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.


THURSDAY, JUNE 18

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.