The 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Tickets available

Campus and Nonprofit Rate (SN signatory and IEN member rate) (Regular)

$700.00

Institutions that are members of the Second Nature Climate Leadership Network or the Intentional Endowments Institute qualify for the most discounted registration price. This rate is available January 12- February 2. If you would like to register a team of 3 or more people from the same institution, please contact summit@secondnature.org for information on further discount opportunities. 

Non-signatory and other Nonprofit (Regular)

$800.00

Schools, Organizations or Institutions that are are not signatories of the Second Nature Climate Leadership Network, members the Intentional Endowments Institute or non-profit partners of Second Nature and IEN qualify for this registration price. This rate is available January 12- February 2. If you would like to register a team of 3 or more people from the same institution, please contact summit@secondnature.org for information on further discount opportunities. 

Corporate/ Firm Member (Regular)

$1,000.00

Discounted registration for Corporate partners of Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Network. This rate is available until February 2. Contact summit@secondnature.org for information on sponsorship opportunities. 

Corporate/ Firm Non-Member (Regular)

$1,600.00

Registration for Corporate Sponsors of the Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit that are not current corporate partners of Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Network. This rate is available until February 2. Contact summit@secondnature.org for information on sponsorship opportunities. 

Resilience Across Campus & Community Workshop Sunday Feb. 4 1:00- 4:00

$25.00

Is your campus addressing climate resilience, or planning to do so? Join us and learn tools to help guide and launch resilience assessment and planning efforts on campus and in collaboration with your community. In this workshop we will: 1) Discuss strategies for developing a productive campus-community task force for climate resilience; 2) Hear case studies from campuses in Los Angeles, Phoenix, and Portland; and 3) Learn tools and processes for completing an initial campus-community resilience assessment. Participants will also have time to discuss and receive feedback on their current campus resilience efforts.

Climate Action (re)Boot Camp! Tuesday Feb. 6 3:30-5:00

$25.00

This workshop will help kick-start your GHG and Climate Action efforts! Join us for a climate action boot camp! This workshop will provide a refresher on the basic components of climate action planning, and bring you up to date on reporting requirements for each Climate Leadership Commitment. Join us whether it's your first time completing a greenhouse gas inventory, or you've been an Implementation Liaison for ten years. In this workshop we will cover: 1) completing a GHG inventory and using UNH’s new tool SIMAP; 2) best practices for creating and updating your Institution's Climate Action Plan; 3) Second Nature's new Reporting Platform and reporting timelines; 4) basic elements of a Resilience Assessment for Climate Commitment signatories; and 5) how to effectively communicate these findings to Senior Leadership and inspire action.

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Feb 04, 2018 to Feb 06, 2018 from Sunday, 05:00 PM to Tuesday, 03:00 PM (MST)
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tempe 2100 South Priest Drive AZ

About The 2018 Higher Education Climate Leadership Summit

Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network, will host the 2018 Summit focused on cross-sectoral collaboration, and grand solutions to the climate challenge. Higher education has been leading on addressing the climate crisis with more 600 institutions committed to carbon neutrality through the President' Climate Leadership Commitments. It’s now time to turn the cross-sector alignment initiated by the We Are Still In (WASI) coalition – hundreds of businesses, investors, cities, and institutions of higher education in the US committed to the goals of the Paris Agreement – into performance and action. 

Team Registration: If you would like to register a team of 3 or more people from the same institution, please contact summit@secondnature.org for information on team discount opportunities. 

Pay by check: If you would like to pay via check, please contact summit@secondnature.org for more information.

Cancellation: Any registration cancelled after Friday, January 12th will incur a $50 cancellation fee. 

Accommodations: All programming for the Summit will take place at the DoubleTree Hotel located in Tempe, AZ. All on-site accommodations have been booked. We have secured additional accommodations at the nearby Fairfield Inn and Suites Phoenix Tempe at the discounted rate of $164.00/ night. To book your discounted room for the Summit, visit the hotel site or contact Fairfield at 480-967-7161 and mention The Climate Leadership Summit to receive the discounted rate. This rate is available until January 25th. 


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DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tempe

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Tempe 2100 South Priest Drive Tempe AZ United States 85282

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About the Organizer

Second Nature and Intentional Endowments Network

Both Second Nature and the Intentional Endowments Network are built on the belief that networks support, facilitate, generate and encourage higher education’s leadership on climate action. Our organizations are built on the strength of collaborative action and learning, fostering innovation, affecting policy and building capacity. SN and IEN understand that mobilizing capital internally and through investments are critical for campuses to achieve their climate goals and that engagement of the private sector is crucial to mobilizing the capital needed to create a low carbon economy.

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