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Planet Texas 2050 

November 29, 2017

presented by  
Hot Science - Cool Talks & the Paramount Theatre
 
Planet Texas 2050
VIP Reception: 6:30pm | Doors: 7:00pm | Show: 8:00pm

Tickets: $10-$75 | VIP tickets include premium orchestra seat, access to pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and private meet and mingle with the panelists and moderator 

Texas is a demographic and climatic hot spot. In the 21st century, our region is projected to undergo a doubling of its population and a shift to a more drought-prone climate. This poses synergistic challenges for our state's resources, economy, cities, and public health. Planet Texas 2050 is a lively discussion of Texas's challenges and potential solutions by leading experts in their fields.

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Featuring:

UT President Greg Fenves will be attending the pre-show VIP reception and welcoming the audience at the beginning of the show.

Presenters:

Majora Carter, Urban Revitalization Strategist, Peabody Award Winning Broadcaster and recipient of a MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship. 
She is responsible for the creation & implementation of numerous green-infrastructure projects, policies, and job training & placement systems.  She is a BusinessInsider.com 'Silicon Alley 100', one of Goldman-Sachs '100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs', and her 2006 TED talk was one of six to launch that groundbreaking site.  

Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Director of the Climate Science Center, Texas Tech University, is an internationally-known atmospheric scientist, author, and communicator. She has been featured in the recent South by South Lawn event at the White House and the documentary series Years of Living Dangerously. She has been named one of Christianity Today's 50 Women to Watch (2012), TIME magazine's 100 Most Influential People (2014), Foreign Policy's 100 Leading Global Thinkers (2014), and the POLITICO 50 list of thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics (2016). 

Dr. Michael Webber, Deputy Director of the Energy Institute, The University of Texas at Austin, Josey Centennial Professor in Energy Resources, and Co-Director of the Clean Energy Incubator at the Austin Technology Incubator, trains a new generation of energy leaders through research and education at the intersection of engineering, policy, and commercialization. He has authored more than 400 scientific articles, columns, books, and book chapters, including op-eds in the New York Times and features in Scientific American. 

Moderator:

Evan Smith is the CEO and co-founder of The Texas Tribune, a nonprofit, nonpartisan digital news organization called "one of the nonprofit news sector's runaway success stories." The Tribune's deep coverage of Texas politics and public policy can be found at its website, www.texastribune.org in newspapers and on TV and radio stations across the state, and in the print and online editions of the Washington Post. Since its launch in 2009, the Tribune has won international acclaim and numerous honors, including a Peabody Award, thirteen national Edward R. Murrow Awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association and three general excellence awards from the Online News Association.

Music:

Austin's Guy Forsyth has long enjoyed praise for his dazzling live shows and rich Americana and Blues roots sound. Forsyth (vocals, acoustic, electric & slide guitar, harmonica, ukulele, singing saw) usually performs with his band, but has been known to perform as a solo artist as well. His songs incorporate a unique mixture of styles and his sound is at once polished, raw, and compelling.
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