EMPOWERING CAPABLE CLIMATE
April 26 & 27
FIU Biscayne Bay Campus (3000 NE 151st Street, North Miami, Florida 33181)
Friday, April 26th I Solutions Carousel Keynote
Vice President and Research Director for Project Drawdown. Chad is the lead researcher and principal architect of the methodology and models behind Project Drawdown.
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.
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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
Location: Wolfe University Center Ballroom
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
Break 11:00AM- 11:15AM
Breakout session for media/ meteorologists 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
12:20PM-1:15PM Lunch with Documentary Screening (The Years Project)
Health Breakout session 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
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
CLIMATE JUSTICE PANEL 2:35PM-3:35PM
Nobody behind. What does it take for a community to be truly resilient?
Caroline Lewis I Founder of The CLEO Institute (Moderator)
Valencia Gunder I Founder of Make the Homeless Smile
Adrian Alberto Madriz I Executive Director of SMASH
Kilan Bishop I Member of the Sea Level Rise Committee for the City of Miami
SOLUTIONS CARROUSEL 3:35PM-4:45PM
Keynote Presentation I Chad Frischman I VP- Drawdown - 30 minutes
· 5 minutes for each local business/ organization with sustainable solutions and initiatives to present “elevator pitch”
4:45PM- 5:00PM A few words from Congressman Ted Deutch and Francis Rooney - The Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act
Saturday, April 27th
Location: 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
FLORIDA FUTURE READY PANEL 9:45AM-10:45AM
Is Florida Future Ready? Jim Murley I Chief Resilience Officer for Miami-Dade County
Irela Bagué I CEO - Bague Group (Moderator)
Hardeep Anand I Deputy Director, Miami Dade Water & Sewer
Carlos Castillo I Associate Administrator for Resilience FEMA
Michael Antinelli I Vice President & Co-Founder Brizaga
Youth Breakout from 10:00am – 2:00pm
ENERGY PANEL-11:00AM- 12:00PM
The Sunshine State shines brighter with the power of the sun
Katie Ottenweller I Southeast Director for Vote Solar (Moderator)
Chris Castro I Director of Sustainability & Resilience for Orlando
Armando Fernandez I Florida Power & Light
Jennifer Rubiello I State Director for Environment Florida
12:00PM-12:45PM Lunch with Documentary Screening (The Years Project)
12:45PM- 1:30PM Keynote Call-in Presentation I Terry Tamminen – CEO of the Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation (Youth Breakout session to come back for keynote)
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 for the Florida Conservation Voters
2:30PM- 3:00PM Performance Piece/ Letters to the Future -"Do Not Open" by local artist Xavier Cortada
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Traveling to Miami?
Both the Miami International Airport and the Ft. Lauderdale airports are 17 miles away from FIU Biscayne Bay Campus.
Closest areas for hotels include: Surfside, Bay Harbour Islands, North Miami Beach, North Miami, and Miami Shores.
If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please contact Natalia Ortiz, Director of Development at email@example.com 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.