2020 Conference Program

Day 1                        Hawaiʻi's Response: Implementation                                                                                                                                                                                                 
0800 - 0830 Registration (outside) & Coffee (downstairs banquet rooms)
0830 - 0845 Oli & Mele
Dr. Jon Osorio, Dean, Hawaiinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
0845 - 0915 Governor's Welcome
Governor David Ige
Introduction by Richard Vuylsteke, President, East-West Center
0915 - 0925 Introduction to the Program
MCs: Dr. Victoria Keener, Pacific RISA/EWC & Anukriti Hittle, DLNR
0925 - 0945 State of the Commission: Report by Co-Chairs
Suzanne Case, DLNR & Mary Alice Evans, Office of Planning
0945 - 1030 Keynote Address - The Writing on the Wall: Conveying Difficult Messages 
David Wallace-Wells, Deputy Editor, New York Magazine

Introduction by Dr. John Marra, NOAA NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information

1030 - 1045 Coffee Break (downstairs banquet rooms)
1045 - 1130 Panel 1. Telling Stories: Hawaii’s Scientists, Artists and Activists Respond to Keynote  

Moderator: 
Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Kahi Mohala

Panelists: 
Dr. Noelani Puniwai, UH School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Solomon Enos, Native Hawaiian Artist
Kawika Pegram, Climate Strike HI

1130 - 1300 Lunch (on your own) & Info Tables (Wailana banquet room)
1315 - 1430 Panel 2. Climate Ready Hawaiʻi: Adapting to Rising Seas

Moderator:
Dr. Brad Romine, UH Sea Grant/OCCL & DLNR

Panelists: 
Susan Love, DNREC, DE 
Kaaina Hull, Kauai County Planning Dept.
Ed Sniffen, HDOT 
Barry Usagawa, Board of Water Supply
Nuin-Tara Key, Governor’s Office of Planning and Research, CA

1430 - 1445 Coffee Break (downstairs banquet rooms) & Mini Film Festival (Keoni Auditorium)
1455 - 1610 Panel 3. Climate Ready Hawaiʻi: Achieving Zero Carbon Mobility

Moderator:
Richard Wallsgrove, UH Law School

Panelists: 
Scott Glenn, Hawaii State Energy Office
Mary Catherine Snyder, City of Seattle Parking Division 
Chris Johnson, Department of Transportation Services, HI
Jeremy Tarr, NC Governor’s Office

1610 - 1630 Oral Public Testimony
1630 Pau
 
Day 2  From Research to Communication
0800 - 0900 Registration (outside) & Coffee (Wailana banquet room)
0900 - 0910 Welcome & Day's Program 
MCs: Dr. Victoria Keener, Pacific RISA/EWC & Anukriti Hittle, DLNR
0915 - 1000 Mini-Keynotes 
Jamie Stroble, King County Climate Action Team
Roger Sorkin, The American Resiliency Project
1000 - 1015 Coffee Break (Wailana banquet room)
1015 - 1200 Research Lightning Talks (Register Here
Introduction by Dr. Makena Coffman, UH Dept. of Urban & Regional Planning

Speakers:
10:20 - 10:34  Kalisi Malusio:  Growing Global Potential of Breadfruit Cultivation under Climate Change Scenarios
10:34 - 10:48  Dr. Sarah Wiebe:  The role of environmental justice in climate change adaptation and mitigation, and communication strategies
10:48 - 11:00   Kathy McKenzie:  EV grid integration in Hawaiʻi and issues relating to transit from renewable energy sources
11:00 - 11:14   Dr. Dan Ervin:  Impacts of climate change on human health and migration in Hawaiʻi and the Marshall Islands
11:14 - 11:28   Dr. Matthew Widlansky: Forecasting the next warm blob and high sea levels for Hawaii
11:28 - 11:40   Dr. Mehana Vaughn: Community resilience in Haʻena, Kauai

11:40 - 12:00  Panel discussion and questions

1200 - 1330 Lunch (on your own)
1330 - 1500 Climate Change Messaging Workshops (Register for #1, #2, or #3
1500 Pau
1830 - 1930 Public Lecture by Keynote Speaker (Kahala Resort, details TBA)

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Notes:

*Conference hashtag for all social media: #HI_ClimateCon2020

*Limited number of lunches free to those who arrive via clean transportation, while supplies last

*Banquet rooms reserved for use by participants for lunch

*UH campus map of dining options