Chicago, IL, February 28, 2008 — The 2008 International Conference on Climate Change, scheduled for March 2-4 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City, has been sold out.
Joseph Bast, president of The Heartland Institute, said: “We have literally been overwhelmed with the response and interest of people from all parts of the world wanting to attend this one-of-a-kind conference.”
Bast said recent surveys and online petitions show thousands of scientists, economists, and public policy experts believe modern global warming is primarily natural (not man-made) and likely to be very moderate.
Conference organizers had hoped for 300 to 400 attendees, but more than 500 people have already registered, beyond the capacity of the meeting rooms reserved for the event, Bast said.
Media registration also has been brisk, and complimentary media registration from March 2-4 is still open. Media representatives can register at the MEDIA REGISTRATION BOOTH on the 5th floor of the Marriott Marquis at 1535 Broadway during the conference or in advance by contacting Harriette Johnson, Heartland’s media relations manger, at 312/ 377-4000 or email [email protected].
The following national advertisement on the conference listing some participating speakers appeared in Wednesday’s New York Times and Washington Times:http://www.heartland.org/publicPDF/ClimateChangeConferencead.pdf.
A complete program for the event, including schedule, bios for nearly 100 speakers, and descriptions of more than 50 cosponsoring organizations, is available at http://www.heartland.org/NewYork08/program.cfm.