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Building Resilience to Climate Change

iSEE Congress 2017

Sept. 18-20, 2017

Alice Campbell Alumni Center

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Congress

The purpose of this year’s iSEE Congress is to assemble leading national and international scientists from different disciplines to advance scientific understanding about state-of-the-art knowledge on the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector, on ecosystem services, and on human livelihoods and wellbeing, particularly among the most vulnerable sections of society. The Congress will foster critical thinking not only of the challenges posed by climate change, but also of the areas for further research and institutional development to adapt to it. The event will provide a forum to discuss the near- and medium-term options for building resilience to climate change and policy directions that could contribute to long-term solutions.

Our previous iSEE Congresses have been attended by more than 300 faculty, students and others from across campus and stimulated critical thinking on the grand challenges facing society.

iSEE Congress 2017 is supported by generous funding from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a symposium in recognition of the Illinois Sesquicentennial — “The Research University at 150: Celebrating the History and the Future of Interdisciplinary Research at Illinois.”

The organizing committee included iSEE Associate Director Madhu Khanna and Illinois faculty members Elizabeth Ainsworth, Brian Allan, Jeffrey Brawn, Carla Cáceres,, Don Fullerton, Atul Jain, Stephen P. Long, Sarah Taylor Lovell, Jesse Ribot, and Gillen D’Arcy Wood.

Please join us for the action-packed 2017 event — REGISTER TODAY >>>

Accommodations

Venue, Parking, and Travel

About the Congress

The purpose of this year’s iSEE Congress is to assemble leading national and international scientists from different disciplines to advance scientific understanding about state-of-the-art knowledge on the impacts of climate change on the agricultural sector, on ecosystem services, and on human livelihoods and wellbeing, particularly among the most vulnerable sections of society. The Congress will foster critical thinking not only of the challenges posed by climate change, but also of the areas for further research and institutional development to adapt to it. The event will provide a forum to discuss the near- and medium-term options for building resilience to climate change and policy directions that could contribute to long-term solutions.

Our previous iSEE Congresses have been attended by more than 300 faculty, students and others from across campus and stimulated critical thinking on the grand challenges facing society.

iSEE Congress 2017 is supported by generous funding from the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a symposium in recognition of the Illinois Centennial — “The Research University at 150: Celebrating the History and the Future of Interdisciplinary Research at Illinois.”

The organizing committee included iSEE Associate Director Madhu Khanna and Illinois faculty members Elizabeth Ainsworth, Brian Allan, Jeffrey Brawn, Carla Cáceres, Don Fullerton, Atul Jain, Stephen P. Long, Sarah Taylor Lovell, Jesse Ribot, and Gillen D’Arcy Wood.

Please join us for the action-packed 2017 event — REGISTRATION FORM COMING SOON!

Accommodations

Venue, Parking, and Travel

Program

The Congress kicks off on the evening of Sept. 18 with a keynote from John Holdren, Former Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. The following two days are packed with presentations from local and world scholars diagnosing our future in a new climate and strategies for mitigating and adapting to the planet-wide warming trend.

Check out the tentative schedule of speakers >>>

 

Students: Present your work at iSEE Congress 2017!

During two evening poster sessions, students and post-doctoral researchers will have the opportunity to share their research related to the nature of climate change, its impacts, and adaptation and mitigation strategies with a large and diverse audience. Poster submissions are being accepted now through June 30, 2017.

Register your poster with us via our web form. Note that in addition to filling out this form, we ask all poster presenters to email a headshot to sustainability@illinois.edu. Thank you!

Speakers

Listed in alphabetical order:

Arun Agrawal

University of Michigan

Session VI: “Managing Risks and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Brian Allan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session III: “Land Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change,” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Amy W. Ando

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session IV: “Adapting to Climate Change,” 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Maximilian Auffhammer

University of California Berkeley

Session II: “Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change,” 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

 

Sandy Dall’erba

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session IV: “Adapting to Climate Change,” 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Joshua Elliott

University of Chicago

Session II: “Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change,” 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Kaiyu Guan

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session I: “Regional Climate Effects: Building Resilience,” 8:45-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Justin Gillis

New York Times

Keynote Address 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Thomas W. Hertel

Purdue University

Session I: “Regional Climate Effects: Building Resilience,” 8:45-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

John Holdren

Former Director of White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

Keynote Address 5-6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Atul Jain

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session III: “Land Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change,” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Matthew E. Kahn

University of Southern California

Keynote Address 12:15-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Praveen Kumar

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session II: “Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change,” 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Robin Leichenko

Rutgers University

Session VI: “Managing Risks and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Dion McBay

Monsanto Co.

