Season 4 Guest Panel • LIVE EVENT

RISE UP LIVE – at The Energy Fair June 2023


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Made possible with support from the Sally Mead Hands Foundation.

About The Rise Up Live Event: 

Nick Hylla, MREA Executive Director & Rise Up Podcast host, led Rise Up Live Events and a live panel during The Energy Fair! Participants had the opportunity to hear from the guests of Season 4 throughout the weekend, followed by a Q&A session on Sunday.

On Friday, June 23rd, in the Special Events Tent, attendees enjoyed insightful presentations:

  • Al Gedicks discussed Sulfide Mining in the Great Lakes Region at 11 a.m.
  • Jane McCurry shared insights on Electric Vehicle and Clean Transportation Adoption in the Midwest at 12 p.m.
  • Paul Wilson explored The Role of Nuclear Power in the Energy Transition at 1 p.m.
  • Chelsea Chandler presented the Corn Ethanol Vs. Solar Land Use Comparison in Wisconsin at 2 p.m.

Saturday, June 24th, in the Special Events Tent, featured more engaging talks:

  • Elizabeth Turner spoke about Energy Efficient Building Design for Electrification at 11 a.m.
  • Katie Kienbaum empowered the audience with insights on Empowering Energy Democracy through Distributed Energy Resources at 12 p.m.
  • Markeeta Keyes discussed Pursuing Energy Justice through Clean Energy Workforce Education at 2 p.m.
  • Andrew Kell outlined the Wisconsin Roadmap to Net Zero by 2050 at 3 p.m.
  • Tom Content emphasized Putting Consumers First in the Energy Transition at 4 p.m.

Sunday, June 25th, marked the Midwest Energy Transition Panel on the Main Stage at 10:30 a.m. The panel featured the guests from Rise Up Season 4, creating an enlightening discussion on the topic.


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