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Crowds and Climate: From Ideas to Action will take place on November 6th & 7th in the MIT Kresge Auditorium.  The doors will open on Thursday with morning beverages at 7:30am and sessions will last until approximately 5pm, followed by an evening reception.  Friday will also begin with morning beverages starting at 7:30am and will conclude at approximately 1pm.

What can you expect?


Keynote Speakers

Leaders on the forefront of climate change issues address the political, social and economic challenges we face in taking action on climate change.


Jeremy Grantham

Friday's Keynote Address


Co-founder and chief investment stategist at Grantham Mayo van Otterloo (GMO) and founder of the Grantham Foundation for the Protection of the Environment, which supports communication and collaboration in environmental protection, with an emphasis on climate change.


Expert Panels

A diverse range of world-class experts and practitioners will share their success stories on how to create transformational change in the business sector, the policy domain, and in the work of reshaping social attitudes and behavior.


Interactive Breakout Sessions

In the spring of 2014, the Climate CoLab launched 18 online contests seeking actions to address key climate change challenges. Winners have been selected by expert Judges, and by the Climate CoLab community through an online public vote. At the conference, each plenary panel will be followed by several breakout sessions, where attendees can work with the winning authors and experts to create concrete actions and connections to help their proposals come to fruition.



Thursday's lunch, along with the evening reception and breakout sessions, allow for ample networking with winners, speakers and attendees from all across the globe.

You'll leave the event with inspiration, connections, and a program of actions you, and others, can take to make progress in the global response to climate change.