Climate Change Conferences (Conservative)

The Right response to a warming planet

A Conservative Climate Leadership Conference

March 29-30, 2022

Conservatives were once the undisputed champions of conservation. It’s time to return to our roots. Come rub elbows with Republican members of Congress and the best of the eco-right as we discuss the opportunities provided by conservative climate action.

Explore and share ideas on how U.S. jobs, business, and health are impacted by climate change and can benefit from market-driven solutions. Attend the second day of the conference to learn how you can be a conservative climate leader in D.C. and locally.

This conference is designed for politically right-leaning attendees. Please complete a short set of screening questions if you wish to attend. Within one week of submitting your application you will hear back from CCL staff via email. Upon acceptance, you will receive a link to register for the conference.

Invited Speakers:

Rep. John Curtis

Congressman, UT-3

Rep. Nancy Mace

Congresswoman, SC-1

Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks

Congresswoman, IA-2

Rep. Young Kim

Congresswoman, CA-39

Rep. Trey Hollingsworth

Congressman, IN-9

Sen. Lisa Murkowski

U.S. Senator, Alaska

Bob Inglis

Executive Director, RepublicEN

Organized by CCL, co-hosted by:

The Venue

Holiday Inn Washington

Address

Holiday Inn – Washington Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024
Phone: (202) 479-4000

Rooms rates starting at $235 + tax per night. Book by 2/28/22 to receive this rate.

Reserve a room

Program

Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)

Tuesday, March 29, 2022

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Registration

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8:00 AM

Tuesday

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Introduction

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10:00 AM

Madeleine Para

Executive Director

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Craig Preston

Chair

CCL Conservative Caucus Action Team

Jennifer Tyler

Director of Government Affairs

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Remarks by Bob Inglis

Executive Director of RepublicEN and former South Carolina Congressman, Bob Inglis will share the progress of the Conservative climate movement, what opportunities are ahead, and why Conservative leadership is needed. 

Bob Inglis

Executive Director

RepublicEN

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Members of Congress Remarks

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10:30 – 11:15 AM

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Invited Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate will share their vision for climate action.

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Business Panel

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11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

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Business leaders will discuss their initiatives to address climate change, not only to help their bottom line, but to be socially responsible enterprises that spur innovation, and why the need for Conservative climate leaders’ advocacy is crucial in achieving meaningful change. Conversation will be followed by audience Q&A.

Hugh Welsh

President and General Counsel

DSM North America

Bree Raum

Head of Federal Affairs

American Clean Power

Kyle Kammien (moderator)

Senior Business Relations Representative

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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Lunch (served)

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12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

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Ideas from the Eco-Right Panel Discussion

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1:00 – 2:00 PM

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The panel will explore climate policies that can advance with conservative leadership and how the policies not only address climate change, but job creation, global competitiveness, and a thriving economy.

Nick Loris

Vice President of Public Policy

C3 Solutions

Dr. Jessica Moerman

VP for Science and Policy

Evangelical Environmental Network

Shuting Pomerleau

Research Manager of Climate Policy

Niskanen Center

Ben Pendergrass (moderator)

Senior Director Government Affairs

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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2:00 – 3:30 PM

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Invited Republican members of the U.S. House and Senate will share their vision for climate action.

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Climate Policy Development Workshop

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3:30 PM

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Reflecting on the information from the Business and Eco-Right panels, and members of Congress remarks, take time to craft your own policy suite of solutions and actions you would want Congress to enact.

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Closing Remarks

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4:45 PM

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Reception

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6:00 – 8:00 PM

Join us for beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres. Relax and mingle with conference participants, congressional staffers, and CCL staff to cap off your day!

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

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Welcome & Opening Remarks

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9:00 AM

Drew Eyerly, CCL’s Conservative Outreach Director kicks off the day.

Drew Eyerly

Conservative Outreach Director

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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Future Voices Plenary Panel

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A panel of young Conservatives discuss their involvement in the eco-right movement, how their values interplay with their advocacy, and how Conservatives of all ages can get involved with young Republicans’ efforts.

Alex Posner

Founding President

Students for Carbon Dividends (S4CD)

Caroline Martin

Former CCL Conservative Fellow

Co-Founder of CCL Young Conservative Caucus

Nate Hochman

ISI Fellow, National Review

Robert Novak Journalism Fellow, Fund for American Studies

Nate Abercrombie (moderator)

Conservative Outreach Coordinator

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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Remarks from Jennifer Tyler

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CCL’s Director of Government Affairs, Jennifer Tyler will share about CCL’s current work with Republicans on the Hill and how conservatives in the field can enhance that work.

