The Climate Grand Challenge committee is hosting three days of workshops to aid the teams in developing their white papers.

Dates: June 14-16
Attendees: Members of 28 white paper teams
Zoom link for all sessions
RSVP: For planning purposes, please indicate your interest

Monday, June 14


Title: Opening statements and Q&A
Speaker: Mircea Dinca (MIT), Chris Zegras (MIT), Richard Lester (MIT)
Time: 9:30 – 10:15 am

Title: Government-academy: navigating support for climate action
Speaker: David Goldston (MIT)
Time: 10:15 – 11:00 am


Title: Building Climate Grand Challenge Visions and Teams. An Exercise
Speaker: Garnette Cadogan (MIT)
Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Title: Developing a holistic response to misinformation about climate solutions
Speaker: John Cook (Monash University)
Time: 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Tuesday, June 15


Title: Scaling solutions to climate change through international collaborations
Speaker: Richelle Nessralla (MIT)
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 am

Title: Implications of the current environmental law framework for climate change solutions
Speaker: Kenta Tsuda (Conservation Law Foundation)
Time: 10:15 – 11:00 am


Title: Where does climate change data go and who can use it?
Speaker: Michael Tiemann (Red Hat)
Time: 2:00 – 3:15 pm

Title: From lab to the world: tech translation in the climate change space
Speaker: Katie Rae (The Engine)
Time: 3:15 – 4:00 pm

Wednesday, June 16


Title: Examining the Climate Grand Challenges through the MIT 2050 Commitment
Speaker: Julie Newman (MIT)
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 am

Title: Understanding economic risks associated with climate change
Speaker: John Parsons (MIT)
Time: 10:15 – 11:00 am


Title: Team building and sustaining for large-scale projects
Speaker: David Mindell (MIT), Elisabeth Reynolds (National Economic Council)
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 pm

Title: Energy Transitions: Planning for Disruptive Change
Part 1
Speaker: Kathleen Araujo (Boise State)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Part 2
Speaker: John Deutch (MIT)
Time: 4:00 – 4:30 pm