matter
Veronica Kyle, Faith in Place
Joan Fitzgerald, Northeastern University
Nikki Silvestri, Silvestri Strategies
Moderator: Lee Fisher, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University;
   CEOs for Cities
12:15 p.m. Lunch (provided)
1 p.m. Climate Leadership
Bill Ritter, Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University
Introduction: Sean Hayes, Executive Director, The Oberlin Project
Comments: Bill Becker, Executive Director, Presidential Climate Action Project
Location: The Apollo Theater
2:15 p.m. Beyond Left and Right
Michael Brune, President, Sierra Club
Introduction: John Powers, Cofounder, Alliance for Sustainable Colorado
3:15 p.m. Getting to Plenitude
Juliet Schor, Boston College
Introduction: Eve Sandberg, Politics, Oberlin College
Comments: Michelle Long, Business Alliance for Local Living Economies (BALLE)
4:15 p.m. Grand Strategy for a Hotter Earth
Mark Mykleby, Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University
Patrick Doherty, Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University
Comments: Michael Northrop, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
Introduction: Kristina Mani, Politics, Oberlin College
5 p.m. Program close
  Dinner on your own
Location: The Apollo Theater
8:30 p.m. Justice on a Hotter Planet: A Dialogue on Climate Change
with Tom Steyer and Rev. Otis Moss III

Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate
Otis Moss III, Trinity United Church of Christ (Chicago)
Introduction: Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College; A. G. Miller, Religion, Oberlin College
Moderator: Marvin Krislov, President of Oberlin College
Open to the general public. Event registration not necessary.
Saturday, October 8
The Politics of Transition
Location: The Hotel at Oberlin, Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center
Moderator: Charles Peterson, Visiting Associate Professor of Africana Studies, Oberlin College
8–9 a.m. Continental Breakfast
9 a.m. The Strange Election of 2016
Robert Kuttner, Cofounder, The American Prospect magazine
Comments: Trammell Crow, Founder, Earth Day Texas
Introduction: Marc Blecher, Politics, Oberlin College
10 a.m. Going Local
Michael Shuman; Author; Adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University
Anthony Flaccavento, SCALE
Cullen Naumoff, The Oberlin Project
Sunshine in Detroit
Carla Walker-Miller, President and CEO, Walker-Miller Energy Services
Comments: Cullen Naumoff, Director of Sustainable Enterprise, The Oberlin Project
Introduction: Cindy Frantz, Psychology, Oberlin College
11 a.m. Break
11:15 a.m. State Leadership on Climate Change
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 38th Governor of California;
   USC Schwarzenegger Institute for State and Global Policy
Tom Steyer, NextGen Climate
Introduction: Bill Ritter, Center for the New Energy Economy at Colorado State University
Moderator: Michael Duffy, Editorial Director, Time magazine
12:30 p.m. Wrap up and Reflections
Gar Alperovitz, Democracy Collaborative
Ted Howard, Democracy Collaborative
Hunter Lovins, Natural Capitalism Solutions
Richard Heinberg, Post Carbon Institute
1 p.m. End of program
Conference Venues

The Hotel at Oberlin
10 East College Street (map)

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street (map)

Apollo Theatre
19 East College Street (map)

Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street (map)