Program Agenda

Conference Agenda

 

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014
7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Exhibition and Scientific Poster Presentations open – Independence Hall
Screening of Earth: The Operator’s ManualRegency Ballroom CDEF
Visual Images throughout the plenaries provided by Gary Braasch, Environmental Photography
8:30 a.m.
Opening and Introduction: Governor Bill Richardson, former Ambassador to the United Nations and Secretary of Energy; former Member of Congress
Regency Ballrooms CDEF
8:35 a.m.
Keynote Address:  Richard Alley, Evans Pugh Professor of Geosciences, Pennsylvania State University
9:20 a.m.
Plenary 1: Framing Climate Change Science - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Richard Harris, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Virginia Burkett, Chief Scientist for Climate and Land Use Change, U.S. Geological Survey;  Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
  • Katharine Jacobs, Director, Center for Climate Adaptation Science and Solutions, The University of Arizona
  • Anthony Janetos, Director, Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future, Boston University
  • Jack Kaye, Associate Director for Research, Earth Science Division, NASA Science Mission Directorate
10:20 a.m.
Plenary 2: Framing the Challenges Facing Societies - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Jon Hamilton, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Molly Brown, Research Scientist, Biospheric Science Branch, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
  • Bryan Bloomer, Assistant Director, National Center for Environmental Research, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • Edward Maibach, Director, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University
  • Maggie Opondo, Socio-economic and Cultural Studies Coordinator, Institute for Climate Change and Adaption, University of Nairobi; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
11:20 a.m.
Plenary 3: Framing Solutions - Regency Ballrooms CDEF

Moderator: Terry Tamminen, CEO and Founder, 7th Generation Advisors
  • Richard Jackson, Joan H. Tisch Distinguished Fellow in Public Health, Hunter College and Professor and Chair, Environmental Health Sciences,  Fielding School of Public Health, University of California – Los Angeles
  • Clay Nesler, Vice President of Global Energy and Sustainability, Johnson Controls International
  • Priya Shyamsundar, Director, South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics
  • Brian Swett, Chief of Environment and Energy, City of Boston
12:20 p.m.
Lunch on your own
Assorted items can be purchased at the Building Climate Solutions Exposition located in Independence Hall
Book signings - Building Climate Solutions Exposition
David Blockstein: The Climate Solutions Census: What We Know and What To Do About It
12:50 p.m.
Moderator: Terri Eckel, Executive Director, Interreligious Eco-Justice Network and Connecticut Interfaith Power & Light
2:00 p.m.
Symposia A (15 concurrent sessions):
 
3:45 p.m.
Symposia B (14 concurrent sessions):
5:45 p.m.
Keynote Address: Kathryn Sullivan, Acting Administrator, NOAA
Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Exhibition and Scientific Poster Presentations open - Independence Hall
9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: Jack Sinclair, Executive Vice President, Grocery Division, Walmart
Regency Ballrooms CDEF
9:40 a.m.
Plenary 4: The Built Environment - Building Solutions - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Andrew Revkin, Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, Pace University
  • Robert Dixon, Vice President, Industry Affairs, Building Performance and Sustainability, Siemens Infrastructure & Cities - Building Technologies Division
  • David Hales, President and CEO, Second Nature
  • Jennifer Jurado, Broward County Natural Resources Planning & Management
  • Anthony Michaels, Managing Partner and Director, Pegasus Capital Advisors
  • Diana Ürge-Vorsatz, Director, Center for Climate Change and Sustainable Energy Policy (3CSEP), University of Central Europe; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 
10:50 a.m.
Presentation of United Nations Environment Programme video with Jim Toomey, cartoonist
11:05 a.m.
Plenary 5: Agriculture and Natural Resources - Building Solutions - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Elizabeth Shogren, Science Correspondent, National Public Radio
  • Rebecca Lent, Executive Director, Marine Mammal Commission
  • Yannick Glemarec, Director of Climate Finance, UN Development Programme
  • Christopher Shore, Executive Director, Secure the Future – East Africa, World Vision
  • Anthony Slatyer, First Assistant Secretary, Australian Government Department of the Environment
  • Tom Tidwell, Chief, U.S. Forest Service
12:30 p.m.
Lunch on your own - breakout workshop leaders will meet – Chesapeake View
Assorted items can be purchased at the Building Climate Solutions Exposition located in Independence Hall
Book signings – Building Climate Solutions Exhibition
Jim ToomeyHere We Go Again (Sherman’s Lagoon)
Larry NielsenProvost
Susanne MoserSuccessful Adaptation to Climate Change: Learning Science and Policy in a Rapidly Changing World
Randy Olson Don't Be Such A Scientist and Connection
2:00 p.m.
Breakout Workshops (24 concurrent sessions)
20. Combined with W8
5:30 p.m.
NCSE Lifetime Achievement Awards: Founders of the US Global Change Research Program
Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Eileen Shea, Pacific Island Regional Coordinator, NOAA
6:15 p.m.
John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture: Minimizing Irreversible Impacts of Human-Made Climate Change
James Hansen, Adjunct Professor, Earth Institute, Columbia University
7:00 p.m.
Reception - Building Climate Solutions Exhibition
Book signing by James Hansen Storms of my Grandchildren
Thursday, January 30, 2014
7:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast, Scientific Poster Presentations, and Exhibition open - Independence Hall
8:45 a.m.
Opening Regency Ballrooms CDEF
9:00 a.m.
Keynote Address: Rt. Hon. John Gummer, Lord Deben, Chair, Climate Change Committee, UK
View the video of Lord Deben on youtube here: Part I, Part II
9:30 a.m.
Keynote Address: Gina McCarthy, Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
10:00 a.m.
Plenary 6: Implementing Solutions - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Cristina Rumbaitis del Rio, Senior Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation
  • Ann Bartuska, Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics, U.S. Department of Agriculture 
  • Kara Hurst, CEO, Sustainability Consortium
  • Christopher Pyke, Vice President for Research, U.S. Green Building Council
  • Petra Tschakert, Associate Professor of Geography and the Institutes of Energy and the Environment, Pennsylvania State University; Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change
11:00 a.m.
Plenary 7: Moving from Science to Action - Regency Ballrooms CDEF
Moderator: Lynn Scarlett, Managing Director, Public Policy, The Nature Conservancy
  • Quamrul Chowdhury, Lead Climate Negotiator of Least Developed Countries, Bangladesh
  • Robert Inglis, Executive Director, Energy and Enterprise Initiative, George Mason University and former Member of Congress (South Carolina)
  • Robert Perkowitz, President, ecoAmerica
  • David Costello, Deputy Secretary, Maryland Department of the Environment
12:00 p.m.
Keynote Address: Marie-Hélène Aubert, Adviser to the President of France on international negotiations on climate and environment
12:30 p.m.
Buffet Lunch (with youth mentoring activities) - Regency foyer
1:30 p.m.
Exhibitions and Scientific Poster Presentations close
2:15 p.m.
Adjourn

 

 

 

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