Conference Speakers

Research to Action: The Science of Drawdown will feature the following climate solutions leaders from around the globe.

Office Director, Innovation, Partnering, and Outreach, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Senior Scientist, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Evan Pugh University Professor of Geosciences, Penn State
Senior Research Associate, Larson Transportation Institute, Penn State
Research Fellow, Project Drawdown
Assistant Research Professor, Institutes of Energy and Environment, Penn State
Drawdown Scholar, Penn State
Assistant Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
President, Penn State
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Chief, Schaghticoke First Nations
Associate Professor, Department of Risk and Environmental Studies, Karlstad University
Associate Professor, The Ohio State University
Recycling Program Manager, Pennsylvania Recycling Markets Center
National Energy Technology Laboratory, Predictive Geosciences Division
Academic Programs Manager, Sustainability Institute, Penn State
Climate Change & Development Specialist
Colombia Coordinator, Neotropics Program, Yale University
Vice President Of Operations And Engagement, Project Drawdown
Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering, Penn State
Director of the Loka Initiative, Center for Healthy Minds, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Vice President of Strategy & Innovation, Green Building Alliance
Managing Partner, ECONCREED
Assistant Professor, Carnegie Mellon University
Drawdown Scholar, Rowan University
Assistant Professor, Industrial & Manufacturing Systems Engineering, University of Missouri
Board Member, Center for Progressive Reform
Co-President of the Club of Rome
Chief Executive Officer, European Institute of Innovation and Technology, Climate-KIC
Doctoral Candidate, Plant Pathology and Environmental Microbiology, Penn State
Chief Resilience Officer, City of Pittsburgh
Drawdown Scholar, Penn State
Research Scientist, Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, Colorado State University
Director, Sustainable Obtainable Solutions
Executive Director, Project Drawdown
Professor of Climate Dynamics, Penn State
Vice President and Research Director, Project Drawdown
Director, STEPS (Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways), University of California, Davis
Associate Professor of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Senior Fellow, World Resources Institute
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Drawdown Scholar, Columbia University
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
President, Venture Strategies for Health and Development
Professor, Texas Tech University
Associate Director of Engagement, International Living Future Institute
Environment Reporter, The Guardian US
Executive Vice President and Provost, Penn State
Associate Professor of Crop Production and Ecology, Penn State
Founder and Executive Director, PRIME Coalition
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering, Penn State
Chair Professor in Operations Management, University of Sheffield
Chief Executive, Deutsche Energie-Agentur (dena), German Energy Agency
Author of "Accelerate This!"
Fellow, Center for Universal Education, Brookings
CEO and Co-Founder, 412 Food Rescue
Director of Science Translation, EAT Forum
Professor of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez
Distinguished Professor of Environmental Studies, Brown University
Paul E. and Joan H. Queneau Distinguished Professor of Engineering and Adjunct Professor of Biology, Dartmouth College
Director of Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Professor, University of Puerto Rico
KAM Consulting, Principal
Drawdown Scholar, Columbia University
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Managing Director, Climate, Outrider Foundation
Drawdown Scholar, Penn State
Associate Professor of Architectural Engineering, Penn State
Assistant Teaching Professor, Penn State
Assistant Professor, Penn State
Associate Professor of Communications, Penn State
Director, Inyenyeri
Associate Vice President for Research, Penn State
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Penn State
Director, Materials Research Institute, Penn State
Director, Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Penn State
President, Igiugig Village Council
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State
Science Writer, The New York Times
Harold and Inge Marcus Dean of Engineering, Penn State
Professor of Soil Science, University of California, Davis
Chief Sustainability Officer, Director of Sustainability Institute, Penn State
Executive Director, Wilton E. Scott Institute for Energy Innovation, Carnegie Mellon University
Executive Director, Pennsylvania Association of Sustainable Agriculture
Professor of Geography, Penn State
Head, Department Chemical Energy Storage, Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE
Distinguished Professor of Fuel Science, Penn State
Director of School of Public Policy & Urban Affairs, Northeastern University
Director, Drawdown Europe
Assistant Professor of Rural Sociology, Sociology, and Demography, Penn State
Senior Fellow, Project Drawdown
Assistant Research Professor, Penn State
Drawdown Scholar, New York University
Drawdown Europe
Co-Founder and Policy Director, The Global Sustainable Technology and Innovation Conference
Executive Director, Climate Foundation
Program Officer, Environment, William and Flora Hewlett Foundation
Higher Education Program Manager, FEMA
Professor of Energy Engineering, Penn State
Environment and Energy Editor, The Conversation
Director, Omega Center for Sustainable Living
Associate Professor, Nuclear Engineering, Penn State
Senior Science Policy Advisor, World Agroforestry Centre