Neal Bidleman and Mario Molina

Neal Bidleman and Mario Molina

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 Catherine Lutz, Cindy Hirschfeld, Jacquelyn Francis, and Susan Plummer

Catherine Lutz, Cindy Hirschfeld, Jacquelyn Francis, and Susan Plummer

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 David Breashears and John Wilcox

David Breashears and John Wilcox

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From Everest to Aspen:
The End of Ice

December 7, 2018

Wheeler Opera House, Aspen, Colorado

EVENING PROGRAM

5PM Doors open. Come early to get your spot!

5:25 Seating. Video clip: ABC American Sportsman (May 15, 1984). Larry Nielson Summits Everest Without Supplemental Oxygen, filmed by David Breashears

5:30 Introduction by John Wilcox, Ashcroft owner and main sponsor

5:35 ‘The End of Ice’ by David Breashears, filmmaker, mountaineer and founder of GlacierWorks

6:00 Introduction to the Keeling Curve Prize by Jacquelyn Francis, KCP director and panel moderator

6:10 Welcome to Mario Molina, executive director of Protect Our Winters

6:15 Panel and audience discussion: ‘From Everest to Aspen: The End of Ice’

6:45 to 7:30 Reception. Light fare and cocktails (with wristband)

 
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     Filmmaker, adventurer, and mountaineer David Breashears has combined his skills to become one of the world’s most revered adventure filmmakers, best-selling author, and coveted speaker lecturing on a range of topics including leadership, motivation, and teamwork.  Reaching the summit of Everest five times during his career, four-time Emmy Award winning Breashears has worked on more than 45 films, including Co-Director and Expedition Leader of the most highly acclaimed IMAX film of all time, Everest. Breashears is a Senior Lecturer Faculty Member at MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Leadership Center and a faculty member at the United States’ Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Executive Education in Monterey, California.  He has published three best-selling books: Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, Last Climb, and his memoir, High Exposure. Breashears is founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, GlacierWorks, with a mission to globally inspire mitigation and adaptation through the power of his images documenting the gradual disruption of water flow fromAsia’s glacier systems.

David Breashears

Filmmaker, adventurer, and mountaineer David Breashears has combined his skills to become one of the world’s most revered adventure filmmakers, best-selling author, and coveted speaker lecturing on a range of topics including leadership, motivation, and teamwork.

Reaching the summit of Everest five times during his career, four-time Emmy Award winning Breashears has worked on more than 45 films, including Co-Director and Expedition Leader of the most highly acclaimed IMAX film of all time, Everest. Breashears is a Senior Lecturer Faculty Member at MIT’s Sloan School of Management’s Leadership Center and a faculty member at the United States’ Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Executive Education in Monterey, California.

He has published three best-selling books: Everest: Mountain Without Mercy, Last Climb, and his memoir, High Exposure. Breashears is founder and Executive Director of the non-profit organization, GlacierWorks, with a mission to globally inspire mitigation and adaptation through the power of his images documenting the gradual disruption of water flow from Asia’s glacier systems.

Jacquelyn Francis

Founder and Director, The Keeling Curve Prize

 Jackie is the both the creator and the Director of the Keeling Curve Prize. While getting a masters degree in Energy Policy and Climate Science from John Hopkins University, she became concerned with the slow pace of the climate movement and the lack of progress towards global emission reductions. She decided that more needed to be done to accelerate the shift to a climate stable future and she used her expertise, connections and background to start the prize. Prior to the KCP, Jackie ran a pilot program for the Smithsonian Science Education Center about emergent scientific learning under the mentorship of world renowned physicist, David Pines. She spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Aspen Science Center - working closely with the Aspen Center for Physics, coordinated a program for the U.S. Department of Energy under Steven Chu, and has been instrumental in spurring action surrounding energy solutions for decades.

Jackie is the both the creator and the Director of the Keeling Curve Prize. While getting a masters degree in Energy Policy and Climate Science from John Hopkins University, she became concerned with the slow pace of the climate movement and the lack of progress towards global emission reductions. She decided that more needed to be done to accelerate the shift to a climate stable future and she used her expertise, connections and background to start the prize. Prior to the KCP, Jackie ran a pilot program for the Smithsonian Science Education Center about emergent scientific learning under the mentorship of world renowned physicist, David Pines. She spent 4 years as the Executive Director of the Aspen Science Center - working closely with the Aspen Center for Physics, coordinated a program for the U.S. Department of Energy under Steven Chu, and has been instrumental in spurring action surrounding energy solutions for decades.

Mario Molina

Executive Director, Protect Our Winters

 An avid alpinist, snowboarder, mountain biker, guide, and life adventurer, Molina previously served as international director at The Climate Reality Project, where he designed the organization’s climate leadership trainings and oversaw its post-Paris Agreement international strategy. Prior to his work at Climate Reality, Molina led strategy and programs as deputy director at the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).  Molina grew up in the highlands of Guatemala, and has a deeply rooted respect and relationship with the mountains and outdoor culture. He has trained corporate leaders, government officials, NGO groups, athletes and activists, on climate change strategies, communications, and engagement. He has spoken widely on climate policy including for the World Bank, IBM, the Mexican Senate, the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, and various global stages. Mario now calls the Rockies home, where he lives with his wife and peak-bagging Australian Shepherd outside Nederland, Colorado.

An avid alpinist, snowboarder, mountain biker, guide, and life adventurer, Molina previously served as international director at The Climate Reality Project, where he designed the organization’s climate leadership trainings and oversaw its post-Paris Agreement international strategy. Prior to his work at Climate Reality, Molina led strategy and programs as deputy director at the Alliance for Climate Education (ACE).

Molina grew up in the highlands of Guatemala, and has a deeply rooted respect and relationship with the mountains and outdoor culture. He has trained corporate leaders, government officials, NGO groups, athletes and activists, on climate change strategies, communications, and engagement. He has spoken widely on climate policy including for the World Bank, IBM, the Mexican Senate, the Brazilian Forum on Climate Change, and various global stages. Mario now calls the Rockies home, where he lives with his wife and peak-bagging Australian Shepherd outside Nederland, Colorado.

 
 

JOIN US DECEMBER 7, 2018 at The Wheeler Opera House, Aspen Colorado

Join The Keeling Curve Prize and The Pine Creek Cookhouse as we welcome David Breashears, world-renowned mountaineer, filmmaker, and photographer. Presentation followed by armchair discussion with Jackie Francis, Director of the Keeling Curve Prize (KCP), and Mario Molina, Executive Director of Protect Our Winters (POW).

Reception to follow.

Tickets go on sale November 1, 2018

Wheeler Opera House Box Office Website 970.920.5770 local, 866.449.0464 toll free