Conference papers from two of our speakers will be submitted to Zygon - we have the opportunity to share drafts here on the website.
What are we Doing to our Climate?
The Wicked Problem of our Failing Social Contract.
Saturday, June 24
11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Arrive at the Steamship Company dock to park, unload luggage, and check-in.
2:00 p.m. Be prepared to board the Thomas Laighton.
Because the Steamship Company dock is conveniently located in downtown Portsmouth, conferees can explore the town and grab lunch at a local eatery after check-in, so long as they return to the dock by 2:00 p.m. sharp to begin boarding. Conferees arriving after 1:00 p.m. run the risk of not having their checked luggage delivered to the island until Monday afternoon of the conference and, possibly, missing the ferry altogether.
The parking fee for the dock in Portsmouth is $12 per vehicle per night. A car parked for a typical 7-night conference will cost $84.
More questions? Check out the conferee info page:
Here's the website with the full boat schedule
A multimedia list of advance readings and videos can be seen under the heading "Reading List"
Read more about the concept of a "wicked problem" here:
If you register by April 1st you will be automatically entered to win free room and board! More information can be found here starisland.org/raffle/
IRAS Summer Conference Speaker Awarded the Equivalent of a Nobel Prize
On January 28 The Royal Swedish Academy of Agriculture and Forestry appointed Barry Costa-Pierce holder of the 2017 Wallenberg Professorship. The Wallenberg is regarded as the equivalent of a Nobel Prize in Agriculture. http://www.ksla.se/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Pressrelease-KSLA-Wallenberg-professorship-2017.pdf
Costa-Pierce, a pioneer in aquaculture, will be a dialogue presenter with Solomon Katz and this summer’s conference.