Getting to 350: Building Strategies for 21st Century Aspirations » Schedule


Dr. Hansen’s keynote talk on Friday is open to the general public.  We ask workshop participants to commit to being engaged in the full schedule on Saturday and Sunday, as detailed here.  All Saturday and Sunday events are in McCardell Bicentennial Hall, except where noted.

Friday, May 1

7:00–9:30 p.m.  Mead Chapel.

  • Keynote Lecture (via video feed). “Getting to 350” and follow up conversation

Dr. James Hansen, NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies.
Introduction by Betsy Taylor, 1Sky

Follow up discussion led by Garett Brennan, Focus the Nation , Ted Glick, Chesapeake Climate Acton Network, Jesse Jenkins, the Breakthrough Institute, Betsy Taylor, 1Sky, Tom Stokes, Climate Crisis Coalition, Jessy Tolkan, Energy Action Coalition, and others.

9:30–11:30 p.m.  The Juice Bar. McCullough Student Center.   Old Chapel Road .

  • Music and socializing.

Saturday, May 2

8–8:15 a.m.

  • Coffee and light breakfast

8:15–8:30 a.m.

  • Conference welcome.

Middlebury College students enrolled in “ES 401: Getting to 350.”

8:30–9:30 a.m.

  • World Café session.  Moderated by Jon Isham, Middlebury College

9:30-10:45 a.m.

  • “Getting to 350: Where Do We Stand?”  Moderated by John Passacantando, From Crisis to Opportunity

Kandi Mosset, Indigenous Environmental Network
Meg Boyle, Greenpeace USA
Jason Kowalski, 1Sky

11:00 a.m –12:15 a.m.

  • “Building Solutions in an Open-Source Century”  Moderated by Ida Kubiszewski, University of Vermont

Michael Woolcock, University of Manchester
Jared Duval, Demos
Charles Baron, Google

12:30 a.m-1:30 p.m.

1:30-3:00 p.m.

  • “Breakthrough Ideas that have Worked”  Moderated by John Maluccio, Middlebury College

Beryl Levinger, Monterey Institute for International Studies
George Overholser, Nonprofit Finance Fund
Elena Panaritis, Panel Group

3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • “Building Systems for the Future”  Moderated by Rebecca Henderson , MIT

Frank Ackerman, Tufts University
Lew Milford, Clean Energy Group
Randy Kritkausky, Middlebury College and Ecologia

5:00–5:30 p.m.

  • “Building a Global Movement: An Update.”

Bill McKibben, Middlebury College and (via video feed)

7–8:30 p.m.

  • Dinner (various locations on campus and in downtown Middlebury)

9 p.m – beyond.

  • Carnival dance and celebration –   McCullough Student Center.

Organized by the Pan Caribbean Student Organization

  • Discussion about effecting social change – The Gamut Room

Moderated by Middlebury’s Sunday Night Group

Sunday, May 3.

9:00–9:15 a.m.

  • Coffee and light breakfast

9:15–9:30 a.m.

  • Setting goals for the day.  Moderated by Jon Isham, Middlebury College

9:30–11:15 a.m.

  • Break-out sessions, including:

ES401 students and Phil Aroneanu,
ES401 students and
Randy Kritkausky, Ecologia
ES401 students and Elaine Wang, Institute for Sustainable Communities
Tracy Himmel Isham, Middlebury College
Sierra Murdoch and Dana Kuhnline, Power Past Coal

Stephen Nodvin and Steven Leibo and others, Climate Project

11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

  • “Envisioning a New Appalachia: Realizing Impossibilities.”  Case study and wrap-up discussion.  Moderated by Robert Costanza, University of Vermont

Samir Doshi, University of Vermont and workshop participants

12:30–1:15 p.m.

  • Lunch

1:15–1:30 p.m.

  • Closing Remarks. Middlebury College students.