Anthropocene to the Ecozoic (A2E) Symposium

Anthropocene to the EcoZoicInvitation: “Anthropocene to the Ecozoic” (A2E) Symposium, October 17-18, 2019
Venue: McGill Faculty Club, 3450 McTavish St, Montreal  H3A 1X9  OR  by Internet
Eventbrite ticket for in-person participation: click here
Live stream link: available next week on our website (https://e4a-net.org/)

You are cordially invited to participate (in person or by Internet) in the “Anthropocene to the Ecozoic” (A2E) Symposium October 17 and 18 at McGill University. This is the final event to celebrate the successes of the Economics for the Anthropocene (E4A) project, a 6-year SSHRC funded research effort that has included 40+ students and over 100 collaborators and partners.  The three key universities have been UVM, McGill University, and York University. Please click here for the draft agenda. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the support you have given to E4A students over the past five years.

Thursday, October 17th begins with E4A Speed Talks that describe E4A student research. This portion of the event will be live-streamed and open to the public. If you are able to attend in person, time will be set aside for audience members to engage with speakers. If you intend to come in person, please order a free Eventbrite ticket.

Thursday afternoon to Friday early afternoon will be dedicated to working in thematic groups to draft a Manifesto for an Ecozoic New Deal, a collaborative writing effort. Each working group will have one external “stirrer” who will write a short stirring paper on what a truly transformative Green New Deal must include with respect to the group’s theme.

The themes are Justice and Decolonization, Food and Agriculture, Energy and Climate, Money and Economics, Trade and Geopolitics, Education and Culture, Work and Care. This portion of the event is in-person onlyIf you are interested, please contact Sam Bliss.

Friday afternoon, our new cohort of students in the Leadership for the Ecozoic (L4E) project will hold a Q&A with the evolutionary cosmologist, Brian Swimme (who will be attending remotely) and the Gund Institute’s Director of Policy Outreach, Stephen Posner (who will be attending in person). Questions have been developed by our community – we will explore what the Ecozoic is and how we can get there through policy – it should be VERY interesting, indeed! This portion will be live-streamed and open to the public. If you intend to come in person, please order a free Eventbrite ticket.

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