1,300+ climate advocates gathered in person and virtually for conference
With time running short in the 117th Congress to enact climate legislation, volunteers with Citizens’ Climate Lobby gathered in person for a conference in Washington, D.C., this June. This in-person event was the organization’s first since the start of the pandemic. We welcomed 527 climate advocates to the conference in person, and 835 more joined sessions streaming online. Read more…
To view recordings of conference programming, visit our YouTube playlist.
Featuring Remarks from:
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse
U.S. Senator, Rhode Island
Citizens’ Climate Lobby Board Member
Chief Cultivation Officer, The Virtues Collective
Author of High Conflict: Why We Get Trapped and How We Get Out, Host of podcast How To!, Journalist
Maryland Regional Director, Climate Xchange
Legislative Director, Sustainable Energy and Environment, Friends Committee on National Legislation
VP of Programs, DEPLOY/US
Executive Director, Alliance for Market Solutions
CCL State Coordinator for Louisiana
President & Founder, Future 500 and Volunteer CEO, In This Together
Time Zone: EDT/Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Saturday, June 11, 2022
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Monday, June 13, 2022
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone is invited to participate, regardless of your level of experience in CCL. We provide training for all levels of experience on the first day.
Updated May 16, 2022
Based on the latest data on the pandemic, and for the health of our staff and volunteers, we are now requiring conference attendees to wear a mask while inside the hotel. We ask (on the honor system) that you test yourself the morning of the conference before you arrive to be sure you don’t have COVID and encourage testing daily. We also encourage you to be vaccinated and boosted before you come, and to mask while on public transportation as you travel to the conference.
- If you test positive for COVID in the days leading up to or at the conference, we ask that you stay home or isolate yourself. We will refund your conference registration fee upon request.
- Free test kits are available to order for your household.
- Hand sanitizer will be available throughout the venue and CCL will provide KN95 masks (1 per person) at the conference though we encourage you to bring your own masks if possible.
- We will have a limited supply of free self-tests available for you at the hotel, however we encourage you to bring your own since supplies will be limited.
- We will not be asking people to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test at the venue, and trust you to think about the needs of the community.
- Please be sensitive to the varying needs of the people around you regarding social distancing and physical contact. The rooms will be set up with round tables rather than auditorium seating to allow for more spacing between people.
- Remember that other members of the public will be at the hotel, and currently there are no local government mandates in place. The pandemic remains an evolving situation and it’s possible our guidance will evolve, so please keep an eye out for our communications. We will be streaming portions of the conference for those who cannot attend.
Thank you in advance for being thoughtful and courteous to other attendees. We look forward to seeing you!
Yes, registration fees and deadlines are below.
- Conference Registration Early Bird: $129 (closes April 30, 11:59pm ET)
- Conference Registration Regular: $179 (starts May 1 – closes May 22, 11:59pm ET)
- Student/Low income Conference Registration: $30 (closes May 22, 11:59pm ET)
- Add on Saturday Seminar Registration: $25 (closes May 22, 11:59pm ET)
For financial support to offset travel and lodging for the conference, we recommend talking with your Group Leader or State or Regional Coordinator about local fundraising efforts. Some volunteers have donated hotel or airline points to help other volunteers reduce their costs. You might also check out these conference fundraising ideas on CCL Community.
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 June Conference” in the memo. Your payment must be received by May 22nd.
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:
- 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 must be received by May 22, otherwise may result in canceled registration.
- Both the chaperone or parent/legal guardian and the minor must be registered for the conference.
- One chaperone may be responsible for up to six minors.
- 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 .
Registration fees are not transferable.
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 May 22. Refunds are only available through May 22 (you can still cancel after May 22 but we cannot process your refund).
There will be some conference sessions that we are live streaming on Zoom Events (check the Program above to see which sessions will be streaming). To register for Zoom Events, you must have at least a free Zoom account and you will be prompted to log in to your Zoom account. If you don’t already have one, please sign up for a free Zoom account before registering. Register for the virtual conference here.
Yes, you can walk-in to the conference and register. We can accept credit/debit cards, and personal checks only. Registration prices are $179 for conference registration (includes June 12-13), $30 for student/low income conference registration (includes June 12-13), and $25 to add on a Saturday Seminar (includes June 11).
Program and Agenda
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.
The Climate Advocate Training Workshop focuses on CCL, our history, and our methods for generating political will, as well as the basics of how to lobby Congress using CCL’s specific approach. The training occurs at our International and Regional Conferences, and when we are initiating a brand new group in a new area. If you’re new to CCL or you have never attended this training before we strongly encourage you to attend it in person at the conference, or you can sign up for a virtual version of the workshop here. This training is required to lobby with CCL in June or any future lobbying.
CCL is not organizing a national in-person lobby day for this conference the way we have in the past, due to the on-going uncertainties of the times we live in. Instead we are joining with Citizens’ Climate International to hold an international week of action and lobbying after the conference ends. In the United States our local congressional liaisons and group leaders will determine whether the lobbying will be virtual or in-person and will be in charge of putting together the lobby teams, just as they have done throughout the pandemic. Our goal remains to meet with all or nearly all members of Congress during the second half of June. If you wish to be part of a lobbying team this June (either in DC or online), contact your CCL Regional and/or State Coordinator. We cannot guarantee that any particular Congressional meeting will get scheduled or who will be on that team. If you have any questions about lobbying, please contact CCL’s Director of Congressional Liaisons and Lobby Days, Amy Bennett, . Your patience and flexibility is also much appreciated as this is a new way of doing our June lobbying. Note: Since we cannot know how many in-person meetings will actually work out, the conference will end with a closing reception on Monday evening, rather than on Tuesday as has been our tradition.
Lodging & Travel
The host hotel is the Omni Shoreham, located at 2500 Calvert Street NW, Washington, D.C., 20008. For conference attendees, the rate starts at $299 per night plus tax with up to four people per room. You must book by May 10th to receive the CCL rate. Visit our group room block reservation page on the hotel’s website to make your reservation. Reservations are made on a first come, first served basis and fill up quickly, we suggest you make your reservation early.
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 -> Sitewide Forums -> General -> Room Share.
Valet parking is available at the hotel at the rate of $55/day. Self-parking is not available.
Yes, DC’s rail service is called Metro. The Red Line stops at Woodley Park, which is a couple of blocks away from the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Check out this DC Metro Trip Planner for additional information.
From Union Station, take the Red Line going toward Shady Grove (Northwest) to the Woodley Park station (six stops). Walk two blocks to the Omni Shoreham Hotel by heading out of the Woodley Park station at the 24th Street NW & Connecticut Ave exit and proceed down Calvert Street. The Omni Shoreham Hotel address is 2500 Calvert St NW, Washington, D.C., 20008.
Volunteers wishing to offset their carbon footprint from traveling to and from the conference can do so via the United Airlines’ CarbonChoice program if you are flying via United, or use common carbon offset programs like Carbonfund or TerraPass to support projects designed to help reduce greenhouse gases.
No. You can dress however you feel comfortable.