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2023 Georgia Climate Conference to focus on communities, business innovation

Alan Flurry

The Georgia Climate Project announced its plenary speakers for the upcoming Georgia Climate Conference taking place May 15-17, 2023 in Athens, Georgia. The conference will address what a changing climate means for Georgia, and most importantly, what we can do about it. The event will bring together hundreds of attendees representing multiple sectors and areas of expertise to collaborate, raise awareness of work in Georgia, highlight progress, and identify opportunities to do more.

A range of leaders will be speaking from the main stage including: 

  • Kelly Girtz, Mayor of Athens Georgia
  • Chandra Farley, Chief Sustainability Officer for City of Atlanta
  • Dr. Caroline Golin, Global Head, Energy Market Development and Innovation for Google
  • Mason Alstock, Rowan Foundation President 
  • Jacob Yarbrough, Sustainability Lead, Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
  • Daniel Blackman, Administrator of EPA’s Southeast Region
  • A team from PATTRN (The Weather Group)

The conference consists of three full days of climate-related activities. The program will cover a wide array of climate-related impacts and solutions in Georgia sectors such as urban planning, agriculture, forestry, coastal communities, ecosystem and human health, policy, education, and more.

"Communities across Georgia of all sizes face mounting challenges due to climate-related impacts," said Patricia Yager, University of Georgia professor of marine sciences and director of the Georgia Climate Project. "Alongside our partners in the business community, government and the education sector, our state enjoys significant resources to support planning for and protection of Georgia's natural beauty and economic vitality. It's critical that we all engage in these efforts together."

Registration Details – Early registration and hotel pricing ends soon.

Register for the 2023 Georgia Climate Conference here. The early registration rate ends April 15, and discounted hotel rates expire April 14 (GA Center hotel rate is good through April 17). 

●    Early registration (until April 15): $250

●    Students or Panelists/Speakers: $90

●    Late registration (after April 15th): $350

About the Georgia Climate Project

The Georgia Climate Project (GCP) is building a state-wide network of experts across Georgia to advance four strategic priorities: science, stronger conversations, solutions, stronger network. Learn more about GCP’s work on risks and opportunities around climate change here.


Contact: McKenzie Beverage

Georgia Climate Project Manager

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