The annual Uplift Climate Conference is for young people, by young people. We craft and launch climate action, celebrate the diversity of the Colorado Plateau, engage in creative storytelling, build skills, and form lasting relationships for a growing climate action community.

Uplift is a climate justice conference created for - and by - young people. This outdoor gathering brings together young adults from all over the Colorado Plateau to shape the dialogue of climate justice and conservation within our home landscape. We inspire the passion and community necessary and equip budding change-makers with the skills and vocabulary to build our regional movement for a just and livable future.


Get ready for uplift 2018!

september 14-16. Cedro peak Campground.

This year’s conference will focus on resisting, protecting, and healing. How do we resist systems of oppression so that we can create a more equitable world? How do we protect sacred earth and communities? And finally, how do we come together to do meaningful healing work? We will explore these questions together under the breathtaking landscapes of piñon juniper forest!

We invite you to save the date for Uplift 2018, September 14-16th at Cedro Peak Campground near Albuquerque, New Mexico! Registration information coming soon.

The weekend will be energized by inspiring keynote speakers, panel discussions, workshops, and plenty of creative space for organic conversation and connection.

The registration fee is $25 for early bird registration and $35 for regular admission. Campsites and meals will be provided. Registration is not yet open. Stay tuned for more information coming soon!

Scholarships, travel stipends, and outdoor supplies (tents, sleeping bags, and mats) are available if needed. To apply for a scholarship, click here.


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Young people have so much to offer the world. Uplift provides creative space to connect and grow together as we assume leadership roles. It’s a community for young people to speak to each other about the most pressing issues in our real, authentic voices.