Earthx2022 expo will be held in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas April 22-24. Photo courtesy of VisitDallas.com.
April 22, 2022
EarthX is back and it's found a new home.
The free annual Earth Day celebration will held in-person for the first time since 2019 in the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas. The three-day expo kicks off today and continues through Earth Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday.
EarthX was founded in 2011 by Dallas-based philanthropist Trammell S. Crow. In previous years, it was held at Fair Park in Dallas and billed as the largest environmental expo in the world.
In 2019, the April event drew over 177,000 attendees, 2,000 environmental leaders and more than 750 exhibitors.
In 2020, the event went virtual due to the pandemic. But according to organizers, the event drew more than 570,000 live-stream views and reached 171 countries.
That same year, the nonprofit launched EarthX TV to increase its online offerings. After an initial web-based launch in September 2020, EarthxTV is now available as an OTT platform on streaming TV services, mobile devices and tablets, featuring environmental conversations, programs, emerging media and films.
In its first in-person event since the start of the pandemic, organizers will be hosting a steamlined version of the Earth Day celebration at the Convention Center.
The 11th annual festival aims to bring together world leaders, government officials, NGOs, scientists, business executives, youth advocates, educators and experts to inspire action toward a more sustainable future worldwide.
Organizers say one of the highlights of Earthx2022 will be the three UN summits addressing climate change: the United Nations SDG Media Summit, UNFCCC Global Youth Summit, and United Nations Family Offices for Sustainable Development Summit, as announced at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, Scotland.
“Earth is our home, and each of us must play a part to ensure that it is here and inhabitable for future generations,” said Crow. “We are thrilled to be back in-person for the first time since 2019 with outdoor activities, conferences and conversations with the leading global voices in diverse environmental issues. Our annual congress of conferences and expo has been very effective to educate and inspire others to action. I am especially excited to welcome the United Nations. Their youth voices will shape the future of this planet.”
Michael Fletcher, EarthX CEO, added “The reach of our annual event surrounding Earth Day grew by going virtual over the past two years, due to the pandemic, and we are excited to offer rich in-person and online experiences this year. Select summit highlights will also be shared on EarthxTV, our 24/7 television and video-on-demand channel that is free and may be downloaded from any app store.”
Additional events, topics and speakers will be announced in the weeks leading up Earthx2022.
Meanwhile the EarthX Film Festival will be held May 12-15 in Dallas. Read more about 6th annual environmental film festival.
About: EarthX is a free Earth Day celebration hosted by Dallas-based international environmental nonprofit EarthX, founded by Trammell Crow. The environmental expo features hundreds of exhibitors with Earth-friendly products and solutions. In addition there will be live music and activities like goat yoga, rock climbing, solar art classes, 3D chalk art, family storytime, guided meditation, dance and cooking classes, an eco art exhibition as well as food vendors.
When: Expo hours are Friday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m; Saturday, April 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Sunday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St., Dallas.
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