Czech President Vaclav Klaus to Speak at Heartland Institute Climate Conference

Published April 12, 2012

Major event taking place in Chicago immediately following the NATO Summit

The Heartland Institute today announced Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, will be the first dinner speaker at the Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7), taking place in Chicago on May 21–23. President Klaus, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and is the author of a book on climate change titled Blue Planet in Green Shackles, has been a vocal critic of climate change alarmism.

What: Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7)

Theme: Real Science, Real Choices

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

When: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23, 2012, immediately following the NATO Summit also taking place in Chicago, on May 19–21.

Media: Open to all media. Request press credentials here.

Other confirmed speakers include:

Alan Carlin, U.S. EPA (retired)
Robert “Bob” Carter, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 astronaut
Roger Helmer, MP, Britain
William “Bill” Gray, Colorado State University (emeritus)
Kenneth Haapala, Science and Environmental Policy Project
Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition
S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia (emeritus)
Willie Soon, astrophysicist
Leighton Steward, and
Brian Sussman, author, Climategate and Eco-Tyranny

The Heartland Institute will be joined by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who understand the need for a real debate about the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. (See previous press release announcing the event here.)

This year’s theme is “Real Science, Real Choices.” We hope to organize some 30 panel discussions, each featuring a moderator and two experts debating a particular issue or aspect of the climate change debate. Check out the ICCC-7 page often for regular updates on the conference, including a tentative list of discussion topics.

Attendance Information

ICCC-7 is open to the public. Registration is required. More information is available at the conference Web site. For media credentials, register here or contact Tammy Nash at [email protected] or 312/377-4000. For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit our Web site or contact Jim Lakely at [email protected] or 312/377-4000.

Get Twitter updates of the conference by following @HeartlandInst and the hashtag #ICCC7.


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