Conference Agenda

 

Monday, January 6, 2020

NCSE 2020 Winter Member Meeting

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

NCSE 2020 Winter Member Meeting and Academic-Federal Dialogue 

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Bird Cage Walk (outside Diplomat Ballroom) Reception for NCSE Member Institutions

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Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Conference Day 1

Time Location Event
7:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m. West Registration Desk Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Breakfast
8:30–9:00 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Welcome

Tony Michaels, Ph.D., Immediate Past Chair, NCSE Board of Directors

Keynote: Science Forward: The Science Push and the Policy Pull

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

9:00–10:00 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Plenary: 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.; NCSE Board Director
Stephen Hubbell, Ph.D., Distinguished University Professor, University of California, Los Angeles; NCSE Board Director

Moderated by Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment

10:00–10:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Coffee Break, NASA Hyperwall Presentation, and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

Concurrent Sessions Group A

12:00–1:30 p.m. Regency Ballroom

2020 NCSE Lifetime Achievement Award on Science, Service, and Leadership

Michael Crow, Ph.D., President, Arizona State University

Introduction by James Buizer, Interim Director of the Arizona Institutes for Resilient Environment and Societies, University of Arizona; NCSE Board Director

Armchair discussion led by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University; NCSE Board Director

Lunch Served

1:45–3:15 p.m.  

Concurrent Sessions Group B

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

Armchair Keynote: Navigating New Norms at the Science-Policy Interface

Marcia McNutt, Ph.D., President, National Academy of Sciences
Thomas Lovejoy, Ph.D., Professor, George Mason University; NCSE Board Director

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

5:30–7:00 p.m. Regency Ballroom

NCSE's 30th Anniversary Celebration Reception

A Visual Journey: The Environment Through the Storytelling Lens
Kaitlin Yarnall
, Senior Vice President and Chief Storytelling Officer, National Geographic Society
Reflections by Alexandria Villaseñor, Earth Uprising

Introduction by Frank Sesno, Director of the School of Media and Public Affairs, The George Washington University; NCSE Board Director

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Conference Day 2

Time Location Event
7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. West Registration Desk Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Breakfast
7:30–8:20 a.m.  

Early Bird Sessions

8:30–9:15 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Keynote: 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.; NCSE Board Director

9:15–10:00 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Plenary: Diverse Voices on Climate Resilience

Xiye Bastida, Fridays For Future NYC
Chad Frischmann, Vice President & Research Director, Project Drawdown
Illai Kenney, Program Manager, Office of Sustainability, Howard University 
Marty Matlock, Ph.D., Executive Director, University of Arkansas Resiliency Center, Professor of Ecological Engineering 
Joelle Novey, Director, Interfaith Power & Light (DC.MD.NoVA)

Moderated by Laura Weiland, Director, Omega Center for Sustainable Living 

10:00–10:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Coffee Break, NASA Hyperwall Presentation, and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  

Concurrent Sessions Group C

12:00–1:30 p.m. Regency Ballroom

Keynote Introduction: A Snapshot From the State Department on Science Diplomacy Today

Marcia Bernicat, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Plenary: 21st Century Science-Policy Passport: The International Perspective

Hannele PokkaPermanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Alfonso Silva, Ambassador of Chile to the United States
Brennan Van DykeChief, Capacity Development and Innovation Branch Science Division, UN Environment Programme

Moderated by Randy Burd, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Long Island University; NCSE Board Director

Lunch Served

1:30–2:15 p.m. Ambassador Ballroom Poster PresentationsNASA Hyperwall Presentation, and Networking Coffee Break
2:15–3:45 p.m.  

Concurrent Sessions Group D

4:00–5:30 p.m. Regency Ballroom

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


Alex Beehler, Assistant Secretary of the United States Army Installations, Energy and Environment, U.S. Army
Tim Gallaudet, Ph.D., USN Ret., Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, Deputy NOAA Administrator
Gerald 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

Moderated by Lynn Scarlett, Chief External Affairs Officer, The Nature Conservancy

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Conference Day 3

Time Location Event
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. West Registration Desk Registration Open
7:30–8:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Breakfast
7:30–8:20 a.m. Executive Room

Breakfast Book Talk

Creative (Climate) Communications, Max Boykoff, University of Colorado Boulder

8:30–8:45 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Keynote Introduction: Fires and Floods: Reflections From the Frontlines of Climate Impacts in Northern California

Hon. Shirlee Zane, Supervisor, County of Sonoma, California, Sonoma Water; NCSE Board Director

8:45–9:55 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Action Plenary: Integrating Academic Science in Long-Term Disaster Recovery and Resilience

Michael Mahoney, Senior Geologist, FEMA 
Adam Parris, Deputy Director of Climate Science and Risk Communication, Office of the Mayor, New York City
Alice Pennaz, Program Analyst, Natural Hazards Mission Area, U.S. Geological Survey
Tina KirbyIndependent Insurance Innovation Expert
Darlene Tocktoo Turner, Migrant Educational Aide, The Shishmaref School 
Hon. Shirlee Zane, Supervisor, County of Sonoma, California, Sonoma Water; NCSE Board Director

Facilitated by:
Nicole Meyer-Morse, Quality Assurance, Lane Manager, FEMA CRC-West
Jeffrey Lusk, Deputy Director, U.S. Small Business Administration
 

9:55–10:00 a.m. Regency Ballroom

Special Announcement from EPA and NCSE on Climate Resilience Collaboration

Joel Scheraga, Senior Advisor for Climate Change Adaptation, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, National Council for Science and the Environment

10:00–10:30 a.m. Ambassador Ballroom Networking Coffee Break, NASA Hyperwall Presentation, and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.  

Concurrent Sessions Group E

12:00–1:30 p.m. Regency Ballroom

Armchair Keynote: Sustainability and a Bold Path to a Clean Energy Economy

Holmes Hummel, Ph.D., Founder, Clean Energy Works
Rohan Patel, Director, Policy and Business Development, Tesla; NCSE Board Director

Moderated by Paul Shrivastava, Ph.D., Chief Sustainability Officer, The Pennsylvania State University

Lunch Served

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

Workshops

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

 

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