2018 Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

Mar 9
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
March 9, 2018 at 3:00pm to
March 11, 2018 at 12:00pm
Timberline High School map 701 E. Boise Ave Boise, ID 83706

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Partnering for Success: Working Together on Climate Solutions

March 9-11, 2018

Timberline High School, 701 E. Boise Ave, Boise, Idaho 83706

Welcome to the fifth annual Greater Pacific Northwest’s Regional Conference in Boise, Idaho! The regional conference is an opportunity for newcomers and experienced CCL members to learn and practice new skills, inspire each other with our successes and strategize in moving forward with climate solutions.

Join us for a weekend full of educational sessions, fun, food and fellowship!

Who should attend?

Everyone is welcome, whether it’s your first CCL experience or you’re an experienced volunteer. The Greater Pacific Northwest region includes Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Oregon and Washington; however, everyone is welcome no matter where you’re from.

When and where is the conference? What does the agenda look like?

  • Friday, March 9, 2018: 

    • 3 - 4:30 p.m.: Early arrivals are invited to a special tour at the National Interagency Fire Center (NIFC) in Boise. Since space for this session is limited, additional details will be emailed to those who sign up when they register and make the cut off number. SORRY, the tour is full as of Febuary 12, 2018.    

    • 6 - 8 p.m.: Pre-registration / Meet-n-Greet, accompanied by light appetizers hosted by the Idaho CCL chapters at the Gekeler Farms Clubhouse, 3218 Gekeler Lane, Boise, Idaho, 83706. (Map It) At 7:15 a short session about CCL as well as highlights from Idaho CCLer's about the Idaho Climate Summit will be presented. 

  • Saturday and Sunday March 10-11, 2018: 

    • Location both days: Timberline High School, 701 E Boise, Ave, Boise, Idaho 83706. (Map It)

    • Saturday timeline:

      • 7:30 - 8:30 a.m.: Registration, Meet-n-Greet Coffee/Tea hour and viewing of posters and exhibit tables. Please allow enough time for registration as we will start promptly at 8:30 a.m. 

      • 8:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.: General and concurrent educational sessions, and networking time.  

    • Sunday timeline: 

      • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

      • 1 - 2:30 p.m.: Special Tour of the Idaho Capitol Building. Geared for Idahoans, open to all. 

    • The event kicks off with a welcome and keynote address by Mark Reynolds, Executive Director of Citizens' Climate Lobby. General sessions include three panel presentations: Student Voices, Business Partners, and Lessons Learned from the Oregon and Washington tours.  The fourth general session is a presentation by Kristen Eberhard from Sightline Institute. 

    • Concurrent sessions include:
      • Climate advocacy training for citizens and students
      • Community outreach to rural communities  
      • Exploring climate solutions from the perspectives of frontline communities
      • Addressing different communication styles while working toward common solutions
      • How climate change impacts wildfire in the PNW
      • Renewable energy in the PNW
      • CCL endorsement program

Now posted! The final agenda as well as a list of the speakers.

Why Boise?  

Boise is a vibrant city, rich with natural beauty, cultural sites and recreational opportunities. Come early, stay late and enjoy Idaho!

How much is registration?

Regular includes light snacks and beverages Saturday, Sunday morning as well as lunch and dinner on Saturday. Caterers were choosen with care based on food reviews, the ability to recognize dietary restrictions as well as those who give back to the community. For individuals with dietary restrictions, when registering be sure to check your preference in order for us to advise the caterers. 

  • Regular registration (through March 1): $65.

  • Regular registration plus donation to support student scholarships (through March 1): $90.

  • Student registration: $15. Students are encouraged to join the group at mealtime for conversation and the networking opportunities. (please see note below regarding registering minors [under 18])

  • Walk in Registration (does not include meals): $85. 

  • A registration code will be provided for special guests and individuals awarded scholarships. 

To register, go to the link at the upper right-hand corner of this webpage. Please consider a contribution to support student scholarships.

This is a not for profit event. Registration fees cover catering, snacks, printing, supplies, and supplement travel expenses of keynote speakers. Registration does not cover lodging or transportation fees.


  • By credit card, via the link above (upper right-hand corner of webpage).

  • By check, indicate: 2018 Greater Pacific Northwest Regional Conference in the memo line. Use the Offer Code CHECK at checkout, and click the green check mark so your Offer Code goes through. Consider an optional donation for scholarships. Be sure to mail your payment so it arrives before the registration deadline of Thursday, March 1, 2018 to:  

Citizens' Climate Lobby
1330 Orange Ave #309
Coronado, CA 92118

Early registration bonus!  Register by Friday, February 16, 2018 to enter your name into a drawing for three nights’ free lodging in McCall, Idaho. (Good for one year, subject to available dates, must be over 18 or accompanied by parent or guardian; lodging donated.)

