Conference Agenda

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

NCSE 2020 Winter Member Meeting

Time Event
8:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m. Registration Open
8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m. Breakfast for NCSE Winter Member Meeting
9:00 a.m.–5:30 p.m.

NCSE 2020 Winter Member Meeting and Academic-Federal Dialogue 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Reception for NCSE Member Institutions

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Conference Day 1

Time Event
7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m.

Welcome
Tony Michaels, Ph.D., Chair, NCSE Board of Directors

Keynote 1
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment

9:00–10:00 a.m.

Plenary 1: NCSE Retrospective and Look Ahead

A. Karim Ahmed, Ph.D., Secretary-Treasurer, NCSE Board of Directors; Adjunct Professor, University of Connecticut Health Center

Rita Colwell, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University; President, CosmosID, Inc.

Stephen Hubbell, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, University of California, Los Angeles

10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group A

12:15–1:30 p.m.

2020 NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award on Science, Service, and Leadership
Michael Crow, Ph.D., President, Arizona State University
Introduction by James Buizer, Professor, School of Natural Resources and the Environment, University of Arizona

Lunch Served

1:45–3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group B

3:15–4:15 p.m. Poster Presentations and Facilitated Networking Break
4:30–5:30 p.m.

Keynote 2: Navigating New Norms at the Science-Policy Interface
Marcia McNutt
, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Sciences

Tom Lovejoy, Ph.D., Professor, George Mason University

Introduction by Valerie Luzadis, Ph.D., Vice Chair, NCSE Board of Directors; Professor, The State University of New York, ESF

5:30–7:00 p.m.

NCSE's 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception
Kaitlin Yarnall
, Senior Vice President and Chief Storytelling Officer, National Geographic

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Conference Day 2

Time Event
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
7:30–8:20 a.m.

Early Bird Sessions

8:30–9:15 a.m.

Keynote 3: In Pursuit of a Common Goal: Diversity in STEM
Freeman Hrabowski
, Ph.D., President, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Introduction by Rita Colwell, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins University; President, CosmosID, Inc.

9:15–10:00 a.m. Plenary 2: Diverse Voices on Climate Resilience
10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group C

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Plenary 3

Lunch Served

1:30–2:15 p.m. Poster Presentations and Networking Coffee Break
2:15–3:45 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group D

4:00–5:30 p.m.

John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science, Policy, and the Environment
Science Serving Society: Federal Perspectives on Environmental Decision-Making

  • Ko Barrett, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (invited)
  • Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the United States Army Installations, Energy and Environment, U.S. Army
  • Gary Geernaert, Ph.D., Director, Climate and Environmental Sciences Division, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Jim Green, Ph.D., Chief Scientist, National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Steven Kappes, Ph.D., Agricultural Research Service Associate Administrator for National Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Cynthia Lodge, Deputy Director, U.S. Geological Survey
  • Jennifer Orme-Zavaleta, Ph.D., Office of Research and Development Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Conference Day 3

Time Event
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration Opens
7:30–8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30–10:00 a.m. Action Plenary: Resilience Scenario-Based Tabletop Exercise
10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Coffee Break and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group E

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Plenary 5

Lunch Served

Rohan Patel, Director, Policy and Business Development, Tesla

1:30–2:00 p.m. Introduction to Workshops
2:00–3:30 p.m.

Workshops

3:30–4:00 p.m. Workshop Reflections and Conference Closing

 

 

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