Banatao Auditorium
Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley
May 12, 2017
12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Watch videos filmed at the live event.  


12:00 - 12:30

Doors Open
We encourage you to arrive early to secure your seat.

12:30 - 12:35

Welcome, A. Paul Alivisatos, Vice Chancellor for Research
Followed by presentations and Q & A moderated by prominent radio host Michael Krasny

12:40 - 1:10


Bill Collins - Going Down the Up Escalator of Climate Change
Max Auffhammer - Social Cost of Carbon
Inez Fung - Verifying Climate Treaties: A View from Above 
Panel Discussion 

1:15 - 1:50


Peidong Yang - Liquid Sunlight
Mary Ann Piette - Responsive Low-Carbon Buildings
Ravi Prasher - Renewable Energy: Anytime, Anywhere
Alex Bayen -
The Impact of Routing Apps on Traffic: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
Panel Discussion 

1:55 - 2:25

Food and Water

Kristina Hill - Floats, Moats and Superdikes
David Sedlak - Stillsuit for a City
Claire Kremen - Farming for the Future with Nature's Services
Panel Discussion 

2:25 - 2:45


2:45 - 3:20

Economics and Political Context

Sol Hsiang - Planetary Management
Ashok Gadgil - Getting the Smoke Out of Our Eyes
Dan Kammen - The Science and Policy of Sustainable Energy
Justin Brashares - Biodiversity Loss, Human Health and Social Conflict
Panel Discussion 

3:25 - 3:55

Ecosystem Response

David Ackerly - Conservation in a Rapidly Changing World
Rosemary Gillespie  - Globalization of the World's Biota
Charles Marshall - A Brief History of Global Change
Panel Discussion

4:00 - 4:30

Summing up

4:30 - 6:00

Reception, Sutardja Dai Hall Atrium