Kate Gordon’s Keynote, Thursday Nov. 16


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Drought and Water: Thursday Nov. 16

The Effects of Drought and Increased Water Temperatures. Panelists include: John Bernardo – Sustainability Strategist, Idaho Power Company Lynn Tominaga – Executive Director, Idaho Ground Water Appropriators Kira Finkler – Idaho Water and Habitat Program Director, Trout Unlimited Steve Burgos – Public Works Director, City of Boise Moderator: Mark Solomon – Associate Director, University of Idaho, Idaho Water Resources Research Institute

True Cost of Wildfire: Thursday Nov. 16

The True Cost of Wildfire and Remarks from Chuck Staben, UI President. Wildfire panelists include: Vincent Corrao – President, Northwest Management Inc. David Groeschl – State Forester and Deputy Director of Forestry and Fire, Idaho Department of Lands Gretchen Hyde – Director, Idaho Rangeland Resource Commission Moderator: David New – Snake River Chapter, Society of American Foresters

Challenges to Health and Quality of Life: Thursday Nov. 16

[youtube]Panelists: Allison Crimmins – Lead author and coordinator of the U.S. Global Change Research Program’s assessment on climate change and human health, Steve Pew – Environmental Health Director at Southeastern Idaho Public Health District Josiah Pinkham – Cultural Resources and Climate Change Task Force, Nez Perce Tribe Moderators: Heather Kimmel – Executive Director, American Lung Association in Idaho Stefanie Krantz – Climate Change Coordinator, Nez Perce Tribe Water Resources Division

Innovative Solutions by Idaho’s Industrial Leaders: Friday Nov. 17

MC: Tom Michael – Executive Director, Boise State Public Radio, Toni Hardesty – Idaho State Director, The Nature Conservancy, Rich Berger – Vice President of Engineering, Food Supply, Clif Bar & Company Erik Gonring – Simplot Plant Sciences Industry Affairs and Sustainability Manager, J.R. Simplot Company David Eichberg – Sustainability and Social Innovation, Global Initiatives Lead, HP, Inc. Moderator: Julia Grant – Sustainability Program Manager, Micron Technology Inc.

New Business Opportunities and Solutions: Friday Nov. 17

Scott Flynn – Founder, Flynner Homes and Indie Dwell Leif Elgethun – Founder, Retrolux and Idaho Clean Energy Association Lisa Cooper – President, Figure 8 Investment Strategies Amy Rene Lientz – Director, Partnerships, Engagement and Technology Deployment, Idaho National Laboratory Moderator: Aimee Christensen – Founder and Executive Director of Sun Valley Institute

Recap and Closing Remarks: Friday Nov. 17

[youtube]Highlight of solutions that emerged during the facilitated breakout sessions. Each group shares for 7 minutes. Discussion, open forum and general Q & A.