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Tuesday, September 25 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm
EUREKA: Science Saves the Planet (And At Least Some of Us Living on It)

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Sponsored by The Nature Conservancy
From climate change to food shortages, pandemics to mass extinction and evil robot overlords, our news feeds are often flooded with headlines of doomsday scenarios racing to deliver a real-life "Thanos snap." So we've assembled a panel of lab coat-clad heros of science, technology, and innovation who are working on disruptive breakthroughs to cancel the Apocalypse. Join the conversation and weigh in - will lab-grown food deal climate change and hunger a 1-2 punch? Can robots and tricorders clean our oceans and help nab the kingpins profiting from extinction? Avengers of science, assemble.

Speakers
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Alex Dehgan

CEO & Co-Founder, Conservation X Labs
Alex Dehgan is the CEO & co-founder of Conservation X Labs (CXL), a tech startup focused on harnessing exponential technologies, open innovation, and entrepreneurship for creating a pipeline of innovations that address the underlying drivers of extinction.  CXL’s work includes launching the first Grand Challenges for Conservation, cr... Read More →
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Elizabeth Nyeko

Elizabeth Nyeko, a MIT TR35 innovator, is the Founder & CEO of Modularity Grid, a cleantech startup that provides software to help companies that operate mini-grids, deliver electricity that is affordable and reliable low income communities.  Elizabeth is also a co-Founder of Mandulis... Read More →
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Lauri Reuter

Senior Specialist of Disruptive Technologies, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Lauri Reuter works as the senior specialist of disruptive technologies at the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. He started his career at VTT in 2012 as a researcher in the biotechnology team, but has since consistently focused more and more on larger, world-changing visions... Read More →
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Brooke Runnette

Brooke Runnette designs impact strategies that inspire, illuminate, and ignite brains with infectious images and storytelling.Runnette most recently served as Chief Program Officer for Emerson Elemental, the environmental and energy practice of the Emerson Collective, and is currently... Read More →

Session Producers
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Emre Izat

Emre has developed and produced award-winning documentary series, one-off specials, digital interactive media, and feature docs for multiple global networks including Netflix, National Geographic, Discovery, History, ZDF, France Televisions, ID, MSNBC, TLC, and PBS. Although Emre’s... Read More →


Tuesday September 25, 2018 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Yawkey Theater 1 Guest St, Boston MA 02135
  • moderator Brooke Runette