Schedule at a Glance

The below schedule at a glance provides an overview of the NCSE 2019 Annual Conference. Check back often for updates on speakers and concurrent sessions. View the full list of sessions and their descriptions.


Monday, January 7, 2019

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.2019 Council of Environmental Deans and Directors Winter Meeting (NCSE Members Only)
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.2019 Community College Alliance for Sustainability Education Winter Meeting (NCSE Members Only)
3 - 6 p.m.Registration Open
5:30 - 7 p.m.Welcome Reception

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 - 9 a.m.Welcome and Opening Remarks
Welcome: Mike Carvalho, Chair, NCSE Board of Directors
Opening Remarks: Michelle Wyman, Executive Director, NCSE
9 - 9:30 a.m.Blueprint for Tomorrow: Economic Transformation through Science
Jeff Nesbit, Executive Director, Climate Nexus
9:30 - 10:15 a.m.Plenary 1: Transforming How Companies Operate in a New Carbon Economy: Industry Leading Innovation
Elizabeth R. Cantwell, Chief Executive Officer of Arizona State University Research Enterprise (ASURE)
Bob Dixon, Senior Vice President and Global Head of Efficiency & Sustainability, Siemens Industry, Inc
Kevin Etter, Director, Humanitarian Relief and Resilience Program,
United Parcel Service (UPS) (Retired)
Grace Bochenek, The Spectrum Group
Rohan Patel, Director, Policy and Business Development, Tesla
10:15 - 10:45 a.m.Networking Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Concurrent Sessions Group A
12:30 - 1:45 p.m.2019 NCSE Lifetime Achievement Awards on Science, Service, and Leadership
Paul Hawken, Founder and Writer, Project Drawdown
Julia Marton–Lefèvre, Former Director General, International Union for Conservation of Nature
Lunch Served
2- 3:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions Group B
3:30 - 4 p.m.Networking Coffee Break and Poster Presentations
4 - 5:30 p.m.Concurrent Sessions Group C
5:45 - 7:30 p.m.An Evening Discussion on Science, Ecology, and Hope
Mary Evelyn Tucker, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
John Grim, Ph.D., Senior Lecturer and Senior Research Scholar, Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Harrison Watson, Biology Student, Jackson State University

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30 a.m.Networking Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 -9:15 a.m. Wednesday Keynote
Carl Page, President, Anthropocene Institute
9:15 - 10:00 a.m.Information and Decision Making: Response, Recovery, and Resilience
Moderator: Evan Lehmann, E&E News
Shirlee Zane, Sonoma County Supervisor
Ryan Lanclos, Directory Public Safety Industry Solutions, ESRI
Robert McGrath, Director of Renewable and Sustainable Industry Institute at University of Colorado Boulder
10 - 10:30 a.m.Networking Coffee Break with Exhibitors
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.Concurrent Sessions Group D
12 - 1:20 p.m.New Perspective on Climate from NASA: From Expoplanets to Earth Planets
James Green, Ph.D, Chief Scientist, NASA
Thomas Wagner, NASA Program Scientist for the cryosphere
Lunch Served
1:30 - 3 p.m.Concurrent Sessions Group E
3 - 3:45 p.m.Plenary 3: Applying the Convergence of Knowledge, Technologies, and Science to Resilience Thinking: The Case of RISE- PR and the Reconstruction of Puerto Rico's Electric System
Cecilio Ortiz Garcia, Associate Professor, Department of Social Science, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Valerie Luzadis, Professor, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Jacob Mans, Assistant Professor, University of Minnesota
Marla Perez-Lugo, Ph.D., Professor, Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, University of Puerto Rico Mayagüez
Fernando Rivera, Associate Professor of Sociology, Director of Puerto Rico Research Hub, University of Central Florida
Kim Diana Connolly, Professor; Clinical Legal Education Director; Vice Dean for Advocacy and Experiential Education, University at Buffalo, School of Law
3:45 - 5 p.m.John H. Chafee Memorial Lecture on Science, Policy, and the Environment

Thursday, January 10, 2019

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Academic-Federal Dialogue and Science Policy Symposium
Additional Registration Required