The first Conclave of Art of Change 21 took place on the occasion of the COP21 (the UN’s 21st annual Conference of the Parties on Climate Change), one year before the big eventin Paris at the end of November 28-29, 2014.
Twenty-one selected participants from over five continents, each inspirational and committed to environmental and social causes, travelled from their respective countries (China, Brazil, New Zealand, Bahrain, Canada, Egypt, Kenya, USA, UK, and France) to meet and collectively imagine innovative actions.
The actions MASKBOOK and CAIRE GAME were born during this Conclave. Art of Change 21 implemented them on an international level the following year, organizing over 60 events worldwide, in France, China, Kenya, Ecuador, South Korea and Morocco, bringing together thousands of people.
The first Conclave was supported financially by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, LVMH, Groupe CDC, Greenflex and Orange. It obtained the COP21 label and benefited from the patronage of the French Ministry of Culture and Communications. It also had numbers of project partners: La Gaîté Lyrique, We Belong Forum, Agence Nouvelle Culture, Set Event, Bilum, Yes We Green.