Recommend a Speaker

Thank you for your interest in contributing content to the Climate Leadership Conference.

OVERVIEW: The Climate Leadership Conference (CLC) provides climate, energy, and sustainability professionals a platform to hear, learn from, and engage with thought leaders and decision-makers who are working to address climate change. Program content encourages cross-sectoral discussions on climate-related opportunities, challenges, policy, and best practices. The CLC program focuses on confronting climate change through an exchange of plenary panel discussions and interviews, multi-track breakout sessions, roundtables, networking events, and pre/post conference educational workshops.

AUDIENCE: The CLC annually attracts more than 400 climate, energy, and sustainability professionals from academic, and nonprofit sectors. Please see Who Attends for a more detailed breakdown of conference delegates.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: The CLC Steering Committee strives to enrich the audience’s experience by keeping content fresh and engaging. We prefer an interactive learning environment, staying away from PowerPoint slides when possible, and we aim invite presenters that mirror our audience. Speaker recommendations should be recognized subject matter experts and possess strong public speaking skills. Professionals engaged in the climate change, energy, and overall sustainability space who may inspire new ideas, facilitate instrumental dialogue, and introduce new opportunities to the 2018 CLC audience are encouraged to submit.

Please refer to the 2017 Program to gain a better understanding of potential CLC content.

Deadline for submissions Monday, September 18, 2017.

NOTICE: We appreciate your submission and value your insight, but due to the high volume of response, you may only hear back if speaker or topic is selected. Speakers selected by the CLC Steering Committee will be contacted this fall/winter with a formal invitation, followed by further guidance on next steps, deadlines, and speaker instructions.

Please send any related questions to

2018 CLC Speaker Submission Form

Proposed Speaker Information
  • If you are nominating someone other than yourself, your name