Ninth Annual EarthX Covers a Lot of Ground
EarthX, the world’s largest Earth Day Celebration, held from April 26 to 28 at Fair Park, in Dallas, brings together an international gathering of concerned environmental citizens, educators, businesses, nonprofit organizations and thought leaders to celebrate global sustainability. With three days of exhibitions, a film festival, music, entertainment, learning experiences, discussions, forums and conferences, founder Trammell Crow says, “I think we can agree that it’s in our best interest to talk and take action now. The sooner we pose the right questions, the sooner we arrive at the right solutions for air health, soil health, acidification of oceans and coral reefs, sustainable farming and ranching, and so many other areas.”
The EarthxConference series includes nine conferences to explore the full gamut of environmental positions and perspectives in a balanced atmosphere.
E-Capital Summit is an investment forum where private capital engages with environmental technology leaders alongside an Innovation Expo with exhibits from pioneering technology companies, incubators, accelerators, national labs and universities.
The EarthxLaw symposium addresses water quality issues like drinking water for cities, climate change and water and oceans, touching on offshore energy, plastics, transportation and ocean acidification.
At EarthxTransportation, hosted in partnership with Transportation Energy Partners and The Nature Conservancy, transportation experts share ways to reduce harmful emissions and achieve maximum fuel efficiency in vehicles.
EarthxFuture500Summit, the signature event of Future500, attracts leaders from non-government, corporate, philanthropic, investor, and policy communities to build broader capacity for collective action to advance systemic solutions to environmental and social challenges.
EarthxOcean will address the role oceans play in our lives with both an Inland Ocean Action Summit and the first Island Resilience Forum. Bringing together island leaders and champions from the United Nations and around the world, the Island Resilience Forum will work towards scalable and comprehensive energy road maps, as well as actionable and fundable projects for communities on the front lines of climate change.
EarthxCities will assemble the community and business leaders preparing for environmental impacts, like the increasing number of natural weather disasters. The one-day event will address resilience planning and evolving practices, solutions, and decisions with public officials, recognized experts, and experienced practitioners through plenary sessions, panel discussions, and networking activities.
EarthxUniversity will bring university students affiliated with BridgeUSA together with influencers from business, government, and academia. The two-day assembly will bridge the political divide impeding constructive political action that prevents our collective environmental concern from translating into a multi-part movement.
Incorporating the 30 Under 30: The Green Generation awards, EarthxUniversity will recognize young activists, business leaders, and innovative thinkers, who will also participate in panels discussing ocean/water, wildlife, conservation, land management, clean energy, sustainability, and climate solutions.
EarthxEnergy will gather politicians and industry leaders to discuss the latest in clean energy efforts with briefings on current initiatives and policies.
EarthxMilitary hosts policy makers and members of the military and national defense industry presenting solutions for security challenges and clean tech.
EarthxFilm runs from April 19 to April 28, presenting more than 60 feature and short documentaries at screenings and events across the city of Dallas.
EarthxGlobal Gala is a eco-star-studded evening celebrating progress, hope, and innovation in the global shift toward a sustainable and secure future. The evening will culminate by honoring environmental heroes and change-makers with the Global Impact Awards.
EarthxHack is the world’s premier environmental innovation competition between some of the brightest technical minds of today for 24 hours to create groundbreaking solutions that address the problems of tomorrow.
“EarthX now includes nine conferences and several separate on-site meetings bringing together more diverse global perspectives than have ever been involved in a collective discussion about the future of our planet,” added Tony Keane, Chief Executive Officer of EarthX. “Fifty years ago, Earth Day didn’t even exist. But, here we are in 2019 with the world’s largest Earth Day event convening once again in Texas of all places. We look forward to welcoming everyone back to discover what can be done to make positive and real environmental change happen for all of us.”
For more information, visit EarthX.org.