DECS 2014 Agenda

Agenda and Speakers for the Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions Climate Conference 2014 (more to be added):

FRIDAY May 9th: UUSF, San Francisco

7:00-9:30 pm       There is a Clean Energy Future!

Opening Video Bill McKibben (via video)
Music Lucia Comnes Singer Songwriter
Keynote Speaker Professor Mark Jacobson Stanford University
Moderator Greg Dalton  Founder, Climate One
 Panelist Miya Yoshitani Asian Pacific Environmental Network
 Panelist Stephanie Wang Clean-Coalition
Panelist Dan Jacobson Environment California
New! Special Speaker's Reception Fundraiser: Come early on Friday, meet the speakers/panelists, and have some great food!


SATURDAY May 10th: Laney College Forum, Oakland

9:00-9:45 am       Welcome, Invocation and Keynote Address

Invocation/Song Pennie Opal Plant Idle No More  
Welcome/Heinberg Intro Marilyn Bardet Community Activist  
Keynote Speaker: Fossil Fuel Overview Richard Heinberg Post Carbon Institute  

9:45-10:45 am       Panel--Fracking: Politics, Economics and Frontline Consequences

Moderator Hillary Aidun Center for Biological Diversity
Panelists David Turnbull Oil Change International
  Latrice Carter Community Activist
  Rob Collier Journalist

11:00 am-12 pm    Panel--Fracking: Developing Effective Strategies to Stop It

Center on Race, Poverty and the Environment
Panelists Hollin Kretzmann Center for Biological Diversity
  Shannon Biggs Global Exchange
  David Braun Americans Against Fracking

 12:00-1:00 pm       Lunch Break and Address-Desmond D'Sa, South African Environmental Justice Activist and Recipient of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize for Africa

 1:00-2:00 pm       Panel--Fossil Fuel Refining and Transport: Extreme Extraction,  Amped-up Production and Reckless Distribution

Moderator Diane Bailey Natural Resources Defense Council
Panelists Matt Krogh ForestEthics
  Greg Karras Communities for a Better Environment
  Marilyn Bardet Community Activist

  2:00-3:00 pm       Panel--Refineries as Bad Neighbors: Protecting Worker, Community and  Planetary Health and Safety

Moderator Andres Soto Communities for a Better Environment
Panelists Roger Lin Communities for a Better Environment
  Dave Campbell United Steel Workers Local 675
  Denny Larson Global Community Monitor

3:15-4:30 pm      Panel--Clean Energy Solutions: Addressing Issues of Democracy, Social Justice and Political Expediency in Implementing a Renewable Future

Moderator  Janet Stromberg Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area
Panelists Vivian Huang Asian Pacific Environmental Network
   Al Weinrub Local Clean Energy Alliance
  John Avalos San Francisco Supervisor, District 11

4:30-4:50 pm       Address--Organizing for the Future: Mark Hertsgaard, Author

4:50-5:00pm        Closing Song - Deborah Levoy, Singer/Songwriter

5 pm              Announcements, closing

SUNDAY May 11th: Laney College, Oakland

On Sunday we honor our Mother Earth with a Mother’s Day celebration and activist workshops. People inspired by what they heard at Saturday’s conference can find out how to get involved in actions that will make a difference. Organizations including 350 Bay Area, Center for Biological Diversity, Sunflower Alliance, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Sierra Club, Food & Water Watch, Chicken Foot Ranch and Activist Center, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project will lead organizing and networking sessions, for people to get involved in local actions. Read more about the workshops here.

10:00-10:15 am Opening Ceremony- Mother Earth Invocation

10:15-10:30 am Overview and schedule of workshops


Fracking Room Refineries and Crude-By-Rail Communities in transition Tools for Organizing Tools for Organizing  


Statewide efforts to stop fracking Crude-By-Rail Strategies Community Choice Climate Curriculum Divestment  


Local Initiatives to stop fracking Frontline Community Updates on Refineries/ Crude-by-Rail Regional Information Sharing Our Power Direct Action training  Power Mapping    




Direct actions to stop fracking

Bay Area Air Quality Management District

BayCAP Campaign

Community Resilience Round Table Networking Coal & Pet Coke Export  

2:45-3:00 pm Closing

NOTE: Venues are subject to change.

All speakers' biographies can be viewed as they become available.




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