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Canary Live Seattle

Join Canary Media and Seattle's clean energy community for an evening of expert insights, networking, drinks, and hors d'oeuvres.

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Wednesday, June 28 · 6 - 10pm PDT


KEXP 472 1st Avenue North Seattle, WA 98109

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  • 4 hours
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Canary Media — the nonprofit news outlet covering the clean energy transition — invites you to a live event at the KEXP Gathering Space on Wednesday, June 28, 6:00–10:00 p.m.

On stage: David Roberts, Volts founder and Canary editor-at-large, will record a live episode of the Volts podcast in conversation with Ramez Naam, climatetech investor and award-winning author. In addition, Canary Media's Executive Editor will lead a discussion on implementation of the Inflation Reduction Act.

Off stage: Drink, eat, and socialize with clean energy leaders, investors, inventors, and advocates. See the agenda and speakers below.

Speaker Bios

Amy Harder is executive editor of Cipher News, a publication covering climate technologies, supported by Breakthrough Energy. Before launching Cipher, she was with Axios in Washington, D.C. She was the inaugural journalism fellow for the University of Chicago’s Energy Policy Institute for the 2018–2019 school year. Previously, she covered similar issues for The Wall Street Journal. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, C-SPAN, MSNBC, CBS and NPR, among many other media outlets, and she speaks at events around the world. She won the Energy Writer of the Year award in 2022 from the American Energy Society. Amy is originally from Washington state and moved back in 2020, after a dozen years in the other Washington. She loves running and cross-country skiing the Pacific Northwest’s best trails.

David Roberts, founder of the Volts newsletter and podcast, is a long-time writer and commentator on clean energy and politics. Previously, he covered climate change and clean energy for five years at Vox and 10 years at Grist. He lives in Seattle with his family, two dogs, and a cat.

Ramez Naam is the founder and managing partner of Planetary.VC, which invests in startups addressing the world’s greatest challenges. He has spent the past decade investing in climate and energy technologies and speaking around the world on the future of energy and climate. He was one of the first to chart the exponential cost declines of clean energy technologies such as solar, batteries, and electric vehicles and to predict that clean energy and transport would become cheaper than fossil fuels. Naam is also the award-winning author of five books, including the Nexus trilogy of science fiction novels. He spent 13 years at Microsoft, leading teams working on email, internet search, and machine learning. He’s the author of more than 20 patents, several co-invented with Bill Gates.

Lisa Hymas is the executive editor at Canary Media. She was a founding editor at Grist and directed the climate and energy program at Media Matters for America. She’s also worked at Greenwire, Island Press, and GRID-Arendal. Her work has been published in The New York Times, The Guardian, Mother Jones, and other outlets. She divides her time between Seattle and the rest of the world.

Rahul Shendure is the CEO of CarbonBuilt, whose technology enables the production of ultra-low-carbon concrete, reducing emissions by 70–100%. A serial entrepreneur and investor focused on sustainability and health, he previously served as co-founder and CEO at Bellwether Bio, whose acquisition by Guardant Health led to the launch of the first blood-based colorectal cancer screening test. His earlier engineering and commercial roles span a wide range of climate-related industries including plastics (GE), hydrogen fuel cells (Ballard Power Systems), renewable fuels and chemicals (Amyris), and next-generation renewable electricity (Oscilla Power). Rahul earned a B.S. in chemical engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his MBA from Harvard Business School.

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