Events - Extreme Heat

All times U.S. ET unless noted.

HeatWise Policy Partnership Summit External link

At this invitation-only event, researchers, policymakers, and corporate and community leaders will converge at Duke University in Durham, NC, for robust cross-sectoral dialogue about how to make communities more resilient to heat events. 

Monday, June 24, 2024 to Wednesday, June 26
Durham, NC

AI Health Virtual Seminar Series:  Myth Versus Reality: Unraveling Common Misconceptions About Heat-Related Illnesses External link

Summer of 2023 served as a wake-up call for many regarding the impact of extreme heat. The toll on communities was severe. In this session, we will discuss extreme heat and its impact on public health, focusing on the prevalent myths and misconceptions surrounding extreme heat, shedding light on the realities that healthcare providers need to understand to effectively mitigate risks and provide optimal care.

Date and Time
Thursday, April 18, 2024 - 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.

Navigating North Carolina’s Rising Temperatures: Understanding and Addressing the Health Risks of Heat

Heat poses a significant threat to our health and well-being. As North Carolina summers become warmer and longer with high numbers of extremely hot days and warm nights, community leaders are asking for ways to prepare. Join us for an introductory webinar where we will explore North Carolina's changing temperatures, the dangers of extreme heat to human health, evidence-based strategies for preventing heat-related illnesses, how communities in NC are already preparing, and how the state government can help.

Date and Time
Wednesday, April 17, 2024 - 10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

COP28 Event: Building Heat-Resiliency: Actions and Opportunities for Healthier Cities and Communities

Ashley Ward, director of the Heat Policy Innovation Hub at the Nicholas Institute, will be moderating this hybrid event, Building Heat Resiliency: Actions and Opportunities for Healthier Cities and Communities, at COP28 in Dubai at 2:15-3:30 a.m. EST (11:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m. GST) in the World Health Organization (WHO) Health Pavilion in the Blue Zone. Not attending COP28?

Date and Time
Saturday, December 9, 2023 - 2:15 a.m. to 3:30 a.m. (EST)
WHO Health Pavilion, Thematic Arena 2, Blue Zone (AND live-streaming virtually)

Beating Extreme Heat: Designing and Investing in Resilience

Interested in extreme heat? Planning on being in NY September 19? Join us for climate week at a panel of experts from diverse sectors as they discuss challenges, investment needs, and actionable solutions for addressing extreme heat. This event will be moderated by Ashley Ward, director of the Heat Policy Innovation Hub at Duke University's Nicholas Institute.

Date and Time
Tuesday, September 19, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Holland & Knight LLP (New York)

Duke Media Briefing: Mitigating Extreme Heat

Nicholas Institute experts Ashley Ward and Jordan Clark discuss the risks and effects of extreme heat together with Duke School of Medicine Assistant Professor J.J. Hoff, MD. The three of them will also share steps individuals, communities and governments can take to manage the dangers of extreme heat.

Date and Time
Thursday, July 27, 2023 - 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Virtual via YouTube Live