Featured Keynote Speakers
Graham Richard, CEO, Advanced Energy Economy, a national association of businesses and business leaders striving
to transform public policy to enable rapid growth of advanced energy businesses. Graham Richard served as mayor of Fort
Wayne, Indiana, from 2000 to 2008, following a 20-year career in business, as principle of Graham Richard & Associates and
partner in Ruffolo Richard LLC. As mayor, Graham put his knowledge of best business practices to work, turning Fort Wayne
city government into a lean, customer-focused organization and saving taxpayers more than $31 million while improving city
services. An expert in the application of Lean Six Sigma management principles to eliminate waste in production and process,
Graham launched a number of initiatives to save energy and create jobs, and received national awards for technology
leadership for promoting high-speed broadband deployment and applications.
Bill Ritter Jr., Director, Center for the New Energy Economy, a privately funded initiative at Colorado State University
providing policy makers, governors, planners, and other decision makers with a roadmap to accelerate the nationwide
development of the new energy economy. Ritter was elected as Colorado’s 41st governor in 2006, and built consensus
to tackle some of our state’s biggest challenges. During his four-year term, Ritter established Colorado as a national and
international leader in clean energy, by building a new energy economy. As a result of that work, Colorado created thousands
of new jobs and established hundreds of new companies.
The conference for those building the new energy economy.
Now in its fourth year, the Washington Future Energy Conference has become the state’s “must-attend” clean energy event.
Presented by Northwest Environmental Business Council and the Washington State Department of Commerce, this unique
conference provides an unmatched forum for learning, networking, and business development – bringing together members of
the energy industry, energy end-users, policy makers, and economic development professionals.
Connecting policy with practice, and addressing the industry’s current challenges and opportunities,
with content covering:
– The Context for Clean Energy in Washington
– The Business of Renewable Energy
– Energy Efficiency in Buildings
– New Fuels for Transportation
This year’s conference includes “Futures Roundtable” open-dialog sessions.
$30 registration discount for your employees &/or members (use the discount code provided to you)