PRESS RELEASE: 15th International Conference on Climate Change Starts Friday at 8 a.m. ET in Orlando, Florida

Published February 23, 2023

The 15th International Conference on Climate Change hosted by The Heartland Institute will feature more than 50 speakers

ON THE SCHEDULE: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI); U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-CO); Jeff Clark, former Trump Administration DOJ official; Marlo Oaks, Treasurer of the State of Utah; Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace

The conference theme is ‘The True Crisis: Climate Change or Climate Policy?’

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (February 23, 2023) – From the green energy boondoggles in the so-called “Inflation Reduction Act” in the United States, to the ongoing wind-power disaster in Germany, and threats of energy cuts in the winter in the UK, the climate policy “solutions” are a real and growing problem for the people of the world. Why are we making life poorer and more miserable for most of the people on the planet when there is no climate crisis?

These issues and more will be discussed by scientists and policy experts at the 15th International Conference on Climate Change — the only conference of its kind that takes a data-driven, realist approach to what is actually causing climate change and what (if anything) humans can do about it.

Every minute of the conference will be live-streamed at the conference website, and also on Heartland’s YouTube channel. 

Click here to see the full schedule, and here to see the full list of speakers.

Speakers on Day 1 (Friday, February 24) include:

  • Patrick Moore, co-founder of Greenpeace
  • Marlo Oaks, state treasurer of Utah
  • Judith Curry, Ph.D.
  • Richard Lindzen, Ph.D.
  • Joe Bastardi of WeatherBell
  • Alex Epstein, author and energy expert
  • Steve Milloy, publisher of

What: 15th International Conference on Climate Change (website)

When: February 24-25, 2023

Where: Hilton Lake Buena Vista, Orlando, Florida

Media: Apply for credentials (Jim Lakely: [email protected])

The Heartland Institute is the leading global think tank working with world-renowned scientists and policy experts – on a regular basis, and at our previous 14 conferences – who look at the data and do not see human activity causing an “existential” climate crisis. At this conference, you will hear that data-based, scientific case, why the scientific method must be restored, why the alarmist narrative must be broken, and why “green energy” is already unnecessarily causing the destruction of freedom and prosperity across the globe.


Thursday, February 23 features a welcoming cocktail reception for speakers and attendees (closed press). The two full days of programming for the conference begin with a keynote plenary breakfast session at 8 a.m. Friday, February 24 and ends with a keynote plenary dinner session on the evening of Saturday, February 25. The schedule includes six keynote sessions and two concurrent breakout tracks covering climate science, energy, and global policy initiatives.

Press have full access to all public areas of the conference. Interviews with individual speakers can be arranged by Heartland Institute staff.

This is Heartland’s 15th International Conference on Climate Change since 2008. These events have attracted extensive international attention and some 5,500 attendees to the debate taking place in the scientific community over the causes, extent, and consequences of climate change.

The Heartland Institute is a national nonprofit organization founded in 1984 and headquartered in Arlington Heights, Illinois. Its mission is to discover, develop, and promote free-market solutions to social and economic problems. For more information, visit our website or call 312/377-4000.