Monday, December 9, 2019

7:30am - 10:00am      Exhibitor Setup

10:00am - 7:30pm      Registration Open

12:00pm - 5:00pm      Training, Workshops, Partner Events & Offsite Tours

6:00pm - 7:30pm        Opening Reception

7:30pm - 9:30pm        4 Corners Networking Event

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am          Networking Breakfast & Sector-Specific Table Talks

8:30am - 9:45am          Plenary #1: Climate Change & Sustainability in the Public & Private Sectors

9:45am - 10:45am        Plenary #2: Integrating Climate Change & Sustainability into Other Occupations

10:45am - 11:00am      Transition Break Breakout Tracks

11:00am - 12:00pm      Program Track Networking Kickoff

12:00pm - 1:30pm        Lunch with Keynote Speakers


1:30pm - 2:45pm          Breakout Track Session #1

  • Track A: Who Do We Think We Are?

  • Track B: Enlisting Allies in Other Occupations & Business Units to Advance Our Work

  • Track C: Quantifying the True ROI & Value of Initiatives

  • Track D: Achieving a Shared View of What Data is Needed & How it Should be Used

  • Track E: Getting to a Shared Understanding of Equity

2:45pm - 3:00pm          Transition Break

3:00pm - 4:15pm          Breakout Track Session #2

  • Track A: The Evolving Role of Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals

  • Track B: Aligning Strategy with Effective Governance

  • Track C: Integrating Business & Leadership Language into Practice

  • Track D: Quantifying the Difficult to Quantify: Improving Metrics for Sustainable and Climate-Related Financial Decision Making

  • Track E: Living our Values: Transforming Social & Environmental Challenges into Market Opportunities

4:15pm - 4:30pm          Transition Break

4:30pm - 5:45pm          Breakout Track Session #3

  • Track A: Embodying the Elements of Elevated Stature

  • Track B: Bridging the Knowledge Gap between the Public, Private, Non-profit & Academic Sectors

  • Track C: Partnering with the Financial and Accounting Professions to Drive Systemic Change

  • Track D: Carbon Green & Blue: Incorporating Land Use & Wetlands into Sustainability & Carbon Accounting Frameworks

  • Track E: Integrating Public Health into Planning

5:45pm - 7:00pm          Networking & Cocktail Reception

7:00pm - 9:30pm          Hall of Fame Awards Dinner with Special Guest Musical Artist

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

7:30am - 8:30am          Networking Breakfast & Organizational Functional Table Talks

8:30am - 8:45am          Transition Break

8:45am - 10:15am        Breakout Track Session #4

  • Track A: Envisioning Sustainable Organizations & Sustainable Development

  • Track B: Embedding Knowledge & Requirements Across an Organization

  • Track C: Leveraging Voluntary & Regulatory Initiatives to Drive Demand

  • Track D: Navigating Decision-Support Resources & Tools

  • Track E: Enabling the Next Generation of Climate Change & Sustainability Professionals

10:15am - 10:45am      Networking Break

10:45am - 12:15pm      Breakout Track Session #5

  • Track A: Advancing Our Professions

  • Track B: Strengthening Connections Across Professional Societies & Credentialing Bodies

  • Track C: Communicating Our Expertise Professionally

  • Track D: Science-Based Targets Meet the Real World

  • Track E: Professionalizing Our Practices in an Inclusive Manner

12:15pm - 1:45pm        Lunch with Keynote Speakers

1:45pm - 2:00pm          Transition Break

2:00pm - 3:30pm          Taking the Congress Home: Developing Individual & Community Action Plans

3:30pm - 3:45pm          Transition Break

3:45pm - 5:15pm          Plenary #3: Overcoming Adversity & Coping with Impossible Missions

3:45pm - 6:00pm          Exhibitor Takedown

7:00pm - 9:30pm          Networking Activities to be Announced

Thursday, December 12, 2019

9:00am - 11:00am     ACCO & ISSP Member Meetings

9:00am - 2:00pm      Training, Workshops, Partner Events & Offsite Tours