Keynote and Speaker of Honor
|Jon D. Erickson |
Jon Erickson is our 2016 Keynote Speaker. Jon is a Fellow of the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics and Professor in the Rubenstein School of Environment and Natural Resources at the University of Vermont will deliver this year's keynote. Erickson has published widely on climate change policy, renewable energy economics, environmental management, and the theory and practice of ecological economics; led international research and education programs as a Fulbright Scholar in Tanzania and visiting professor in the Dominican Republic, Iceland, and Slovakia; produced Emmy award-winning documentary films on water, energy, and food system transitions; and founded and led numerous non-profit organizations including the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics, Adirondack Research Consortium, Deportes para la Vida, and Bright Blue EcoMedia.
|Rob Bilott |
Rob Bilott is our 2016 Speaker of Honor. Rob has been listed for several years as one of the Best Lawyers in America for his litigation and environmental practice. He is a partner at Taft, Stettinius & Hollister, where he represents a diverse range of clients on a wide variety of matters involving federal, state and local environmental laws and related litigation. In 2005, Rob received the "Trial Lawyer of the Year Award" from The Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Foundation for his work on an innovative, ground-breaking approach to settling an environmental class action involving tens of thousands of people alleging contaminated drinking water in West Virginia and Ohio. In 2014, he received the coveted "Clarence Darrow Award" from the mass tort bar in connection with the same litigation.