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Friday, November 1, 2013

Participating virtually in MIT’s Crowds and Climate Conference next week

Through the magic of the internet, next Thursday I’ll be participating as a breakout session panelist at a unique conference at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Crowds and Climate: Mobilizing Crowds to Develop Ideas and Take Action on Climate Change is being held November 6-8, 2013 at MIT, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  The conference will explore the role that new technology-enabled approaches - such as crowdsourcing, social media, and big data - can play in developing creative new ideas and taking action on climate change.

The conference will feature a traditional conference style – with live keynote speakers, panelists and breakout sessions – with an innovative online and crowd-focused presence.

My panel on Geoengineering & Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking) will take place next Thursday, November 7, from 9:30 am - 11:00 am.  I’ll be providing some context about the implications of methane emissions from unconventional gas development. Then, my fellow panelists and I will offer feedback to the winners of the 2012-13 contests sponsored by the Climate CoLab, an MIT platform that seeks to harness collective intelligence to address climate change.  We’ll discuss how these winning proposals can be implemented.  

The breakout session will be broadcast as a Google Hangout On Air event, via this livestream. 

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