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Al Gore to speak in KC at 26th annual Folk Alliance Conference

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Folk music has always been the voice of the people, the soundtrack to times of change, and the method of spreading a meaningful message. For the first time in it’s history, Folk Alliance is including a non-musical presentation at the conference, as there’s no better place to discuss positive change than in a gathering of community in the spirit of music.

Folk Alliance is pleased to welcome former Vice President Al Gore to the upcoming International Folk Alliance Conference. Mr. Gore will be hosting his award winning presentation on global climate change on Saturday, February 22 at The Westin Hotel. This event is only open to conference registrants.

Almost a decade ago, Al Gore was presented with a question, “what are the drivers of global change?” Unable to immediately answer the question in full, he has continued to revisit the query, and over the last two years has researched, analyzed and produced a complex and comprehensive map of the forces that are shaping our world. The result is “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.” While mapping the future is a risky undertaking, perhaps the only thing riskier is doing nothing, and Gore presents a frank and clear-eyed assessment of six critical drivers of global change in the decades to come.

Former Vice President Al Gore is co-founder and chairman of Generation Investment Management. He is a senior partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, and a member of Apple, Inc.’s board of directors. Gore spends the majority of his time as chairman of The Climate Reality Project, a non-profit devoted to solving the climate crisis. He was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1976, and the U.S. Senate in 1984, and was inaugurated as the forty-fifth Vice President of the United States on January 20, 1993, serving eight years.

Gore is the author of the bestsellers Earth in the Balance, An Inconvenient Truth, The Assault on Reason, Our Choice: A Plan to Solve the Climate Crisis, and most recently, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change. He is the subject of an Oscar-winning documentary and is the co-recipient, with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for “informing the world of the dangers posed by climate change.”

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