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LEAD THE CONVERSATION Submit an Abstract

Are you an expert in your field at the intersection of carbon, climate, equity, ESG, net zero, or resilience? Submit an abstract by May 11, 2022 to speak at NZ22. There’s never been a more crucial time to lead the conversation on climate action towards a #NetZeroFuture.

MEET OUR Abstract Review Committee

Perry Bradley

Director, GE Aviation

Thelma Briseño

Senior Director, Energy and Water Programs, Climate Resolve

Diana Chen

Environmental Sustainability Administrator, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Edward Faustin

Co-Founder / Managing Principal, AreaProbe

Courtney V. Galatioto

Chief of Staff & Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, Smart Electric Power Alliance

Allison Gander

Project Architect, House & Robertson Architects

Lawrence Garber

Program Associate, Building Decarbonization Coalition

Belinda Li

Director, Corporate Engineering and Sustainability, Hudson Pacific Properties

Kristina Owyoung Vinson

Senior Manager, REWS Internal Communications, Salesforce

Avinash Rajagopal

Editor in Chief, Metropolis Magazine

Shelley Salehzadeh

Director, Growth & Client Solutions, Verdical Group

Ruby Rose Yepez

New Construction Senior Advisor, Southern California Edison

MEET OUR Conference Speakers

Sandeep Ahuja

CEO & Co-founder, cove.tool

Arfa Aijazi

PhD Student, Building Science, Technology, and Sustainability, University of California, Berkeley

Wayne Alldredge

Associate Director of O&M, Energy, and Commissioning, VCA Green

Joseph G. Allen

CEO, 9 Foundations, Inc.

Yunnan Allen

Project Architect, HDR

Bobby Almeida

Director of Commissioning, Verdical Group

Monica Amalfitano

Interim Director, Design and Construction Services, California State University, Long Beach (CSULB)

Tania Anders

Sustainability Coordinator, Professor of Geology and Oceanography, Mt. San Antonio College

Minoo Ashabi

Principal Planner, City of Tustin

Eera Babtiwale

Director of Sustainability, Mt. San Antonio College

Hannah Bailey

Emerging Technology Integration - Research Engineer, Ford Motor Company

Nilesh Bansal

Director of Sustainability, cove.tool

Aravind Batra

Vice President & Principal, P2S Inc.

Kameron Beeks

Vice President, Education Market Sector Lead, Mechanical Engineer, Glumac

Vatsal Bhatt

Vice President - Communities, U.S. Green Building Council

Elena Bondareva

Sustainability Lead: Americas, Powerledger

Amanda Nicole Bridges

Senior Architectural Professional, SOM

Shara Castillo

Principal, ZGF Architects

L. DeWayne Cecil

Founder & Chief Scientist, SeOS; Founder & Director, Destination SPACE Inc.

Erin Cooke

Sustainability Director, San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

Brad Coverdale

VP, Fleet and Product Support, Sunbelt Rentals, Inc.

Casey Dailey

Director of Energy & Environmental Programs, WRCOG

Kaustav Das

Energy Modeler, AECOM

Jeff Denno

Sr. P&D Sustainability Manager, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Ritika Dhamija

Project Manager & Energy Analyst, Verdical Group

Meghan Duff

Manager, R&D Projects, Association for Energy Affordability

Jason Dunster

Integrated Design Director, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc.

Moe Fakih

Principal, VCA Green

Farrah Farzaneh

Director, Facilities Planning, Emergency Management & Construction, San Bernardino Community College District

Erin Feeney

Associate, David Baker Architects

Simon Fowell

Principal Economist, Autocase

Eric Corey Freed

Principal, Director of Sustainability, CannonDesign

Justin Glover

Associate Principal, STUDIOS Architecture

Avideh Haghighi

Associate Principal & Sustainable Design Leader, ZGF Architects

Lisa Hannaman

Principal Account Manager, Institutional Partnerships, Southern California Edison

Jessica M. Henson

Partner, OLIN

Isaias Hernandez

Environmental Educator & Founder of QueerBrownVegan

Monte Hilleman

Senior Vice President of Sustainable Development, Saint Paul Port Authority & President, Port Consulting

Selina Holmes

VP, LEED Marketing, U.S. Green Building Council 

Taryn Holowka

Senior Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Advocacy, U.S. Green Building Council

Michael Hsueh

Building Science Engineer, RDH Building Science Inc.

