2020 Annual Conference – Pre-Conference Online Sessions
This year the 2020 MIT Portugal Annual Conference will host thematic and specialized sessions featured by renowned experts in their fields. All are welcome and encouraged to join our pre-conference online sessions to learn more about climate science and science communication.
Registrations are free but limited. Make sure you register as soon as possible!
MONDAY | OCTOBER 12
SESSION CLOSED ! En-ROADS Climate Change Solutions Simulator Tool Training
MONDAY | OCTOBER 12 | 2:30pm to 4:00pm (Lisbon), 09:30am to 11:00am (Boston)
This workshop is perfect for teachers, instructors, climate researchers, and anyone interested in learning about the factors of climate change. The En-ROADS Climate Simulator workshop is a group experience which allows participants to visualize the impact of different climate solutions in real-time, using the En-ROADS Climate Solutions Simulator – a user-friendly climate model developed by Climate Interactive and MIT Sloan Sustainability Initiative. Join us as we learn about cross-sector climate solutions, explore fascinating model dynamics, and strive to limit future warming below 2 degrees Celsius.
This online session is a fantastic opportunity for your workforce, students, or community group to learn more about climate science, policy solutions, and system dynamics while engaging with the En-ROADS simulator. This workshop will teach you how to use the simulator tool in your own teaching practice.
Speaker: Curt Newton
“When you’ve been through one En-ROADS events as a participant, you want to share that spark with others –to give your friends, colleagues, community the gift of generating their own personal insights, grounded in facts, about what successful climate action could look like.” Curt Newton
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 13
The EarthDNA’s Climate 101
TUESDAY | OCTOBER 13 | 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm (Lisbon), 09:30am to 11:00am (Boston)
Are you curious about climate change? Do you want to help educate others? Check out EarthDNA’s Climate 101.
This presentation will provide educators and researchers with all of the materials they need to plan and deliver interactive presentations to educate young people at universities, secondary schools, or other organizations about the urgency of climate change.
The audience of EarthDNA’s Climate 101 is anyone who is interested in learning more about climate change and would like to educate others in a straight forward manner. The idea of Climate 101 is that by creating an interdisciplinary and interactive presentation, educators, and ambassadors can reach people who haven’t typically been part of climate activism. Climate 101 covers the science, economics, and the civics of climate change.
Climate 101 is a resource developed by Brandon Leshchinskiy in collaboration with Dava Newman, MIT Portugal Director, and EarthDNA, in an effort to mobilize young people as educators on the issue of climate change.
Speaker: Brandon Leshchinskiy
“Climate change is a huge problem. It affects the entire world. We need to talk about climate change in a way that’s relevant and engaging. At the end of the presentation, audiences should feel empowered and inspired to learn more.” Brandon Leshchinskiy
WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 14
WEDNESDAY | OCTOBER 14 | 2:30pm to 3:45pm (Lisbon), 09:30am to 10:45am (Boston)
Graphics, images, and figures—visual representations of scientific data and concepts—are critical components of science and engineering research. They communicate in ways that words cannot and can spur interest into the research process. This workshop will give you the opportunity to consider new approaches to the visual communication of your research and to improve your thinking and ability to communicate science images.
This session is ideal for anyone who would like to learn how to translate their research into more effective visuals for journals, publications and posters.
Speaker: Felice Frankel
“The making of pictures gets you, as the scientist, to look and see things that you would not ordinarily pay attention to. It’s an act of discovery for both you and your audience, and it’s very powerful.” Felice Frankel