Diving Deeper: Immersive Storytelling
2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., October 12th
One of the most urgent issues of our time, climate change is also one of the toughest communications challenges of the day. The University of Florida’s annual climate-communications summit aims to help UF faculty, staff and students – along with other professionals and members of the public – gain expertise and collaborate to improve understanding of climate change and its impacts local to global.
Diving Deeper: Immersive Storytelling for Climate Science, our third-annual summit, will explore virtual reality and other types of immersive storytelling that hold promise for helping people visualize the climate-changed future.
Speakers this year include:
Keynote: Jeremy Bailenson
Founding director of Stanford University’s Virtual Human Interaction Lab, whose work includes taking members of Congress underwater virtually to show them the future impacts of ocean acidification.
Director of the College of Journalism and Communications’ Media Effects and Technology Lab, who’ll discuss some of the lab’s collaborative environmental and climate projects from oil spills to sea-level rise.
Environmental reporter for The Miami Herald. One of Audubon magazine’s national “women greening journalism,” and named by the Miami New Times as the Herald’s best reporter of 2016 for being an “informed, impassioned, and steady voice” as South Florida charts its future in the face of rising seas.
The centerpiece of this year’s summit is a Climate Communications Café where faculty, staff and students from across disciplines and other groups working to tell the story of climate change can come together to share work and brainstorm best practices and ways to collaborate. To spotlight your work at the Café, please contact Carolyn Cox at the Florida Climate Institute at firstname.lastname@example.org or Matt Williams at Sustainable UF at email@example.com.
Registration is free and open to all. Space is limited so please reserve your spot as soon as possible.
For additional questions and volunteer opportunities, email Cynthia Barnett at the College of Journalism and Communications, firstname.lastname@example.org.
A joint project of the UF College of Journalism and Communications and the Florida Climate Institute, UF’s climate communications summit is co-sponsored by the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, Office of the Provost and Sustainable UF.
For information on previous years’ events, click here.