2020 Agenda

Conference breakout sessions are color coded by track:

Track 1:

Cutting Carbon Emissions: Strategies That Work

Track 2:

Future Ready: Risk, Resilience, and Expanding Your Reach

Track 3:

The Pulse: Latest Trends and Innovation

March 4th
March 5th
March 6th

Strategies that Work: Climate Initiatives that Pack a Punch

Future Ready: Risk, Resilience, and Expanding Your Reach

The Pulse: Latest Trends and Innovation

Deep-dive instruction on applicable skills and decision-making for implementing specific climate solutions.

Climate Leadership Conference partners host interactive discussions highlighting best practices, emerging approaches and new research.

Once the formal conference program concludes, join us on March 6, 2020, as the Climate Leadership Conference hosts three tours of Detroit landmarks and institutions that are renowned for their sustainability.

8:00am

Conference Registration

8:00am - 6:00pm
9:00am

Pre-Conference Workshops

9:00am - 10:30am
10:30am

Coffee & Refreshments Break

10:30am - 11:00am
11:00am

Aggressive Climate Commitments: Lessons from Those Leading the Way

11:00am - 12:15pm

Transforming Cities to Mitigate Risk and Enhance Climate Resilience Infrastructure

11:00am - 12:15am

Financing the Clean Energy Revolution

11:00am - 12:15pm
12:15pm

Networking Lunch

12:15pm - 1:15pm

Welcome Keynote

12:15pm - 1:15pm
1:30pm

Training 1

1:30pm - 3:15pm

Training 2

1:30pm - 3:15pm

Training 3

1:30pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

3:15pm - 3:45pm
3:45pm

Opening Plenary Session:

Communicating the Current Climate Science
Bright Spots in International Climate Leadership
Leading the Way to a Circular Economy

3:45pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm

Welcome Reception

5:30pm - 7:30pm
7:00am

Registration, Breakfast, Networking

7:00am - 8:30am
8:30am

Day 2 Welcome + Morning Plenary Session

State-Led Climate Action 
Carbon Pricing Perspectives from CEOs
TECH Talks
Combating the Climate Crisis: Supporting a Positive Future for All

8:30am - 10:15am
10:45am

Leveraging Natural Climate Solutions to Mitigate Carbon

10:45am - 12:00pm

Moving Your Value Chain from Risk to Resilience

10:45am - 12:00pm

The Race Towards Net Zero

10:45am - 12:00pm
12:00pm

Networking Lunch

Special Guest Speaker
Reading the Room: Understanding Climate Sentiments in a Pivotal Election Year

12:00pm - 1:15pm
1:30pm

Accelerating Change Through Collaboration: Public/Private Partnerships

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Enhancing Corporate Disclosure to Drive Brand Value

1:30pm - 2:45pm

Transforming the Transportation Landscape

1:30pm - 2:45pm
2:45pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

2:45pm - 3:15pm
3:15pm

Strategy Exchange Sessions

Table Topics
Exchange Sessions
Networking Lounge Open

3:15pm - 4:15pm
4:30pm

Plenary Conversation

CLC Decides: How to Invest Our Clean Technology Dollars

4:30pm - 5:30pm
5:30pm

Reception

5:30pm - 7:00pm
7:00pm

Climate Leadership Awards Dinner & Ceremony

7:00pm - 9:30pm
7:30am

Breakfast & Networking

7:30am - 8:30am
8:30am

The Challenge of Reducing Scope 3 Emissions: Meaningful Supplier Engagement

8:30am - 9:45am

New Strategies for Resilient Local Economies

8:30am - 9:45am

Powering Forward: The Shift to Cleaner Fuels

8:30am - 9:45am
9:45am

Coffee & Refreshments

9:45am - 10:00am
10:00am

Closing Plenary Session

How the Car Capital of the U.S. is Shaping the Future of the Automobile
TECH Talks
What Climate Leadership Should Look Like in 2020

10:00am - 12:00pm
12:00pm

Tour 1

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tour 2

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tour 3

12:00pm - 2:00pm