Aspen Concepts: Local weather Pronounces New Audio system, Newest Plans for Local weather Options Occasion in Miami Seashore

The Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach today announced more speakers participating in the second Aspen Ideas: Climate, as well as plans for excursions to locations across Miami-Dade, and new details on programming. Policymakers, scientists, business leaders, technologists, artists, educators, and journalists will gather to address one of the world’s greatest challenges. Tickets to attend are on sale now, while members of the media are invited to apply for press credentials.

Aspen Ideas: Climate event is set to take place from March 6-9, 2023, with hundreds of leaders and climate innovators engaging with the public to focus on climate solutions. Through high-profile discussions with leaders on the main stage, private roundtables, field trips, musical performances, and a climate tech exposition, experts and leaders of all backgrounds will tackle the climate crisis through a solutions-oriented lens. 250 people ages 18-30 will also travel to Miami to participate in the Future Leaders Climate Summit, taking place ahead of Aspen Ideas: Climate from March 3- 6, 2023.

Among the speakers now confirmed:

  • Benji BackerPresident and Founder, American Conservation Coalition
  • Imani BlackFounder and President, Minorities in Aquaculture
  • Tommy Caldwell, professional climbers; Writer
  • Gerardo Ceballos, Ecologist & Conservationist
  • Catherine Coleman FlowersFounder of the Center for Rural Enterprise and Environmental Justice and Vice Chair of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council
  • John CurtisUS Representative of Utah’s 3rd District and leader of the Conservative Climate Caucus
  • John Englander, Oceanographer and sea level rise expert
  • Cheryl Holder, President of the Florida State Medical Association and co-chair of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action
  • Ivan Duque MarquezFormer President of Colombia (2018 -2022)
  • Rodolphe el-KhouryDean of the School of Architecture at the University of Miami
  • Jean FlemmaDirector of the Ocean Defense Initiative
  • Heidi Heitkamp, Former US Senator (D), North Dakota; Visiting Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics
  • John B. King, JrSUNY Chancellor, Former Secretary of the US Department of Education
  • Eleni Myrivili, Chief Heat Officer for Athens, Greece; Global Chief Heat Officer to UN Habitat
  • Sandeep NijhawanCEO, Electra
  • bill nye, Science Educator, Engineer, Television Host, Author
  • Kate Orff, Founder and Principal of the landscape architecture firm SCAPE and director of the Urban Design Program at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture
  • Colette Pichon BattlePartner of Vision & Initiatives at Taproot Earth
  • Andrew SteerPresident & CEO of the Bezos Earth Fund
  • board StephensNew York Times columnist
  • Shalini VajjhalaFounder & CEO, Re:Focus Partners

The full speaker list is available here. Many more speakers and programming details will be announced in the coming weeks.

Programming at the event will address key themes critical to solving the climate crisis, including the future of energy, community-led solutions, building a climate-smart economy, the resilience of our planet, and designing the future today. New for 2023, the Climate Innovation and Technology Expo will provide an exclusive stage for startups, public and private companies to pitch climate action solutions, while the Climate Energy and Career Fair will provide an opportunity for companies to recruit students and professionals across multiple disciplines. Details of an arts program will be announced in the coming weeks, showcasing the role that culture plays in advancing climate solutions.

Excursions and participatory experiences will also take place during Aspen Ideas: Climate, offering event participants the opportunity to explore sustainable initiatives in the Miami-Dade region and access facilities normally inaccessible to the public. Among the planned trips and experiences:

  • Scuba clean up hosted by the nonprofit Debris Free Oceans.
  • City of Miami Beach Resilience Tour discussing the climate challenges Miami Beach faces every day and highlighting the mitigation and adaptation efforts facilitated by intergovernmental and community collaborations.
  • Clean Miami Beach cleanup hosted by nonprofit Clean Miami Beach.
  • University of Miami SUSTAIN Laboratory Wind-Wave tank exclusive guided tour of the Alfred C. Gassell, Jr. SUSTAIN Laboratory wind-wave tank which can generate Category 5 hurricane force winds. SUSTAIN provides scientists and engineers access to critical observations within a realistic but controlled environment to study the impacts of hurricane and storm surge events on coastal communities.
  • FIU Microgrid Tour Led by Florida International University faculty and students of the newly-launched FIU microgrid and control room to help advance research on renewable energy and increase communities’ resilience to extreme weather and power grid events.
  • Oleta National Park Kayak Tour in Florida’s largest urban park.
  • Biscayne Bay Boat Trip Exploring the breathtaking views of Biscayne Bay by water.

As part of organizers’ commitment to sustainable programming, Aspen Ideas: Climate has partnered with Carbon Fund to offset the event’s carbon emissions, funding improved forestry management in Florida with a tree planted for each registration.

Aspen Ideas: Climate is supported by title sponsors John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, RelatedPhilanthropic Foundation and the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Amazon, American Airlines, Bank of America, Deloitte, Delta, General Motors, Ami & Jack Glottman, GMCVB, Alex Kleyner & Diana Ullis, Lennar Corporation, LSN Partners, Major Food Group, Morgan Stanley, Rutamaya Coffee, Thoma Bravo , Valor Equity Partners, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and Witkoff Group.

For media: Journalists interested in attending Aspen Ideas: Climate as covering reporters are invited to apply for press credentials here.

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