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.
CCx: NextGen is April 1, 2019.
Should I attend?
If you are working towards a two- or four-year undergraduate degree – yes! We welcome all majors, all backgrounds, and all levels of knowledge around climate issues. A senior in high school? An early stage graduate student? You are welcome to attend, but please realize the material is targeted at two- and four-year undergraduate students.
What does the ticket price include?
You’ll receive breakfast, lunch, snacks, and swag, in addition to programming featuring leading climate professionals! For those in town on Tuesday, April 2, CCx: NextGen tickets will get you access to a keynote and networking reception that is part of CCx: Business.
If I attended last year, will this year be different?
YES! New faces, new topics for discussion, and new insights on climate adaptation and resilience.
We are excited to be able to offer ten scholarships. Scholarships will be allocated to qualified individuals who apply by March 1, 2019, by 5:00 PM (EST). These are individual scholarships and not transferable to anyone other than the applicant.
The scholarship includes a waived conference fee, a one-year student membership to The Collider, and (if applicable) reimbursements for parking on Monday, April 1, 2019, and up to $50 in mileage.
CCx: NextGen Speakers
Business Case Challenge
In the afternoon of CCx: Next Gen, students will be asked to develop an idea for a product or service that helps people and communities better manage the negative mental health effects caused and exacerbated by climate change. Think mobile app, health sensor, social media platform, or community program!
As reported in the Fourth National Climate Assessment, natural disasters and extreme weather – like hurricanes, wildfires, and flooding – will become more frequent and intense in the future due to climate change. These experiences, in turn, negatively impact individuals’ mental health, with common effects ranging from acute stress to chronic anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress.
Judges represent organizations including The Collider, WNC Health Network, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, and NASA DEVELOP.