Executive Director, Fresh Energy
Sunday, September 10 at 1:00 p.m. Main Stage
Michael Noble is a 30-year energy leader, well-known for shaping and driving the major public policy innovations that are speeding Minnesota and the Midwest’s transition from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy.
National Campaigns Director, Honor the Earth
Saturday, September 9 at 6:00 p.m.
Tara Houska (Couchiching First Nation) is a tribal attorney based in Washington, D.C., the National Campaigns Director of Honor the Earth, and a former advisor on Native American affairs to Bernie Sanders.
Director, Rural Renewable Energy Alliance
Saturday, September 9 at 1:00 p.m.
Jason Edens is the founder and Director of the Rural Renewable Energy Alliance (RREAL), a national nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting energy poverty with solar power and ensuring that solar energy is accessible to all.
Institute for Local Self-Reliance
Friday, September 8 at 5:30 p.m.
Solar Pro Pavilion
at the Networking Dinner
John Farrell is the Director of Democratic Energy at the Institute for Local Self-Reliance and widely known as the guru of distributed energy.
Screening of JB Straubel, Co-Founder of Tesla
Saturday, September 9 at 10:00 a.m.
Sunday, September 10 at 10:00 a.m.
Watch a screening of the keynote address by Tesla Co-Founder JB Straubel from our Custer, Wisconsin Fair in June! JB Straubel is the Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and co-founder of Tesla Motors.
Look & See: A Portrait of Wendell Berry
Sunday, September 10 at 3:00 p.m.
Watch a screening of the award-winning Sundance documentary LOOK & SEE, a powerful cinematic portrait of Wendell Berry—farmer, activist, and undoubtedly one of America’s most significant living writers.
Sweet Land movie
Saturday, September 9 at 3:45 p.m.
Come to a screening of Sweet Land, the first carbon neutral film in the U.S., produced locally in Minnesota! Sweet Land is a story of unlikely immigrant lovers who struggle for integration in 1920’s America.
Screening of ‘Between Earth and Sky’ with Co-Director Jonathan Seaborn
Saturday, September 9 at 2:15 p.m.
Jonathan Seaborn is a two-time Emmy-winning nonfiction filmmaker and Co-Director of ‘Between Earth and Sky.’ Jonathan will introduce the documentary ‘Between Earth and Sky,’ and facilitate a Q&A following the showing.