DAY 01 THURSDAY SEPTEMBER 23
CLIMATE WORLD BUILDING
2:30 PM PST
Explore how architects, designers and storytellers imagine and build innovative worlds. Panelists will discuss how real-life science informs their creative process and often influences our vision of the future.
Holly Jean Buck - Environmental Social Scientist, Geographer, Writer
Jeremy Kamal Hartley - Creative Director, Visual Artist, Music Producer
Emma Koh - Production Designer, Artist
Andrew Leung - Concept Designer, Storyteller
Liam Young - Speculative Architect, Director
In Partnership With:
CLIMATE ACTION AT WORK
4:00 PM PST
If you're someone who has wanted to integrate climate action and sustainability into your position, while still working in a different industry, this discussion is for you.
Interactive breakout rooms to follow.
Panel discussion with
Julie Christeas, Founder & CEO, Tandem Pictures
Amer Jandali, Founder, Future Meets Present
Smiely Khurana, Sustainability Lead, Reel Green™ + Producer, The Sustainable Act
Matt Parker, Associate Professor, NYU Game Center + Co-founder, Open Air Collective
Ali Weinstein, TV Writer + Creative Director of HCS '21
Lena Welch, Sustainability Coordinator, Green Spark Group
Nina Sadowsky, NYU LA Program Director / Author / Filmmaker
DAY 02 FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 24
HOLLYWOOD'S FOOTPRINT WORKSHOP
10:00 AM PST
A discussion with policy leaders, scientists, and activists weighing on what it would take for the industry to get to net zero and how Hollywood can use its global power to infuse policy and scientific innovation into storytelling.
Rosario Dawson, Actor + Activist
Favianna Rodriguez, Activist + Author
Katharine Hayhoe, Climate Scientist
Panel discussion with
Emma Stewart PhD, Sustainability Officer at Netflix
Stephanie Dawson, Producer, Co-chair of PGA Green
Hunter Vaughan, Author of Hollywood's Dirtiest Secret, Co-Director of the Global Green Network
Roser Canela-Mas, International Director at albert
Louise Marie Smith, Founder and Managing Director of Neptune Environmental Solutions, Sustainability Consultant, British Film Commission
Chris Duffy, Comedian + Host, You're the Expert
Fanshen Cox, Head Strategic Outreach at Pearl Street Films & President TruJuLo Productions
Policy conversation between
Senator Ed Markey, Senator of Massachusetts
Alex Loznak, Activist and Plaintiff in Juliana vs. US
Starring Lil Dicky, Rapper + Comedian
FUTURE OR NO FUTURE?
Ever wonder what actually happens each year at COP in Glasgow? How much would switching to electric cars actually make a difference in securing a safe climate future for all? This game, hosted by Climate Interactive and Zena Harris (President of Green Spark Group) will help you develop strategies to address climate change via interactive testing of the cutting-edge simulation model En-ROADS. Scientifically-grounded, action-oriented, and eye-opening.
DAY 03 SATURDAY
CENTERING THE LAND + CREATING THE FUTURE
10:00 AM PST
How Indigenous methodologies can reframe the narrative and illuminate a path towards climate justice and a brighter future.
Q+A with Maya Dittloff (Dark Winds) on Land Based Storytelling + Methodologies to follow.
Allie Young, Founder of Protect The Sacred
Jade Begay, Climate Justice Campaign Director at NDN Collective
Mark Tilsen, Oglala Lakota Poet Educator
12:30 PM PST
Top eco-influencers share their passion for posting eco-friendly content on Instagram and Tiktok, the pressures they face to be an environmental educational resource, and their tips for creating your own sustainable lifestyle in and out of the digital realm.
Leah Thomas, Founder of @intersectionalenvironmentalist
Richa Moorjani, Environmentalist + Actor @richamoorjani
Abbie Richards, TikTok influencer @tofology @eco_tok
Pattie Gonia, Environmentalist + Drag Queen @pattiegonia
Isaias Hernandez, Environmental Educator @queerbrownvegan
YOUTH V. GOV SCREENING
7:15 PM PST -- DOORS OPEN 6:30PM
An outdoor screening featuring the upcoming film Youth v. Gov., the story of America’s youth taking on the world’s most powerful government. Since 2015, twenty-one plaintiffs, now ages 13 to 24, have been suing the U.S. government for violating their constitutional rights to life, liberty, personal safety, and property through their willful actions in creating the climate crisis they will inherit.
DAY 04 SUNDAY
PATHWAYS TO ACTION
11:00 AM PST
Stories about the environmental crisis should inspire tangible momentum. How is your content creating pathways to action? This workshop will feature leaders in climate storytelling with a particular focus on leveraging media to drive action and amplify global and intersectional communities. This 3 part interactive workshop will challenge creatives to imagine how to tell ethical climate stories and implement conscious impact campaigns in support of climate action.
In Partnership With
The Good Energy Project
Jeff Orlowski, Director + Founder of Exposure Labs
Ru Mahoney, Project Impact
James Fulcher, Project Impact
Anna Jane Joyner, Founder of The Good Energy Project
Lisa Rose, Head of Impact, WaterBear
Carmiel Banasky, TV Writer + Author
Slater Jewell-Kemker, Director of Youth Unstoppable
Cecilia Nessen, Producer of I Am Greta
Anabella Sosa, Producer of Koati
CLIMATE AMBASSADORS NETWORK LAUNCH
1:30 PM PST
Part panel, part networking event, this program will feature a series of entrepreneurs who have inserted sustainability and environmental justice into their own companies and careers. This will be followed by the launch of YEA’s upcoming climate action workplace program, Climate Ambassadors Network.
Kristy Drutman, Environmentalist/Host @browngirl_green
Steve Vitolo, CEO of Scriptation
Emellie O'Brien, CEO of Earth Angel