Plenary Speakers

Saad Amer

CoFounder at Plus1Vote

Saad Amer is an environmentalist, climate justice activist and the CoFounder of Plus1Vote, an organization dedicated to improving voter turnout and improving representation in our democracy. Reaching millions, the organization rallies voters on issues like climate change, social justice and voting rights and has worked with the likes of Al Gore, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Taylor Swift. He is a consultant to the United Nations and served as an Expert Reviewer for a recent IPCC report. As an Advisor to the National Parks Conservation Association, he helped secure $6.5 billion dollars in funding for the National Parks. He has researched the impacts of climate change on the ground in the Indian Himalayas with USAID, co-created Harvard University’s inaugural Sustainability Plan, and discovered a new hybrid species in French Polynesia. He has written for National Geographic, PBS and the World Bank, and has spoken at the United Nations, the Brookings Institute, MSNBC and TEDx. He went to Harvard University where he studied Environmental Science and Public Policy with a minor in Organismic and Evolutionary Biology. He was a Fellow at Yale University’s Public Voices on the Climate Crisis with The OpEd Project.


Plenary Session and Looking Ahead

Monday, June 20
9:35 AM - 10:30 AM