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Wednesday, June 19 • 8:30am - 10:15am
Plenary 1: Response & Responsibility

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What are the stakes of climate change for our communities? Why should we care...and how should we care? Our first plenary invites attendees into a conversation with perspectives on climate change science, policy, and implications for libraries, archives, and cultural heritage work.



Melissa Hubbard

University of Buffalo

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Brenda Ekwurzel

Senior Climate Scientist, Director of Climate Science, Union of Concerned Scientists
Brenda Ekwurzel is a senior climate scientist and the director of climate science for the Climate & Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). In her role, she ensures that program analyses reflect robust and relevant climate science, and researches the influence of... Read More →
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Bethany Nowviskie

Dean of Libraries and Professor of English, James Madison University
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Frances Beinecke

Frances Beinecke served as Natural Resources Defense Council's (NRDC) president from 2006 to 2015. Under Beinecke’s leadership, NRDC focused on finding solutions to some of the biggest environmental challenges of our time, including establishing a clean energy future that curbs... Read More →

Wednesday June 19, 2019 8:30am - 10:15am EDT
Stadium Ballroom