Session VII: “Corporate Action on Climate,” 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Bill Northcott

Agrible Inc.

Session VII: “Corporate Action on Climate,” 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Donald Ort

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session II: “Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change,” 10:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Christopher Preston

University of Montana

Session V: “The Human Impacts of Climate Change: Causes and Solutions,” 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Mark Rosegrant

International Food Policy Research Institute

Session IV: “Adapting to Climate Change,” 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Julian Reif

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session V: “The Human Impacts of Climate Change: Causes and Solutions,” 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Jesse Ribot

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session V: “The Human Impacts of Climate Change: Causes and Solutions,” 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Daniel P. Schrag

Harvard University

Session III: “Land Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change,” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Jeff Seabright

Unilever

Session VII: “Corporate Action on Climate,” 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

 

Gernot Wagner

Harvard University

Session IV: “Adapting to Climate Change,” 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Donald Wuebbles

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Session I: “Regional Climate Effects: Building Resilience,” 8:45-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Presentation title: Coming soon.

Abstract: Coming soon.

Bio: Coming soon.

Session Moderators

Listed chronologically:

Keynote: John Holdren, 5-6:15 p.m. Monday, Sept. 18

  • Evan H. DeLucia, Director of Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment, Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on DeLucia here.

Session I: “Regional Climate Effects: Building Resilience,” 8:45-10:15 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Lisa Ainsworth, Associate Professor of Plant Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Ainsworth here.

Session II: “Vulnerability of Agriculture to Climate Change,” 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Carla Cáceres, Director of School of Integrative Biology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Cáceres here.

Lunchtime Keynote: Justin Gillis, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Gillen D’Arcy Wood, Langan Professorial Scholar of Environmental Humanities of English, Professor of Geology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Wood here.

Session III: “Land Use and Ecosystem Impacts of Climate Change,” 1:30-3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

  • Jeffrey Brawn, Head of Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Brawn here.

Session IV: “Adapting to Climate Change,” 3:15-5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19

Session V: “The Human Impacts of Climate Change: Causes and Solutions,” 8-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Pradeep Dhillon, Associate Professor of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Dhillon here.

Session VI: “Managing Risks and Vulnerabilities to Climate Change,” 9:30-10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Ben Crost, Professor of Agricultural and Consumer Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Crost here.

Session VII: “Corporate Action on Climate,” 10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

Lunchtime Keynote: Matthew E. Kahn, 12:15-1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20

  • Don Fullerton, Gutgsell Professor of Finance and Institute of Government and Public Affairs, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. More on Fullerton here.

Accommodations & More

Venue
Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Alice Campbell Alumni Center

The Alice Campbell Alumni Center is located at Lincoln Avenue and California Street in Urbana, just south of the iconic Hallene Gateway Plaza (which marks the east entryway to the Urbana- Champaign campus). This facility is a warm and welcoming space perfect for soaking in the latest knowledge on how water, agriculture, and energy interact in our world today and in the future.

Address: 601 S. Lincoln Ave., Urbana, IL 61801

View on Google Maps or the Illinois Campus Map.

 

Alumni Center website

 

Getting here:
The Champaign Urbana Mass Transit District’s 22 Illini route will drop off passengers at the intersections of Illinois and Lincoln and Oregon and Lincoln — both just one block from the venue. The Red line will make a stop at Nevada and Lincoln, a block and a half away.

Parking is available at meters in nearby lots and along the street. Please be sure to read the specific instructions of your meter; each street and lot can be slightly different from others nearby. Stay tuned to this page for more details on parking availability.

Bicycle racks are available, and active transportation is encouraged.

 

Nearby eats: click for a map of places to grab a bite between sessions.

Air Travel

Willard Airport (CMI)

The quickest, easiest way to travel a long distance to the iSEE Congress is to fly into Willard Airport (CMI) in Savoy, a five-minute shuttle ride from the I Hotel.

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