Program

View the 2020 Agenda at a Glance for a quick overview of the conference.

Full 2020 Agenda

Click sessions below for further details. Content is still evolving and is subject to change.

Conference breakout sessions below 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
10:30am

Coffee & Refreshments Break

10:30am - 11:00am
12:15pm

Networking Lunch + Special Presentation

Current Trends in Climate Science

12:15pm - 1:15pm
3:15pm

Networking & Refreshments Break

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

Opening Plenary Session:

Welcome Remarks by Jerry Norcia, President & CEO, DTE Energy
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

Combating the Climate Crisis: Supporting a Positive Future for All
TECH Talks
Reading the Room: Understanding Climate Sentiments in a Pivotal Election Year

8:30am - 10:15am
12:00pm

Networking Lunch + Special Presentation

CEO Climate Dialogue

12:00pm - 1:15pm
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

State Led Climate Action: An Update led by Julie Cirqueira, U.S. Climate Alliance
Accelerating the Clean Energy Revolution through Technology and Investment

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

Reception

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

Climate Leadership Awards Dinner & Ceremony

Keynote from William Reilly, Climate Pioneer Awardee 

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

Breakfast & Networking

7:30am - 8:30am
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
Beyond Zero: Introducing the Climate Take Back
What Climate Leadership Should Look Like in 2020

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

Tour 1: Details coming soon

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tour 2: Details coming soon

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Tour 3: Details coming soon

12:00pm - 2:00pm