Join the GIC, Cumberland Advisors, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee for a conference on the challenges and opportunities of adaptive climate change on Friday, January 25, 2019

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Join the GIC, Cumberland Advisors, and the University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee for a conference on the challenges and opportunities of adaptive climate change on Friday, January 25, 2019. From hurricanes to red tide and sea level rise, attendees will learn how a changing climate affects the Sarasota-Manatee region and the state of Florida. Expert speakers will discuss the challenges and impact on the area while uncovering the adaptive strategies that bring unique social and economic opportunities to the area. Click here for more information and continue below to view a full conference agenda.

Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 a.m. | Registration & Coffee

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. | Introduction and Welcome

  • Introduction
    • Greg Smogard, Innovation & Business Development Officer, USF Sarasota-Manatee
  • Welcome
    • David R. Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
    • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee
    • Bob Bunting, Scientist/Entrepreneur and CEO, Waterstone Strategies

Session I: A Florida Centric Perspective of A Changing Climate
Moderator: Bob Bunting, , Scientist/Entrepreneur and CEO, Waterstone Strategies

9:00 – 9:45 a.m. | Climate Change & Sea Level Rise: Implications for Florida & the Region

  • Robert Corell, Principal, Global Environment Technology Foundation/Professor

9:45 – 10:00 a.m. | Break

10:00 – 10:45 a.m. | Climate Warming & Hurricanes: Impacts for Florida May Be Changing For the Worse

  • Bob Bunting, Scientist/Entrepreneur and CEO, Waterstone Strategies

10:45 – 11:30 a.m. | Is Climate Warming Increasing Red Tide?

  • Lenny Landau, Database Analyst/Engineer

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. | Panel: Florida & Climate Change

  • Robert Corell, Principal, Global Environment Technology Foundation/Professor
  • Bob Bunting, Scientist/ Entrepreneur and CEO, Waterstone Strategies
  • Moderator: David Kotok, CIO Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member

12:15 – 1:00 p.m. | Lunch: USFSM Patio

 

Session II: Local Impacts & Adaptive Strategies an Optimistic View
Moderator: Greg Smogard, Innovation & Business Development Officer, USF Sarasota-Manatee

1:00 – 1:45 p.m. | Perspectives from a Florida Town Manger

  • Tom Harmer, Town Manager, Longboat Key and former Administrator Sarasota County Manager

1:45 – 2:15 p.m. | Climate, Municipal Bonds and Infrastructure

  • Patricia Healy, Senior Vice President of Research and Portfolio Manager, Cumberland Advisors

2:15 – 2:40 p.m. | Panel: Local Solutions

  • Ed Chiles, Chiles Restaurant Group – “Oyster Farms Inc.” – Adapting to rising sea temperatures
  • Stevie Freeman-Montes, Sustainability Manager, City of Sarasota – Planning for sea level rise
  • David McMahon, Commercial Insurance Advisor, Atlas Insurance – Insurance in the age of Climate Warming
  • Moderator: Jennifer & David Shafer, Principals, Shafer Consulting Inc.

2:40 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • David Kotok, CIO, Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board Member
  • Karen Holbrook, Regional Chancellor, USF Sarasota-Manatee
  • Bob Bunting, Scientist/Entrepreneur and CEO, Waterstone Strategies

Event Details

Date: Friday, January 25, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Location: Sarasota, FL
Venue: University of South Florida Sarasota-Manatee
Address: Selby Auditorium, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

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Address: Selby Auditorium, 8350 N Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL 34243

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