President Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio to Discuss Climate Change at White House's Inaugural SXSL Festival

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The Oct. 3 conversation will be followed by a screening of DiCaprio's new climate documentary 'Before the Flood.'

President Obama and Leonardo DiCaprio are set to discuss ways to combat climate change at a White House event next week.

At the inaugural South by South Lawn: A White House Festival of Ideas, Art, and Action, the commander-in-chief and the Oscar-winning actor will take part in a conversion with climate scientist Dr. Katharine Hayhoe about "the importance of protecting the one planet we've got for future generations."

Afterward, DiCaprio's new climate documentary Before the Flood will be shown to attendees on the South Lawn in what is being billed as a "first-of-its-kind film screening."

SXSL was announced in September, with the White House saying the idea was spurred by Obama's visit to South by Southwest in Austin earlier this year.

The festival will be streamed live on,, and