Days 1 & 2 will focus on showcasing the tech and policy environments (in a format similar to the Falling Walls conference). Days 3 & 4 will focus on policy development (in a format similar to the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative programs). Policy delegates and invited observers are encouraged to attend the entire event so they can bring the most value to policy conversations. A joint dinner between these two portions of CDRA25 will occur on the evening of day 2, thanking departing guests and welcoming new guests.

Day 1: Tech & policy expo
Day 2: Tech & policy talks and breakout sessions
Day 3: Policy roundtables
Day 4: Policy summaries and debates
Day 5 (morning only): Commitments for moving forward


  • First in a series of global conferences on CDR and negative greenhouse gas (GHG)

  • Intense and highly innovative two-part structure, featuring venture cap and quick pitch forums in the first half, followed by high-level small-group policy debates in the second half

  • Policy partnerships being formed with many global policymaking organizations to include in deliberations and help circulate recommendations

  • High-level participants being recruited from all stakeholder groups

  • Nonpartisan, organized and hosted by a nonprofit global leader in science communication
  • Dozens of booths planned, featuring a huge variety of CDR and negative GHG tech innovation and policy examples

  • Investors being invited

  • World-class networking opportunity

  • Outstanding media coverage expected

  • Travel scholarships available for select delegates

  • Conference reports to be published and widely shared

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner catering included

  • Luxury accommodations

  • Center of downtown, within walking distance of entertainment, transit, car rental and restaurants


The following fees are subject to change. Our ideal is to charge participants only enough to ensure this event can happen, but we’re still in the process of evaluating what our total expenses will be (and what portion of these expenses can be covered by funders and sponsors). Please stay tuned for updates.


  • 300 spots chosen for diverse representation across countries and stakeholder groups
  • Limited number of fee and travel scholarships may be available based on need and available funding
  • Participate in all group debates
  • Participate in policy formulation process
  • Represent universities, companies, countries
  • Access to all presentations and meetings
  • Access to trade floor and poster area
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks


  • Limit of 700 spots
  • Access to all presentations (during days 1-3)
  • Access to trade floor
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks


  • Limited number of booths and posters
  • Centered in one of world’s largest tech investment areas (home to Microsoft, Amazon, more)
  • Full trade floor space to showcase tech and policy innovation ideas
  • Venture cap presentations in lighting round pitches
  • Option for booth staff to double as guests and/or forum members (since the trade show portion of this event precedes the policy debate portion)
  • Access to the world’s leading CDR and negative GHG experts and policymakers
  • Complimentary breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

MORE details coming soon

Stay tuned for updates


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