The 2021 Kingston Climate Change Symposium: Now Free for All!

November 26, 2020

The City and Sustainable Kingston have partnered to make the 2021 Kingston Climate Change Symposium FREE to attendees!

“On Jan. 14, 2021, people can log on from anywhere in the world, at no cost, and hear inspiring words from speakers like Canadian Environmental Activist Severn Cullis-Suzuki, receive updates on climate action work underway in the Limestone City, and so much more,” says Kristin Mullin, Executive Director of Sustainable Kingston.

Organizers determined they would make the event free as a gift to people during what has been a very difficult year.

“The City and Sustainable Kingston realized that one way we could give back to our community was by making the symposium — which focuses on resiliency — accessible to all,” says Mullin.

The non-profit will leverage City technology to host the Symposium on Zoom. The first 500 people to RSVP will be able to join the event and submit their questions to the speakers.

But if you don’t make the cut-off, that’s okay. “Thanks to the City, the symposium will also be livestreamed to YouTube, which means that even if you don’t have a ticket, you can still be part of the event!” says Mullin.

If you want to be “in the virtual room” on Jan. 14, RSVP now through Eventbrite.

In addition to Cullis-Suzuki, attendees will enjoy talks from David Phillips, Senior Climatologist for Environment Canada, Henrique S. Benites, PhD candidate on regenerative and circular approaches for cities and buildings, and Lori Nikkel, CEO of Second Harvest.

Demonstrating leadership on climate action is one of Council’s top priorities.