Jennifer Tyler

Director of Government Affairs

Citizens’ Climate Lobby

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Working Lunch (served)

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12:00 – 1:30 PM

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Discuss with fellow attendees your takeaways from your breakout session, and the actions you’ll bring back home.

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Report Backs and Closing

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Come back to the larger group to share your action commitments.

Frequently Asked Questions

Registration

Who is invited to attend the Conservative Climate Leadership Conference?

This conference is designed for politically right-leaning attendees. If you are not right leaning, please refrain from applying to attend. Check out our other conferences and events coming up this year.

How do I register?

Those interested in attending the conference must complete a short set of screener questions which will be reviewed by CCL staff. After review by CCL staff, you will receive an email with your acceptance and the registration link. If you are rejected, please check out our other conferences and events coming up this year.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, regular registration is $80, student registration is $15. We have scholarships available, you can apply here. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 13, 2022.

Are scholarships available for registration, travel, and hotel expenses?

We strive to keep registration fees low to make it possible for as many people who want to attend to be able to do so. To request a registration discount or fee waiver, please email .

We do have scholarships up to $500 available, you can apply here. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is March 13, 2022.

What should I do if I need to cancel?

If you need to cancel, contact us as soon as possible by email or by phone at (619) 437-7142. The deadline for cancellations and refunds is March 28. Refunds are only available through March 28 (you can still cancel after March 28 but we cannot process your refund).

Are meals included in the registration fee?

We will be having a reception the evening of March 29th which includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres, and lunch on March 30th. All other meals are on your own.

Can minors (those under 18 years old) attend the conference?

Yes! CCL believes in empowering young voices. Please note that conference attendees under the age of 18 require additional steps for registration. Here are the considerations that you should be aware of and steps you should take:

  1. All conference attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian or chaperone. Chaperones must be approved by parents/legal guardians via a permission slip. Permission slips not received by March 15 may result in canceled registration.
  2. Both the chaperone or parent/legal guardian and the minor must be registered for the conference.
  3. Minors attending with a chaperone must register and have permission slips completed by March 15 .

Permission slips: A personalized permission slip link will be sent to you and your parent/legal guardian after registering. For any questions regarding your permission slip or attending the conference as a minor, please email our membership coordinator at

May I pay by check?

Yes. When you register and you get to the payment section of the registration process, select “pay by check” and continue with the rest of the registration form. Please mail your check, made payable to Citizens’ Climate Education, to our office at 1330 Orange Ave #309, Coronado, CA 92118. Please put “2022 Conservative Conference” in the memo. Your payment must be received by March 25th.

Is my registration fee transferable?

Registration fees are not transferable.

Program and Agenda

Where can I find the conference schedule?

You can find the conference schedule on this webpage you are currently viewing, scroll up to the “Program” section to find the conference agenda. We’ll be making updates to the program as we get closer to the conference, so be sure to check back for the most up-to-date agenda.

Lodging & Travel

What are the details on the host hotel?

The host hotel is the Holiday Inn – Washington Capitol, 550 C Street, SW Washington DC, 20024. For conference attendees, the rate starts at $235 per night plus tax. You must book by 2/28/22 to receive the CCL rate. Call the hotel to book 1-877-834-3613 and use Group Code: CC1 or visit our Booking Link: Citizens’ Climate Lobby to make your reservation. Please note, when you click the link to book, it will automatically be set for a 2-night stay from 3/29 – 3/31. If you’d like to change those dates, click ‘Change Search’ at the top right first, enter their details (the code will still be applied) and then select your room. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and fill up quickly, we suggest you make your reservation early. 

How can I find a roommate?

In order to facilitate the coordination of searching for roommates you will need to sign CCL’s  Liability Waiver for the Room Share Forum. Read the terms on that page and express your consent to the terms.  After you click submit you’ll be redirected to the room share forum.  To find the forum later, on Community go to Connect With Others -> Sitewide Forums -> General -> Room Share.

What is the dress code for the conference?

We advise you to dress in business casual attire.

Is there parking at the Hotel?

Parking is available for $45 USD + tax per night

What is the COVID-19 guidance for this conference?

We have and will continue to monitor local guidelines for Washington, DC, we will keep you up to date in case anything changes.  As of February 15, 2022 vaccination is no longer required at indoor locations in Washington, DC. Beginning March 1, 2022 the city’s indoor mask mandate will be lifted at most locations. CCL encourages the wearing of masks to reduce spread. If you are not feeling well during any duration of the conference days, we ask that you do not attend.