Student Climate Con 2024

Earth watercolour with text "Student Climate Con 2024"


Saturday March 16th, 2024

Join the Waterloo Climate Institute's Climate Leaders program for a full-day convention showcasing student research and projects that are tackling climate action! Attend presentations, workshops, hands-on activities, win prizes, student awards and enjoy a delicious lunch!

Full schedule details available at the end of February!

Highlights of the Climate Con

  • Interactive workshops, panels, and collective art projects
  • Participant raffle with exciting prizes including sustainability products WATCard credit
  • Poster awards with Popular Vote prize
  • Booths from local organizations focused on climate action
  • Networking opportunities throughout the day

Agenda at a Glance

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Time Session
8:45 AM Networking Breakfast
9:15 AM Welcome & Indigenous Circle
9:45 AM Keynote: Ashoke Mohanraj
10:45 AM 1st Breakout session - workshops, presentations, panels
12:00 PM Delicious Lunch
12:30 PM Poster session & scavenger hunt with Popular Vote
1:15 PM 2nd Breakout session - workshops, presentations, panels
2:45 PM 3rd Breakout session - workshops, presentations, panels
4:00 PM Closing session & prizes with announcement of Popular Vote
4:30 PM Social with performances & music

Objectives of Student Climate Con 2024

  1. Empowering and inspiring attendees to be catalysts for change.

  2. Providing a forum for networking and fostering cross-disciplinary collaboration.

  3. Promoting climate change education and awareness.

  4. Highlighting contributions to climate change research being undertaken by UWaterloo students.

  5. Spotlighting community initiatives and leadership and movements in climate action

Climate Con Themes

  • Communicating Climate Change

    • Advocacy and Community engagement, Education, Media coverage, Creative and cultural responses (performance, arts, gaming etc.)

  • Climate Change Impacts, Risks and Hazards

    • Measurement of climate change, Impacts on ecosystem, natural resources and biodiversity, Natural disasters and related risk, Public health implications

  • Technological, Economic, Political and Social Responses

    • Environmental justice and equity, Indigenous perspectives on climate action, Regulatory solutions and climate policy innovations, Climate finance, Adaptation and Resilience, Emission reduction and decarbonization, Others