Czech President Vaclav Klaus to Speak at Heartland Institute Climate Conference: Major Event Taking Place in Chicago May 21-23, Immediately Following the NATO Summit

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The Heartland Institute today announced Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, will be the first dinner speaker at the Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7), taking place in Chicago on May 21–23. President Klaus, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and is the author of a book on climate change titled Blue Planet in Green Shackles, has been a vocal critic of climate change alarmism. The Heartland Institute will be joined by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who understand the need for a real debate about the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change. (See previous press release announcing the event: http://heartland.org/press-releases/2012/04/06/heartland-institute-host-seventh-international-conference-climate-change)

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The Heartland Institute will be joined by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who understand the need for a real debate about the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change.

The Heartland Institute today announced Vaclav Klaus, president of the Czech Republic, will be the first dinner speaker at the Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7), taking place in Chicago on May 21–23. President Klaus, who holds a Ph.D. in economics and is the author of a book on climate change titled Blue Planet in Green Shackles, has been a vocal critic of climate change alarmism.

What: Seventh International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-7)

Theme: Real Science, Real Choices

Where: Hilton Chicago, 720 South Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL

When: Monday, May 21 – Wednesday, May 23, 2012, immediately following the NATO Summit also taking place in Chicago, on May 19–21.

Media: Open to all media. Request press credentials here.

Other confirmed speakers include:

  • Alan Carlin, U.S. EPA (retired)
  • Robert “Bob” Carter, James Cook University (Queensland, Australia)
  • Walter Cunningham, Apollo 7 astronaut
  • Roger Helmer, MP, Britain
  • William “Bill” Gray, Colorado State University (emeritus)
  • Kenneth Haapala, Science and Environmental Policy Project
  • Tom Harris, International Climate Science Coalition
  • S. Fred Singer, University of Virginia (emeritus)
  • Willie Soon, astrophysicist
  • Leighton Steward, PlantsNeedCO2.org and CO2IsGreen.org
  • Brian Sussman, author, Climategate and Eco-Tyranny

The Heartland Institute will be joined by dozens of think tank cosponsors and hundreds of scientists who understand the need for a real debate about the causes, consequences, and policy implications of climate change.

This year’s theme is “Real Science, Real Choices.” We hope to organize some 30 panel discussions, each featuring a moderator and two experts debating a particular issue or aspect of the climate change debate. Check out the ICCC-7 page often for regular updates on the conference.

Attendance Information

ICCC-7 is open to the public. Registration is required. More information is available at climateconference.heartland.org. For media credentials, register at the site or contact Tammy Nash at tnash(at)heartland(dot)org or 312/377-4000. For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit Heartland.org or contact Jim Lakely at jlakely(at)heartland(dot)org or 312/377-4000.

Get Twitter updates of the conference by following @HeartlandInst and the hashtag #ICCC7.

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