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EVENT PROGRAM

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From initial community advocacy to electrifying a full depot and managing on-going ZEB operations, conference content spans the entire journey to zero-emission

Wednesday, Sept 15

 

7:30 am

Attendee Check-in

Prefunction Space

 

8 am - noon

1:15 - 2:30 pm

ZEB 101 Class

Add-on event. Expand your knowledge on ZEBs before the main sessions!  Taught by CTE's engineering staff.

Denver Room (1-3)

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Tour of Denver's Regional Transportation District (RTD)​

Seats full. Hear directly from RTD staff about their fleet of 36 electric buses

5 - 7 pm

Zero Emission Bus Resource Alliance Reception

By invitation only

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Thursday, Sept 16

 

7 - 8:30 am

Networking Breakfast & Check In

Mix and mingle with attendees and 20+ industry sponsors shaping our ZEB future

Prefunction Space

8:30 - 9 am

Welcome & Introduction
 

Colorado Ballroom

Call to Order

Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director

CTE

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Virtual Welcome

Jared Polis

Governor

State of Colorado

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Welcome to Denver

Debra Johnson

GM and CEO

RTD

9 - 9:30 am

3rd Edition Debate Challenge!

Exploring the Defining Features of ZEB Implementations Across Transit, Schools, and Airport Operations

Colorado Ballroom

Moderator

Dan Raudebaugh

Executive Director

CTE

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Sal Llamas

Chief Operating Officer

AC Transit

Gil Rosas

Energy Education Specialist

Stockton Unified School District

9:30 - 10 am

Frameworks for the New Zero Emission Transportation Paradigm
 

Colorado Ballroom

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Stacey Simms

Senior Portfolio Manager- EV Fleet Strategies 

Xcel Energy

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Dexter Turner

Co-Founder and CEO

OpConnect 

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Melinda Pagliarello

Senior Director, Environmental Affairs

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA)

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Mike Hursh

General Manager

AC Transit

10 - 10:20 am

10:20 - 11:20 am

Coffee Break


Breakout Sessions

Prefunction Space

The Other Electric Bus

Transit Leaders Discuss Experiences with Fuel Cell Electric Technology

Denver Room (1-3)

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Moderator

Jason Hanlin

Senior Director

CTE

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Delivering A Turnkey Hydrogen Solution for the Transit Bus Market

John Hroncich

Director, North American Transit Sales 

BAE Systems

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Planning a Fuel Cell Bus Program

Roland Cordero

Project Director

Foothill Transit

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Current Status of Fuel Cell Buses in U.S. Transit Fleets

Matthew Post

Hydrogen Systems Researcher

NREL

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Zero Emission Buses Should Also Be Sustainable

Tim Sasseen

Market Development Manager

Ballard

St. Louis Metro

Leading One of the Largest ZEB Depot Installations in America

Denver Room (4-6)

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Moderator

Amy Posner

Engineering Consultant

CTE

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Jonah Crespo

Infrastructure Engineering & Construction Project Manager

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Michael Hollingshead

Project Manager

Burns & McDonnell

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Chance Baragary

Project Director

Metro St. Louis

Resilience

Reducing Risk Through Distributed Energy Resources

Penrose Ballroom 

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Moderator

Jen Lehmann

Consultant

CTE

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A Microgrid for Transit Case Study on Martha’s Vineyard 

Cole Roberts

Americas Energy Leader

Arup

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One Public Transit's Triple Bottom Line Approach to Fleet Electrification

Tim Victor

Business Development, EV Infrastructure

Scale Microgrid Solutions

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Delivering Energy Resilience, Reliability & Sustainability for Montgomery County's Electric Bus Fleet

Nicole Geneau

Senior Vice President, Development, EaaS

AlphaStruxure

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Resiliency and V2X Infrastructure - Lessons from Pekin Deployment with Blue Bird School Bus & Nuvve

Joseph Gottlieb

Chief Technical Officer

Rhombus Energy Solutions

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Implementing Via’s Strategic Plan: Social Needs & Resilient Hub

Bill Patterson

CFO

Via Mobility

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11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Keynote Presentation: Proterra

Lunch

Colorado Ballroom

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John Walsh

Chief Commercial Officer

Proterra

12:30 - 2:05 pm

Leading ZEB Deployments

Colorado Ballroom

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Moderator

Steve Clermont

Director of Planning and Deployment

CTE

Results Overview from Zero-Emission Transit Bus Technology Analysis (ZETBTA) Study
 

Colorado Ballroom

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Cecil Blandon

Maintenance Director

AC Transit

Colorado Ballroom

Battery Electric Bus Deployments
 
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Richard DeRock

General Manager

Link Transit

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Kyle Whatley

Zero Emissions Bus Project Specialist

San Diego MTS

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Jeff Hiott

Vice President - Imagination,

Research, & Industry Benchmarking

Capital Metro

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Jason House
Assistant Chief Engineer

Chicago Transit Authority

Fuel Cell Bus Deployments
 

Colorado Ballroom

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Lauren Skiver

CEO/General Manager

SunLine

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Kim Okafor

Manager of Strategic Business Development

Trillium

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Kirt Conrad

Executive Director/CEO

SARTA

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Jane Sullivan

Grants and Governmental Affairs Director

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District

2:05 - 2:20 pm

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Keynote Presentation: BYD
 

Colorado Ballroom

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Randy Premo

Regional Sales Manager for NE

BYD

2:20 - 2:45 pm

Coffee Break


Breakout Sessions

2:45 - 3:45 pm

Prefunction Space

1.21 Gigawatts!?! 

The Future of Charging

Denver Room (4-6)

