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Plenary Session Videos

Wednesday Keynote Speaker: Fred Krupp, President Environmental Defense Fund


Thursday Keynote Speaker: Andrew Revkin, Pace University Senior Fellow and DotEarth NY Times Blogger


Wednesday Panel & Discussion: Crowds & Climate
What are crowd-based approaches, and how can they help solve complex, global challenges -- especially climate change?

Thomas Malone, Director, MIT Center for Collective Intelligence (moderator) @twmalone
Karim Lakhani, Professor, Harvard Business School @klakhani 
Sergej Mahnovski, Director, NYC Mayor's Office of Long Term Planning and Sustainability @PlaNYC


Wednesday Panel & Discussion: Businesses Harnessing the Power of Crowds
How businesses are leveraging bottom-up strategies to make their products and processes more sustainable.

Jason Jay, Director, MIT Sloan Sustainability (moderator) @jasonjjay
Peter Evans, former Director, Global Strategy and Analytics, General Electric; currently Vice President, Center for Global Enterprise
Nancy Pfund, Founder and Managing Partner, DBL Investors @NancyPfundDBL
Otto Scharmer, Senior Lecturer, MIT; Founding Chair, Presencing Institute @ottoscharmer1


Wednesday Panel & Discussion: Organizing Crowds to Influence Policy
How crowds -- traditional and IT-enabled -- can influence policy makers to take action on climate change.

Eric Pooley, Sr. Vice President, Environmental Defense Fund (moderator) @EricPooley
Marshall Ganz, Senior Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard University @LeadingChangeNT
Kate Gordon, Vice President, Next Generation @KATENRG @NEXTGEN_USA
Bob Inglis, former Member of the House of Representatives (R-SC), Energy and Enterprise Initiative @bobinglis


Thursday Panel & Discussion: Bottom-up Approaches for Shaping Public Attitudes and Behavior

A review of novel approaches for shaping encouraging changes in public attitudes and behaviors on climate change.

Tom Zeller Jr., Knight Science Journalism Fellow (moderator) @tomzellerjr
Andrew Hoffman, Professor, University of Michigan @HoffmanAndy @erbinstitute
Susan Hunt Stevens, Founder and CEO, Practically Green @huntstevens @practicallygrn
David Yarnold, President, National Audubon Society @david_yarnold @audubonsociety


Thursday Panel & Discussion: Models and Big Data
The role of simulation models and big data in mitigation and adaptation planning, and how they can be opened up to influence the general public.

John Reilly, Co-Director, MIT Sloan Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change (moderator) @MITGlobalChange
Joseph Paradiso, Associate Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, MIT Media Lab @0zric
John Sterman, Professor, MIT Sloan System Dynamics Group @MITSloan
Bina Venkataraman, Senior Advisor on Climate Change Innovation, Executive Office of the President of the United States @binajv
John Weyant, Professor, Stanford University @Stanfordeng


Breakout Sessions

All breakout sessions were broadcasted via Google Hangout On Air and afterwards stored on YouTube.  You can watch the recordings by clicking on one of the sessions below:

Wednesday, November 6, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm EDT