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Summit Events at a Glance

The 3rd Sea-Level Rise Summit: Connected Futures from Alaska to Florida took place May 3rd-5th at Ft. Lauderdale’s Hyatt Regency Pier Sixty-Six. Below is an outline of the events. Check out the full agenda here .

May 3rd, 2016 - Understanding our new risk

Alex Gardner Topics for Day 1 of the Summit included:

  • Glacier melt
  • Ocean levels
  • Ecosystem impacts in Alaska, and in Florida

3:00pm-3:45pm 
Registration, Opening of Poster & Exhibit Sessions


4:00-5:15pm  
Opening Keynote Speaker, Dr. Alex Gardner, NASA-JPL & Panel Session.
Panel Session Members: Gary Mitchum, PhD, USF, Nic Kinsman, PhD, NOAA, Steve Traxler, PhD, FWS 

Pier Top


5:30-7:00pm
The Evening Reception was held in the impressive Pier Top Ballroom, which has a rotating floor and provides 360 degree views of Ft. Lauderdale’s skyline through floor-to-ceiling windows.

Day 2: Recognizing our exposures

Topics for Day 2 of the Summit included:

  • Livelihoods & neighborhoods
  • Public Health
  • Architecture

7:30-8:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:45am-12:30pm
Morning Sessions were held in the Crystal Ballroom featuring brief presentations by a variety of Florida and Alaska experts.


Lunch


1:30pm-5:00pm
Afternoon Participant-driven, interactive summit sessions, followed by a regroup and synthesis. 


5:00pm-7:30pm
The Evening Reception were held in the Panorama Ballroom, which is situated along the Intracoastal Waterway

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Panarama Terrace

Day 3: Building our resilience solutions

Topics for Day Three of the Summit included:

  • Buildings, roads, & water management
  • Insurance, business, & finance
  • Renewable energy
  • Collaboration & indicators

7:30-8:45am
Registration & Continental Breakfast


8:45am-Noon
Morning Sessions were held in the Crystal Ballroom featuring brief presentations by a variety of Florida and Alaska experts.


Lunch


1:30pm-5:00pm
Afternoon Participant-driven, interactive summit sessions, followed by a regroup and synthesis

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