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

10:00–10:30 a.m. Networking Coffee Break, NASA Hyperwall Presentation, 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; 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. 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

A Visual Journey: The Environment Through the Storytelling Lens
Kaitlin Yarnall
, Senior Vice President and Chief Storytelling Officer, National Geographic Society
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 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.; NCSE Board Director

9:15–10:00 a.m. Plenary 2: Diverse Voices on Climate Resilience
Xiye Bastida
, Fridays for the Future NYC
Chad Frischmann, Vice President & Research Director, Project Drawdown 
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. Networking Coffee Break, NASA Hyperwall Presentation, and Poster Viewing
10:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions Group C

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Plenary 3: International Perspective
Hannele Pokka
Permanent Secretary, Ministry of the Environment, Finland
Brennan Van Dyke, Chief, 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. Poster PresentationsNASA Hyperwall Presentation, 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


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 Event
7:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m. Registration Opens
7:30–8:30 a.m. Networking Breakfast
8:30–8:45 a.m.

Keynote Introduction: Surviving Multiple Disasters: The Woes and the Wins

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

8:45–10:00 a.m.

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

Adam Parris, Deputy Director of Climate Science and Risk Communication, Office of the Mayor, New York City
Anne Rosinski, Senior Geologist, Earthquake Program Manager, FEMA Region IX (invited)
Roy Wright, President & CEO, Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety (invited)
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
Jeffery Lusk, Deputy Director, U.S. Small Business Administration (invited)
 

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

Concurrent Sessions Group E

12:15–1:30 p.m.

Plenary 5: Industry Leaders in the Sustainability Paradigm Shift
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. 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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