Program

  • Arctic Futures 2050 Conference
  • 4-6 September 2019
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Draft Program

Time Event
Day 1 WEDNESDAY, 4 SEPTEMBER
Setting the Stage
8:30 am Welcome and introduction to conference (Brendan Kelly)
8:45 am Keynote: needs and opportunities for actionable science in the Arctic
9:10 am Context: scale and rates of past and future environmental changes in the Arctic
9:25 am The changing Arctic environment: what people know and need to know
9:40 am What information is needed to respond to Arctic environmental change?
10:00 am Break
What We Know, How We Know It, And What We Need To Know
10:30 am Understanding predictions and models: how do they work?
Panel discussions:
11:00 am Degrading permafrost: local, regional, and global impacts
11:30 am Melting land ice: local, regional, and global impacts
12:00 pm Diminishing sea ice: local, regional, and global impacts
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch and Posters
2:00 – 2:05 pm Agenda for the afternoon (Marika Holland)
How Do We Share What We Know?
2:05 – 3:00 pm Science and Indigenous knowledge informing policy case studies: successes and challenges
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 4:30 pm Communicating with Collaborators I:
Discussion and interactive activities facilitated by COMPASS
4:30 – 6:30 pm Reception and Posters

Time Event
Day 2 THURSDAY, 5 SEPTEMBER
8:30 – 8:35 am Agenda for the morning (George Kling)
8:40 – 9:00 am Plenary Address
What Works And Does Not Work In Collaboration
9:00 – 9:30 am Indigenous perspectives on science and policy
9:30 – 10:00 am Development, Indigenous knowledge, and science
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm What We Know And Need To Know
Panel Discussions:
  • Terrestrial ecosystems
  • Marine ecosystems
  • Economics
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch And Posters
1:30 – 1:40 pm Agenda for the afternoon (Francis Wiese)
1:40 – 3:00 pm What We Know And Need To Know
Concurrent Sessions:
  • Understanding melt and thaw: pace of research and policy needs
  • Policy needs for Arctic observing networks
  • Interplay of science and Indigenous knowledge in informing policy
  • Balancing local, regional, and global perspectives: policy and science
  • Predicting the future
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
3:30 – 5:00 pm Communicating with Collaborators II

Interactive activity introducing scientists, Indigenous Peoples, and decision makers to one another, illustrating best practices, and involving all attendees in a facilitated discussion on effective dialogue for knowledge-based decision-making.

Time Event
Day 3 FRIDAY, 6 SEPTEMBER
8:30-8:35 am Agenda for the morning (Betsy Baker)
What Works And Does Not Work In Collaboration
8:40 – 10:00 am Policy Accessing Science: what does/does not work?
Case studies illustrating international perspectives on how policy makers use science to inform decisions related to rapid Arctic change.
10:00 – 10:30 am Break
10:30 am – 12:00 pm Tools For Responding

Table-top exercise I (Room A)

Table-top exercises II (Room B)
12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch and Posters
1:30 – 1:40 pm Agenda for the afternoon (Sandy Starkweather)
1:40 – 3:00 pm Making Science And Indigenous Knowledge Actionable: Lessons Learned – Case Studies
3:00 – 3:30 pm Break
Taking Stock
3:30 – 4:00 pm What We Have Learned And Ways Forward?
4:00 – 5:00 pm Plenary Discussion
5:00 pm Meeting Adjourns