Check back in coming weeks as this event continues to develop. We are speaking with many partners and will announce the full line up of 2019 presenters in the spring. View the 2018 incubation event presenter and breakout topics list here. Public registration is limited, register early. We will include a waiting list once general admission has closed.
In order to reverse global warming, it’s time for everyone to get involved—to connect and partner, and to weave together disparate efforts into local, regional, and global solutions-oriented movements.
And what better way than by engaging with and supporting the young people who have the largest stake in our efforts?
Since the nonprofit, environmental organization Project Drawdown published Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming in 2017, schools, community groups, nonprofits, governments, businesses, and individuals have been galvanized by the solutions-based blueprint.
Join the Omega Center for Sustainable Living and many partner organizations for this weekend conference to cultivate and strengthen relationships; share information, resources, and curriculum ideas; learn with and from young leaders; get inspired about what’s possible; and develop the support needed to achieve Drawdown by 2050—the critical point when atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations peak and decrease each year after.
Through inspiring talks, resource sharing, event exhibitions, and breakout and unconference sessions, you:
- Gain updates on Project Drawdown’s findings and goals
- Explore other practical roadmaps and goals in conjunction with Drawdown, such as those offered by the United Nations, Stockholm Resilience Center, and the Blue Planet Alliance, among others.
- Be part of an emboldened and growing network of early adopters who wish to do more through schools and community work
- Nurture and support youth leadership
- Help bring intersectionality more fully to the forefront of our efforts
- Consider adaptation strategies and how schools, communities, and businesses can support local government efforts
- Begin or deepen partnerships, collaboration, and mutual support toward learning and implementing Drawdown solutions with your school community, municipality, and other potential partners in your district, city, or town
In 2018, along with the project Drawdown team, more than 200 participants representing dozens of schools and partner organizations gathered at Omega to learn together and incubate ideas.
We invite you to join this expanded gathering in 2019 to further amplify Drawdown solutions across several areas: community/cross-sector education, action, and organizing efforts; K-12 education; higher education, and through innovation, ideas, and technology.
Join fellow students, activists, educators, curriculum developers, organizations, librarians, parents, and local officials taking action to reverse global warming, including a growing number of young leaders demonstrating that age does not determine who belongs at the table.
Our overarching goal has been to help young people, mentors, educators, organizations, and other community members connect, and access the power and inspiration that comes from knowing there is a tangible way forward. By meeting and learning from others passionate in this work, together we can continue to chart our next steps toward climate action goals for ourselves, our schools, and in our communities.
It's time to be bold in our thinking, goals, approach, and in our collective action.
Public enrollment is limited for this program; register early.
Connect, learn, and help chart a path forward for solutions-based climate change education and action in your school or community.
Check back as we will be adding breakout session topics, descriptions, and many more presenters in coming weeks. To view the 2018 incubation event breakout topics and presenters click here.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Welcome & Opening Session|
|9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.||Morning Full Group Session|
|10:45 a.m.–12: p.m.||Interactive Breakout Sessions|
|12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.||LUNCH|
|1:00 p.m.–5:15 p.m.||Interactive Breakout Sessions|
|5:30 p.m.||Optional: Tour of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living & Omega's EcoMachine|
|6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.||DINNER|
|7:30 p.m. –10:00 p.m.||Drawdown Learn Expo and Celebration|
|9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Unconference and full group closing session|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change as the event continues to develop. Check back in the spring for a full list of 2019 Drawdown Learn presenters and breakout session leaders.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Presenters
Katharine Wilkinson, PhD, serves as vice president of communication and engagement at Projec ...
Sherri Mitchell, JD, is an indigenous rights activist, spiritual teacher, and transformation ...
Felicia M. Davis coordinates sustainability for Clark Atlanta University and is a member of ...
Jaimie P. Cloud is founder and president of the Cloud Institute and author of the Education for S ...
David Macek serves as executive director of Northwest Earth Institute, a sustainability org ...
Sachem HawkStorm, hereditary sachem (chief) of the Schaghticoke People, is a fierce advocate ...
Laura Weiland is director of the Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL), and creator of ...
Robert "Skip" Backus is the chief executive officer of Omega Institute. For more than 20 years, h ...
Tuition & Fees
Drawdown Learn Conference
|Tier Name||Tier Price|
This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
Tier 1 Donor-Supported
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
Tier 2 Donor-Supported
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services. A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute below).
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
No credit or refund is available if you cancel on the arrival day; if you do not show up; or if you leave an event early for any reason. No refund will be available if you attend a program and are dissatisfied with its presentation or content.
For more cancellation policies, see individual workshops or the more detailed Omega Cancellations & Refund Policies page.
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Certificate of Attendance $ 25.00
Professional Development Credit
This program includes 15 hours of professional development credit.
In addition to registering for the event at Omega, teachers wishing to receive CTLE can register with our partners at the PNW BOCES Office through MyLearningPlan (there is a $25 fee). Registering for credit does not automatically register you for admission to the event. Space is limited, please register with Omega first to ensure you are able to get a ticket.
If you prefer to check in with your own district or school about receiving professional development credit through them, you may request a Certificate of Attendance from Omega for a $25 fee when you register, or call 877.944.2002. This is not a continuing education certificate.
Questions? Contact us at OCSLstaff@eOmega.org