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Registration is closed for the 4th Annual Biophysical Economics Conference. We're looking forward to a full 2 days of panel discussions and break-out sessions this coming Friday and Saturday (October 26-27) at the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vermont. Below is a program outline. Follow this link for a full program with speakers and panel abstracts.
Please direct any questions to Brian Kelly, Conference Coordinator. Information about purchasing a campus parking pass for Friday was sent via e-mail. Group rates at the Sheraton (within walking distance from the conference) are no longer available, but feel free to contact them directly.
Thank you to our event co-sponsors, including the University of Vermont's Gund Institute for Ecological Economics, State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, UVM's Transportation Resource Center, and the U.S. Society for Ecological Economics. We look forward to seeing you at the meeting.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE (updated 10/5/12)
*PDF of full schedule available here.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26th
Dudley H. Davis Student Center, University of Vermont
8:00 - 9:00 am Registration and Light Breakfast (Fireplace Lounge)
9:00 - 9:15 am Welcome (Livak Ballroom)
9:15 - 10:30 am Plenary Panel 1 (Livak Ballroom)
Energy Return on Investment: Recent Studies
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break (Fireplace Lounge)
11:00 - 12:30 pm Plenary Panel 2 (Livak Ballroom)
Money, Debt, and Energy: Biophysical Realities for Fairytale Economies
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Address 1 (Livak Ballroom)
Peak Prosperity on a Finite Planet
Chris Martenson, author of "The Crash Course"
2:00 - 3:30 pm Parallel Break-out Sessions 1,2
Energy Taxes in a Fiscally Challenged Politics (Jost Room)
Great Economic Thinkers and Biophysical Economics (Chittenden Room)
3:30 - 4:00 pm Afternoon Snack (Fireplace Lounge)
4:00 - 5:30 pm Parallel Break-out Sessions 3,4
Connecting our Normative Disciplines to Science (Jost Room)
Economic Impications of EROI (Chittenden Room)
6:00 - 7:00 pm Reception (George D. Aiken Center)
7:00 - 8:30 pm Screening and Discussion (103 Aiken)
How Much Degrowth is Enough?
Note: Complimentary dinner sponsored by Stanford Knowledge Integration Lab
(E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP, or sign-up at conference)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27th
George D. Aiken Center, University of Vermont
8:00 - 9:00 am Light Breakfast, Late Registration (Aiken Solarium)
9:00 - 10:30 am Plenary Panel 3 (102 Aiken)
Biophysical Economics and the Financial System and Industry
10:30 - 11:00 am Coffee Break (Solarium, Aiken Center)
11:00 - 12:30 pm Plenary Panel 4 (102 Aiken)
Energy, Democracy, and the Political Economy of Change
12:30 - 2:00 pm Lunch and Keynote Speaker 2 (Solarium, 102 Aiken)
Energy as Master Resource
Eric Zencey, author of "The Other Road to Serfdom"
2:00 - 3:30 pm Parallel Break-out Sessions 5-7 (Aiken Building)
Transportation and Energy and the Challenge of Rurality (103 Aiken)
Energy Use in Food Systems: Realities of Relocalization (110 Aiken)
Communicating Biophysical Economics (112 Aiken)
3:30 - 4:00 pm Closing Remarks (102 Aiken)
5:00 - 6:00 pm Special Screening (102 Aiken)
Growthbusters: Hooked on Growth
Dinner on own in Burlington
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th
10:00am Tour of Aiken* (eco-machine, green roof and other features of a green renovation)
*sign up at conference.
12:00pm Informal get together at Gund Institute
HOTEL ACCOMODATIONS IN BURLINGTON
We organized discounted rooms at the Sheraton in Burlington ($129/night), which lies about 15 minutes by foot from the conference site. The offer has since expired, but feel free to follow the links below, or call the reservation line (800-325-3535), to ask about availability.
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