A world prepared for a changing climate requires creative engagement from all people. Founded in 2018 in Asheville, North Carolina, Climate City Expo (CCx) offers professional and experiential tracks for individuals to explore innovation at the forefront of climate adaptation and resilience.
The heart of the experience 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.
CCx 2019 features additional programming designed to engage the public in different tracks that showcase the way our communities are rising to the challenge of climate change.
Home to the world’s largest repository of climatological data at the 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.
Welcome to ‘Climate City’ — U.S. World News and Report, December 2018
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.
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.
Author, speaker, and strategist Katharine Wilkinson will also lead an insightful and inspirational discussion about our climate journey on April 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Diana Wortham Theater as part of the CCx: Luminaries track. Tickets are available for sale online and at the Diana Wortham Theater box office in downtown Asheville.
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.
CCx: Business Featured Speakers
Chief International Strategy Officer
Vice President of Communication and Engagement
Global Director, Consumer Weather Strategy
Global Head of Resilience and Sustainability
Indy Group Services
CEO and President
Partner, Investment Team
The Climate Service
Southeast Sustainability Directors Network
Lotic Labs, Inc.
Sustainability and Social Impact Manager
Co-Founder, Chief Strategy Officer
University of Michigan
American Society of Adaptation Professionals
Director of Operations, Research Scientist, and Resilience Analyst
Chief Data Officer
CEO and Founder
The Climate Data Factory
City of Asheville
Energy Program Coordinator
Nuveen Real Estate
Director, CDP West
Waggonner & Ball Architecture/Environment
Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board
Chief Operating Officer
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
Senior Program Manager