Climate City Expo (CCx) is a 10-day celebration of Asheville’s creativity and commitment to climate change awareness and action. 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 can inspire the world.
Ensuring humanity’s future in a changing climate presents unique challenges and opportunities to drive innovation. CCx Business is a cross-industry conference that convenes business executives, entrepreneurs, climate scientists, investors, and many more to explore solutions at the leading edge of climate resilience.
Register now to secure a ticket for 50% off. Tickets are limited.
The world awaits 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.
“At [CCx] I was given the rare opportunity to exchange ideas with professionals in the academic, governmental, and non-profit sectors. Collaboration with a diversity of backgrounds and a unity of vision is a critical driver toward sustained, positive impact- [CCx] fosters that conversation.”
– Liza Schillo, Global Product Sustainability Manager, Levi Strauss & Co.
Additional Climate City Expo (CCx) Tracks
Available to everyone, CCx features five additional tracks that highlight the multitude of ways our city is rising to the challenge of climate change. Individual events and sessions run throughout the 10-day celebration.
Hear from visionary leaders who have made environmental action and a commitment to science lifelong callings.
Experience works of art – across numerous medium – that evoke deeply visceral experiences of our changing climate.
Taste the best of Asheville’s culinary scene prepared by climate conscious chefs, artisans, and brewers.
Explore the dynamic relationships between climate change and communities through exhibits, talks, and activities.
Engage with faith communities to explore connections among religion, spirituality, and climate change.
Photo Credits: Jesse Roberts and Carr Elliot
Previous CCx Business Speakers
Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability
Chief Sustainability Officer
IBM Global Business Services & The Weather Channel
Weather Strategy Director
Levi Strauss & Co.
Product Sustainability Manager
The Lightsmith Group
Co-Founder & Managing Director
Chief Data Officer
Founder & CEO
Ingersoll Rand Center for Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
World Wildlife Fund
Senior Program Officer
Climate Finance Advisors
Aspen Skiing Company
Vice President of Sustainability
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Senior Technologist & Sustainability Strategist
American Society for Adaptation Professionals