PIEC 25 Agenda

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Thursday, February 7, 2019
Opening Reception, Art Exhibition, and Keynote Address 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM
The World to Come: Art in the Age of the Anthropocene | Art Exhibition featuring 45 contemporary artists
Location: Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art
Conservation Clinic Student Poster Presentation
Conference Welcome: Adam Bentley and Megan Lancaster | PIEC Co-Chairs
Law School Welcome: Dean Laura A. Rosenbury
Who’s Afraid of the Anthropocene? The Case of Geoengineering
Keynote Speaker: Andrew Light | Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Global Climate Program, the World Resource Institute, and Professor, George Mason University
Friday, February 8, 2019
Breakfast 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM MLAC Foyer: Assorted Pastries and Coffee
Opening Plenary 9:00 AM – 10:45 AM
Setting the Stage: Perspectives on the Anthropocene
Location: MLAC Courtroom (Overflow in MLAC 210)
Conference Remarks: Dr. W. Kent Fuchs | President, University of Florida
Tracy Hester | Professor of Practice, University of Houston Law Center
Andrea Dutton | Associate Professor, Department of Geological Science, University of Florida
Francis E. “Jack” Putz | Distinguished Professor, Department of Biology, University of Florida
Alyson Flournoy | Professor of Law, University of Florida College of Law
Student Panel Assistant: Arielle Jeter | Faculty Advisor: Professor Mary Jane Angelo
Morning Session 11:00 AM – 12:15 PM
Ephemeral Places: Beaches and Islands in the Anthropocene Location: Holland 355B
David Migut | City Attorney for Marathon, Florida
Holly Parker | Executive Director, Florida Surfrider Foundation
Michael Savarese | Professor & Coastal Geologist, Florida Gulf Coast University
Megan Houston | Director, Palm Beach County Office of Resilience
Moderator: Whitney Gray | Administrator, Florida Resilient Coastlines, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
Student Panel Assistants: John Pappas & Valentina Franco | Faculty Advisor: Professor Tom Ankersen
Bays and Estuaries in the Anthropocene Location: MLAC 209
Holly Greening | Co-Founder, CoastWise Partner
Reinaldo Diaz | Waterkeeper, Lake Worth
Tom Frazer | Professor & Director, School of Natural Resources and Environment, University of FloridaStudent Panel Assistants: Adam Bramski & Kaley Tanase | Faculty Advisor: Professor Mary Jane Angelo
Driving into the Future: Powering the Next Generation through Energy, Tech and Finance
Location: MLAC Courtroom
Irene Gutierrez | Attorney, Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resource Defense Council
Peter Westlake | Manager, Customer Strategic Projects, Finance, & Contracts, Orlando Utilities Commission
Jiri Hulcr | Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
Moderator: Matthew Williams | Director, University of Florida’s Office of Sustainability and Energy Integration
Student Panel Assistants: JW Glass & Jess Lefebvre | Faculty Advisor: Professor Amy Stein
Lunch Break & Special Event 12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Gee Whiz, Oh Sh*t! and What Now?: Ethical Challenges for the Anthropocene
Sponsored by Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A.
Location: MLAC Courtroom (Overflow in MLAC 210)
Les Thiele | Professor and Director, Sustainability Studies, University of Florida
Andrew Light | Distinguished Senior Fellow in the Global Climate Program, the World Resource Institute, and Professor, George Mason University
Brett Scheffers | Professor of Wildlife Ecology, University of Florida
Tracy Hester | Professor of Practice, University of Houston Law Center
Andrea Dutton | Associate Professor, Department of Geological Science, University of Florida
Student Panel Assistant: Stephanie Pocatko & Aleksandra Osterman-Burgess
Faculty Advisor: Professor Tom Ankersen
Afternoon Session I 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM
Changing Tides: The Future of Our Oceans Location: Holland 355B
Ryan Orgera | CEO, Sanibel-Captiva Conservation
J.P. Brooker | Policy Counsel for Fish Conservation Program, Ocean Conservancy
David W. Hastings | Professor of Marine Science and Chemistry, Eckerd College
Moderator: Melanie King | International Policy Advisor, NOAA Fisheries Office of International Affairs and Seafood Inspection
Student Panel Assistants: Ben Hobbs & Wes Collier | Faculty Advisor: Professor Tom Ankersen
Robot Cars, Seawalls, and Bike Share Oh My! How Will We Pay for the Future?
Location: MLAC 209
Sponsored by 1000 Friends of Florida
Timothy Chapin | Dean, College of Social Sciences and Public Policy, Florida State University
Jonathan Paul | Principal, Nue Urban Concepts
Student Panel Assistants: Andrea Hartung & Harvey Halprin
Faculty Advisor and Moderator: Professor Thomas Hawkins | Policy & Planning Director, 1000 Friends of Florida
Keeping Watch Over Our Waters: Florida’s Riverkeepers Location: MLAC Courtroom
Jen Lomberk | Executive Director and Matanzas Riverkeeper
Lisa Rinaman | St. Johns Riverkeeper
Kelly Cox | Staff Attorney & Program Director, Miami Waterkeeper
Student Panel Assistants: Sarah Molinaro & Alexa Menashe | Faculty Advisor and Moderator: Professor Christine Klein
Afternoon Session II 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM
Diving In: Exploring the Future of Florida’s Springs Location: Holland 355B
Anne Harvey Holbrook | Staff Attorney, Save the Manatee Club
Robert Knight | Executive Director, Howard T. Odum Florida Springs Institute
John Moran | Florida Nature Photographer and Writer
Student Panel Assistants: Sasha Alvarenga & Andrea Bonvecchio
Faculty Advisor and Moderator: Professor Christine Klein
Agriculture and the Future Location: MLAC 209
William Kenney | Research Scientist, Land Use and Environmental Change Institute, University of Florida
Diane Rowland | Professor and Interim Chair, Programs and Center Director, Agronomy Department, University of Florida
Luis Peña-Lévano | Professor, Food and Resource Economics Department, University of Florida
Student Panel Assistants and Moderators: Jana Caracciolo & Melissa Dangond | Faculty Advisor: Professor Michael Olexa
Truth to Power: From Historical Context to Current Environmental Justice Realities
Location: MLAC Courtroom
Catherine Flowers | Founder, Alabama Center for Rural Enterprise, Inc. and Board Member, Climate Reality Project
Zelalem Adefris | Resilience Director, Catalyst Miami
Michelle Nowlin | Supervising Attorney, Environmental Law and Policy Clinic, Duke University
Moderator: Sekita Grant | LL.M, Consultant, Emerson Collective & Florida Sea Grant Legal Fellow, University of Florida
Student Panel Assistants: Arielle Jeter & Saya Perez | Faculty Advisor: Professor Alyson Flournoy
Banquet 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Securing Our Right to a Healthy Environment
Location: Gainesville Woman’s Club (Ticket Required)
Keynote Speaker: Maya K. van Rossum, the Delaware Riverkeeper and leader of the Delaware Riverkeeper Network will discuss her most recent book The Green Amendment and how communities can organize around this movement.
Saturday, February 9, 2019
Yoga & Mindfulness 7:30 AM- 8:30 AM MLAC Foyer
Teresa Drake | Legal Skills Professor and Director, Intimate Partner Violence Assistance Clinic, University of Florida
Breakfast 8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Courtyard: Assorted Pastries and Coffee
Morning Workshop 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Law, Policy, and Ethics for a Changed Climate Location: Holland 180

