2017 Northern California Regional Conference

Feb 18
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
February 18, 2017 at 9:00am to
February 19, 2017 at 3:00pm
Ed Roberts Campus map 3075 Adeline Street Berkeley, CA 94703

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2017 Northern California Regional Conference

Please join us on Saturday and Sunday February 18th and 19th at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley.

Citizens' Climate Lobby's Northern California Regional Conference will include lobby training and workshops hosted by CCL national's staff.  Program will be Saturday 9:00am to 5:00pm followed by pizza dinner and keynote ending at 8:00pm.  On Sunday, the program will start at 9:00am and end in the early afternoon.  The Ed Roberts Campus is located at 3075 Adeline Street in Berkeley, CA.

Please consider an additional donation to help more people attend our conference!

Donating will help us keep our registration fees low and provide student rates.  Also, if you live nearby, please consider offering lodging to participants from out of town.  Also note that registration will cap at 200 participants (40 spaces left as of February 1st; 30 spaces left as of February 2nd; 15 spaces left as of February 4)

Registration Sold Out on February 7th


Details about CCL's 2017 Northern California Regional Conference


Saturday Program

  • See below

Sunday Program

  • See below

Everyone is welcome, whether it's your first CCL experience or you're an experienced volunteer. You are welcome no matter where you're from.


The program is scheduled for Saturday February 18th from 9:00am to 8:00pm and Sunday February 19th from 9:00a to TBD (between noon and 3p).  Please plan to come by early in the morning, as the program will start promptly at 9:00am. 

Check-in and on-site registration begins on Saturday at 8:30am at the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley.  Coffee and morning social time will take place both mornings from 8:30am to 9:00am.

There will be a keynote speaker on Saturday from 7pm to 8pm.

To network with fellow CCL volunteers while you develop your lobbying
and advocacy skills. In Mark Reynolds’ words, “Our advanced lobbying training focuses on the human element of working with people: creating opportunities from obstacles, listening, building rapport, and not being limited by one’s predisposed view of other people or their predisposed view of you.” That kind of training will prove valuable in all aspects of your life…not just in your work with CCL.


Ed Roberts Campus at 3075 Adeline Street in Berkeley, CA - directly adjacent to the Ashby BART station.           

How much?

The conference fee is $60.  Student and under 25 years old is $20.

If you would like to register by check, please use the promo code "check" and mail your payment to: Citizens Climate Lobby 1330 Orange Ave #309, Coronado, CA 92118

If the cost is a problem for you, we have scholarships available. To apply, contact Tasha at california-rc@citizensclimatelobby.org

Please help others attend the conference by making an additional donation that will go to low fees and our scholarship fund.  You can do so above in the registration section.


For those who need it, we will work to find lodging accomodations in the homes of local CCL volunteers.  If you live nearby and can offer someone a place to stay, please let us know. 

For housing offers and requests, please contact Edgar Ross <edgarross360@yahoo.com> or at 831-440-9251 (be sure to leave a call-back number in the message).  When emailing, please write "NCRC" at the begining of the subject line.  Please inclue name, phone, and where you are coming from (for requests) or where you are offering a room (for offers).  Be specific with your needs or what you can offer (number of people, number of beds, pets/allergies, etc).  

We will provide coffee and tea with light breakfast snacks on Saturday and Sunday mornings as well as lunch both days.  We will have a social hour and pizza dinner at the end of the program on Saturday evening (followed by a keynote speaker).  Please feel free to bring a beverage to share.  If you have dietary restrictions, please let Tasha know at california-rc@citizensclimatelobby.org

Concerns and Questions
If you have additional concerns, please let Tasha know at

CCL Northern California Regional Conference

Getting to the Future We Want

February 18th - 19th, 2017


Saturday: The Current Political Landscape and Skills Building

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome and Introductions (Jerry Hinkle and Harold Hedelman)

9:30 - 10:30

Mark Reynolds - CCL’s Path Forward with Q&A

10:30 - 10:45


10:45 - 11:00


(Ellyn Dooley, San Mateo Chapter, Women Who Will and the Generous Gentlemen Team)

11:00 - 11:45

CCL California Strategy

(Tasha Reddy, Harold Hedelman, Rob Beggs, Jerry Hinkle, Mary Selkirk, Marti Roach)

11:45 - 12:45


12:45 - 1:45

The National Path Forward for Carbon fee and Dividend (Congressman Jerry McNerney)

1:45 - 2:15


2:15 - 3:45

California’s Role in State, National, and International Climate Action (Ken Alex, Director, Governor’s Office of Policy and Research)


Update on CA Climate Policy (CA Senator Bob Wieckowski, Chair of Environmental Policy Committee)


Carbon Pricing Principles and CA Climate Policy (Dr. Michael Wara, Professor of Law and Energy Policy, Stanford University)


Panel discussion with speakers and the audience

3:45 - 4:05


4:05 - 5:00

Climate Solutions - Other Voices

(Steven Greenhut-R St Institute, Tony Kreindler-EDF, Margaret Rossoff-No Coal in Oakland/Sunflower Alliance; Ingrid Brostom - Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment)

5:00 - 6:30

Socializing and Dinner

6:30 - 7:30

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Getting to the energy future we want

 (Dr. Steven Chu. Professor of Physics, Stanford University)


Sunday: Visions of the Future, Skills Building, Key Sectors

9:00 - 9:30

Welcome Back, Tribute to Bill Betchart

9:30 - 10:15

Technologies that CAN get us to the Future We Want (Dr. Alan K. Miller, Founder Cool It! Earth, and  including Healthy Climate Initiative with Peter Fiekowsky)

10:15 - 10:30



Upstairs Koret


Osher A

Osher B

Osher C

10:45 - 11:30

Group Leads/Liaisons (Mark Reynolds)


Climate Advocate Training - New Members

(Harold Hedelman and Robin Cooper)

CA Climate Policy

(Mary Selkirk + Lee Balance)

Effective Presentations

(Andrew Gunther)

Effective Climate Communication

(Renee Lertzman)

11:30 - 11:45



11:45 - 12:30

Group Leads/Liaisons Continued

(Mark Reynolds)

Climate Advocate Training - Continued

(Harold Hedelman and Robin Cooper)

Outreach Successes and Brainstorm

(Elyce Klein)

Border Adjustments

(Ross Astoria)

Effective Climate Communication cont’d

(Renee Lertzman)

12:30 - 1:30


Health Team Lunch Meeting (Robin Cooper, Lee Ballance, Bob Gaede)

CENTRAL VALLEY/Sierra Nevada COORDINATION Lunch Meeting  (Rob Beggs,)


Upstairs Koret


Osher A

Osher B

Osher C

1:30 - 2:15

Environmental Justice (Marti Roach)

Climate Advocate Training - Continued

( Robin Cooper and Tim Dec)


(Rob Beggs/Connie Young/Beth Robbins)

Business Climate Leaders

(Harold Hedelman)

Labour Outreach Team

(Dave Massen)

2:15 - 2:25

Evaluations and Next Year’s Conference Discussion

2:25 - 3:00

Closeout with Mark Reynolds





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