The Climate Change Conference will feature plenary sessions by some of the world’s leading thinkers and innovators in the field, as well as numerous parallel presentations by researchers and practitioners. This year's plenary speakers include:
Alex Clap is an Assistant Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He received his BA in Linguistics in 1983 from Yale. After spending two years working in artificial intelligence and in the Central American solidarity movement, he began graduate training in Geography at the University of California at Berkeley. He recived his MA in 1987 and PhD in 1993 from University of Californa at Berkeley. He taught at the University of Toronto for five years from 1993 to 1998 before coming to Simon Fraser University in 1998. His research interests include The Conservation Mosaic, Open Data, Environmental Policy, and Boundray Organizations.
Kathryn Harrison is Professor of Political Science at the University of British Columbia. She is also a chemical engineer, and started her career working in the Canadian oil sands. She is the author of the book Passing the Buck: Federalism and Canadian Environmental Policy and co-author of Risk, Science, and Politics, and she has edited three volumes, the most recent of which is Global Commons, Domestic Decisions: The Comparative Politics of Climate Change.