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2018 Conference

Saturday Day Pass Required

Earth and Culture

Saturday, February 10        6:00 pm - 7:30 pm        Room: La Jolla

Solutions for a New Planet Panel
Sunday, February 11th         5:00pm - 7:00pm         Plaza Ballroom

Xiuhtezcatl will be signing his new book:
WE Rise: The Earth Guardian's Guide to Building a Movement That Restores
The Planet".
Saturday, Feb. 10 - 8:00pm-9pm - Mystic Journey Bookstore Booth Plaza Ballroom.

Xiuhtezcatl is an extraordinary 'environmental' rapper will perform "One Day" - the first single off his debut Hip Hop Album, "Break Free" plus a few other surprises!

We are all indigenous to this sacred Earth

Our interconnectedness, what we do in one part of the world, affects all

Deeply rooted in the Aztec tradition, Xiuhtezcatl shares this personal indigenous wisdom in this special Keynote address. He will share the importance of returning to a sacred way of living with the earth through an invoking Power Point presentation plus live music performance. As an extraordinary 'environmental' rapper, Xiuhtecatl will perform "One Day" - the first single off his debut Hip Hop Album, "Break Free" plus a few other surprises. An exhilarating, inspiring event!

In this riveting  presentation, Xiuhtezcatl covers:

  • Disappearing cultures around the world
  • The loss of languages
  • Ancient teachings for turning the tides in our current crisis.

Xiuhtezcatl shares his connection with the ‘natural world’ and its influence on him as a young globally respected leader The Journey we are on starts with healing ourselves and  staying connected to our cultures.


Earth Guardians Youth Director Xiuhtezcatl Martinez, 17, is a climate activist, hip-hop artist and author. At the early age of six, Xiuhtezcatl began speaking around the world, from the Rio+20 United Nations Summit in Rio de Janeiro, to addressing the General Assembly at the United Nations in New York City to the being the break out presenter at the UN Climate Change Conference in 2015 and wowing the assembly with his environmental rapping performance and talk.

Xiuhtezcatl has been educating his generation about the state of the planet they we are all inheriting. His message has inspired youth to join the front lines to combat some of the greatest issues of our times that are impacting our communities and our future. Earth Guardians has grown to hundreds of youth-led crews and has been featured in National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Upworthy, Aljazeera, The Guardian, Vogue, Bill Maher, The Daily Show, Skavlan, CNN, MSNBC, HBO, VICE, and many more.

Xiuhtezcatl received the 2013 United States Community Service Award from President Obama, and was the youngest of 24 national change-makers chosen to serve on the President's youth council. He is the 2015 recipient of the Peace First Prize, recipient of the 2015 Nickelodeon Halo Award, 2016 Captain Planet Award, the 2016 Children's Climate Prize from Sweden, as well as the 2017 Univision Premio’s Ajente de Cambio Award.