Saturday, March 5th, 2022

The CLEO Institute’s annual climate symposium invites world-renowned speakers to discuss critical topics related to the climate crisis & what innovative solutions are available to tackle it. Last year’s symposium attracted an international audience of over 500 people, with top-level keynotes like Dr. Sumitra Khatri from The American Lung Association, acclaimed climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Stanford University’s Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson, and more. Our symposium offered attendees the most up-to-date data on climate & health-related issues, with a focus on solutions, and become more civically engaged. In addition, we emphasized climate justice to help people understand the impacts on our most vulnerable communities. Our premier sponsor last year was the British Consulate-General.

Our March 5th, 2022 Climate Symposium, in partnership with the University of Miami’s Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, will be even larger and hybrid, with both in-person and virtual sessions, offering physical & virtual exhibitor tables, networking opportunities, & generous signage recognition throughout. The symposium will be opened with a presentation on biodiversity and then go into five climate topics focused on cutting-edge technology & thought-provoking ideas delivered in TED-talk style presentations followed by a discussion and audience Q & A.

Our solutions theme represents the biggest opportunities to tackle the climate crisis. From education, that shores up resilience and equips communities to face the impacts of climate change, to gender parity that can play a key role in how communities adapt in a warming world, to how we produce, what we eat, and discard our food, impact our livelihoods, to how we transition faster to a clean energy economy while we get our cities climate-ready. Our aim is to highlight the most robust pathways to decarbonization to tackle the climate emergency in an intersectional way while showing the additional co-benefits and positive ripple effects these changes can bring to our society.

Tickets will go on sale Tuesday, February 1st, 2022

Speakers Include

The Deputy Director for Energy Justice in the Office of Economic Impact and Diversity at the U.S. Department of Energy. Prior to her appointment, she was a Professor of Law, Public Policy, and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She has spent over a decade conducting research on the equity dimensions of the global transition away from fossil fuel energy to cleaner energy resources. In 2016, she received a Fulbright-Garcia-Robles research fellowship to study climate change, energy policy, and indigenous rights in Mexico. She is the Co-Founder and former Co-Director of the Initiative for Energy Justice (, an organization committed to providing technical law and policy support to communities on the frontlines of climate change.

A real estate developer, urban revitalization strategy consultant, MacArthur Fellow, and Peabody Award-winning broadcaster. She is responsible for the creation and successful implementation of numerous economic developments, technology & green infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems. Majora applies her corporate consulting practice focused on talent-retention to reducing Brain Drain in American low-status communities. She has firsthand experience pioneering sustainable economic development in one of America’s most storied low-status communities: the South Bronx.

Caroline is an education and engagement strategist. She founded the CLEO Institute in 2010 to help mobilize the masses in support of climate action. Recognizing the urgency of the climate data, Caroline shaped CLEO’s programs to allow multiple access points for diverse learners, building climate literacy and informed advocacy, top-down and bottom-up, simultaneously. Caroline’s leadership roles and consultancy helped shape Ransom Everglades Upper School, Cushman High School, Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden, and several others. She has been recognized locally and nationally by Time Magazine, the Obama Administration, and the EPA.

Tristram is an international award-winning author, speaker, campaigner, and expert on the environmental and social impacts of food. His books have been described as “a genuinely revelatory contribution to the history of human ideas” (The Times).

The environmental organization he founded, Feedback, works to regenerate nature by transforming our food system. He is also the founder of Toast Ale which upcycles unsold fresh bread into award-winning craft beer. 100% of Toast’s distributable profits go to Feedback and other aligned charities worldwide. After 3 years of operations, Toast saved more than 1 million slices of bread from going to waste. Tristram won the international environmental award in 2011, The Sophie Prize. He is an Ashoka Fellow, a National Geographic Emerging Explorer, and a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader.

The Speaker list will be updated periodically.

Become a Sponsor!

Sponsors will benefit from having the opportunity to promote their products/services, gain brand recognition & credibility with an audience that values corporate social responsibility. Your sponsorship dollars will also help fund CLEO’s climate education & advocacy programs, making it a worthwhile investment for your company from both a marketing & PR perspective.

All sponsorships are tax-deductible, and all proceeds from this event go to help fund our climate education in Florida.

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