2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Wild West Regional Conference

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Village Center at Williams Village, University of Colorado at Boulder

500 30th Street

Boulder, CO 80303

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Welcome to the 2019 Citizens’ Climate Lobby Wild West Regional Conference!

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Optimism: Inspiring Innovations and Stories of Success

For those in the Wild West region, come join our regional conference! The time to act on the climate crisis and pass powerful national climate legislation is now. Come join us to explore topics in climate change in the western mountain states such as energy, water, agriculture, economics and the youth climate movement with opportunities to delve into innovative climate solutions and progress being made.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby Regional Conferences are empowering, inspiring events that gather climate advocates in every corner of the country. Together, attendees explore current and relevant topics impacting their region: climate change, relationships with their legislators, and how all citizens can move Congress toward meaningful climate legislation.

Each Regional Conference includes panels of experts in the field, strategy sessions, and skill-building workshops for citizen lobbyists, such as CCL’s basic Climate Advocate Training. And don’t forget the priceless opportunity to network with other CCL volunteers and community members. Experienced CCL members, brand new volunteers, and fellow climate-concerned citizens are all welcome!

Tickets include Friday evening reception and a vegetarian lunch on Saturday, with gluten-free and vegan options. Coffee and snacks will be provided on both days.

For more information, contact Katie Finnigan, (wildwestconference@citizensclimatelobby.org).


Village Center at Williams Village, University of Colorado at Boulder Campus, 500 30th Street, Boulder, CO 80303

The low sand-colored conference center faces 30th Street and is the first building south of the above address. Enter through the patio on the southwest side of the building. Parking is limited and parking details will be made available later.


Fri. 9/27, 5:30pm - Sun. 9/29, 12:45pm


Early Bird, available through Aug. 28: $85

Regular, available Aug. 29 - Sept. 20: $95

Student or household with a limited budget - available through Sept. 15: $60 off either Early Bird or Regular tickets (discount code needed, see below)

Climate Advocate Training only: free

Scholarships available: Students and those on limited budgets may apply for discounted registration fee of $60 off, available through Sept. 15. If you are in need of this financial assistance, please fill out this brief form.

Scholarship Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated and will be used to provide scholarships for those with limited financial resources. Donations can be made through the registration link.

Agenda (subject to minor changes):


5:30 - 8:00 pm - Registration and Reception, Village Center at Williams Village, University of Colorado, Boulder


7:30 - 8:15 Registration and Coffee

8:15 - 9:00 Welcome

9:00 - 9:45 Keynote: Pathways to Achieving a Global Energy Transition, James Newcomb, Rocky Mountain Institute

9:45 - 10:00 Break

10:00 - 12:00 Climate Advocate Training for New Volunteers: Bill Barron and David Kline

10:00 - 10:55 Breakout Sessions Part I

  • Group Leader and Liaison Session, Mark Reynolds
  • Economics of a Carbon Dividend, Dr. Anders Fremstad, Colorado State University
  • Storytelling: We Remember People's Stories Not Facts, Reggie Mitchell

11:05 - 12:00 Breakout Sessions Part II

  • Outreach to Green Allies and Progressive Messaging, Bob Hendricks, CCL Progressive Outreach Action Team co-leader
  • Climate Change: A Farmer's Perspective

12:00-1:15 Lunch at the Village Center

1:15 - 1:25 How We Fund CCL’s Awesome Climate Work, Lynate Pettengill

1:25-2:15 Keynote: The Energy Innovation Act, Policy and Politics, Dr. Danny Richter, via Zoom

2:30-3:20 Breakout Sessions Part III

  • Current Research on Climate Science, Dr. William Lipscomb and Dr. Nan Rosenbloom, National Center for Atmospheric Research
  • Western Conservative Views on Climate Change: Moving from Debate to Solutions, Ian Harrison, Colorado Conservative Strategy Lead
  • Letter Writing Stories of Success, Susan Atkinson, Jim Dimmick, Kathy Fackler, Dave Folland and Dan Palken, CCL volunteers

3:20 - 3:35 Break

3:35 - 4:25 Keynote: Public Health and Social Justice: Threats posed by Climate Change, Cecilia Sorensen, M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Public Health

4:25 - 5:15 Craig Zablocki, international speaker, with Craig Zablocki and Associates


8:30-9:00 Coffee

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Announcements

9:15 - 10:15 Panel: Business Leaders, Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems; Richard Eidlin, American Sustainable Business Council; Geraldine Link, National Ski Area Association; Doug Tomczik, Jupiter Intelligence; Vail Resorts (invited)

10:15 - 11:15 Keynote: Climate Change is Water Change: How our Changing Climate will Impact Western Water Supplies, Dr. Brad Udall, Colorado Water Institute, Colorado State University

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee

11:30 - 12:15 Panel: Youth Bridging the Divide on Climate Policy, Michael ("MikeyJ") Jacobs, Co-Chair for Climate Reality Project 100% Committed Campaign (Colorado), Boulder, CO; George Gemelas, Executive Vice President, Students for Carbon Dividends, Connecticut

12:15 - 12:45 Wrap Up: Mark Reynolds

Additional information:


Do you need housing? (Are you interested in staying in a local CCL member's home?) If you are coming from out of town and would like to stay with a CCL member Friday and/or Saturday night, please email mrodehaver@hotmail.com as soon as possible.


Click HERE for a list of hotels in Boulder area.

Climate Advocate Training:

If you are new to CCL, join us for Climate Advocate Training on Saturday, 10:00 - 12:00. There is no charge to attend this session and meals will not be provided.

Food allergies:

All food may have been manufactured on equipment in a facility that also processed foods containing eggs, fish, gluten, milk, peanuts, shellfish, soy, tree nuts or wheat. Please contact Katie Finnigan (wildwestconference@citizensclimatelobby.org) with any concerns or questions.

Minors (under 18) Registration:

If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference. Please email alexx.hoholik@gmail.com for a permission slip. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/guardian or chaperone (who must also be registered for the conference).

Questions? Please email Alexx Hoholik, alexx.hoholik@gmail.com.

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