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Track Schedule

Technology, Tools, and Design for a Climate-Smart Future

8:30am - 12:00pm
University of Pittsburgh

Welcome Remarks

Michael F. Doyle, Representative for Pennsylvania's 14th Congressional District

Framing the Climate Challenge

John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; and Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Keynote Address

Astro Teller, Captain of Moonshots, X

Mitigating emissions through cutting-edge technology and advancing mission innovation

Etosha Cave, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Opus12

Peidong Yang, Professor, UC Berkeley

Dawn Lippert , Co-Founder and Director, Energy Excelerator

Climate information, tools, and services for enhancing resilience


Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri

Lightning talks:

Jed Sundwall, Global Open Data Lead, Amazon Web Services

Laur Hesse Fisher, Climate CoLab Project Manager, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Brooke Runnette, Executive VP, Chief Project and Impact Office, National Geographic Society

Spotlight on Resilient Rebuilding

Dawn Zimmer, Mayor, Hoboken, NJ

Designing a Climate-Smart Future

Constantine Samaras, Director, Center for Engineering and Resilience for Climate Adaptation, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeffrey Carney, Director, Coastal Sustainability Studio, Louisiana State University

Sean Benson, Undergraduate Student, Prairie View A&M University

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