Ryan Smart | Executive Director, Florida Springs Council
Janet Bowman | Director of State Legislative Policy, Nature Conservancy
Jaclyn Lopez | Florida Director, Senior Attorney, Center for Biological Diversity
Anne Harvey Holbrook | Staff Attorney, Save the Manatee Club

Moderator: Richard Grosso | Professor, Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern, former Executive Director and General Counsel, Everglades Law Center, Inc.

Student Panel Assistants: Rebecca Bee & Aly Siblesz | Faculty Advisor: Professor Tom Ankersen

Lunch Event 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Connecting Activities Across Generations and Disciplines
Location: Holland 180
Sponsored by Emerging Leaders in Science Policy and Advocacy (ELIPSA)
Oscar Psychas | Florida Plaintiff, Our Children’s Trust
Haley Burger | Florida Conservation Coalition (FCC) Administrator
Mrs. Merrillee Jipson | Clean Water Advocate, Sierra Club Florida
Danielle Jordan | PhD Candidate, Department of English, University of Florida
Jiri Hulcr | Associate Professor, School of Forest Resources and Conservation, University of Florida
Advisors: Galen Cobb, PhD Candidate & Angela Walther, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Florida
Closing Conversation 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM
Surviving and Thriving in the Anthropocene
Location: Holland 180
Sponsored by Imagining Climate Change (ICC)
A Closing Conversation Facilitated by:
Richard Grosso, Professor | Shepard Broad College of Law at Nova Southeastern University, Former Executive Director and General Counsel, Everglades Law Center, Inc., Former Legal Director, 1000 Friends of Florida
Robert Verchick | Gauthier-St. Martin Chair in Environmental Law, Loyola University New Orleans, Senior Fellow in Disaster Resilience, Tulane University, President, Center for Progressive Reform
Student Panel Assistants: Andrea Bonvecchio | Faculty Advisor: Professor Mary Jane Angelo