Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 Adds US Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, US Energy Secretary Jennifer M. Granholm, Washington Governor Jay Inslee, and Apple Vice President Lisa Jackson to Lineup

February 22, 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 22, 2024 – With just over two weeks before opening day, Aspen Ideas: Climate 2024 today announced more high profile speakers set to attend the solutions-focused event in Miami Beach, including leading clean energy policymakers and a key voice from the private sector. Among the speakers announced today:

  • United States Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, who will participate in a fireside chat with two young leaders from the Aspen Institute’s Center for Native American Youth and Fresh Tracks initiatives.
  • United States Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm, appearing in conversation with NBC Today Show Weather Anchor Al Roker.
  • A conversation between the Co-Chairs of the climate action coalition America Is All In, with Washington Governor Jay Inslee and Lisa Jackson, Apple’s Vice President of Environment, Policy and Social Initiatives; and former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator.

More than 100 speakers are now announced, with global climate leaders and innovators spanning every sector set to participate from March 11-13. A full speaker list is available here, while the agenda will go live the week of February 26th. Tickets to the third Aspen Ideas: Climate are on sale, and press registration is open here. 

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

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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