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Saturday, May 4
 

11:30am

Apocalypse Now
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change dramatically shortened the calendar with the release of a landmark report late last year, estimating that some of the more devastating effects of climate change are likely to be felt by 2040. Report co-author Kristie Ebi will discuss those findings with Heidi Roop, whose organization authored the similarly gloomy National Climate Assessment, joined by former EPA staffer Mike Cox, who resigned in protest of the Trump administration’s posture to climate crisis under EPA administrator Scott Pruitt. 

Moderators
avatar for Ted Alvarez

Ted Alvarez

Editor, Crosscut
Ted Alvarez is an editor at Crosscut and KCTS 9 focused on science and the environment. His work has also appeared in Backpacker, Grist.org, Air Canada En Route, Outside, Alaska Beyond, Rolling Stone, Men's Health, Skiing, Scientific American and many other outlets. He is the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Kristie Ebi

Kristie Ebi

Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington
Kristie L. Ebi is director of the Center for Health and the Global Environment (CHanGE), and Rohm and Haas Endowed Professor in Public Health Sciences at the University of Washington. She has been conducting research and practice on the health risks of climate variability and change... Read More →
avatar for Heidi Roop

Heidi Roop

Lead Scientist for Science Communication, University of Washington
Dr. Heidi A. Roop combines climate research and the science of science communication to connect climate information to decision-makers and communities across the Pacific Northwest, U.S., and abroad. She is currently Lead Scientist for Science Communication with the University of Washington... Read More →
avatar for Michael Cox

Michael Cox

Retired, Formerly Environmental Protection Agency
Michael Cox holds a BS from Western Washington University and a MPH from the University of Michigan. He worked in Africa as a Peace Corps Volunteer and with UNICEF for over five years. He worked in the environmental field in the USA for over 30 years with the US EPA, the National... Read More →
avatar for Rashad Morris

Rashad Morris

Program Officer, Bullitt Foundation
Rashad joined the Bullitt Foundation as a Program Officer in 2014 where he manages the foundation's Energy, Climate, and Materials and Deep Green Buildings programs. Prior to joining Bullitt, Rashad developed a broad base of experience in policy formation and advocacy as a Seattle... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 11:30am - 12:20pm
Campion

1:30pm

Creative Community & Climate: What it means to be an artist in a world of climate change
The effects of climate change on the world are becoming more and more apparent every year, but the impacts on our emotional lives and even our world views remain largely veiled. It is left up to artists to translate these impacts of our shifting world. We turn to artists and curators whose work has focused on the environment to understand their response to the changes around them and talk about the process of turning planetary pain into art.

View slideshow of the panelist's work: HERE

Moderators
avatar for Brangien Davis

Brangien Davis

Staff Reporter, Crosscut
Brangien Davis is a reporter at Crosscut focused on arts and culture. Prior to Crosscut, she was the arts and culture editor at Seattle magazine, and has contributed cultural profiles, previews and essays to the Seattle Times, Lit Hub, City Arts, Arcade and Ampersand. In addition... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for RYAN! Feddersen

RYAN! Feddersen

Artist, RYAN! Feddersen LLC
RYAN! Elizabeth Feddersen b.1984 Confederated Tribes of the Colville (Okanogan /Arrow Lakes /German /English) is a mixed-media installation artist who specializes in interactive and immersive artworks that invite audience engagement. She was born and raised in Wenatchee, WA. Feddersen... Read More →
avatar for Barbara Matilsky

Barbara Matilsky

Art Historian / Curator
Barbara Matilsky (PhD Art History, New York University) curates exhibitions that address the intersection of art and natural science and its relationship to environmental issues. At the Queens Museum, she organized Fragile Ecologies: Contemporary Artists' Interpretations and Solutions... Read More →
avatar for Judy Twedt

Judy Twedt

Climate Data Sound Artist, University of Washington
Judy Twedt uses sound and music to create acoustic and emotionally expressive representations of climate data.  Analogous to visualization, data sonification is the sonic representation of data. Judy's climate data soundtracks have been aired on KUOW, PBS, and NPR.  She is a speaker... Read More →
avatar for Chris Jordan

Chris Jordan

Artist
Chris Jordan’s work explores the collective shadow of contemporary mass culture from a variety of photographic and conceptual perspectives. Edge-walking the lines between beauty and horror, abstraction and representation, the near and the far, the visible and the invisible, Jordan’s... Read More →




Saturday May 4, 2019 1:30pm - 2:20pm
Wyckoff

2:45pm

WA To Do About Wildfires?
Last autumn’s deadly and massive Camp Fire in California presented the nation with a single dramatic storyline from a much larger ongoing narrative — American wildfires are burning more acreage and doing more damage than ever before. What can be done and are we ready in the Northwest? Leaders from our region will discuss Washington’s wildfire readiness with recently retired California Fire Chief, Ken Pimlott, who has spent his career on the frontlines of nearly every major fire in that state, including Camp Fire. 



