Agenda Overview

Please see below for the agenda as of 11/16/18. Please note the agenda is subject to change.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Second Nature and IEN Committee Meetings1:30 – 4:30 pm

Workshops1:30 – 4:30 pm

Welcome Reception5:00 – 7:00 pm

Monday, February 11, 2019

Breakfast7 - 8am

Welcome8:00 am

Reconvene with your peers as we set the stage for the Summit!

Opening Keynote8:30 am

Jeremy Grantham, co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo (GMO)

Table Discussions9:00 am

Plenary Panel 19:30 am

Mission of Higher Education: Our Cross-Sector Role in Responding to the Climate Crisis

  • Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
  • Mustafa Ali, Hip Hop Caucus
  • Diana Liverman, Professor, School of Geography and Development, University of Arizona, and Co-Author, Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 degrees Celsius
  • Amanda Hanley (invited)

Morning Break10:40 am

Next Level Conversations Round 111:00 am

Three blocks of 30 minute “Next Level Conversations” to go deeper on specific topics in interactive dialogue, facilitated by expert speakers.

Breakout workshops: Catholic / Faith based and DEI work11:00 am

These sessions will include Catholic Institutions meetings and minority serving institutions and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) working groups.

Lunch12:30 pm

Network Updates1:15 pm

Plenary Panel 21:30 pm

Resilience, the Disaster Economy, and Climate Justice

  • David Hall, President, University of Virgin Islands
  • Anthony Rust, Trustee, Warren Wilson College
  • Atyia Martin, CEO & Founder of All Aces, Inc., Distinguished Senior Fellow at Northeastern University’s Global Resilience Institute
  • Scott Miller, President, Virginia Wesleyan University
  • Havidan Rodriguez, President, University of Albany

Break2:40 pm

Next-Level Conversations Round 23:00 pm

Affinity Group Meetings

Presidents only + Trustee only meeting (all attendees below confirmed): A special closed session for presidents and trustees to discuss working collectively to advance climate solutions in ways that benefit your institution. Topics are expected to include:

  • effective alignment of academic mission with climate action,
  • how climate work impacts fundraising and alumni relations,
  • how to best leverage the presidency on state or local climate policy initiatives, and
  • how best to allocate capital to climate solutions in concert with the philanthropic and corporate capital

Catholic Institutions Meeting

Minority serving institutions and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) Working Group

UC3 Liaison Meeting (Closed): UC3 liaisons will connect to review coalition progress and plan activities for the year ahead.

Networking Reception5:00 pm

Dine Arounds7:00 pm

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Breakfast7:00 am

Welcome Back8:00 am

Review of the conference so far, and a preview of the day to come.

Popcorn Sessions8:10 am

Plenary Panel 39:15 am

UC3 Model

  • Mark Mitsui, President, Portland Community College (invited moderator)
  • Janet Napolitano, President, University of California
  • Robert Johnson, Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
  • Valerie Smith, President, Swarthmore College

Morning Break10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions (Endowment Track and Campus Operations Track)10:30 am

Lunch12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions1:00 pm

Our Collective Response to the the Call To Action2:15 pm

Reflection: facilitated exercise to identify potential actions and new questions. For which of these might partnering with someone in the network accelerate the action or the answer?

Closing Plenary2:35 pm

Closing Plenary: Getting There In Time: Public Policy, Private Investment & Higher Education’s Leadership Role in Climate Action:

  • Kristina Johnson, Chancellor, SUNY System
  • Julie Cerqueira, Executive Director, US Climate Alliance
  • Sandy Urie, Chairman Emeritus, Cambridge Associates
  • Ryan Martel, Director, Federal Policy, Ceres

Workshops and additional meetings3:30 pm

Closing and Adjourn Meeting3:15 pm

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