Why You Should Attend
Our EMA Impact Summit
IMPACT is not about the “what if” of a green economy, it is about showing the world that the green economy is here, and it is working. With a focus on environmental innovations, corporate responsibility, green jobs, and activism, IMPACT is a loudspeaker for solutions. The Summit is where luminaries, innovators, and influencers come together to not only educate and inspire but create actionable plans to save our planet and improve our economy.
The two-day Summit Includes leaders in entertainment, business, education and tech giving keynote speeches, one-on-one talks, and panel discussions. The Summit also includes the popular EMA Future Innovator of the Year Challenge, networking events and more.
Have an idea that could help save our planet? You’re not alone. Join others with a shared passion for making a difference for our environment at the EMA IMPACT Summit this May.
Future Innovator of the Year Award
Presented by New Pacific Holdings
Opus 12 Inc.
The Salt Miner LLC
change:WATER Labs Inc
Presented by Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Adobe Road Winery / Biossance / Earth Friendly Products
John Paul Mitchell Systems / JUST Water / Kellogg Garden Products
LAcarGUY Family of Dealerships / Montage International / Monterey Bay Aquarium
Participant Media / Patron Tequila / Star Waggons
Day 1: May 21
Panel: Sarah W. Kearney, Matthew M. Nordan, Alexia Kelly, Alicia Seiger. Moderator: Katie MacDonald.
Intro: Debbie Levin. Van Jones.
Holly Gordon, Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media
Panel: Vien Truong, Lance Bass, Shailene Woodley, Jill Kickul, Barney Swan. Moderator: Frances Fisher.
Intro: Jaden Smith. Dr. Dennis G. Whyte and Drew FitzGerald.
Panel: Melissa Carbone, Carter Reum, Courtney Reum, Ian Monroe. Moderator: John Paul DeJoria.
Panel: Caroline Hadfield, Mara Gourdine, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks. Moderator: Wendie Malick.
Panel: Kevin Buckler, Jana Hartline, Tom Sebastian, Drew FitzGerald, Garrett Melby. Moderator: Mike Sullivan.
Intro: Debbie Levin, Dave Margulies. Judges: Debbie Levin, Jaden Smith, Mike Sullivan, Drew FitzGerald, David Margulies, Courtney Reum.
Day 2: May 22
Panel: Alexx Monkarsh, Rosetta Getty, Kathleen Talbot, Sean Barron. Moderator: Amber Valletta.
Intro: Debbie Levin. Jaden Smith and Dr. Jay Lemery.
Panel: Mike Hart, Zachary Lyman, Jason Waggoner, Michelle Romero. Moderator: Doug Coleman.
Panel: Asher Levin, Ben Stein, David Wild. Moderator: Jill Tidman.
Intro: Debbie Levin. Mayor Dale Ross and Ray Halbritter.
Panel: Mark Gold, Michael Muller, Jaden Smith, Andrew Morlet, Moderator: Julie Packard.
Intro: Debbie Levin and Jaden Smith. Judges: Debbie Levin, Jaden Smith, Mike Sullivan, Drew FitzGerald, David Margulies, Courtney Reum.
President & Co-Founder, The Dream Corps, CNN Host
Actor, Musician, Activist & Entrepreneur, EMA Executive Board Officer
President & CEO, EMA
Model, Actor, Activist
John Paul DeJoria
Co-Founder, Chairman, John Paul Mitchell Systems
Mayor, City of Georgetown, Texas
Dr. Dennis G. Whyte
Hitachi America Professor at MIT Head, Nuclear Science and Engineering Director Plasma Science and Fusion Center
Advanced Technology Vehicle Marketing Manager, Toyota Motor Sales
Speech Writer, Author, Actor, Tv Personality
CEO, Ellen MacArthur Foundation
CEO, New Pacific Realty
Executive Director, Monterey Bay Aquarium
Managing Partner, Reluminati
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Greentown Labs
TV Personality, Activist
The Redford Center
Entertainer, Entrepreneur, Activist
VP Operations & Sustainability, Reformation
Oneida Nation Representative, CEO, Oneida Nation Enterprises
Sarah W. Kearney
Founder, Executive Director & Board Chair, PRIME Coalition
SVP of Personal Care at Amyris, Inc.
Co-CEO & Global Head of Content, Swirl McGarryBowen
Ed Begley Jr.
Co-Founder & Executive Director, GoodCompany Ventures
Co-Founder M13, Innovative Entrepreneur and Investor
Co-Founder M13, Innovative Entrepreneur and Investor
Founder, Chairman & CEO, Montage International
Corporate Culture Ambassador, John Paul Mitchell Systems
Chief Executive Officer, The Dream Corps
International Operations Director, CLIMATEFORCE
Lecturer, Managing Director, Sustainable Finance Initiative, Stanford University
Matthew M. Nordan
Co-founder, Chairman of the Investment Committee
Associate Vice Chancellor Environment & Sustainability, UCLA
Sustainable Fashion Designer, dame
Founding President, Etho Capital
Professor, Stanford University
Record-setting partnership with Mark Cuban on Shark Tank, Entrepreneur, Best-selling author
Rolling Stone Contributing Editor, Emmy Nominated Writer
Chief Impact Officer, Participant Media
Author and Environmental Advocate
Deputy Director, Green For All
Owner, LAcarGuy, #1 Hybrid Car Dealer in North America
President & CEO, Sierra Energy
Head of Mobility Services, Toyota North America
President & CEO,
Earth Friendly Products
President, Star Waggons
Founder & CEO, Electric Capital Management.
Professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship, Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies, Research Director of the Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab at the Marshall School of Business, USC
Dr. Jay Lemery
MD FACEP FAWM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Head of Global Policy & Social Impact, Lyft
Founder & CEO, Adobe Road Winery, The Racers Group