Bill Nye

American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author, and inventor Bill Nye. Nye will dive deep into the science of onstage on Monday, April 1, 2019, at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. / Donated photo

Business executives, entrepreneurs, climate scientists, and students from across the country will converge in Asheville this spring for Climate City Expo 2019, a conference that explores innovative climate solutions and business opportunities.

Climate City Expo (CCx) 2019 is a project of The Collider, a nonprofit innovation center in Asheville, that empowers climate data entrepreneurs who help communities and economies become resilient to a changing climate.

Held March 29 — April 7, CCx 2019 is a 10-day celebration of Asheville’s creativity and commitment to climate change awareness and action, featuring seven tracks of programming: Business, Next Generation, Luminaries, Arts, Eats, Learn, and Faith.

“An environmental ethos permeates our city’s culture and business community,” said Josh Dorfman, CEO of The Collider. “Climate-conscious businesses produce our food and build our homes. They make energy-efficient parts for airplanes and automobiles. They design software solutions that help communities and companies become resilient to climate change. Climate City Expo reflects our city’s solution orientation. There’s work to be done, and the people of Asheville are doing it.”

The centerpiece is CCx: Business, held April 2-3, at The Collider. CCx: Business, formerly the Business of Climate Forum, is a cross-industry conference that convenes business executives, entrepreneurs, climate scientists, investors, and more to explore solutions at the leading edge of climate resilience.

For undergraduate students who want to participate in CCx, The Collider is hosting CCx: NextGen, a conference on April 1. where attendees will hear from leading climate professionals to gain exclusive insights into this growing field, explore climate resilience practices, and pitch their own solutions.

The first luminary to confirm his presence at CCx is American science educator, engineer, comedian, television presenter, author, and inventor Bill Nye. Bill Nye, and Greta Johnsen of WBEZ Chicago and host of the NERDette podcast, will dive deep into the science of climate change as evidenced by extreme weather onstage on Monday, April 1 at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.

Tickets range from {span}$37 – $69 and {/span}are still available at the U.S. Cellular Center Box Office, online at, and by phone at 800-745-3000.

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