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Independent Sector conference panelist: “Melting Skepticism Instead of Ice Caps”

October 28, 2015 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

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11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

“Once in a while you get shown the light in the strangest of places if you look at it right.” – Environmentalist (and Grateful Dead leader) Jerry Garcia

Climate change, though measured with hard science, has become so ideologically divisive that environmental advocates found themselves against a wall. How could progress be made if skeptics wouldn’t even listen? The solution, it turns out, might be as simple as reframing the conversation. Hear from experts who are using fresh communications tactics to discuss the future of the planet – and, in doing so, building consensus with unlikely new allies.

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Xavier Cortada, "150,000-year Journey," South Pole, 2007

Xavier Cortada, “150,000-year Journey,” South Pole, 2007

 

Independent Sector has invited Xavier Cortada to serve as a panelist during their 2015 National Conference in Miami.  The  “Melting Skepticism Instead of Ice Caps” session which is scheduled to take place Wednesday, October 28, from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. at the InterContinental Hotel in Miami.

The session description is as follows:

Climate change, though measured with hard science, has become so ideologically divisive that environmental advocates found themselves against a wall. How could progress be made if skeptics wouldn’t even listen? The solution, it turns out, might be as simple as reframing the conversation. Hear from experts who are using fresh communications tactics to discuss the future of the planet – and, in doing so, building consensus with unlikely new allies. We would like the session to be “about” climate change, but applicable more broadly to any kind of ideologically divisive issue.

Independent Sector is a nonpartisan leadership organization that is the meeting ground for nonprofits, philanthropies and corporate giving programs to work together to make a greater impact in society and be a more effective voice for the common good. Our coalition of approximately 600 national and international organizations with their affiliates adds up to tens of thousands of organizations that work on a range of social causes to improve life in America and around the world. The IS national conference attracts over a thousand attendees from the sector and beyond.

 

 

NOTE:
To attend you must have registered to participate in the IS National Conference:  http://isembarks2015.com/#about-conference

 

Details

Date:
October 28, 2015
Time:
11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Organizer

Sarah Perz, Senior Government Relations Representative, Independent Sector
Phone:
202-467-6100
Website:
http://www.independentsector.org

Venue

InterContinental Hotel
100 CHOPIN PLAZA
Miami, 33131 United States
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Website:
http://isembarks2015.com