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BOLD VISIONS for the Future in Times of Climate Change
Tuesday, November 15, 2016; 8:30am to 6:30pm
WGBH Headquarters, One Guest Street (at Market Street), Boston

 

Through the generosity of The Kendeda Fund, WGBH will host its 6th annual Green Media Innovation IdeaLab on Tuesday, November 15. The popular IdeaLab convenes powerful speakers, thought leaders, grassroots activists, foundation representatives, and top WGBH executives and producers for an inspiring day of new ideas for public media programming.

With panels on nature’s true value, designing greener and healthier communities, and stories of vibrant leadership, IdeaLab speakers will help us explore bold and practicable visions for building a positive future.
 



AGENDA

8:30am Continental Breakfast

9:00am Welcome & Introduction
Jon Abbott, President & CEO, WGBH Educational Foundation

9:15am Session One: Biodiversity – News from Nature
Joel Sartore, National Geographic Photographer; Founder, The Photo Ark; Host, RARE
Jessica Green, Biology Professor, University of Oregon; Tech Entrepreneur, Phylagen, Inc. (speaking on microbiome)
Gregory Asner, Global Ecology Dept., Carnegie Institution for Science (speaking on forest biodiversity)

Q&A

10:30am Break

10:50am Session Two: Cities, Food & Sustainability
Toni Griffin, Professor in Practice on Urban Planning, Harvard Graduate School of Design
Mark Bittman, Food Author, How to Cook Everything; former New York Times columnist
Henk Ovink, Special Envoy for International Water Affairs for the Netherlands

Q&A

12:20pm Lunch

1:15pm Performance by Climbing PoeTree

1:30pm Session Three: Engaging People & Communities for Change
Maya Lin, Artist, Environmentalist, What is Missing? Foundation
Rahwa Ghirmatzion, Deputy Director, PUSH Buffalo (People United for Sustainable Housing)
Siddhartha Roy, Environmental Engineer and PhD candidate, Virginia Tech (on lead in US drinking water)

Q&A

3:00pm Break

3:15pm Session Four: Leadership & New Frames for Storytelling
Gabe Klein, Co-Founder, CityFi; Author, Start-Up City; Urban Planner and Transportation Expert
Chip Giller, Founder and CEO, Grist
Antoine van Agtmael, Economist; Co-Author with Fred Bakker, The Smartest Places on Earth: Why Rustbelts are the Emerging Hotspots of Global Innovation

Q&A

4:45-6:30pm Wine & Cheese Reception



See the trailer from the 2015 Innovation IdeaLab for an overview of the event:

Full sessions from last year’s Innovation IdeaLab are available on the WGBH Forum Network.

This is an invitation-only event.

The Kendeda Fund

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