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Georgia Climate Conference

Minimizing Georgia's Risks. Maximizing Georgia's Future.

November 7-8 | Emory Conference Center Hotel | Atlanta, GA

What is the Georgia Climate Conference?

Hosted by the Georgia Climate Project, the 2019 Georgia Climate Conference will bring together nearly 400 leaders and experts from the publc, private, non-profit, and academic sectors to collaborate, raise awareness of work across the state, highlight progress, and identify opportunities to do more. We want to better understand: 1. What does a changing climate mean for Georgia? 2. What can we do about it?

Meet our speakers

Chris Clark

Chris Clark

President & CEO, Georgia Chamber of Commerce

Casey Cox

Casey Cox

Vice President, Longleaf Ridge

Tim Echols

Tim Echols

Commissioner, Georgia Public Service Commission

Kelly Girtz

Kelly Girtz

Mayor, Athens-Clarke County

Jay Gould

Jay Gould

President & CEO, Interface

Doug Hooker

Doug Hooker

Executive Director, Atlanta Regional Commission

Mildred McClain

Mildred McClain

Executive Director, Harambee House / Citizens for Environmental Justice

Ovie Mughelli

Ovie Mughelli

Founder and CEO, The Ovie Mughelli Foundation

Jeff Pratt

Jeff Pratt

CEO, Green Power EMC

Marshall Shepherd

Marshall Shepherd

Georgia Athletic Association Distinguished Professor and Director, Atmospheric Sciences Program, University of Georgia

Claire Sterk

Claire Sterk

President, Emory University

Andres Villegas

Andres Villegas

President & CEO, Georgia Forestry Association

How can you attend?

Due to space constraints, registration is currently closed. Please click below to sign up for the waitlist, and we will notify you if additional spaces become available. If you were unable to register, there will be a live webcast available to watch both days of the conference.

Who are we?

The Georgia Climate Project is a statewide initiative aimed at strengthening conversation on the impacts of climate change in Georgia, laying the groundwork for the state and its residents to take effective, science-based action.

Read more about our mission

Acknowledgements

Steering Committee

Susan Kidd, Agnes Scott College
Scott Gunter, Columbus State University
Jennifer Kline, Department of Natural Resources
Blair Beasley, Emory University
Daniel Rochberg, Emory University
Marilyn Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
Kim Cobb, Georgia Institute of Technology
Elizabeth Hunter, Georgia Southern University
Dan Deocampo, Georgia State University
Sue Anne Morgan, ideaLand LLC
Lori Blank, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
John Lanier, Ray C. Anderson Foundation
Fatemeh Shafiei, Spelman College
Jill Gambill, University of Georgia
Marshall Shepherd, University of Georgia
Patricia Yager, University of Georgia
Melissa Hopkinson, University of North Georgia

Program Committee

Jon Philipsborn, AECOM
Garry Harris, Center for Sustainable Communities
Chris Manganiello, Chattahoochee Riverkeeper
Blair Beasley, Emory University
Carrie Keogh, Emory University
Rebecca Philipsborn, Emory University
Daniel Rochberg, Emory University
Marilyn Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
Alice Favero, Georgia Institute of Technology
Stefano Carattini, Georgia State University
Fatemeh Shafiei, Spelman College
Jared Teutsch, The Nature Conservancy
Ashby Worley, The Nature Conservancy
Carrie Furman, University of Georgia
Jill Gambill, University of Georgia
Erin Lipp, University of Georgia
Jackie Mohan, University of Georgia
Patricia Yager, University of Georgia
Jamie Mitchem, University of North Georgia
Jairo Garcia, Urban Climate Nexus
Baishali Ray, Young Harris College

Student Advisory Group

Brittany Judson, Agnes Scott College
Jayne Gillis, Agnes Scott College
Colton Nettleton, Emory University
Emily Paffhausen, Emory University
Jaylan Jacobs, Emory University
Rachel Usher, Emory University
Anmol Soni, Georgia Institute of Technology
Allison Pickens, Georgia Southern University
Tatiana Joseph, Georgia Southern University
Lacey Davis, Georgia State University
Zander Gordan, Georgia State University
Leah V. Wardlaw, Spelman College
Margaret Marion Orr, University of Georgia
Zach Reeves, University of North Georgia