Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
Friday, March 29, 2019

Earth Day Conference offers opportunities to imagine, adapt

Earth Day Conference offers opportunities to imagine, adapt

Imagine and Adapt: Possibilities in a Changing World is the theme for the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies’ Earth Day Conference. The daylong event on April 22 will explore the impact of climate change as well as innovative solutions for adapting to this new reality.

Speakers include climate fiction author Kim Stanley Robinson, climate change adaptation leader Yolanda Joab-Mori, former Gov. Tommy Thompson, former U.S. Sen. Russ Feingold, two opportunities for participating in breakout sessions. Thompson and Feingold will kick off a year-long celebration leading up to the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and of the Nelson Institute.

Robinson, a New York Times bestselling author, will be signing copies of her book, New York 2140, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center. General registration is $75, with reduced pricing for people 65 and older and for K-12 and college students.