Professional Meetings

April 29, 2017 to April 30, 2017

Planetary Health / GeoHealth Annual Meeting

The Planetary Health Alliance, along with The Rockefeller Foundation, Wellcome Trust, Ecological Society of America, American Geophysical Union, and The Lancet, is hosting the inaugural Planetary Health/GeoHealth Annual Meeting at the Harvard Medical School in Boston, MA, with an opening reception on Friday, April 28 at the New England Aquarium.

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November 29, 2017 to December 1, 2017

5th Sustainable Ocean Summit (SOS)

The World Ocean Council's 2017 SOS, in Halifax, Nova Scotia will bring together representatives from shipping, oil and gas, fisheries, aquaculture, seabed mining, tourism, renewable energy, ports, dredging, submarine cables, marine science, engineering and technology, the maritime legal, financial and insurance communities, and other sectors — as well as ocean stakeholders from the government, inter-governmental, academic and environment communities.

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June 5, 2017 to June 9, 2017

U.N. Ocean Conference

TheUnited Nations Conference to Support the Implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development will be convened at United Nations Headquarters in New York, coinciding with World Oceans Day, to support the implementation of Sustainable Development Goal 14.

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February 16, 2017

Climate & Health Meeting: How the Climate Crisis Affects Public Health

This event, replacing the recently-cancelled CDC summit, will provide a crucial platform for the diverse stakeholders in the public health and climate communities to come together around solutions. Hosted in Atlanta by former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, the American Public Health Association (APHA), The Climate Reality Project, Harvard Global Health Institute, the University of Washington Center for Health and the Global Environment and Dr. Howard Frumkin, former director of the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health.

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March 29, 2017 to April 2, 2017

Environmental History Conference

The American Society for Environmental History's annual meeting, hosted by the University of Illinois-Chicago, will feature more than 100 sessions discussing climate change, environmental justice, endangered species, public lands, energy policy, forestry management, natural disasters, and other topics.

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November 17, 2016 to November 18, 2016

Geography 2050: Envisioning a Sustainable Planet

The third annual Symposium of the American Geographical Society, at Columbia University in New York, includes over 30 speakers who are leading research and policy in sustainability. Keynote speakers include Dr. Roger Sayre (Senior Scientist at the U.S. Geological Survey) and Mr. William Reilly (Former Administrator, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency).

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November 15, 2016 to November 16, 2016

WILDSPEAK Conservation Symposium

This International League of Conservation Photographers event, comprising two-days of photography, conservation and communication, takes place
at the Carnegie Institution for Science in Washington, DC.

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December 1, 2016

Why the Thawing Arctic Matters, and How To Communicate It

This talk (12:00-1:30 p.m.) with Eli Kintisch, an award-winning correspondent for Science Magazine, is hosted by the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting and the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication Campus Consortium Partnership in New Haven, CT. Kintisch will explore the Arctic's history and modern unraveling through photos, video footage and tales of Arctic inhabitants, explorers and scientists, and also discuss the challenge of reaching audiences on climate change using stories from the Arctic.

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February 20, 2017 to February 22, 2017

IAIA Special Symposium: Resettlement and Livelihoods

Symposium participants in Manila, Philippines will discuss key learnings on resettlement and livelihoods on urban and rural resettlement projects in Asia. Abstract submissions (for both paper and poster) are invited through 21 November, 2016.

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October 12, 2016

Can a President Really Rewrite the First Amendment?: A Look at Campaign Threats and their Potential Impact on the Media

At the National Press Club in DC, a panel of lawyers and journalists will examine the potential impact the 2016 campaign’s rhetoric could have on the news media, including: access issues and policies of different administrations and campaigns; the historical and legal underpinnings of First Amendment protections against lawsuits brought by public officials and public figures; and the impact a changed Supreme Court could have on those protections.

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