The Diverse Leaders in Climate and Agriculture Summit

November 17th-18th, 2023

 Durham, NC



Friday, November 17thSaturday, November 18th
10:00am -12:00pm - Registration 7:00 am – 9:00pm - Breakfast
12:00pm – 1:00pm Welcome & Opening Luncheon 9:00am – 10:15am - Morning Plenary
1:00pm – 2:00pm - Opening Plenary The Catalytic Role of Private Capital in Support of Climate-Smart Agriculture
The Role of BIPOC Farmers in the Future 10:30am – 12:00pm Breakout Sessions
2:15pm – 3:45pm Breakout Sessions Beyond Access to Capital, Leveling the Playing Field
Food As Medicine: Healthy Bodies, Vibrant Communities and a Resilient Earth Climate Justice Investors: Partners in Equity and Wealth Creation
Climate Justice Leaders: Stewards Powering Social and Economic Outcomes for BIPOC Communities Along with Climate Resilience 12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch
4:00 – 5:30pm Breakout Sessions1:30 pm – 3:00pm – Closing Plenary
The First Mile, Building Supply Chain Diversity A Policy Discussion in Support of Creating an Enabling Environment for BIPOC Farmers
The Power of Policy to Support Climate and Economic Justice Outcomes
6:30pm – 7:30pm Reception
7:45 – 9:45pm Dinner

Agenda committee

The Agenda Committee for the Diverse Leaders in Climate and Agriculture Summit is made up of talented professionals from across the sustainable finance, agriculture, and climate and environmental justice space. Learn more about their backgrounds below:


See our fantastic lineup of speakers below:


 The 21C Hotel standing tall in the center of downtown Durham, 21c Museum Hotel is a multi-venue art museum and hotel with more than 10,500 square feet of art-filled exhibitions and luxurious guest rooms.  Explore the current exhibitions, dine among thought-provoking art works at The Counting House, or meet in the original bank vault, transformed into an art space and lounge. We’ve secured a limited block of guest rooms at a discounted rate of $199/night.


Experience and taste the local cuisine the city has to offer, while enjoying networking opportunities with professionals. The Dine Around will include a select number of restaurants in the community of the nearby area, offering picks to choose from a pri-fixe menu during the dinner portion of the summit. Collaborate and debrief the speaker sessions of the day, while support local businesses in Durham. Upon registration, feel free to select the desired restaurant and receive your meal vouchers to patron the place the day of the event. Feel free to peruse the menu, and check out the nearby location of these community businesses.


Latino Bistro serving traditional Cuban plates and Nuevo Latino dishes

107 W Main St, Durham, NC 27701

Zwelli’s Ekhaya

Authentic Zimbabwean cuisine focused on Bantu-fusion dishes

406 Blackwell Street, Suite 100 Durham, NC 27701

Cucciolo Osteria

Modern Italian dishes with a Roman spin

601 W Main St, Suite C, Durham, NC 27701


Register today for a transformative two-day event where we bring together regenerative agriculture, climate advocacy, and mission-aligned capital partners. Help connect BIPOC leaders in the field, while elevating their voices in a space often lacking inclusivity, by co-creating strategies for climate and agricultural justice.


Interested in sponsoring this event? Email us!

This event is possible through the support of: The Nathan Cummings Foundation, #No Regrets Initiative, and The Weissberg Foundation.

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