Empowering Capable Climate Communicators Symposium

APRIL 26 & 27

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Friday, April 26th I Keynote Speaker

Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric Science at Penn State, with joint appointments in the Department of Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute. He is also director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center.

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Saturday, April 27th I Keynote Speaker

CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation, co-founder the R20 Regions of Climate Action, and former Secretary of the California Environmental Protection Agency and former Cabinet Secretary, and Chief Policy Adviser to the Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

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 26th 

9:00am - 5:00pm

OPENING KEYNOTE  |  Dr. Michael Mann, PhD

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

HEALTH PANEL- Climate change is the biggest threat to our public health.

ECONOMY & TOURISM PANEL- How our changing climate is impacting our economy and our tourism?

CLIMATE JUSTICE PANEL- Nobody left behind. What does it take for a community to be truly resilient?

SOLUTIONS CAROUSEL- We will be featuring products & services that provide solutions to mitigate & adapt to our changing climate.


PUBLIC HEALTH BREAKOUT SESSION FOR MEDICAL PROVIDERS in partnership with Florida Clinicians for Climate Action.


Saturday, April 27th

9:00am - 3:00pm

RESILIENCE PANEL-  Is Florida Future Ready?

ENERGY PANEL- The Sunshine State shines brighter with the power of the sun.

KEYNOTE PRESENTATION I Terry Tamminen, CEO - Leonardo Di Caprio Foundation.

OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT- Current impacts on our biodiversity (globally & locally), from our coral reefs to our Everglades.

WRITING LETTERS TO THE FUTURE- With Miami local artist, Xavier Cortada.


 Art Sail Installation, Years Project Documentary, and lots more!

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: with the subject title: ECCC Discount Request
**If you're a student, please include a picture of your current student ID. 

If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Natalia Ortiz, Director of Development at with the Title: ECCC Sponsorship.  Please note 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.