Check back for updated information as this year's confrence schedule continues to develop. We are speaking with many partners and will announce the full line up of 2019 presenters in coming weeks. You can view the 2018 presenters and breakout topics listed 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 or before 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 that people have found useful in conjunction with Drawdown.
- Nurture and support youth leadership
- Help bring intersectionality more fully to the forefront of our efforts
- Be part of an emboldened and growing network of early adopters who wish to do more through schools and community work
- 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.
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 ...
Chad Frischmann is a co-author and the lead researcher of the New York Times best-seller ...
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 is the executive director of EcoChallenge.org, a sustainability organization that pro ...
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|
Omega's Drawdown Learn Conference emerged as a collaboration between Omega Center for Sustainable Living (OCSL) and Project Drawdown. Our 2019 organizing partners include the Cloud Institute for Sustainability Education, Northwest Earth Institute, PNW BOCES Center for Environmental Education, and HBCU Green Fund. We will add more collaborators to this page in coming weeks.
If you would like to get involved in organizing and outreach for the 2019 Drawdown Learn Conference, please let us know by adding your organization, business, or school as an organizational partner here.
2019 Live Stream & Satellite Sites
There will be several segments during the 2019 Drawdown Learn Conference that will be available for free via live stream.
Last year more than 50 Groups organized satellite sites, and we encourage anyone who cannot join us in person to organize a climate solutions event in their own community alongside us here in NY.
We will post more details about how to do this in coming weeks.
Drawdown Learn Expo
Many educators, schools, student groups, parents, and others are doing innovative work when it comes to climate change education.
Have you developed tools, curriculum, creative projects, events, or another approach that is working?
If you are planning to attend this Drawdown Learn event and are interested in sharing information or a display on a particular project or approach that you think would be helpful for others, please fill out this submission form and we will follow up with you about creating a small display or area with information that people can browse and discuss with you during the event celebration on Saturday evening.
Space is limited and will be allocated depending on how many people would like to bring materials, and how large their demonstration requirements are. Submit requests early to be considered for larger displays.
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
Sponsorship Opportunities & Financial Support
We believe that the solutions presented at Drawdown Learn can reverse global warming. We also believe that sharing these solutions far and wide—to engage as many people as possible in embracing the solutions—is imperative.
You can help! Omega is a nonprofit and donations are vital in enabling us to support the participation of educators, curriculum developers, community organizations, and students by offering more scholarships to Drawdown Learn
Sponsorship opportunities are available for the Drawdown Learn 2019 live stream and in person event. To get your brand involved, contact development@eOmega.org.