Moderators
avatar for Ted Alvarez

Ted Alvarez

Editor, Crosscut
Ted Alvarez is an editor at Crosscut and KCTS 9 focused on science and the environment. His work has also appeared in Backpacker, Grist.org, Air Canada En Route, Outside, Alaska Beyond, Rolling Stone, Men's Health, Skiing, Scientific American and many other outlets. He is the author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for John Giller

John Giller

Regional Fire & Aviation Director, US Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management
John Giller has lived and worked in the Pacific Northwest most of his life, working in various fire, fuels and aviation management positions in the private and public sectors, including the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Rural Fire Department and Klamath Fire, Incorporated... Read More →
avatar for Ken Pimlott

Ken Pimlott

Former Chief, Cal Fire
Chief Ken Pimlott began his 35 year fire service career in 1984 as a reserve fire fighter in Contra Costa County, California. He joined CAL FIRE in 1987 as a seasonal fire fighter, and ultimately worked his way through the ranks to Director, a position he held from 2010 until his... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Franz

Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Elected in 2016, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz protects and manages nearly six million acres of public lands in Washington State – from coastal waters and aquatic reserves, to working forests and farms, to commercial developments and recreation areas. Commissioner Franz... Read More →
avatar for Cody Desautel

Cody Desautel

Natural Resource Director, Colville Tribe
Cody Desautel currently serves as the Natural Resource Director for the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation. Since 2002 he has worked on the Colville Reservation for the Bureau of Indian Affairs and Colville Tribe as an Inventory Forester and Natural Resource Officer... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 2:45pm - 3:35pm
LeRoux

4:00pm

Bridging the Partisan Divide Through Environmental Policy
Since the Green New Deal was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year, support for the ambitious legislation has fallen along party lines, serving as a kind of litmus test for largely urban Democrats and a punching bag for mostly rural Republicans. Is it possible, then, for the country to come together on environmental policy? Hilary Franz, a Democrat and head of the Washington state DNR, will entertain the possibility with former Republican Representative and founder of RepublicEn, Bob Inglis.

Moderators
avatar for John Carlson

John Carlson

Crosscut writer, KVI Radio host
Popular Crosscut columnist John Carlson is a veteran news commentator, and has hosted “The Commute with Carlson” on 570 KVI radio since the early 1990’s.  He was a co-founder and former president of the Washington Policy Center, one of the northwest’s most respected policy... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bill Bryant

Bill Bryant

Chairman, BCI
Bill Bryant is founder and chairman of Bryant Christie Inc., a firm that provides market access, regulatory compliance and technical trade services to food, agriculture and beverage exporters.  Since founding the firm in 1992, Bryant has been appointed under both Republican and Democratic... Read More →
avatar for Hilary Franz

Hilary Franz

Commissioner of Public Lands, Washington State Department of Natural Resources
Elected in 2016, Commissioner of Public Lands Hilary Franz protects and manages nearly six million acres of public lands in Washington State – from coastal waters and aquatic reserves, to working forests and farms, to commercial developments and recreation areas. Commissioner Franz... Read More →
avatar for Bob Inglis

Bob Inglis

Founder, Former South Carolina Congressman, republicEn.org
Bob Inglis is the Executive Director of republicEn.org. He was elected to the U.S. Congress in 1992, having never run for office before. He represented Greenville-Spartanburg, South Carolina, from 1993-1998, unsuccessfully challenged U.S. Senator Fritz Hollings in 1998, and then returned... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
LeRoux

4:00pm

Small Works
In the face of a climate crisis, we often assume “doing something small doesn’t matter, we need massive systems change.” But the the small things are important too. They are what keeps us breathing, what help us feel human, what gives us hope. This talk is about simple and fun ways we can all take action.

Presented with support from YES! Magazine

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Lazarovic

Sarah Lazarovic

Creative Director/journalist/artist/illustrator, Yes! Magazine
Sarah is an illustrator, designer, filmmaker, author, and visual journalist who has worked for just about every outlet in Canada. She founded local news blog, Torontoist.com, and launched the website for CBC’s The Hour with George Stromboulopoulos. Sarah writes and draws about sustainability... Read More →


Saturday May 4, 2019 4:00pm - 4:50pm
Wyckoff