All Town Hall Events will be held during lunch in Rooms Columbia 1-5
Musical Reflection - Confluence
Monday June 4 (09:55-10:05), ECCWO Opening Plenary Session
A confluence in nature is the coming together of two or more bodies of water. The ECCWO Symposium is a confluence of international scientists coming together to address the impacts of climate change on the world’s oceans and the many people who depend on them. This composition reflects the power of confluences, with each member of the string quartet entering alone, lending their own unique voice to the music. As the piece progresses, the different voices interact and change as they learn to work together to create a grand climax. The piece ends on a quiet and hopeful note as we prepare to meet the challenges of climate change together.
Composer: Zachary Friedland
Zachary Friedland’s symphonic band pieces have been performed and recorded by some of the finest ensembles on the eastern seaboard including The Metropolitan Wind Symphony, The Savannah River Wind Ensemble, and The American Band. Zach received a Bachelor's degree in music composition from the University of Rhode Island in 2013 and a Master’s degree from the Bard College Longy School of Music in 2015. He is currently finishing a Doctorate in music composition at The Ohio State University. His musical themes include American music, folk music, and music that brings awareness to our relationship with nature.
Musicians: Anacostia String Quartet
Champions of music both new and old, the Anacostia String Quartet has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage and is the 2018 Ensemble-in-Residence with the District New Music Coalition (DNMC). Through their collaboration with the DNMC, the quartet performs works of living composers representing a variety of musical styles in diverse venues across Washington, DC. The musicians are: Ryan Gregory and Myles Mocarsky, violins; Timothy MacDuff, viola; and Pecos Singer, Cello.
SCIENCE PANEL - Opening Plenary Session
Monday June 4 (10:05-11:00)
Tell Me More: What people really want to know about oceans in a changing climate
This panel of distinguished scientists and journalists help kick off the symposium with a fast-paced discussion of key conference topics in the form of a mock press conference. In brief introductory remarks, a panel of experts will highlight critical dimensions and intersections of the effects of climate change on our present and future oceans. Then, journalists from the New York Times, National Public Radio, Science, The Guardian and the news website Oceans Deeply will quiz the panelists to elicit what their audiences would want to know. As professional question-askers, they will cut to the chase: Why do warming oceans matter? What do policy makers and the public need to know? How might these changes affect them? This opening session is designed to stimulate fresh thinking, uncover connections, and catalyze conversations throughout the conference.
Dr. Manuel Barange (FAO), Director, Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division
Dr. Allistair Hobday, Senior Principal Research Scientist with CSIRO Oceans and Atmosphere
Dr. Lynne Shannon, Senior researcher at the Marine Research (MA-RE) Institute, University of Cape Town
Hon. Frances A. Ulmer, Chair, US Arctic Research Commission
Dr. Cisco Werner, Chief Scientist, NOAA Fisheries
Cornelia Dean (New York Times)
Christopher Joyce (National Public Radio)
Alok Jha (UK, Wellcome Fellow, former Guardian and BBC reporter)
Jessica Leber (Oceans Deeply)
David Malakoff (Science)
Facilitator: Nancy Baron (COMPASS)
(Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) Town Hall)
Oh the Places You’ll Go: Lessons for Early Career Professionals Monday June 4
To foster the growth of the next generation of scientists, the Women’s Aquatic Network (WAN) will host a professional development event for early career men and women as part of the 4th International Symposium on The Effects of Climate Change in Our World Oceans.
Through a moderated panel, attendees will learn about potential career paths in their field, hear lessons learned, and have an opportunity to connect with mentors and peers. Panelists will be leaders from the WAN community based in Washington DC and other areas.
0-20 min: Panel Introductions and Broad Q&A
20-40 min: Q&A
40-60 min: Networking between panelists, WAN mentors, and attendees
Women’s Aquatic Network https://www.womensaquatic.org/
SYMPOSIUM WELCOME RECEPTION
Monday, June 4 (18:30-20:30), The Washington Hilton (Heights Courtyard – Lobby Level)