Ted Hyman

Managing Partner, ZGF Architects

David Jaber

Founder, Climate Positive Consulting

Teresa Jan

Associate Principal, Gould Evans

Nick Jiles

Manager, REALIZE-CA, Rocky Mountain Institute

Meghana Joshi

Senior Project Manager, Little Diversified Architectural Consulting

Jeremy Matthew Klemic

Landscape Architect, Associate Principal, SWA Group

Greg Kochanowski

Co-president, Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design; Partner & Design Principal, GGA+

Gary J. Lai

Landscape Architecture Practice Builder, Kimley-Horn

Sara Laudeman

Architectural Researcher, cove.tool

Ariane Laxo

Director of Sustainability, HGA

Eric Lee

Vice President, ESG Investing, Aligned Climate Capital

Claire Letané

Professor, Landscape Architecture, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

Charlene Mendez

Senior Sustainability Analyst, HDR

Terri Mickelsen

CEO, Clean Energy Credit Union

Jason Montgomery

Project Manager, Swinerton Builders

Sandy Mukherjee

Senior Sustainability Engineer, AECOM

Sara Neff

Head of Sustainability, Lendlease Americas

Brian Nichols

Design Principal, HMC Architects

Jeanne Ng

Principal, MJMA Architecture & Design

Stacey Olson

Design Resilience Leader, Director of Sustainability, Senior Associate, Gensler

Daniel Overbey

Director of Sustainability, Browning Day; Assistant Professor of Architecture, Ball State University

Don Owens

Chairman, HNO International

Tom Pace

Director of Facilities, San Bernardino City Unified School District

Sonu Panda

CEO, Prescriptive Data

Gokulram Paranjothi

Research Scientist, Communities and Urban Science, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Yash Patel

Sustainability & Energy Manager, San Bernardino Community College District

Jess Pearson

Sustainability Consultant, Stok

Maria Perez

Senior Associate & Director of Sustainable Design, Gensler

Michael Pinto

Design Director, NAC Architecture

Carter Prescott

Director of Electrification, Southern California Edison

Chris Pyke

Senior Vice President, Product, Arc Skoru, Inc.

Marissa Rainbolt

Health Scientist, Project Manager, 9 Foundations, Inc.

Twisha Raja

Computational Designer, cove.tool

Rebecca Ramsdale

Director of Projects, Verdical Group

Parag Rastogi

Research Scientist - Commercial Real Estate Products, arbnco

Andy Reilman

Managing Principal, Integral Group

Rachel Romero

Energy Engineer & Project Leader, National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Bryan Schmidt

Project Executive, Turner Construction Company

Frank Schwamborn

Senior Energy Engineer & Project Manager, Verdical Group

Vishal Sharma

Associate Professor of Botany, Post Graduate Government College for Girls

Drew Shula

Founder & CEO, Verdical Group

Simon Solis

Senior Project Designer, HMC Architects

Daniel Soltero

Program Manager, WRCOG

Leila Srinivasan

Sustainability Consultant, AECOM

Amruta Sudhalkar

Sustainability Program Manager, Meta

Kenneth Teeter

Senior Energy Planner, AECOM

Zulhumar Turghun

Associate, Gould Evans

Sabarish Vinod

Director of New Products and Services, Lincus, Inc.

Esmeralda Ward

Associate Principal, NAC Architecture

Kiersten Washle

Building Science Engineer, CMTA, Inc.

Ted Watson

Partner, MJMA Architecture & Design

Victoria Watson

Associate Principal, High Performance Buildings Leader, AECOM

Anya Welch

High-Performance Sustainability Engineer, CMTA, Inc.

Kelly Worden

VP, ESG and Investing for Health, International WELL Building Institute (IWBI)

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