California Climate Policy Summit 2023 FAQ’s

Q: Who should attend the Summit?

The California Climate Policy Summit brings together electeds, business leaders, policy experts, and environmental justice advocates to build support for climate policy commensurate with what science demands. Anyone can attend, but those who are interested in or working in California climate policy will likely find it most useful. 

Q: Are discounts or scholarships available for tickets to the Summit?

Tickets are discounted for nonprofit and government professionals. Early-bird pricing has been extended until 5 pm PT on March 24, 2023, for both nonprofit/government tickets and business tickets. Further discounts are also available for Summit sponsors and promotional partners. More information on sponsorship benefits is available here. While we are unable to offer full scholarships at this time, there are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available in exchange for free registration to the Summit. Please email to learn more about volunteering or becoming a promotional partner.

Q: What is the agenda for the Summit?

The Summit is Tuesday, April 11, 2023, from 9am – 6:30pm PT (check-in is between 8am – 9am PT). Lunch is included. The complete schedule of speakers and workshops will be made available here. Featured speakers include Lauren Sanchez (Senior Climate Advisor to Governor Gavin Newsom), Nalelli Cobo (Goldman Prize winner and Co-Founder of People not Pozos), and Siva Gunda (Vice Chair, California Energy Commission). Find their full bios here

Q: Where can I find information about last year’s Summit and speakers?

Access recordings, photos, slides, and more resources from the 2022 California Climate Policy Summit here

Q: What is this event’s COVID policy? 

While the COVID public health emergency ended in California on February 28, The Climate Center asks participants to continue to exercise precautions to mitigate the spread of the virus. As the Summit will be held indoors, please:
– Stay home if you are feeling unwell or are unable to accept the risk of possible exposure.
– Take a rapid test before attending the event, especially if you have been in contact with someone who has COVID, or you yourself have had COVID in the past ten days.
We welcome everyone to follow masking and physical distancing protocols.

Q: What accessibility features will be available at this event? 

The Holiday Inn has a range of accessibility features. Scroll down to the “Hotel Accessibility” section on this page for details.

Q: What are the transportation options for traveling to the Summit venue?

The Summit will take place at the Holiday Inn Downtown-Arena, 300 J Street, Sacramento, CA, 95814. If you’re coming from outside the Sacramento area, the Amtrak Sacramento Valley Station is three blocks from the venue. For local commuters, bus lines 30, 38, and 62 — as well as light rail Blue and Gold lines — have stops near the event site. For those driving to the event, you can offer or seek a carpool ride here. Once at the Holiday Inn, there are a limited number of “express” parking spaces directly in front of the hotel, which cost $30 for the day. There is a parking garage next door, which costs $20 for the day. Both parking options can be validated at the front desk of the hotel. The parking garage has three EV charging stations and the nearby Downtown Commons has four stations. Additional EV charging station options can be found here.

Q: I am unable to attend this event in person. Are there virtual options?

No live-streaming or virtual participation will be available for this year’s Summit. However, video recordings, session transcripts, slides, and related resources will be made available here as soon as possible after the Summit is over. To receive email updates when new Summit materials are available, subscribe to The Climate Center’s bi-weekly newsletter. 

Q: Will this event be held again?

Yes! The Climate Center will host the 2024 California Climate Policy Summit sometime in the spring. The exact date and location will be announced later in 2023.

Q: What is Eventee?

Eventee is an app we use to help manage the California Climate Policy Summit. Please download the free app to have access to the most up-to-date information about the agenda, speakers, and other relevant event information. You can also use Eventee to network in real-time with other attendees. Download it for Apple here and for Android here

Q: What should I wear?

There is no official dress code for this event, but most of us will be wearing business casual attire. Please wear whatever makes you feel comfortable!

Q: What is the cancellation and refund policy?

The Climate Center hopes everyone who registers for the conference will be able to attend; however, we understand extenuating circumstances do occur. The Climate Center Cancellation and Refund Policies are as follows:

Policy Summit Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations on or before April 3, 2023 are refundable. Send notification by email to:
  • Registrants canceling on or after April 4, 2023 will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual by informing us of the change. In the event The Climate Center must cancel the Policy Summit due to unforeseen circumstances, The Climate Center will refund the cost of registration.

In the event The Climate Center must cancel the Policy Summit due to unforeseen circumstances, as defined below, The Climate Center will refund the cost of registration.

Unforeseen Circumstances Defined for Refund and Cancellation Policies:

Unforeseen circumstances is used to describe an event that is unexpected and prevents The Climate Center from continuing with a conference, training, or webinar. Examples of such circumstances can include, but are not limited to, extreme weather or other natural disasters, site unavailability, amongst others.

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Q: How can I support The Climate Center’s work?

Since 2001, The Climate Center has been a leader in making climate solutions a reality in California at speed and scale. We are a think-tank, do-tank working to turn bold ideas into action for a climate-safe future. Our work is made possible by our community of donors, volunteers, activists, and partners across the state. To support our work, please consider making a donationendorsing the Climate-Safe California campaignsending a message to state leaders, and subscribing to our newsletter