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Moderator

Matt Boothe

Senior Engineering Consultant

CTE

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Standardizing and Commercializing High Power Charging for Transit Fleets

Kendell Whitehead

Heavy Vehicle Charging Solutions Sales, Western Region, ABB

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Using Digital Solutions to Reduce the Total Cost of Ownership for Electrified Fleets

Mitch Henke

Product Manager eMobility SW

SIEMENS

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Providing An All-In-One Telematics and Charge Management System

Trishan Peruma

Head of Business Development North America

ViriCiti

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Wireless Technology Success at AVTA

Mike Masquelier

CTO

WAVE

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Key Learnings from Europe's Largest Airport Charging Projects 

David Aspinwall

President - North America

Heliox

Optimizing Battery Bus Operations

Considerations for Technology Performance and Systems Planning

Denver Room (1-3) 

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Moderator

Joel Donham

Senior Engineering Consultant

CTE

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Young Park

Senior Project Manager, Bus Electrification

TriMet

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Ian Redhead

Deputy Director

Kansas City Airport

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Mike Steiner

Key Accounts Specialist

Holy Cross Energy

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Ethan Warren

Transportation Analyst

Capital District Transit Authority

All About the Benjamins

Case Studies of Creative Financing 

Penrose Ballroom

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Moderator

Steve Clermont

Director of Planing and Deployment

CTE

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Leveraging Environmental Commodities to Accelerate Fleet Transitions 

Evan Rosenberg

Senior Manager, Business Development

SRECTrade

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Maryland Embarks On Largest Electric School Bus Deal in U.S.

Rich DiMatteo

EVP of Capital Markets

Highland Electric

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From New York to California: Scaling Fleets With Charging-as-a-Service

Vic Shao

CEO and Founder

AMPLY Power

4 - 6:30 pm

Happy Bus Hour

On-Site Displays of Leading Zero Emission Buses from:

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7 - 10 pm

Conference Dinner at History Colorado Center 

Dine with speakers and attendees while enjoying complementary access to museum. Transportation provided to event. Purchase your ticket when you register!

 

Friday, Sept 17

8:30 - 9 am

Day 2 Kickoff

9:00- 10:15 am

Colorado Ballroom

Join the Worldwide Party!

Largescale Deployments from Across the Globe 

Colorado Ballroom 

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Accelerating the Zero-Emission Bus Market in Latin America

Oscar Delgado

Zero-Emission Fleets Center Manager

ICCT

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Global Deployment of Fuel Cell Electric Buses – From Europe, Asia, & Canada

Tim Sasseen

Market Development Manager

Ballard

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A Comparative Analysis of Battery Electric, CNG, and Diesel Bus Operations in PMPML (Pune, India)

Pooja Phadke - Ghangurde

Founder

Athena Policy Lab, California 

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Sardjono Jhony Tjitrokusumo

President Director

TransJakarta

10:15 - 10:30 am

Keynote Presentation: NICE America Research, Inc.
 

Colorado Ballroom

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Anthony Ku

CTO

10:30 - 10:45 am

10:45 - 11:45 am

Coffee Break


Breakout Sessions

Prefunction Space

Cultivating Human Capital

From the Workforce to Community Partnerships

Denver Room (4-6)

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Moderator

Jen Lehmann

Consultant

CTE

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Zero Emission Buses are Here: Are Technicians Ready?

Xinge Wang

Deputy Director 
International Transportation Learning Center

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ChargerHelp: Recreating the Business 

Kameale Terry

CEO

ChargerHelp!

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Ensuring Equitable ZEB Deployment

Nicole Wong

Campaign Manager -Green For All

DreamCorps

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Partnerships for Fleet Electrification

Landon Hilliard

Safe Routes to School Coordinator

Boulder Valley School District

Measure Twice Cut Once

Planning Tools & Best Practices

Penrose Ballroom

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Moderator

Joel Donham

Senior Engineering Consultant

CTE

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Systems Level Planning for Boston's 120 Battery Electric Bus Fleet

Jonathan Levy

Senior Engineer

Microgrid Labs

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Planning a Sustainable Funding Structure through P3 Partnerships

Diana Kotler 

Executive Director

Anaheim Transportation Network

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Fleet Electrification Planning for Grossmont Union High School District

Karim Farhat

Director of Mobility Solutions

ENGIE

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Lessons Learned from Stockton Unified School District’s Electric School Bus Deployment

Sarah Woogen

Head of USA Operations & Analytics

The Mobility House

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Demystifying Commercial EV Range: Real World Route Data You Can Count On

Nick Bettis

Director of Marketing & Sales Operations
Lightning eMotors

Enabling Hydrogen Fuel

Innovations to Bring Down the Cost & Facilitate Widespread Adoption

Denver Room (1-3)

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Moderator

Jason Hanlin

Senior Director

CTE

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Al Burgunder

Director, Clean Hydrogen

Linde

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Seth Terry

CEO

New Day H2

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Bob Oesterreich

VP Global Hydrogen Sales
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Tom Mourmouras

Commercial Manager, Heavy Duty

Shell

11:45 am - 1 pm

Wrap Up Networking Lunch in Outdoor Plaza

1 - 5 pm

Tour of Lightning eMotors Manufacturing Facility

Complimentary add-on event. Get an inside look at electric shuttle manufacturing in Loveland, Colorado.