Crossroads Collaboratory – Our Earthshot Moment: Transforming climate action through collaborative innovation

  • August 15 - 16, 2024
  • The Collider

    1 Haywood Street
    Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Ticket Price $375.00-$1,250 Register Now

Crossroads Collaboratory – Our Earthshot Moment: Transforming climate action through collaborative innovation

A Call to Action for Tomorrow's Leaders.

Featuring Guest Facilitators:  David Cooperrider and Lindsey Godwin, with Wendy White, Lisa Main, and Jeff Boyd

“We stand at the precipice of a pivotal decade for humanity…climate change has accelerated and converged with multiple global crises…the clock is ticking, future generations are counting on us, and ‘history has its eyes on us”  - Jesper Brodin, CEO IKEA & Halla Tomasdottir, CEO B Team

Inspired by these words we are called to action by Drs. David Cooperrider and Lindsey Godwin when they proclaim: “The urgency is undeniable and the potential for impactful collaboration is unprecedented."

Join us for a transformative workshop at the intersection of Organizational Development, Science, and Technology, where Drs. David Cooperrider and Lindsey Godwin, co-leaders of the Earthshot initiative, will ignite our collective passion for shaping a better future. 

Only through partnership can we re-imagine a future that is inclusive and sustainable for all. This is the most significant change effort of our lifetime, and our imperative now is to galvanize organizations and communities to step up and take action! 

Together, OD practitioners, scientists, and technologists will harness their collective expertise to address pressing global issues and pave the way for lasting change. Join us in shaping a legacy that history will remember.

Who Should Attend

  • Organizational Development consultants and coaches
  • Leaders of companies with Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) focus
  • Emerging Professionals – College students studying relevant fields (Leadership and OD; climate science and technology) 
  • Science and Technology experts who understand that progress is reliant upon partnership with change experts.


Wednesday, August 14. 2024 - 5:30pm – 7:30pm   Optional social gathering for those arriving early

  • Rooftop Bar Social Gathering at The Observatory
  • Located on the 6th floor of The Restoration Hotel 68 Patton Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 - 855.568.6800

Thursday, August 15 (Day One) - 9:00am – 5:00pm

  • Call to Action - Dr. David Cooperrider and Dr. Lindsey Godwin
    • Dr. David Cooperrider and Dr. Lindsey Godwin, will provide the OD Call to Action and vision for leveraging OD skills to ignite change agents in designing net positive institutions and social change initiatives.
    • Networking Reception from 5:15pm - 7:00pm - light refreshments served

Friday, August 16, 2024 (Day Two) - 9:00am – 5:00pm

Morning Panel Discussions - Hear from two panels of experts deep in the climate change trenches

  • Panel #1: Science and Technology Experts in Government, Industry and Climate Science
  • Panel #2: Indigenous Wisdom Keepers from the Seminole and Cherokee Tribes

Afternoon Focus on Action – Wendy White, Lisa Main, and Jeff Boyd 

  • How do we leverage futurist technology to rethink the future?
  • How do we prepare to lead now and for the tsunami of change that is coming?
  • How do we take this information and call to action to inform our individual and organizational practices?
  • How can we build collaborations with science and technology partners, especially specialists in climate change and social transformation, within our own regions?
  • What other opportunities exist or are emerging for collective action?

Breakfast, snacks, and lunch from local purveyors provided each day. Reception/networking event on Day One included in ticket price.

To learn more about the event, location, and discounted lodging please visit:  Crossroads Collaboratory website


  • Corporate:  $1250
  • Non-Corporate:  $795
  • Student:  $375



  • Wendy White - programming: or call/text 919-358-2123
  • Veronica Crane-Lindsey - venue, travel, accommodation, or other logistical inquiries: or call 828-CLI-MATE (828-254-6283)
  • Betsey Upchurch - sponsorship:,  call/text 919-961-6564


Date & Time

Aug 15, 2024 9:00 AM - Aug 16, 2024 5:00 PM

Venue Details

The Collider

1 Haywood Street
Asheville, North Carolina 28801 The Collider
CASE Consultants International

CASE Consultants International (CASE), third-party manager of The Collider event venue in downtown Asheville, is an SBA-certified Women-Owned (WOSB) focused on creating impactful science and technology solutions that help our clients do what they do better.


CASE operates a 3-part business model of federal contracting, consulting (management, scientific, and technical), and Collider events management.

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