Empowering Capable Climate Communicators 2019

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FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

3000 NE 151st St

Inside the Wolfe University Center

North Miami, FL 33181

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IT'S TIME FOR A CLIMATE CHANGE OF MIND

Join The CLEO Institute for our annual Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium in partnership with Florida International University's Sea Level Solutions Center. This will be the most important climate and resilience symposium in South Florida.

Friday, April 26

Wolfe University Center Ballroom

8:50AM-9:00AM Guided Meditation by Modern OM

9:00AM- 9:15AM Opening Remarks

9:15AM- 10:00AM Keynote Presentation I Dr. Michael Mann

SCIENCE PRESENTATION 10:00AM-11:00AM

Florida is ground zero for climate impacts. The State of our Climate.

  • Tiffany Troxler I Director of Science for the Sea Level Solutions Center (Moderator)
  • Dr. Hal Wanless I Professor and Chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Miami.
  • Dr. Jayantha Obeysekera I Director and Research Professor in the Sea Level Solutions Center, Florida International University

Q&A

Break 11:00AM- 11:15AM

Breakout session for media/ meteorologists only 11:00am - 2:30pm

HEALTH PANEL 11:20AM-12:20PM

Climate change is the biggest threat to our public health

  • Michele Lozano I Program Specialist, FIU Herbert Wertheim Collage of Medicine, Green Family Foundation NeighborhoodHELP
  • Dr. Cheryl Holder I Internist & Founder of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
  • Dr. Carissa Caban I Mental Health & Member Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Dr. Jefry Biehler I Chair of Pediatrics at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital & FIU School of Medicine Faculty

Q&A

12:20PM-1:15PM Lunch with Documentary Screening (The Years Project)

Health Breakout session for medical practicioners & public health officials only 1:15pm - 4:30pm

ECONOMY PANEL 1:20PM-2:30PM

How our changing climate is impacting our economy & tourism?

  • Peggy Benua I GM of Dream Hotel Miami Beach (Moderator)
  • David S. Vogel I CEO at Voloridge Investment Management LLC, & Founder of VoLo Foundation
  • Dr. Nancy Scanlon I Professor Florida International University, Greater Miami and the Beaches Association Sustainability Council Chair
  • Jamie Martin I Executive Director in Morgan Stanley’s Global Sustainable Finance group
  • Rick Hawkins I The Breakers' Director of Materials Management, Cofounder of Localecopia

Q&A

CLIMATE JUSTICE PANEL 2:35PM-3:35PM

Nobody behind. What does it take for a community to be truly resilient?

Q&A

SOLUTIONS CARROUSEL 3:35PM-4:45PM

Keynote Presentation I Chad Frischmann I VP- Drawdown - 30 minutes

  • Local business/ organization with sustainable solutions and initiatives to present 5-min “elevator pitch”

4:50PM- 5:00PM Address from Florida Congressman Ted Deutch (D) and Francis Rooney(R) regarding The Energy Innovation Act

Saturday, April 27th

Wolfe University Center Theater

9:00AM- 9:15AM Opening Remarks

9:15AM- 9:45AM Noah Valenstein I Secretary of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection

RESILIENCE PANEL 9:45AM-10:45AM

Is Florida Future Ready? Jim Murley I Chief Resilience Officer for Miami-Dade County

Q&A

Youth Breakout for teachers & students only from 10:00am – 2:00pm

ENERGY PANEL-11:00AM- 12:00PM

The Sunshine State shines brighter with the power of the sun

Q&A

12:00PM-12:45PM Lunch with Documentary Screening (The Years Project)

12:45PM- 1:30PM Video Keynote Call-In Presentation I Terry Tamminen – CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation

OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT 1:30PM-2:30PM

What are the current impacts on our biodiversity (globally & locally), from our coral reefs to our Everglades?

  • Rod Braun I Climate and Coastal Resilience Manager for The Nature Conservancy (Moderator)
  • Houston Cypress I Board of Directors at Love the Everglades Movement, & Consultant at Miccosukee Tribe Of Indians Of Florida
  • Celeste De Palma I Audubon Florida, Director of Everglades Policy
  • Aliki Moncrief I Executive Director Florida Conservation Voters

Q&A

2:30PM- 3:00PM Performance Piece/ Letters to the Future -"Do Not Open" by local artist Xavier Cortada


Ticket price includes entrance to both days of the symposium, a light snack in the morning & a vegetarian lunch.

Student & Teacher discounts available.

If you are a teacher or student please email: info@cleoinstitute.org with the subject title: ECCC Discount Request
**Students, please include a picture of your current student ID.

For Sponsorship Opportunities please visit link. CLEO is a 501(c)(3) and all sponsorships are tax deductible.

All proceeds will help fund this symposium as well as CLEO's 2019 climate literacy programs throughout the South Florida community.

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FIU Biscayne Bay Campus

3000 NE 151st St

Inside the Wolfe University Center

North Miami, FL 33181

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