Minors (under 18) Registration: If you are under the age of 18, or are registering for someone under 18, a signed permission slip must be completed to attend the conference. Please email Liz Roberts, nodawaykid@gmail.com for a permission slip. 

*** Registration closes Thursday, March 1, 2018. ***


A limited number of scholarships are available for the registration fee for students under 25 years old as well as for those who need financial assistance. Please complete this brief application by February 16, 2018. A reply will be sent within one-week in regards to available funds. You can help others attend by making a donation when you register.

Lodging Information: (hotels, roommate and home share information)

Hotel information:

A block of rooms has been reserved at three local hotels. All are offering attendees special rates, shuttle service to and from the airport as well as to Timberline High School, free breakfast and other amenities.

  • The SpringHill Suites Boise ParkCenter. (Marriott Property) The special group rate of $112.00 a night for a suite style room will only be held until February 16, 2018. Reserve here

  • The Residence Inn Boise Downtown University. (Marriott Property) The special group rate of $112.00 a night for a suite style room  will only be held until February 16, 2018. Reserve here.

  • The Holiday Inn Express. The special group rate will be available as long as space is available. Reserve here. (Note: special group rate will show when you insert the reservation dates of March 9 or 10.)

Logistical information such as car, bike, foot and bus options from the three hotels above to Timberline High School, as well as some hotel notes, was developed by your friends in Boise and is available here. 

There are numerous hotels and lodging facilities in Boise. However, please note, it is “March Madness” season. The NCAA is in Boise the week after our conference and we suggest you book your lodging early.

Looking for another style of lodging? We suggest you input Timberline High School’s street address when doing a search. The address is 701 E Boise Ave, Boise, ID 83706.

Roommate Requests for Shared Hotel Lodging:

  • You can indicate that you are seeking a roommate on this self-serve spreadsheet. You will need to contact the person listed on the spreadsheet directly to negotiate shared hotel lodging arrangements.

Home share information:

  • Boise CCL members have agreed to post their free in-home accommodations offerings on this self-serve spreadsheet for home share. In-home accommodations are limited and offered on a space available basis. Contact the person listed on the spreadsheet directly to negotiate homestay arrangements.

  • RV on street parking is also listed on this spreadsheet. Again, contact the person listed directly to be sure street parking is available.

  • Attendees seeking in-home accommodations are also encouraged to list their information on this self-serve spreadsheet. If additional home share space becomes available, we will contact you.  

If you have questions or need assistance with the spreadsheets, Liz Roberts is available to assist you with home share options. Her email is: nodawaykid@gmail.com.

Connecting with others:  

Participants looking to connect with old and new friends, or to share experience and expertise can list their contact information on this optional networking spreadsheet.

Transportation Information:

  • Boise Transportation

    • Hotels with block rooms offer free hotel shuttles. Most hotels in Boise also offer free shuttle service.

    • For information about bus service, go to Valley Ride.  

    • Traditional Taxi Services, Uber and Lyft are available.

  • Carpooling Options to Boise, Idaho

    • Looking to share a ride? Enter your rideshare needs here. You will need to contact the person listed on the spreadsheet directly to negotiate carpooling arrangements.


  • Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday is on your own:

    • Hotels noted above do serve breakfast.

    • Coffee, tea and light fare will be available during the meeting.

  • Lunch and Dinner on Saturday:

    • Lunch and dinner will be buffet style; caterers will be able to accommodate dietary restrictions such as vegan, vegetarian and gluten free. Please identify your needs via the questionnaire when you register to enable us to order properly.


It's the weekend so dress comfortably! Check the forecast as March weather is fickle.

Conference Goals:

  • To enhance participants knowledge and understanding of Citizens’ Climate Lobby’s mission, values, solutions, practices and procedures in order to mitigate climate change worldwide.
  • To engage an audience which is multigenerational, multicultural and with multiple perspectives in the discussion of climate change solutions and actions.
  • To educate participants on actions to build political will at the local, regional and national level in order to build a livable world.
  • To encourage attendees to share information onsite and to continue their networking after the conference closes.
  • To enable participants to take action by providing attendees with skills, resources and connections to move forward.

~ Enhance ~ Engage ~ Educate ~ Encourage ~ Enable ~

See you in Boise for a weekend full of learning, fun, food and fellowship.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby is a non-profit, non-partisan, grassroots advocacy organization. Our consistently respectful, non-partisan approach to climate education is designed to create a broad, sustainable foundation for climate action across all geographic regions and political inclinations. By building upon shared values rather than partisan divides, and empowering our supporters to work in keeping with the concerns of their local communities, we work towards the adoption of fair, effective, and sustainable climate change solutions.

At Citizens’ Climate Education, we give ordinary citizens the power to educate political leaders, the media, and the general public about climate change solutions. Together, we can build the political will to take on the world’s most pressing environmental problem. Together, we can build a better world.

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