Professional Meetings

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).

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.

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.

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.

September 27, 2016

The Swarm Inside: Making Sense of the Microbiome

Please join us Tuesday, either online via live webcast or in person at New York University, for a lively conversation about the myriad microbes that make us tick with science writer (and now bestselling author) Ed Yong and the eminent microbial geneticist and museum curator Susan Perkins.

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April 4, 2017 to April 7, 2017

IAIA17, Impact Assessment’s Contribution to the Global Efforts in Addressing Climate Change

Using our skills to adapt or mitigate the adverse effects of climate change is one of the greatest challenges we face. The 37th Annual Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment in Montréal will share information, best practices, success stories, innovations, and lessons learned with delegates from all over the world.

Topics on the Beat: 
June 19, 2016 to June 24, 2016

13th International Coral Reef Symposium

The 2016 ICRS theme is "Bridging Science to Policy." The event in Honolulu will bring together ~2,500 coral reef scientists, policy makers and managers from 70 different nations in a forum to present the latest research findings, case histories and management activities, and to discuss the application of scientific knowledge to achieving coral reef sustainability.




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