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The Long Conversation

September 9, 2018 | 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

The Long Conversation, a collaboration with Asia Society Northern California and the Long Now Foundation, features a dozen leaders from the arts and sciences in a relay of two-person dialogues focused on what the world will look like thousands of years from now. From a futurist to a coral reef expert, learn from the best minds on climate and Asia in 15-minute rolling conversations with entertaining conversationalists from all walks of life.

Speakers include:
Stewart Brand, Founder of the Long Now Foundation
Orville Schell, Arthur Ross Director of the Center on U.S.-China Relations at the Asia Society in New York
Peter Schwartz, futurist, Senior VP for Global Government Relations & Strategic Planning for Salesforce.com, Asia Society Northern California board
Jiang LIN, Nat Simons Presidential Chair in China Energy Policy Director, Berkeley-Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change Lawrence Berkeley National Lab/UC Berkeley
Barbara Finamore, founder of NRDC’s China program
Peter Calthorpe, founding member of the Congress for New Urbanism
Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Berkeley
Miles Traer, pop-scientist at large, geological data scientist
Paul Hawken, environmentalist, entrepreneur, journalist, and author of Drawdown
Jim Barry, Senior Scientist, Research Division Chair, Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute
Zander Rose, Executive Director of the Long Now Foundation
Kara Platoni, Lecturer and Assistant Dean for Students at UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

This unique program format starts with two people on stage and every 15 minutes, one person leaves and another comes on. Each person alternates being the interviewee and the interviewer. Each 15-minute conversation is with two people from different backgrounds, with a focus on Asia, about their ideas.

Free event with advanced registration.

COAL + ICE is a documentary photography exhibition and festival of events that seeks to amplify that conversation about climate change. For a full schedule of events visit coalandice.org/events.


September 9, 2018
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture
San Francisco, CA United States