2018 Around the World e-Conference "Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century"

2018 Around the World e-Conference "Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century"
Monday, April 30, 2018 - 1:00pm to Friday, May 4, 2018 - 4:00pm

2018 Around the World e-Conference (April 30-May 4)

"Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century"

Presented by the Kule Institute for Advanced Study (KIAS)
 

The Kule Institute for Advanced Study (Kias) is pleased to announce the speaker list and schedule for the 2018 Around the World e-Conference on the theme of "Sustainable Research: Modelling Nearly Carbon-Neutral Practices in the 21st Century." The Around the World Conference is an experiment that brings together a research dialogue without the environmental cost of traditional conferences. This is a hybrid e-Conference event, which means it will be screened for live audiences at the University of Alberta and our other partner institutes as well as live-streamed around the world. Registration is free! During the week's events, viewers are invited to take part in the online conversation and submit questions for our guests.

Why the theme of "Sustainable Research"?

Traditional conferences have a surprisingly large CO2 footprint. According to a recent study by researchers at the UCSB nearly one-third of CO2 emissions produced by university campuses come from flying to conferences and other academic related events. This conference is an opportunity to stimulate discussion about sustainable research in its many forms as well as address the question of how we as an academic community can work together to learn how to better mobilize ideas without flying so many people.

Featured Speakers:

  • Peter Kalmus, NASA climate scientist
  • Andre Anders (Sweden’s Huawei Technologies) and Douglas Barage (UAlberta), leading experts on energy consumption in the digital era
  • Erika Daley, Program Manager of My Green Lab
  • Petra Dolata (UCalgary), Canada Research Chair of the History of Energy
  • Artist-Researchers Andrew Yang and Christa Donner (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
  • Ken Hiltner (UCSB) and Terry Anderson (UAthabasca), leaders in e-Conferencing in academia ...and more!

Daily Events: April 30th - May 4th (see website for complete schedule)

All events are free and open to the public. Watch the livestream online at http://aroundtheworld.ualberta.ca.

RSVP for general sessions (OPTIONAL): https://atw2018.eventbrite.ca

RSVP for the Friday, May 4th Data Visualization Workshop (MANDATORY): https://kias-dataviz.eventbrite.ca

Tweet at us using #ATW2018!

 

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