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SHARING SOLUTIONS:
GOLD, THE AMAZON AND THE CLIMATE CRISIS

Hosted by Wake Forest University’s Center for Energy, Environment & Sustainability (CEES) and the Amazon Aid Foundation.

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Feb. 14-16, 2023
Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA.

Sharing Solutions: Gold, the Amazon and the Climate Crisis is a two-day, in person summit dedicated to examining issues and working solutions related to gold mining and its effects on global climate and the Amazonia ecosystem and peoples.

Uniting stakeholders and leaders in the scientific, innovation, industry and non-profit sectors, the summit will feature a public panel and a full-day, invitation-only closed door meeting.

The objectives of the summit are to share solutions, strive for collaboration, and to secure commitments for further engagement which together will lead to realistic change that builds on industry transformation while addressing issues related to climate and the protection of the Amazon rainforest and its inhabitants.

AGENDA: (Additional Details To Come)

Feb. 14 – Evening welcome reception in collaboration with CINCIA’s mercury convening.

Feb. 15 – Afternoon Panel Discussion: Gold, the Amazon and the Climate Crisis, open to Wake Forest University students and faculty

Feb. 16 – All day – Invitation-Only, Working Meeting

Questions about the Agenda/Program: email Christina Miller – christina@amazonaid.org

WHERE:

The multi-faceted event will be held on the Wake Forest University campus with the panel, private meeting and receptions taking place in different buildings across campus.

Wake Forest University
1834 Wake Forest Rd, Winston-Salem, NC 27109

TRAVEL AND LODGING:

Participants are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging. Please see reference information below for directions and hotel suggestions.

Questions about Travel and Lodging: email: jessie@hypeworld.com

Lodging:

There are several local options accessible to campus via Uber or Lyft.
https://about.wfu.edu/visiting/hotels/

How to get to Wake Forest University:

By Air:
The Piedmont Triad International (PTI) Airport (GSO) in Greensboro is the closest airport to campus — about a 30 minute drive.

Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT) is about a 90-minute drive to campus.

Raleigh-Durham Airport (RDU) is about a 2-hour drive to campus.

Smith Reynolds Airport in Winston-Salem provides services for private aircraft, charters and non-commercial flights.

There are shuttles to and from GSO and CLT. You can find cost and scheduling information on the Benson Center site.

ABC Door 2 Door Transportation (336.721.9921) in Winston-Salem provides transportation to and from PTI.

By Train:
Amtrak provides rail service to Winston-Salem and the Piedmont Triad through its Carolinian route. For a map of the route, please visit Amtrak’s website. Call 1-877-632-3788 for automated information on schedules and rates. The closest station to the university is High Point, at 100 W. High St., High Point, NC 27260.

By Car:

Washington D.C. (North)
Take I-95 south to I-85 south to I-40 west. In Winston-Salem, take Salem Parkway/U.S. 421 to Silas Creek Parkway North (Exit 237A). Continue for about 4 miles. Follow the signs to Wake Forest.

Raleigh (East)
Take I-40 west to Winston-Salem. In Winston-Salem, take Salem Parkway/U.S. 421 to Silas Creek Parkway North (Exit 237A). Continue for approximately 4 miles. Follow the signs to Wake Forest.

Charlotte (South)
Take I-77 north to I-40. Go east toward Winston-Salem. Take Salem Parkway/U.S. 421 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit. Continue for approximately 4 miles. Follow the signs to Wake Forest.

Asheville ( West)
Take I-40 east to Winston-Salem. Take Salem Parkway/U.S. 421 to the Silas Creek Parkway North exit. Continue for approximately 4 miles. Follow the signs to Wake Forest.

Special Accommodation:

Hosts have a limited budget to support travel. If you need this support, please apply using this form. (Note: We typically reserve honoraria for not-for-profits and participants based in the global south)