2020 Conference Program

Day 1                        Hawaiʻi's Response: Implementation                                                                                                                                                                                                 
0800 - 0830 Registration (Imin Center Lanai) & Coffee (downstairs banquet room)
0830 - 0845 Oli & Mele
Dr. Jon Osorio, Dean, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiʻian 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 MagazineIntroduction by Dr. John Marra, NOAA NESDIS National Centers for Environmental Information
1030 - 1045 Coffee Break (downstairs banquet rooms)
1045 - 1130 Panel 1. Telling Stories: Hawaiʻi’s Scientists, Artists and Activists Respond to Keynote  

Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Kahi Mohala

Dr. Noelani Puniwai, UH School of Hawaiʻian Knowledge
Solomon Enos, Native Hawaiʻian Artist
Kawika Pegram, Climate Strike Hawaiʻi

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

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

Susan Love, DNREC, DE 
Kāʻaina Hull, Kauaʻi 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)
1455 - 1610 Panel 3. Climate Ready Hawaiʻi: Achieving Zero Carbon Mobility

Richard Wallsgrove, UH Law School

Scott Glenn, Hawaiʻi State Energy Office
Mary Catherine Snyder, City of Seattle Parking Division 
Chris Johnson, Hawaiʻi Bicycling League
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

1020 - 1034  Dr. Sarah Wiebe: What Does it Mean to Declare a Climate Emergency? Why Narratives Matter in the Movement to Address Climate Change
1034 - 1048  Dr. Matthew Widlansky: Forecasting the Next Hot Summer and High Sea Levels for Hawaiʻi
1048 - 1100  Dr. Mehana Vaughn: Maikaʻi Kauaʻi, Hemolele i ka Mālie: Community Led Flood Recovery for Long-Term Resilience
1100 - 1114   Katherine McKenzie: Hawaiʻi’s Transition to Electric Vehicles: Impact on Fuel Use and Emissions
1114 - 1128   Kalisi Malusio: Growing Global Potential of the Indigenous Crop, Breadfruit, under Climate Change Scenarios
1128 - 1140   Dr. Daniel Ervin: Climate Change and Migration in the Pacific Region

1140 - 1200  Panel discussion and questions

1200 - 1330 Lunch (on your own)
1230 - 1330 Mini Film Festival (Keoni Auditorium)

Introduction by Professor Scott Schimmel, UH School of Communications

Student Filmmakers:
Kammie Tavares: The Kūpuna Islands
Alexandra Bauer: Restoring Heʻeia
Anna Mikkelsen: The Last Coal Plant
Copeland Talkington: What Will You Do?
Cody Kaneshiro: Adventuring with an Electric Vehicle

1330 - 1500 Climate Change Messaging Workshops (Register for #1, #2, or #3

  1. Mixed Messages: The Media & Climate Change Science
  2. Stories of Strength and Vulnerability: Communicating Climate Change & Equity
  3. HighWaterLine: Art tells Climate Change Stories
1500 Pau
1900 - 2030 Public Address by Keynote Speaker (The Kahala Resort and Hotel, Maile Ballroom)



*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