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Rutgers Climate Symposium 2023

In Search of Solutions



8:15 AM            Check-In  (1st Floor Lobby)

Poster Session Set-up (Douglass Lounge, 2nd Floor)

Light Breakfast (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)


9:00 AM            Welcome and Plenary I – Earth Systems (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)


                          Julie Lockwood, Interim Director, Rutgers Climate and Energy Institute   

                          Denise Hien, Senior Vice Provost for Research, Rutgers University – New Brunswick 


Plenary I: Simulating Steric Sea Level Across Space and Time

John P. Krasting, NOAA, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory


10:00AM           Plenary II – Human Dimensions (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)

Plenary II: A Real Problem for Real People: Why storytelling matters for climate change policy making

Orville Grey, National Adaptation Plan Global Network


10:30 AM          Break


10:45 AM         Plenary III – Renewable Energy, Technology, Energy Conservation (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)

Plenary III: Accelerating Energy and Low-carbon Transitions

Ben Sovacool, Boston University


11:15 AM         Plenary IV – Communications & Environmental Humanities (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)

Plenary IV: Transdisciplinary Design and the New Climate

Lisa Beth Robinson, East Carolina University

Kristin Thielking, University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point


11:45  AM        Plenary Speakers Panel (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)


12:30 PM          Lunch (Trayes Hall, 1st Floor)


1:30 PM            Poster Session (Douglass Lounge and NJC Lounge, 2nd floor)


3:00 PM           Adjourn


Rutgers Climate Symposium is made possible through the generous support of the

Frank Sposato Memorial Endowment