Vice President Kamala Harris to join Aspen Ideas: Climate in Miami Beach

March 1, 2023

Vice President Harris will participate in a moderated conversation on climate with Gloria Estefan

From March 6-9, hundreds of leaders and climate innovators will gather with the public in Miami Beach to focus on climate solutions.

Contact: Jon Purves
The Aspen Institute

Veronica Coley
City of Miami Beach

Miami Beach, FL, March 1, 2023 –
Vice President Kamala Harris will appear at Aspen Ideas: Climate, the Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach announced today. On the evening of Wednesday, March 8 – International Women’s Day – the Vice President will participate in moderated conversation with iconic singer and songwriter Gloria Estefan in the New World Center. They will discuss the Biden-Harris Administration’s approach to climate change as a priority issue, including the potential for climate solutions and a new clean energy economy made possible by the Inflation Reduction Act.

Vice President Harris and Gloria Estefan join hundreds of speakers with expertise spanning policy making, science, business, technology, art, education, food, journalism, and more, gathering in Miami Beach to focus on climate solutions. The schedule for Aspen Ideas: Climate is available here and the speaker list is available here. 

Now in its second year, Aspen Ideas: Climate is co-organized by the Aspen Institute and the City of Miami Beach. In addition to plenary sessions, breakout discussions, announcements, and private roundtables, the event features a tech expo and career fair, a climate solutions showcase, a public arts program, and excursions. From March 3-6, the Future Leaders Climate Summit will gather a diverse group of 250 young leaders from around the world to discuss climate policy, communications, advocacy, and individual action with climate and energy experts.

Aspen Ideas: Climate is supported by title sponsors John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, Related, and the Jorge M. Pérez Family Foundation, and Lennar. Additional sponsors include Deloitte, Delta, Howard & Caroline Draft, General Motors, Glottman, GMCVB, Alex Kleyner and Diana Ullis, LSN, Miami Beach Visitor and Convention Authority, MFG, Morgan Stanley, Moxion Power, Ruta Maya, Thoma Bravo, Valor, Verizon, Wells Fargo, and Witkoff.

For media: Covering reporters are invited to apply for a limited number of press credentials to Aspen Ideas: Climate here. Programming will be livestreamed at; please contact for broadcast permissions. 


The Aspen Institute is a global nonprofit organization committed to realizing a free, just, and equitable society. Founded in 1949, the Institute drives change through dialogue, leadership, and action to help solve the most important challenges facing the United States and the world. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Institute has a campus in Aspen, Colorado and an international network of partners. For more information, visit

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