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Agenda

2021 ISTF Conference Agenda

Time (EST) Thursday 18 Feb
08:00-09:30

Welcome Address
Prof. Florencia Montagnini

Opening Keynote – One Health in an Era of Pandemics
William Karesh, Executive Vice President for Health and Policy for EcoHealth Alliance

09:30-09:45

Break

09:45-12:00

Panel 1 Presentations 

Tropical Forest Crises: A Global Discussion in a Pandemic Year 
(1 hr 15 min)

Break (15 min)

Panel Discussion + Q&A (45 min)

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break – Enjoy the Yale Gamelan Performance here

13:00-14:00

Breakout Session

Session 1 – Environmental Journalism and Science Communications: Bridging the Gap Between Research and the Public 

Session 2 – Conservation Capacity Development Discussion with Aram Kazandian of Tacugama

Session 3 – The Boundaries and Barriers of the 2020 Pandemic Year: Challenges and Opportunities for Conducting Ecological and Conservation Research in China as a Resident International Scholar

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Session 4 – Timing, Scales and Interdependence in Governance for Sustainability Transformations

Session 5 – Knowledge Transfer to Mitigate Present and Future Crises in Tropical Forests

14:00-15:00

Zoom Social: Meet Other Conference Attendees

Time (EST) Friday 19 Feb
08:00-08:30

Community Chat

08:30-10:45

Panel 2 Presentations 

Reflecting on Crisis Narratives in Forests: Anthropological Perspectives (1 hr 15 min)

Break (15 min)

Panel Discussion + Q&A (45 min)

10:45-11:00

Break

11:00-12:00

Breakout Session

Session 1 – Podcasts and Positivity: Inspiring Action with Solutions-oriented Stories

Session 2 – Inclusivity Starts with our Design! Participatory Design Workshop for Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility (IDEA) in Tropical Forestry and Natural Resources

Session 3 – The Integral Role of Plant Nurseries to Address Ecosystem Crises in Tropical Forests

Session 4 – The Role of Women in Rainforest Conservation: A Case Study on Conservation Inclusivity from two Municipalities in the Visayas, Philippines

Session 5 – Re-examining Restoration: Assisted Natural Regeneration Strategies as Cost-Effective, Scalable Restoration Methods in Times of Crisis (A Brainstorm on a Practical Guide)

Session 6 – Drivers of Deforestation in Indonesia

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break – Enjoy the Yale Gamelan Performance here

13:00-13:30

Innovation Prize Presentations + Q&A

14:00-15:00

Zoom Social: Meet Other Conference Attendees

Time (EST) Saturday 20 Feb
08:00-08:30

Community Chat

08:30-09:30

Closing Keynote – The Opportunity and Way Ahead: Reimagining Future of Tropical Forests for Livelihood and Environmental Security in a Climate-risked World
Sunita Narain, Director General of Center for Science and Environment (CSE)

09:30-09:45

Break

09:45-12:00

Panel 3 Presentations 

Data+: Reframing the Role of Data in Addressing Environmental Challenges (1 hr 15 min)

Break (15 min)

Panel Discussion + Q&A (45 min)

12:00-13:00

Lunch Break 

13:00-14:00

Breakout Session

Session 1 – Becoming a Science Storyteller: The use of Media to Change the World

Session 2 – Conservation Capacity Development Discussion with Cherif Djitte of Trees for the Future

Session 3 – Crises in Archival Collection for Forest & Conservation History

Session 4 – Dimensions of Critical Crises, Forest Dynamics and Horrendous Human Survival in Sub-Saharan Africa

14:00-15:00

Closing Session

Announcement of Innovation Prize Winners
Launch of a New Collaboration between the Interfaith Rainforest Initiative (IRI),  the Yale Forum on Religion and Ecology, and the Forest School at the Yale School of the Environment (YSE)
Live Bomba Performance by Movimiento Cultural

Speakers:
Prof. Mary Evelyn Tucker (YSE)
Prof. Liza Comita (YSE)
with special guest Charles McNeill (UNEP)

ISTF 2021 Conference made possible by our sponsors

Class of 1980 Fund

Cullman Institute

Leitner Family Fund

Macmillan Center

Council on Latin American & Iberian Studies

YSE Learning Communities

People, Equity, and the Environment

Ecosystem Management and Conservation

Business and Environment