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Agenda for the Climate Reality Leadership Corps Training in New York City

APRIL 12-14, 2024

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This agenda is not yet final and subject to change. 

Day 1 - Friday, April 12

1:00 – 4:00 PM

Registration Check-In 

3:00 – 3:10 PM

Welcome to our 55th Training! 

3:10 – 3:15 PM

We Are Climate Reality 

3:15 – 4:00 PM

Policy Pathways to a Greener Tomorrow: Insights from Regional Leaders 

4:00 – 4:15 PM

Let’s Get Digital!  

4:15 – 4:35 PM

An Inconvenient Talk Show with Al Gore and Rollie Williams 

4:35 – 4:55 PM

Unlocking Investments: Ways to Make a Global Transition to a Clean Energy Economy 

4:55 – 5:15 PM

Unlocking Investments: Ways to Make a National Transition to a Clean Energy Economy 

5:15 – 5:30 PM

Building Community with Climate Reality 

5:30 – 5:50 PM

Transition to Breakouts 

5:50 – 6:30 PM

Collective Climate Action: Get to Know Your Training Mentors and Climate Reality Chapters 

Day 2 - Saturday, April 13

7:30 – 9:00 AM

Registration & Check-In 

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks 

9:10 – 9:20 AM

A Tale of Fire and Ice by Yellow Dot Studios 

9:20 – 9:50 AM

Facts First: Countering Climate Disinformation 

9:50– 10:00 AM

Bridging Generations for Climate Action: A Conversation with Jonathan Scott and Alexandria Villaseñor  

10:00 – 10:10 AM

Black Agrarian Climate Solutions 

10:10 – 10:20 AM

Inner Activism: Connectedness to Nature and Ourselves 

10:20 – 12:20 PM

Presenting the Climate Crisis: Science, Impacts, and Solutions by Former US Vice President Al Gore 

12:20 – 1:50 PM

Partner Fair & Lunch 

1:50 – 2:35 PM

Thematic Breakout Session I 

Choose one thematic breakout session to attend.  

  • False Solutions: Fighting Fossil Fuel Expansion 
  • Creating Climate Resilient Communities 
  • Making Clean Energy Affordable and Accessible 
  • Building a Green Economy with Climate-Friendly Jobs 
  • A One-Year Review of the IRA: Financing for Resiliency and Clean Energy 

2:35 – 2:55 PM

Transition to next Thematic Breakout Session 

2:55 – 3:40 PM

Thematic Breakout Session II 

Choose a second thematic breakout session to attend.  

3:40– 4:10 PM

Transition to Skill-Building Sessions 

4:10 – 4:55 PM

Skill-Building Session I 

Choose one skill-building session to attend.  

  • Hearing Nature’s Voice: Embodied Ethics for the Climate Movement 
  • A Q&A on Funding Local Climate Solutions 
  • Building an Effective Climate Campaign  
  • Crafting Compelling Climate Communications 
  • Fighting Disinformation Through Accountability and Real Data 

4:55 – 5:15 PM

Transition to Second Skill-Building Session 

5:15 – 6:00 PM

Skill-Building Session II 

Choose a second skill-building session to attend.  

Day 3 - Sunday, April 14

9:00 – 9:10 AM

Opening Remarks   

9:10 – 10:00 AM

Answering Your Questions: A Climate Science Q&A 

10:00 – 10:45 AM

Intersectionality and Climate Change: A Climate Justice Conversation 

10:45 – 10:55 AM

What’s Next: Engaging with Climate Reality  

10:55 – 11:10 AM

What’s Next: Taking Action 

11:10 – 11:40 AM

Participant Survey and Coffee Break 

11:40 – 12:00 PM

Charting the Course: A Dialogue on Climate Action with Al Gore and John Podesta  

12:00 – 12:40 PM

Climate Action from Climate Reality Chapter Leadership 

12:40 – 12:45 PM

ATMOSPHERE by Artists Climate Collective  

12:45 – 1:00 PM

Green Ring Award and Closing