2020 Conference Program

Day 1                        Hawaii's Response: Implementation                                                                                                                                                                                                 
0800 - 0830 Registration (Imin Center Lanai) & Coffee (downstairs banquet room)
0830 - 0845 Oli & Mele (Watch Video Here)
Dr. Jon Osorio, Dean, Hawaiʻinuiakea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
University of Hawaiʻi, Mānoa
0845 - 0915 Governor's Welcome (Watch Video Here)
Governor David Ige
Introduction by Richard Vuylsteke, President, East-West Center
0915 - 0925 Introduction to the Program (Watch Video Here)
MCs: Dr. Victoria Keener, Pacific RISA/EWC & Anukriti Hittle, DLNR
0925 - 0945 State of the Commission: Report by Co-Chairs (Watch Video Here)
Suzanne Case, DLNR & Mary Alice Evans, Office of Planning
0945 - 1030 Keynote Address - The Writing on the Wall: Conveying Difficult Messages  (Watch Video Here)
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: Hawaiʻi’s Scientists, Artists and Activists Respond to Keynote   (Watch Video Here)

Beth-Ann Kozlovich, Kahi Mohala

Dr. Noelani Puniwai, UH School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Solomon Enos, Native Hawaiian 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 (Watch Video Here)

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 (Watch Video Here)

Richard Wallsgrove, UH Law School

Chris Yunker, Hawaiʻi State Energy Office
Aimee Barnes, California-China Climate Institute
CJ Johnson, Hawaiʻi Bicycling League
Jeremy Tarr, NC Governor’s Office

1610 - 1630 Oral Public Testimony (Watch Video Here)
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 (Watch Video Here)
Jamie Stroble, King County Climate Action Team
Roger Sorkin, The American Resilience Project
1000 - 1015 Coffee Break (Wailana banquet room)
1015 - 1200 Research Lightning Talks (Watch Video 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