Celebrated Science Educator Bill Nye & “All the Light We Cannot See Star” Aria Mia Loberti to Attend Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024; New Partnership with FIAT Announced

February 15, 2024

Hundreds of inspiring climate leaders and innovators will gather in Miami Beach from March 11-13 to explore climate solutions.

Contact: Jon Purves
Media Relations Director
The Aspen Institute

Miami Beach, FL, February 15, 2024Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 today announced new speakers set to appear at the leading climate event in Miami Beach, who are driving solutions across policymaking, communications, advocacy, science, and more. Celebrated science educator, television host and bestselling author Bill Nye, will appear in conversation with Gina McCarthy, who served as the White House’s National Climate Advisor. Also appearing is actress and climate activist Aria Mia Loberti, star of the recent hit Netflix show All the Light We Cannot See.

Aspen Ideas: Climate also announced today a partnership with global automobile manufacturer FIAT, which will have a significant presence at the event with CEO Olivier Francois attending. More details of this exciting new partnership and related show opportunities will be unveiled in the coming weeks.

Additional speakers recently confirmed include:

  • Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, Museum of Modern Art, New York
  • Jason Grumet, CEO, American Clean Power Association
  • Maggie Thomas, Special Assistant to the President for Climate, Office of Domestic Climate Policy 
  • Sean Decatur, President, American Natural History Museum
  • Wahleah Johns, Director of Indian Energy Policy and Programs, United States Department of Energy (DOE)
  • Richard Kaufman, Chair, Generate Capital
  • Kim Hunter Reed, Louisiana’s Commissioner of Higher Education
  • Pepukaye Bardouille, Director, Bridgetown Initiative 
  • Ari Matusiak, CEO, Rewiring America
  • Jane Gilbert, Chief Heat Officer, Miami-Dade County
  • Victoria Salinas, Senior Official Performing the Duties of Deputy Administrator, Resilience, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

A full list of 100+ speakers announced to date, including Al Roker, Katharine Hayhoe, Kathryn Murdoch, Ari Wallach, Donnell Baird, Monica Modina, Sarah Kapnick, Bernadette Woods Placky, Justin Bibb, Yessenia Funes, and many more, is available here. Leading climate journalists moderating at the event include TIME’s Justin Worland, Cipher’s Amy Harder; The Miami Herald’s Alex Harris, and Noticias Telemundo’s Vanessa Hauc. New speakers are announced each week.

Organized by the Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach, Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 takes place March 11-13 with a dynamic combination of main stage events, breakouts, roundtables, excursions, and arts programming focused on mitigating and adapting to climate change. It brings together ambitious problem solvers from all backgrounds and ages from the fields of science, technology, business, politics, the arts, education, media, and more, to share ideas spanning areas of expertise and identify paths forward to address a changing climate.

Tickets to the third Aspen Ideas: Climate are on sale now, and press registration is open here. The Future Leaders Climate Summit takes place from March 9-11, bringing together the next generation of climate leaders to discuss policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts. 

As part of organizers’ commitment to sustainable programming, Aspen Ideas: Climate has partnered with ClimeCo to offset the event’s carbon emissions, funding greenhouse gas abatement projects in Florida. Aspen Ideas: Climate is supported by title sponsors John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, The Related Group, and the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation. Additional sponsors include Howard and Caroline Draft, Ami and Jack Glottman, Greater Miami Convention & Visitors Bureau, Lennar Foundation, LSN Partners, AstraZeneca, Wells Fargo, American Airlines, Major Food Group, Bank of America, Miami-Dade County, and the Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority.


The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization whose purpose is to ignite human potential to build understanding and create new possibilities for a better world. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve society’s greatest challenges. It is headquartered in Washington, DC and has a campus in Aspen, Colorado, as well as an international network of partners. For more information, visit www.aspeninstitute.org

World-famous Miami Beach welcomes millions of visitors each year to its white, sandy beaches, turquoise waters and vibrant cultural scene. Known for its colorful art deco and MiMo architecture, the 7.2-square-mile island offers some of the finest dining and hotel experiences anywhere along with a beautiful oceanfront promenade that connects South Beach to North Beach. Steps away from the Atlantic Ocean and Biscayne Bay, Miami Beach is also at the forefront of identifying workable solutions to meet the challenge of sea level rise.

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