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SSV and NASA Ames Research Center are embarking on a partnership to identify and showcase game-changing, scalable, multiple-benefits solutions that address mitigation and adaptation to climate change; water availability and other issues threatening planetary sustainability. Participants will include investors, sustainability leaders, corporate and entrepreneurial solution providers, researchers and governmental leaders.
Solutions Fair and Annual WEST Summit
Time: All Day event
Location: NASA Ames Research Park, Mountain View, CA
Agenda: Showcase of solutions from top researchers/inventors/companies; expo; Keynote Speakers and more
Our planet is facing unprecedented manmade challenges to long-term sustainability. NASA Ames Research Center and Sustainable Silicon Valley and partners collaborate to showcase game-changing solutions for local and global sustainability. What scope and scale of change is required for a resilient future?
|7:30 - 8:30 AM||REGISTRATION|
|8:30 - 10:30 AM||Welcome, Setting the Stage–Scope of the Challenges We Face|
|10:30 - 11:00 AM||BREAK and EXPO|
|11:00 - 12 Noon||Life Support Systems of the Planet|
|Lunch Session||12 Noon - 1:00 PM||
Lunch and EXPO
|Session III||1:00 - 2:00 PM||
Let’s Make a Deal! – Finalists Pitch and Coaching
|Session IV||2:00 - 3:30 PM||Solutions at the Scale of the Challenge – Intelligent Integrated Infrastructure|
|3:30 - 4:00 PM||BREAK and EXPO|
|Session V||4:00 - 5:00 PM||Revolutionary Leadership and Breakthrough Results|
|5:00 - 5:30 PM||Closing Remarks and Announcement of Finalists|
|5:30 - 7:00 PM||Reception – Wine, hors d'oeuvres, networking and celebration|
8:30 – 10:30 AM
Welcome Session I: Setting the Stage–Scope of the Challenges We Face
Opening Keynote Speakers and Panel Discussion
World-renowned climate scientists and economists will lay out the facts of current state of the planet, the likely scenarios for change and the types of impacts that our society and economy face in the short, medium and long term.
10:30 to 11:00 BREAK and EXPO
11:00 to 12 Noon
Session II: Life Support Systems of the Planet
Our planet is made habitable through a complex set of systems that work together to provide a stable climate, clean air and water, fertile soil, healthy oceans and more. Through burning fossil fuels, deforestation, urbanization and other actions, human activity has caused significant disruption to these systems.
This session will address:
1. What are the life support systems of the planet?
2. How do they work and how do they interoperate?
3. To what extent are the imperiled?
4. How can they be repaired?
5. How can monitoring and measuring help to determine efficacy of solutions and extent of adaptation required?
6. What is the time, cost, and scale of the action needed to restore these systems’ resilience and to create a regenerative economy and society?
12 Noon – 1:00 PM
Lunch and EXPO
Converse with other conference-goers, solution providers and exhibitors.
1:00 – 2:00 PM
Session III: Let’s Make a Deal! – Finalists Pitch and Coaching
Selected solution providers give lightning presentations to angel and venture capital, corporate purchasing and investment experts for on-the-spot feedback and match-making.
2:00 – 3:30 PM
Session IV: Solutions at the Scale of the Challenge – Intelligent Integrated Infrastructure
How can advanced technology and innovation transform urban infrastructure for energy, water, transportation, communications and materials?
1. Rapid transition to post-fossil fuel economy.
2. Big data and infrastructure – new possibilities for dynamic and efficient management of transportation, energy, water, and other resources.
3. Collaboration across “silos” – making a template for resilient infrastructure for new development, renovation and post-catastrophe reconstruction.
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