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Welcome to the New Hollywood Climate Summit: A Year-Round Hub for Climate Action and Collaboration

flyer for the Just Play Game Jam For Climate Futures event during the closing night of the Hollywood Climate Summit

The Hollywood Climate Summit is undergoing a transformation into a year-round engagement platform and nonprofit organization. What started as an annual conference has now evolved into a dynamic hub for climate storytelling, collaboration, and action. This shift comes in response to the needs expressed by stakeholders during listening sessions, reflecting a commitment to adapt and grow in pursuit of meaningful change.

Here are some of the most thrilling updates to expect from this year's Hollywood Climate Summit:

1. Revamped Summit Structure:

  • Extended Hours: The conference schedule now runs from 3:30 PM to 10:30 PM, allowing more people to attend after work and engage in the summit's activities.

  • Enhanced Networking: Attendees can look forward to increased networking opportunities, fostering connections across industries and communities.

  • Vibrant Nightlife: After the daytime sessions, the summit will continue with more nighttime activities, ensuring a balance of learning and entertainment.

  • Expanded Reach: With a focus on inclusivity, this year's summit aims to incorporate voices and perspectives from a wider range of industries than ever before.

2. Diverse Content and Collaborations:

  • New Voices and Topics: Expect fresh perspectives and discussions on emerging themes, including the intersection of fashion and climate activism.

  • Intersectionality Focus: The summit will explore the interconnectedness of environmental and social issues, promoting cross-sector conversations and collaborations.

  • Just Play: A Game Jam for Climate Futures is an online competition and showcase challenging video game developers to engage creatively with climate futures and themes through gameplay mechanics and story. 

  • Finalist prototypes will be celebrated at the Closing Night Party of the Hollywood Climate Summit and will be eligible for the opportunity to participate in a Cinereach-run workshop to further develop their prototype. One grand prize winner will receive a $10,000 cash prize. See official rules for details.

3. Inclusive Virtual Programming:

  • Free Livestream: The summit will be live streamed for free, allowing virtual participants to access the sessions from anywhere in the world.

  • Virtual Engagement Opportunities: Specific programming will cater to virtual attendees, ensuring their active participation in discussions and workshops.

4. Diverse Program Offerings:

  • Sustainability for Everyone: The summit emphasizes that sustainability is a responsibility shared by all, with programming tailored to different audience segments.

  • Authentic Climate Storytelling: Sessions will explore how to create climate narratives that resonate with diverse audiences, making storytelling both impactful and inclusive.

  • Dedicated TV Day: An entire day will be dedicated to exploring the creative aspects of climate storytelling for television.

5. Cultural Highlights and Networking:

  • Vegan Food Experience: Embracing sustainable practices, the summit will feature a selection of vegan vendors to promote environmentally friendly dining options.

  • Experiential Food Experience: Attendees can enjoy a free-flow food experience, engaging all the senses and creating memorable culinary moments.

  • Cross-Sector Collaboration: The summit will facilitate discussions on aligning sustainability goals across industries, including gaming, music, and entertainment.

The Hollywood Climate Summit's evolution into a year-round engagement platform marks a significant step forward in the fight against climate change. By embracing innovation, collaboration, and inclusivity, the summit aims to inspire meaningful action and drive positive change at the intersection of media, art, culture, and sustainability. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay updated on our events, networking opportunities and ways to take ACTION.


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