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Two Campaigners, Two Global Thinkers, a Mayor, and an Urban Futurist

We are pleased to announce the first wave of the speakers and session leaders who will help make Global Learning Forum 2017 an engaging, inspiring, and informative event. For more information, visit our speakers page or subscribe to our newsletter.


Anna Leidreiter is a Senior Programme Manager at the World Future Council and a global leader in the 100% renewable energy movement. She regularly advises national and subnational governments on the transition to 100% renewable energy. Anna is also a founding member of an energy cooperative in the North of Germany where she coordinates the media and communications work.

Eric Martinot

Eric Martinot is a Professor at the Beijing Institute of Technology and a distinguished local government energy policy expert. He holds appointments with the China National Renewable Energy Center, the California Public Utilities Commission, and the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies in Japan and is well-known as the creator and lead author of the annual REN21 Renewables Global Status Report.


Gregor Robertson is the Mayor of Vancouver and was re-elected for his third term in November 2014. He oversaw the creation of the award-winning Greenest City 2020 Action Plan and led Vancouver to be the first major North American city to adopt a plan to be 100% Renewably powered by 2050.


Stefan Schurig is a Director at the World Future Council and an architect by training. At the World Future Council he initiated the international policy campaign on renewable energy and is a notable speaker and advisor on the topics of feed-in tariffs and urban energy issues.


Jodie Van Horn is the Director of the Ready for 100 campaign at the Sierra Club, which is working to accelerate an equitable transition to 100% clean, renewable energy in cities across the United States. She joined the Sierra Club in 2011 after winning a campaign at Greenpeace International that helped Facebook “Unfriend Coal” and commit to 100% renewable energy.

Ray Wills

Ray Wills is the Managing Director of Future Smart Strategies and is an urban futurist and a respected adviser on sustainability and technology across all sectors including the built environment, cleantech, and energy infrastructure. He is a board member of Western Australia’s remote energy services provider Horizon Power and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia.

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