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The Conference Experience

On Friday Sept. 20th:

Daytime Tours of local and regional climate mitigation, adaptation and sustainability projects:

Evening & PM:

7-8 PM, Unisource Building Conference Room, 88 East Broadway in Tucson. (Free and open to the public; RSVP here)

We are pleased to announce that Eric Klinenberg, an inspiring, nationally known speaker (author of the critically acclaimed book, Heat Wave: A Social Autopsy of Disaster in Chicago) will hold a public talk

From the New England Journal of Medicine, “Heat Wave is a thought-provoking examination that challenges everyone in medicine and public health to look beyond our training to consider sociological conditions as risk factors. It issues a call for all segments of the population to reestablish those familial and social connections that we once seemed to have but now, all too often, do not.” John Wilhelm, M.D., M.P.H.

On Saturday, September 21:

7:30 AM until 6:30 PM, Tucson Convention Center, Meeting Rooms (See registration page)

Conference attendees will have an opportunity to learn first-hand about important new work in areas related to communities and climate change adaptation through a distinguished panel of speakers who will share their knowledge about the state of world and US Regional climate change and specific impacts in the Southwest related to public health, adaptation, preparedness, and cross cultural Tribal and Border issues.


Time Event Who Topic Space
Exhibitors: Ongoing in Mojave & Maricopa Rooms Registration: Ongoing in the Foyer 8:00 - 8:15 am Opening ceremony

Yaqui Native American healer

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

Traditional Blessing

Mayor's welcome

Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
8:15 - 9:00 am Opening address Dr. Kristi Ebi, Doctorate in Public Health, Consultant and past IPCC lead author A Global View of Climate Change & Public Health: inspiring work in our communities and region Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
9:00 - 9:30 am Second Speaker Dr. Greg Garfin, U of Arizona, Institute of the Environment Overview of change impacts on Climate in the Southwest Region Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
9:30 - 10:00 am Third speaker Dr. Heidi Brown, U of Arizona, School of Public Health Climate Change Related Health Vulnerabilities in AZ and the Southwest Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
10:00 - 10:15 am Break and Visit Exhibit Tables
10:15 - 10:45 am Fourth speaker Dr. George Luber, CDC, Center for Environmental Health Climate Adaptation Planning for the Southwest using CDC’s “BRACE” Framework Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
10:45 - 12:00 pm Fifth session Dr. Margaret Wilder & Panelists: Dr. Irasema Coronado, Dr. Rolando Diaz, Dr. Francisco Lara-Valencia, Dr. Kacey Ernst Cross Cultural and Cross Border Issues Related to Health and Climate Change Panel Discussion Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
12:30 - 1:45 pm Lunch speakers  Center for Biological Diversity and World Wildlife Fund with Congressman Raul Grijalva, Supervisor Richard Elias, and Arizona legislators Inspiring us to political action: Local and National Strategies Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
1:45 - 2:00 pm Break and Visit Exhibit Tables
2:00 - 3:45 pm Afternoon Resource and Strategy Building Workshops: "From knowledge to action"
Breakout Rooms
Greenlee Graham Gila Coconino A Coconino B Apache
Workshop A Workshop B Workshop C Workshop D Workshop E Workshop F
Health Services preparedness for emerging health problems of climate change Climate change and mental well being and spiritual health Engaging our neighborhoods & vulnerable communities to build awareness and resilience Climate change education for children in schools Climate change and food and water security Climate change and Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Health
3:45 - 4:00 pm Break and Visit Exhibit Tables
Time Event Who Topic Space
4:00 - 5:00 pm Report back led by Dr. Barbara Warren Working Group Facilitators [10 min. each] Workshop outcomes   Plenary Room (Greenlee, Graham, Gila)
5:30 to 6:30 pm Affinity Group Sessions
Greenlee Graham Gila Coconino Apache  
      Native American Session Climate Change is a Native Issue  
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