Global thought leaders, innovators, and climate-conscious citizens will gather for the 2019 Climate City Expo (CCx) from March 29 through April 7, 2019, at The Collider in Asheville, North Carolina. CCx offers professional and experiential tracks for you to explore innovation at the forefront of climate adaptation and resilience. Here are just a few of the reasons you should be there.
1 — CCx: Business
The heart of the Expo is CCx: Business — a convening of global leaders and visionaries in business, climate science, sustainability, data, and entrepreneurship to discuss risks, opportunities, and solutions to humanity’s biggest challenge. Come listen to experts from companies and organizations like AccuWeather, Amazon, Aon, Axios, Bloomberg, Global Parametrics, Acclimatise, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, In-Q-Tel, and NOAA. They’ll be discussing topics ranging from data to inclusivity, media trends, governance, innovation, finance, risk, and investment.
2 — CCx: Luminaries
In the CCx: Luminaries series, you’ll hear from visionary leaders who have made environmental action and a commitment to science lifelong callings. The first luminary to confirm his presence at CCx is American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author, and inventor Bill Nye. Bill Nye, and Greta Johnsen of WBEZ Chicago and host of the NERDette podcast, will dive deep into the science of climate change as evidenced by extreme weather onstage on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.
3 — CCx: NextGen
The Expo also offers a special opportunity for the next generation of climate resilience leaders. CCx: NextGen is a one-day interactive conference that connects two- and four-year undergraduate students with leading climate professionals to gain exclusive insights into this growing field, explore climate resilience practices, and pitch their own solutions.
4 — CCx: Hack
CCx: Hack is The Collider’s second climate data hackathon. At CCx: Hack, you will have the opportunity to familiarize yourself with a host of publicly available datasets with the help of expert data navigators.
5 — The Climate City Experience
Home to one of the world’s largest repositories of climatological data at the NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, North Carolina, has grown into an important hub of climate expertise. Our city’s climate-conscious ethos attracts entrepreneurs, chefs, builders, brewers, artists, and companies, large and small. They come for the elevated quality of life and the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. They contribute to a culture deeply connected to nature. They generate solutions that inspire the world.
And So Much More…
Whether you’re pitching a startup at CCx: Business, listening to Bill Nye in our CCx: Luminaries series, coding new software at CCx: Hack, or enjoying a beer from a brewery participating in CCx: Eats, we hope you will walk away with a greater motivation to adapt and become resilient to climate change.
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