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.
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.
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.
Climate City Expo Tracks
A world prepared for a changing climate requires creative engagement from all people. Climate City Expo features five tracks to explore all the ways our communities are rising to the challenge of climate change.
Hear from visionary leaders who have made environmental action and a commitment to science lifelong callings.
Learn more about how climate change impacts society and our communities through a series of interactive climate-themed exhibits, talks, and activities.
See how artists are using craft, film, photography, and fine art to bring attention to our changing climate and environment.
Taste the best of Asheville’s culinary scene while also learning about the impacts of climate change on our food and drink.
Engage with people of faith to learn about their work at the intersections of religion, spirituality, and climate change.
Previous CCx Business Speakers
Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Senior Technologist & Sustainability Strategist
Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability
Chief Sustainability Officer
Aspen Skiing Company
VP of Sustainability
IBM Global Business Services / The Weather Channel
Director, Weather Strategy