Wisconsin Academy Conference Will Deliver "Fast Track" Climate
Change Strategy for Wisconsin

MADISON — On November 8, 2019, the Wisconsin Academy of Sciences, Arts & Letters and partners will bring together the state's best
strategic thinkers on climate change for Climate Fast Forward, a working conference designed to "fast forward" solutions for carbon
reduction and climate resilience in Wisconsin.

Held at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Climate Fast Forward will include a projected 300 leaders
from a variety of sectors in Wisconsin. Climate Fast Forward participants will work together to develop key recommendations for how
Wisconsin can become a clean energy leader with a practical plan to deal with climate change. These key recommendations will be
shared with top-level decision makers, the media, and the general public as a call to fast-track Wisconsin's response to climate change.

"The extreme weather and extensive flooding we are seeing throughout the state are just two of the many compelling reasons why the
people of Wisconsin can no longer wait to address our changing climate," says Academy executive director Jane Elder. "While
Wisconsin has the scientific and technological capacities to be a national leader in reducing carbon emissions and strengthening
environmental resilience, we lack a statewide strategy for addressing climate change. The Climate Fast Forward conference is an
opportunity to advance ready-to-go solutions and deliver a climate change strategy that will benefit the entire state."

Media members who would like to cover and attend the Wisconsin Academy's Climate Fast Forward conference should contact
Environmental Initiatives director Chelsea Chandler at 608-263-1692 x20 to arrange media passes and interviews with selected climate
change leadership in Wisconsin. More conference information is available at