SACE | Southern Alliance for Clean Energy

4th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference


Dillard University’s Deep South Center for Environmental Justice in collaboration with the Barbara Jordan/Mickey Leland School of Public Policy at Texas Southern University will host the 4th Annual HBCU Climate Change Conference March 30 – April 3, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The purpose of the conference is to bring together HBCU faculty and students, researchers, climate professionals and environmental justice and coastal community residents impacted by toxic facilities and severe weather events to bridge the gap between theory and the experiential realities of climate change. The conference will address issues related to climate justice, adaptation, community resilience, global climate issues, and other major climate change topics (i.e. transportation, energy sources, carbon emissions, green jobs/green economy, just transition, and community economic development).

Another goal of the conference is to include local high school students in the activities of the conference. College bound high school students will be introduced to climate science within the context of how their daily life activities affect climate. The sessions will be interactive, including computer simulated games.


The conference registration cost:

$100 General Registration

$50 Student Registration.

A limited number of student travel scholarships are available. Travel scholarships include registration, lodging, and transportation (per diem is not included). Students requesting travel scholarships should select “Yes” on the Requesting Travel Scholarship Box.

Hotel Accommodations: Information coming soon!


New Orleans Airport Shuttle – Rates $20 per person one way/ $38 round trip.

To make reservations call 504-522-3500.

WHEN: Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at 8:30 AM Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 12:00 PM (CDT) Add to Calendar
WHERE: Dillard University – 2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70122 – View Map

What: Summit

When: Mar 30 - Apr 4, Wed-Mon

Where: Dillard University
2601 Gentilly Boulevard, New Orleans, LA, 70122