After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy

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The After Fossil Fuels conference has concluded. Thank you to everyone who contributed to its success.

If you missed the conference or want to review any of the sessions:

After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy

October 6, 7, and 8, 2016

At the close of the hottest summer in recorded history, there is now widespread understanding that climate change is already upon us.

But will the post-fossil fuel economy be prosperous, fair, durable, and resilient? What political economic and social changes must we make to ensure its success?

A remarkable gathering of many of the world’s leading thinkers, political figures, economists, investors, philanthropists, business leaders, educators, and public intellectuals will explore those questions in depth at this three-day conference. They will discuss what changes are urgently needed to spur a successful transition to a sustainable, resilient, prosperous, and equitable economy driven by safe, renewable energy.

The goals of this unique conference are bold: to transcend ideological and political differences, to highlight effective strategies, and to mobilize support for building the next economy.

After Fossil Fuels: The Next Economy is the first major event to be held in the Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center. Financial support for the conference has been provided by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, the George Gund Foundation, the Cleveland Foundation, the Lorain County Community Foundation, V. Kann Rasmussen Foundation, Veris Wealth Partners and a dozen anonymous donors.


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Information for Visitors

Host Hotel

This conference is hosted at The Hotel at Oberlin, the LEED Platinum-certified anchor of Oberlin's Peter B. Lewis Gateway Center.

The Hotel at Oberlin
10 East College St
Oberlin OH 44074
(440) 775-7001

Visiting Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio is a community of about 8,600 residents located 35 miles southwest of downtown Cleveland. Oberlin is less than 30 minutes by car from Cleveland Hopkins International Airport.

Conference Venues

The Hotel at Oberlin
10 East College Street (map)

Adam Joseph Lewis Center for Environmental Studies
122 Elm Street (map)

Apollo Theatre
19 East College Street (map)

Finney Chapel
90 North Professor Street (map)