2019 Keynote Speakers
Journalist, Producer, and 2008 United States Vice-Presidential Candidate
Saturday, June 22 at 5:00 p.m.
Rosa Alicia Clemente is an organizer, political commentator, and independent journalist. An Afro-Puerto Rican born and raised in the Bronx, NY she has dedicated her life to organizing, scholarship, and activism. From Cornell to prisons, Rosa is one of her generations leading scholars on the issues of Afro-Latinx identity.
Geologist, Earth Historian
Saturday, June 22 at 1:00 p.m.
Naomi Oreskes, Ph.D. is the author of The Scientific Consensus on Climate Change, which laid to rest the idea that there was significant disagreement in the scientific community about the reality of global warming and its human causes.
Conservation Biologist, Environmental Historian, and Writer
Sunday, June 23 at 12:00 p.m.
Curt Meine is a conservation biologist, environmental historian, and writer. He serves as Senior Fellow with the Aldo Leopold Foundation in Baraboo, Wisconsin and with the Chicago-based Center for Humans and Nature. He is a Research Associate with the International Crane Foundation, also located in Baraboo, and Associate Adjunct Professor in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Department of Forest and Wildlife Ecology.
Journalist and Author
Friday, June 21 at 1:00 p.m.
McLean was an editor-at-large at Fortune Magazine, where her 2001 piece, “Is Enron Overpriced?” was one of the first skeptical articles about Enron. After Enron collapsed into bankruptcy, she co-authored The Smartest Guys in the Room: The Amazing Rise and Scandalous Fall of Enron with her Fortune colleague Peter Elkind. A documentary based on the book was nominated for an Academy Award in 2006.