University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Sessions for April 22, 2019

7:30 am

Check-In Open

April 22 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 am | Grand Terrace, Level 4

Exhibit Area Opens

April 22 @ 7:30 am - 3:45 pm | Exhibit Hall A, Level 1

9:00 am

Welcome

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 9:10 am | Exhibit Hall B, Level 1
  • Paul Robbins — Director, Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies

9:10 am

Wisconsin’s Environmental Leadership and Legacy

April 22 @ 9:10 am - 9:45 am | Exhibit Hall B, Level 1

Join us as former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson and former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold kick-off the “Year of the Environment,” a year-long celebration leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and the 50th …

9:45 am

Stories from a Changing World

April 22 @ 9:45 am - 10:45 am | Exhibit Hall B, Level 1

From the tropical islands of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean to Alaska’s peaks and valleys in the northwestern most extremities, climate change is impacting the way people eat, work, and live. Though the weather …

  • Dan Vimont — Director, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research
  • Robin Bronen — Executive Director, Alaska Institute for Justice
  • Yolanda Joab-Mori — Climate Activist; Community Resilience Specialist, Pacific Resources for Education & Learning; Founder, Island PRIDE

10:45 am

Refreshment Break and Exhibits

April 22 @ 10:45 am - 11:15 am | Exhibit Hall A, Level 1

11:15 am

Morning Concurrent Sessions

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Building Resiliency: Infrastructure in the Age of Climate Change

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

From flooding to fires, climate change is bringing about more frequent and intense natural events that require us to improve our infrastructures and adapt our building methods. As such, engineers and scientists are exploring new …

The Art of Adaptation

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

While the impacts of climate change are most fully seen in the physical world, there is no doubt that the impacts are also felt on both an emotional and cultural level. Communicating these feelings through …

Environmental Leadership: Problem Solving in the Face of Uncertainty

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

From natural disasters to food shortages, climate change has brought about many community-based challenges that require innovative and impactful responses from leaders and citizens around the globe. This session will explore how government agencies, Tribes, …

WI Ideas: A Creative Look at Graduate Research in the Nelson Institute

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Explore the myriad of research being conducted by graduate students in the Nelson Institute and enjoy presentations on a wide range of topics.

Gaming for a Better Future

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

While the impacts of climate change are becoming more prevalent, it’s still hard to envision how these changes will impact daily life around the globe. This session will explore the ways in which virtual reality …

  • David Gagnon — Researcher and Director of Field Day at Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Game Data Consortium Fellow.
  • David Schaffer
  • Mike Beall
  • Tia Nelson — Managing Director of the Climate program at the Outrider Foundation
  • Dan Norton

Tallying the Health Gains from Climate Change Solutions

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

While high levels of carbon emissions are known to impact climate change, air pollution also impacts global health. In fact, reports suggest that air pollution alone is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year …

  • Jonathan Patz — Professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment
  • Dan Utech — Lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry
  • Tracey Holloway — Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ed Miller

From From Dirt to Diets: How a changing world impacts the way we eat

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Whether it’s eating bugs over burgers or creating a garden in a city center, climate change is impacting cultural perceptions of food and farming. Share in a discussion of these shifting views and learn what …

Flying into the Unknown: How Cranes are Adapting to Climate Change

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

WI Ideas: A Creative Look at Graduate Student Research in the Nelson Institute

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Explore the myriad of research being conducted by graduate students in the Nelson Institute and enjoy presentations on a wide range of topics.

Telling Stories About Climate Change

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:30 pm

Stories constitute the most powerful mechanism we humans have for understanding our world. In this session, we will explore the innards of what makes a powerful narrative and will give participants the chance to build …

  • Sharon Dunwoody — Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

12:30 pm

Lunch

April 22 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm | Madison Ballroom, Level 4

1:30 pm

Afternoon Concurrent Sessions

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Building Resiliency: Infrastructure in the Age of Climate Change

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

From flooding to fires, climate change is bringing about more frequent and intense natural events that require us to improve our infrastructures and adapt our building methods. As such, engineers and scientists are exploring new …

The Art of Adaptation

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

While the impacts of climate change are most fully seen in the physical world, there is no doubt that the impacts are also felt on both an emotional and cultural level. Communicating these feelings through …

Environmental Leadership: Problem Solving in the Face of Uncertainty

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

From natural disasters to food shortages, climate change has brought about many community-based challenges that require innovative and impactful responses from leaders and citizens around the globe. This session will explore how government agencies, Tribes, …

WI Ideas: A Creative Look at Graduate Research in the Nelson Institute

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Explore the myriad of research being conducted by graduate students in the Nelson Institute and enjoy presentations on a wide range of topics.

Gaming for a Better Future

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

While the impacts of climate change are becoming more prevalent, it’s still hard to envision how these changes will impact daily life around the globe. This session will explore the ways in which virtual reality …

  • David Gagnon — Researcher and Director of Field Day at Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin - Madison. Game Data Consortium Fellow.
  • David Schaffer
  • Tia Nelson — Managing Director of the Climate program at the Outrider Foundation
  • Dan Norton

Tallying the Health Gains from Climate Change Solutions

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

While high levels of carbon emissions are known to impact climate change, air pollution also impacts global health. In fact, reports suggest that air pollution alone is responsible for more than 100,000 deaths per year …

  • Jonathan Patz — Professor & John P. Holton Chair in Health and the Environment
  • Dan Utech — Lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry
  • Tracey Holloway — Gaylord Nelson Distinguished Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Ed Miller

From From Dirt to Diets: How a changing world impacts the way we eat

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Whether it’s eating bugs over burgers or creating a garden in a city center, climate change is impacting cultural perceptions of food and farming. Share in a discussion of these shifting views and learn what …

Flying into the Unknown: How Cranes are Adapting to Climate Change

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

WI Ideas: A Creative Look at Graduate Student Research in the Nelson Institute

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Explore the myriad of research being conducted by graduate students in the Nelson Institute and enjoy presentations on a wide range of topics.

Telling Stories About Climate Change

April 22 @ 1:30 pm - 2:45 pm

Stories constitute the most powerful mechanism we humans have for understanding our world. In this session, we will explore the innards of what makes a powerful narrative and will give participants the chance to build …

  • Sharon Dunwoody — Evjue-Bascom Professor Emerita of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:45 pm

Refreshment Break, Exhibits and Student Poster Session

April 22 @ 2:45 pm - 3:45 pm | Exhibit Hall A, Level 1

3:45 pm

Closing Plenary: Imagining the Possibilities: Climate, Technology, and Society

April 22 @ 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm | Exhibit Hall B, Level 1

Award-winning science-fiction author, Kim Stanley Robinson, is one of the most read and respected science fiction writers in the world. Known for his reality-based approach to science fiction, Robinson has spent a great deal of …

5:00 pm

Adjourn, Book signing

April 22 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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