In its fourth year, Crowds & Climate explored the potential for new, crowd-based technologies -- such as crowdsourcing, virtual collaboration, and online communities -- to help the world employ all its best resources and ingenuity to combat the challenge of climate change.
The one-and-a-half-day program weaved together a traditional conference style (keynote addresses and breakout sessions) with a strong online and crowd-focused approach (workshops, virtual engagement, and Open Space "unconference" session).
This year’s conference included exclusive Climate CoLab programming, as well as a joint closing session with Solve, an MIT-initiated program with a goal to reduce the time between the invention and deployment of solutions to the world’s largest challenges. Crowds & Climate was also a featured event of HUBweek, a week-long city-wide festival celebrating ideas and innovation in the Boston area hosted by MIT, Harvard University, The Boston Globe, and Mass General Hospital.
For the last 35 years, Mr. Pasztor has worked for various United Nations and non-governmental organizations, and recently served as the UN’s Assistant Secretary-General on Climate Change in the lead-up to the UN climate change conference (COP21) in Paris, France in December 2015. He is currently the Director of the Carnegie Council’s Climate Geoengineering Governance project and a Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General on Climate Change. Mr. Pasztor is a Hungarian and a Swiss citizen, and received his MS and BS degrees at MIT. Read more.
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Doors opened at 8:00 AM)
All sessions took place in the MIT Samberg Center.
In this highly interactive morning session, attendees met and built connections with other climate innovators. Through a facilitated "unconference", participants could host or join short breakout sessions to delve deeper into topics that are of greatest relevance, interest and importance. In these sessions, participants:
Other HUBweek eventsMonday, September 25 - Saturday, October 1
Climate CoLab was a featured event of HUBweek, a week-long city-wide festival celebrating ideas and innovation in the Boston area hosted by MIT, Harvard University, the Boston Globe, and Mass General Hospital. Events that may be of interest to the Climate CoLab community included:
And many others.