Keynote Speaker

Paul Hawken

 

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement’s leading voices, and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.


Paul has appeared in numerous media including the Today Show, Bill Maher, Larry King, Talk of the Nation, Charlie Rose, and has been profiled or featured in hundreds of articles including the Wall Street Journal, Newsweek, Washington Post, Business Week, Esquire, and US News and World Report. His writings have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, Resurgence, New Statesman, Inc,Boston Globe, Christian Science Monitor, Mother Jones, Orion, Libération, and other publications. The New York Times Best Selling Book Drawdown, developed by more than 200 scientists across the globe, is the most comprehensive plan ever proposed to solve climate change. Drawdown describes the 100 most substantive solutions to global warming. For each solution the book provides the history, the carbon impact, the relative cost and savings and the path to adoption. All solutions modeled are already in place, well understood, analyzed based on peer-reviewed science, and are expanding around the world. 


Paul Hawken’s book DrawdownThe Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming is available at www.drawdown.org. 

Drawdown Summit Program & Agenda

Tuesday, September 24

Registration & Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

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Tuesday, September 24

Registration & Breakfast

Join us for breakfast to get things started right. 

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

Tuesday, September 24

Summit Program

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

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Tuesday, September 24

Summit Program

  • 8:30 AM Opening Keynote featuring Paul Hawken
  • 9:45 AM Scaling Net Zero Buildings in Illinois
  • 11:00 AM Meeting Renewable Energy Commitments
  • 12:00 PM Lunch Discussion featuring Doug Farr
  • 1:30 PM Advancing Building Controls & Emerging Technologies
  • 2:45 PM Future of Building Electrification & EV
  • 3:45 PM Achieving a Carbon Neutral Built Environment
  • 4:15 PM Closing Keynote featuring Marge Anderson

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

Tuesday, September 24

Summit Reception

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

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Tuesday, September 24

Summit Reception

Join conference attendees and speakers for a happy hour and networking.

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Kaplan Institute @ IIT

Wednesday, September 25

Summit Workshops (Optional)

8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Multiple Locations (Downtown Chicago)

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Wednesday, September 25

Summit Workshops (Optional)

Choose from three exciting workshops on Day 2 of the Drawdown Summit:


8:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Multiple Locations (Downtown Chicago)

View the full summit program and speakers below.

Drawdown Illinois Summit Program (pdf)

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