Venue:         Tufts University Medford Campus
                    Sophia Gordon Hall (15 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155)
                    Granoff Music Center (20 Talbot Avenue, Medford, MA 02155)

Start Time: 12:30pm EDT on June 18, 2015
End Time:   4:00pm EDT on June 19, 2015

Please plan to arrive at least 10 minutes early to ensure the program is able to begin on time.


Sophia Gordon Hall

12:30 – 12:45PM       Welcome (Antje Danielson — Tufts Institute of the Environment)

12:45 – 1:30PM         Introduction to Climate Change and Sea Level Rise in the Greater Boston Area
                                   Zachary Mertz — University of Massachusetts Boston, School for the Environment     

1:30 – 2:00PM           Vulnerable Populations and Community Resources (View Presentation)
                                   Ben Peterson — Boston Architectural College

2:00 – 2:30PM           Urban Planning for Climate Change
                                   Julie Wormser — The Boston Harbor Association

2:30 – 3:00PM           Evacuation as an Adaptation Option in Environmental Justice Communities (View Presentation)
                                   Laura Kuhl — Tufts University, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

3:00 – 4:00PM           Break for refreshments and networking

Technology Workshops

4:00 – 4:30PM           Microgrids
                                  Ryan Wartena — Growing Energy Labs, Inc.

4:30 – 5:00PM           Disaster Response Apps and User Engagement (View Presentation)
                                  Lisie Michel — Google

5:00 – 5:30PM           App Development (View Presentation) (Tools) (Additional Resources)
                                  Brian Kaney — Vermonster

5:30 – 6:00PM           Risk Assessment (View Presentation)
                                  Nasser Brahim, Johnathan West — Kleinfelder

6:00 – 6:45PM           Geospatial Technologies for Climate Change (View Presentation)
                                  Carolyn Talmadge, Chris Barnett — Tufts University GIS Lab

Granoff Music Center

6:30 – 7:00PM           Dinner and networking

7:30 – 8:00PM           Idea pitches for the hackathon

8:00PM                      Team formation; teams begin working on ideas

12:00AM                   World-wide Google Hangout with other Climathon events

Friday, June 19th

Granoff Music Center

8:00AM                      Breakfast (hacking continues)

12:00PM                   Lunch (teams prepare to showcase their projects at 2:00PM)

Sophia Gordon Hall

2:00PM                       Final presentations

3:00PM                       Break for refreshments (judges confer)

3:30PM                       Winners announced

Please note this schedule may be subject to change.