CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
Notification by 12/1/23
Presentation Dates: 2/27/24-2/29/24
What: Planet Texas 2050 seeks abstracts for lightning talks, poster presentations, facilitated workshops, readings, performances, demonstrations, and other presentation formats during our Spring Research Symposium 2024: Resilience Research in Action.
When: Planet Texas 2050 official symposium events will take place from approximately Noon-5pm on Tuesday, February 27 through Thursday, February 29, 2024. There are also possibilities for auxiliary/associated events between 2/19/24-3/8/24.
Where: TBD, UT Austin Campus
Who: University faculty, researchers, staff, students, and community members/partners
How: Fill out this form! https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_2sqsWhlLe0kNsd8
Planet Texas 2050’s spring symposium brings together university faculty, researchers, staff, students, practitioners, artists, and community members interested in applied interdisciplinary research on climate resilience, adaptation, and equitable and just futures. Through multiple presentation formats and opportunities for dialog and exchange, Resilience Research in Action highlights the work of PT2050 project teams and partners, as well as that of other researchers and students exploring diverse and intersecting aspects of resilience. The event is part of our broader efforts to build a community of collaborators through the sharing of ideas, research, tools, and strategies aimed at shaping more resilient communities throughout Texas and beyond.
To get a feel for the content and flow of the symposium, you can browse last year’s program, agenda, and highlights here and here.
Have questions? Please contact Planet Texas 2050 Engagement and Programs Coordinator Dr. Jonathan Lowell at Jonathan.Lowell@austin.utexas.edu
Our 2023 symposium featured panel discussions, lightning talks, creative presentations, and posters from faculty, researchers, and students from more than 20 academic departments, as well as a dozen community-based partners.
The symposium brought together faculty, researchers, staff, students, practitioners, artists, and community members interested in applied interdisciplinary research on climate resilience, adaptation, and equitable and just transition strategies.
This year’s event helped introduce the pivot from funded research projects to Flagships. Building on the successes and lessons learned between 2018-2020, Flagship projects are designed to foster long-term interdisciplinary research collaboration and stakeholder engagement in key areas of resilience-related research.
This semester-long showcase series took place in the Fall of 2020. The presentations highlighted the Planet Texas 2050 research projects funded from 2019-2020 and pointed towards future directions and collaborations within and beyond the Planet Texas 2050 community.
This 1 hour ‘Special Virtual Conference’ replaced our Research Showcase, to give the Planet Texas 2050 community a chance to ask ourselves, “What can we learn from this current coronavirus crisis that can help us for the next time a disaster strikes?”
researchers and partners presented on their progress during their first year of activities and reflected on accomplishments and future directions for this interdisciplinary research program.