June 6, 2018
11:00 a.m. Networking Activities
- Golf – Pro Shop – Lunches Available – 11:00 a.m.
- Hike – Conference Lobby – Shuttle departs 11:30 a.m.
- Brewery Tour – Conference Lobby – Shuttle departs 11:30 a.m.
- Painting with Vine Gogh – Baker Room 11:30 a.m.
4:45 p.m. Conference Registration
5:00 p.m. Opening Reception
6:15 p.m. Dinner
7:00 p.m. KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Yoram Bauman Ph.D. Stand-up Economist
Yoram Bauman, ( rhymes with “your MOM” or “dot COM”), “the world’s first and only stand-up economist,” performs regularly at colleges and corporate events, sharing the stage with everyone from the late Robin Williams to Paul Krugman. He has appeared in TIME Magazine and on PBS and NPR and is the co-author of the Cartoon Introduction to Climate Change and the two-volume Cartoon Introduction to Economics, which is now available in Mandarin, Mongolian, and a dozen other languages. Speaking of foreign languages, he is also the organizer of the humor session at the annual meeting of the American Economic Association.
Yoram now lives in Salt Lake City but spent the prior two decades in Seattle, where he was the founder of Carbon Washington, which in 2016 placed the first-ever carbon tax measure on the ballot in the United States. He has a BA in mathematics from Reed College and a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Washington. His goals in life are to spread joy to the world through economics comedy; to reform economics education, and to implement carbon pricing.
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Regional Economic Outlook
Grant Forsyth, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Avista Corporation
Real World Impacts of Decarbonization
Dorothy Rothrock, President / Chair, AB 32 Implementation Group, California Manufacturers & Technology Association
LUNCH KEYNOTE: CEO Perspective: The Future of Natural Gas
David Anderson, President and Chief Executive Officer, NW Natural
Western Electricity Markets
Nick Zanrosso, Portfolio Data Analyst, Calpine Energy Solutions
Implications of Policy-Driven Residential Electrification
Joel Bluestein, Senior Vice President, ICF International
Natural Gas Market Fundamentals
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