California Climate Policy Summit 2024 FAQ’s

Q: Who should attend?

The California Climate Policy Summit brings together elected officials, 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?

Tickets are discounted for nonprofit and government professionals, as well as individuals. Early-bird pricing will extend until 11:59 pm PT on February 25, 2024, for both individual/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. To learn more about becoming a promotional partner email jerilyn@theclimatecenter.org. While we are unable to offer scholarships at this time, there are a limited number of volunteer opportunities available in exchange for free registration to the Summit. Please email kate@theclimatecenter.org to learn more about volunteering.

Q: What is the agenda?

The Summit is Tuesday, March 19, 2024, from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm PT (check-in is between 8:00 am and 9:00 am PT). Lunch is included. The complete schedule of speakers and workshops will be made available here. A reception will follow the Summit from 5:00 – 6:30 pm.

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

Access recordings, photos, slides, and more resources from the 2023 California Climate Policy Summit here

Q: Is there a group rate to stay overnight at the Sheraton?

There are a limited number of rooms available at our group rate at the Sheraton on the nights of March 18th and 19th. The deadline to make a reservation in our block is Friday, February 23rd. Use this link to get our group rate: Book Your Group Rate

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

The California Climate Policy Summit 2024 will take place at the Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St., Sacramento, CA 95814. If you’re coming from outside the Sacramento area, the Amtrak Sacramento Valley Station is 0.8 miles from the venue. For local commuters, a number of bus lines (including 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. The Sheraton’s parking garage is the Ace Parking Garage across the street at 900 13th Street. The daily rate for self-parking is $30. Valet parking is $40 for the day; the valet station is outside the main hotel entrance. The garage has a few EV charging stations. Additional EV charging station options can be found here.

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

The Sheraton has a range of accessibility features. Scroll to the “Property” section of the Sheraton’s home page for a full description of features. 

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 2025 California Climate Policy Summit sometime in the spring. The exact date and location will be announced later in 2024.

Q: What is Whova? 

Whova 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 Whova to network in real time with other attendees. Download the mobile app through your phone.

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 sometimes occur. The Climate Center Cancellation and Refund Policy is as follows:

California Climate Policy Summit Refund and Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellations on or before March 11, 2024 are refundable, less a $10 processing fee. Request a refund by email to: info@theclimatecenter.org
  • Registrants canceling on or after March 12, 2024 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.

Unforeseen Circumstances Defined for Refund and Cancellation Policies:

Unforeseen circumstances are 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, and site unavailability, amongst others.

For questions please contact info@theclimatecenter.org

Q: What is this event’s COVID policy? 

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 anyone who wishes to follow masking and physical distancing protocols.

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 donation, endorsing the Climate-Safe California campaign, sending a message to state leaders, and subscribing to our newsletter.