Closing Plenary: Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast

Wednesday, October 4 | 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM | Capri Ballroom 

Call Membership Meeting to Order | Kelly Blake, President of Geothermal Rising

Announcement about Geothermal Champions and Earth Energy Visionaries | Jericho Reyes, Vice President of Geothermal Rising and Dr. Bryant Jones, Executive Director of Geothermal Rising

Panel: The Vision and Future of Geothermal Rising

There is so much happening at Geothermal Rising! Hear from the volunteers who are the vanguards of the geothermal community. These individuals are advancing critical and impactful initiatives at Geothermal Rising. Learn about starting your own Regional Interest Group, the GR traveling museum exhibit project, outreach to policymakers, engagement with Tribes and historically marginalized populations. Join the momentum behind incorporating and promoting DEI within the geothermal industry. These initiatives are made possible by volunteers, such as you! Come to learn, join, and support the exciting and impactful efforts underway at GR. Or start something new!

  • Moderator: Patrick Hanson, Expro, Current International Geothermal Association Board Member, and former Geothermal Rising Board Member
  • Panelists: Dave Boden (Truckee Community College), Leland Davis (Geologica), Kerry Fellers (Teverra), Wendolyn Holland (GR Tribal Working Group), Sarah Jewett (Fervo)  

Keynote Remarks | Secretary Jennifer Granholm

GR Board Election Remarks | Kelly Blake, President of Geothermal Rising

Panel: So You Want to Lead Geothermal Rising? 

A fun, interactive, free flowing, and informal conversation among panelists who are all candidates to serve a two-year term on the Geothermal Rising Board of Directors. The panelists will play an agree/disagree game using green and red panel cards to make this an engaging experience for panelists and the audience alike.

  • Moderator: Dr. Bryant Jones, Executive Director of Geothermal Rising
  • Panelists: Michael Albertson (Sharc Energy), Cindy Demichel (Celsius Energy), Jay Egg (Egg Geo LLC), Mark Gran (BHE Renewables), Audrey Schulman (HEET), Bridget Silva (Baseload Capital), Robin Zuza (Ormat Technologies)

Best Poster Award | Presented by Nicole Wagoner,University of Nevada Reno and Karen Christopherson, Chinook Geoconsulting Inc.

Ben Holt Geothermal Power Plant Award | Presented by Jericho Reyes, Calpine and GR Vice President and Jaclyn Urbank, Jacobs and GR Board Member

Geothermal Special Achievement Award | Presented by Dr. Bryant Jones, Geothermal Rising

Joseph W. Aidlin Award | Presented by Kelly Blake, U.S. Navy and GR President

Closing Remarks | Presented by Dr. Bryant Jones, Jericho Reyes, and Kelly Blake