Climate Heroes' Reunion


Climate KIC Alumni Association

Event Description

CKAA Climate Heroes 2018 - Draft Program

Friday 23 November – 20:00 – 22:00
Location: Impact Hub Vienna

Networking event

Saturday 24 November, 08:30 – late
Location: 25hours Hotel beim Museums Quartier

08:30 Registration

09:00 Start

09:15 Opening - Esmee Kooijman & Theo Xenakis (CKAA)
Introduction of CKAA, objectives of the event and program.

09:45 Keynote 1 - Kirsten Dunlop (EIT Climate-KIC)
Suggested topic: how the Climate-KIC Community can play a vital role in reaching a climate-resilient society.

10:15 Keynote 2 - George Marshall (Climate Outreach)
Climate change communication to mobilize society. Discussion of the book Don’t Even Think About it: How Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.

10:45 Coffee Break

11:15 Panel Discussion ‘How to communicate to mobilize for climate action’
Moderated by Theo Xenakis (CKAA).

  • George Marshall (Founder, Climate Outreach)
  • Zsolt Bauer (Branch Manager, The Climate Reality Project Europe)
  • Zoë Harman Conlon (Partnership Manager, The DO School)

12:15 Lunch

13:30 Keynote 3 - Graeme Maxton (Secretary-General, Club of Rome)
Discussion of the book Change! Why we need a radical turnaround.

14:00 Panel Discussion 'Future of Climate-KIC Community & CKAA'
Moderated by Dorka Bauer (CKAA).

  • Kirsten Dunlop (CEO, EIT Climate-KIC)
  • Michelle Zucker (Community Director, EIT Climate-KIC)
  • Emily Swaddle (Alumni Support,  EITClimate-KIC)
  • Esmee Kooijman (CKAA)

15:00 Community Feedback Session – Esmee Kooijman & Dorka Bauer (CKAA) and Emily Swaddle (Climate-KIC)
Explain the rationale behind the upcoming changes in the community, presenting the results from the community research and voting/feedback session for alumni (including SenseMaker Survey).

16:00 Coffee Break

16:30 Workshops
Arthur Wyns (Climate Tracker) – Climate Change Journalism, how to communicate successfully
Zanna Vanrenterghem (CAN Europe) – Climate Advocacy & Lobbying
Community Workshops (tbc)

17:45 CKAA Community Success Pitches + Q&A (3x)
Max Isensee (Business Developer, KiteKRAFT)
Killian Kaminski (Co-founder, Refurbed)

18:15 Closing remarks - Theo Xenakis

18:30 Closing

20:00 Dinner + Party (location tbc)


Sunday 25 November, 10:30 – 13:00

Shades City Tour or Bouldering

Event Date

Fri, 2018-11-23 19:00 to Sun, 2018-11-25 13:00




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