2018 So Cal Regional Conference

Feb 17
Hosted by:Citizens' Climate Educati...
February 17, 2018 at 8:00am to
February 18, 2018 at 1:00pm
Cal State University Los Angeles map 5154 State University Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90032

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United for Climate Action
Welcome to the 2018 Citizens’ Climate Lobby 
Southern California Regional Conference!
Registration will be in the Golden Eagle Ballroom
Cal State Los Angeles

Who should come?
Everyone is welcome, whether it's your first Citizens' Climate Lobby experience or you're a longtime volunteer. If you care about climate change and want to connect with like-minded people who are ready to take action, join us at Cal State LA on February 17-18.


Keynote Speakers:

Kevin de León, California's Senate President pro Tem

Ryan Ridley, writer and producer on the hit TV show Rick and Morty

Philipp Friesenbichler, Director of Photography, Years of Living Dangerously Season 2

Desmond Wheatley, President, CEO and Chairman of Envision Solar

Marshall Saunders, Founder of Citizens' Climate Lobby

We're also hosting the inaugural poster session contest for college and university students working on climate-related issues. Come see their poster submissions and cheer them on!

Our conference is cosponsored by the Model United Nations of Cal State LA


8:00am - 9:00am Registration
Poster set up
9:00am - 9:15am Welcome and intro Melisa Flores - Cal State LA Model UN
Meredith Smith - Emcee
Kathy Orlinsky - Conference chair
9:15am - 9:45am CCL Values Marshall Saunders - CCL Founder
9:45am - 10:15am CCL Roadmap Mark Reynolds - CCL Executive Director
10:15am - 10:30am Break  

10:30am - 12:30pm
Introductory Climate Advocate Training Workshop Amy Bennettt and Taylor Krause
Group Leaders/Liaisons Mark Reynolds
How to use Motivational Interviewing to stop arguing and find solutions Dr. Liz Barnett
12:30pm - 1:30pm Lunch   
1:30pm - 2:15pm How to Communicate Climate Change Effectively - Conservatives, Progressives, People of Color, and Youth Moderator: Bruce Tierney
2:20pm - 3:05pm We could be the Greatest Generation Desmond Wheatley - Envision Solar
3:05pm - 3:15pm Funding our work Davia Rivka
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break  

3:30pm - 4:15pm
Science Highlights from the National Climate Assessment Dr. Peter Kalmus
Be Bold: What a Citizens' Movement to Save California’s Coast Can Teach CCL Dr. Tom Osborne
Lobbying TV News and Weather to connect the dots on Climate - Creating Public Will for a Livable World Eve Simmons
How we passed city-wide renewable electric power in Whittier and you can too! Moderator: Dr. Jeremy Sarchet
Progress towards zero carbon emission aircraft operations Tom Hays
4:20pm - 4:30pm Musical break Dadla Ponizil
4:35pm - 5:35pm
Behind the scenes in TV and film: a fireside chat with climate advocates
Ryan Ridley (Rick and Morty)
Philipp Friesenbichler (Years of Living Dangerously)
5:45pm - 6:15pm Keynote Senate President Pro Temp Kevin de León
6:15pm - 7:30pm Hors d'oeuvres and Poster Award Ceremony Meredith Smith
8:00am - 9:00am Registration  
9:00am - 9:05am Welcome Meredith Smith

9:10am - 9:55am
Faith Communities Respond to Global Warming - an Interfaith panel discussion
Moderator: John Forney
How to Empower Your Local School Boards to Speak Up for Climate Action Park Guthrie

Media Training Tips practiced by Katharine Hayhoe
Judy Berlfein
The Urgent Matter of Climate Change and Health Dr. Stephen Hansen
10:00am - 10:45am CCL’s Conservative Caucus: A Practical Discussion on Recruiting Conservatives Craig Preston
10:45am - 11:00am State of the state Tasha Reddy
11:00am - 12:00pm Brunch   
12:00pm - 12:30pm Closing remarks Mark Reynolds


Free Parking!

Or take the Metrolink! There's a stop right on campus --> Cal State LA Metrolink Station

See other Cal State LA commuting options

You can also organize or sign up for a carpool! Just enter your information!

And don't forget to visit our book table!



We offer a limited number of discounts for same household tickets or low income individuals. Please contact kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org for more information on ticket discounts.


Paying by check:

Select your ticket type. On the next page, underneath the order total, it prompts "Have an offer code?". Enter the offer code "Check" then click the green check box. Complete your registration and send your check to Citizens' Climate Education, 1330 Orange Ave, #309, Coronado, CA 92118. Please include "2018 So Cal Regional Conference" in the memo of the check. 


Lodging Information:
Hotels within 5 miles of campus:

Titta Inn
Comfort Inn
Floral Inn

Hotels a bit futher:

Hotel Brandwood, Glendale

Best Western, Pasadena

Quality Inn, Rosemead

Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles: Pasadena/Monrovia

Or, contact kathy.orlinsky@citizensclimatelobby.org to arrange a homestay with local CCL members.


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