2024 Schedule

Tuesday, March 12th
Tuesday, March 12th
11:30am–01:00pm EDT
2024 Climate
Climate Solutions Showcase

The Climate Solutions Showcase will highlight a diverse set of early stage entrepreneurs sharing their climate solutions. They'll do so with fast paced pitches targeted at investors, potential clients, colleagues and anyone interested in climate tech.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, Breakout 1 — Breakout
1:00pm–02:30pm EDT
2024 Climate
Cross-discipline How-to: Collaborating for Climate

To succeed, the climate movement needs people with completely different backgrounds and skills who can break down national and disciplinary borders. In this hands-on training with an unlikely duo, a musician and a scientist, participants will explore the highs and lows of collaborative effort and test it out in the room.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Workshop 1 (Room 217) — Workshop
2024 Climate
What is Nature?

You protect what you love, it is said, but the reality is that many people do not have the privilege of a direct connection to the natural world. The very concept of “nature” can sound elusive—even elitist. But as we think about the future of environmentalism, there is no way to circumvent our connection to—and love for—nature. This workshop will shine light on historical contexts of the word “nat...

Miami Beach Convention Center, Workshop 2 (Room 219-220) — Workshop
2024 Climate
Breaking Open the Film and TV Black Box

Storytelling is key to delivering on a sustainable future, but the secrets of TV and film funding and production are hidden away. In this practical session, learn from filmmakers about documentary films and scripted stories, and how to unlock the power of storytelling in your organization, individual activism, and philanthropic ambitions.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Workshop 3 (Room 221) — Workshop
2024 Climate
Exponential Change and Imagining Better Climate Futures

Exponential change is possible, as technologies such as renewables accelerate toward universal adoption—but first we have to let ourselves imagine. Hear about surprising places where exponential change is already happening and participate in a guided visioning session to imagine what a clean, green, and just future could look like.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Workshop 4 (Room 202) — Workshop
1:30pm–02:15pm EDT
2024 Climate
Special Presentation of Films and Performances

Description to come.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, Breakout 1 — Special Event
1:30pm–02:30pm EDT
2024 Climate
Bringing Climate Journalism Above the Fold

Every day brings dozens of new climate stories in the media, but substance often falls prey to click-chasing and brevity, and predominantly-white newsrooms often give less coverage to the disproportionate impact that climate change is having on communities of color. Hear from environmental journalists, working within these newsrooms, about how they are striving for greater coverage, reach, and div...

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 2 (Room 203-205) — Breakout
2024 Climate
Keeping It Cool: Solutions for Extreme Heat

In 2023, Miami experienced its worst heat wave on record, with temperatures breaking 100 degrees for 46 consecutive days. Humans need safe spaces during life-threatening temperatures, and this session will explore challenges and solutions for cooling homes, buildings, and public spaces, using Miami-Dade as an example of a much wider problem.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 3 (Room 206-208) — Breakout
2024 Climate
Solving Industry’s Dirty Problem

The industrial sector—think steel, cement, chemicals, heat and cooling—accounts for approximately 30% of emissions in the United States, making industry our biggest emissions problem. Learn about how emerging scalable solutions in technology, finance, and policy promise to decarbonize the sector.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 5 (Room 211) — Breakout
2024 Climate
Cows, Corn, CRISPR: Understanding Biotech’s Promise

Interested in gene-edited cows that burp less methane, drought resistant wheat, and lab-made palm oil that could reduce rainforest destruction? Learn more about these and other biotechnology approaches to confront climate change and supercharge conservation

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 4 (Room 209-210) — Breakout
2:30pm–03:15pm EDT
2024 Climate
Meet the Author

Description to come.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, Book Store — Special Event
3:15pm–04:15pm EDT
2024 Climate
The Global Promise of the US Climate Agenda

The IRA’s $369 billion for climate measures has impacts beyond its domestic agenda, but its delivery globally has been met with criticism of protectionism. What can the IRA really do for global decarbonization, and how can the US better support efforts in Africa, India, and the Global South?

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, Breakout 1 — Breakout
2024 Climate
Women and Girls are a Critical Climate Solution

The climate crisis disproportionately affects women and girls globally, exacerbating existing gender inequalities and threatening their livelihoods, health, and safety. In this session, we’ll discuss the burden on women and girls—particularly in securing resources like food and water—and how their innovation and ingenuity can be major contributors to climate solutions.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 2 (Room 203-205) — Breakout
2024 Climate
Climate Litigation 101: The Courts as a Climate Solution

In 2023, a group of youth plaintiffs won a historic victory against the state of Montana, which they sued for violating their right to a clean environment. The attorney who represented that case and other legal experts weigh in on where climate litigation stands today, and how and when the law can be used as a tool to protect people and advance solutions

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 3 (Room 206-208) — Breakout
2024 Climate
When Cities Set the Global Agenda

Detroit is leaning into the financial opportunities of a net zero economy, setting itself as an example for other cities and even small nations to copy. Hear about Detroit’s successes and the promises of climate-smart economic development for cities everywhere.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 4 (Room 209-210) — Breakout
2024 Climate
Too Much of It? Not Enough of it? Water Innovation in an Age of Decarbonization

Description to Come

Miami Beach Convention Center, Breakout 5 (Room 211) — Breakout
Wednesday, March 13th
7:30am–04:30pm EDT
2024 Climate
Registration Open

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C — Registration
8:30am–04:00pm EDT
2024 Climate
Food Court

Breakfast and lunch are available for purchase at a variety of food trucks in Hall C.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C — Other
9:00am–10:30am EDT
2024 Climate
Plenary

Description to come.

Miami Beach Convention Center, Expo Hall C, Main Stage — Plenary Session
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