PROGRAMMING

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.

 

Featuring:

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:

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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

Moderated by 

Nina Sadowsky, NYU LA Program Director / Author / Filmmaker

Sponsored By 

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. 

 

Keynotes from

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

Co-Moderated by 

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? 

2:00PM PST

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

SEPTEMBER 25

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. 

Featuring:

Allie Young, Founder of Protect The Sacred 

Jade Begay, Climate Justice Campaign Director at NDN Collective

Mark Tilsen, Oglala Lakota Poet Educator

ECO-INFLUENCERS

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.

Sponsored By

 

Featuring:

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

SEPTEMBER 26

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

WaterBear

Exposure Labs

Project Impact

World Wildlife Fund

The Good Energy Project

Can You Hear Us?

Featuring:

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. 


Sponsored by:

Featuring:

Kristy Drutman, Environmentalist/Host @browngirl_green

Steve Vitolo, CEO of Scriptation

Emellie O'Brien, CEO of Earth Angel