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Conference Program

We are pleased to present the program for the IPY 2012 From Knowledge to Action Conference. The program features presentations on the latest polar results from the natural, social and health sciences, as well as indigenous research.

In addition to the program presented here on the main Conference website, a searchable program is also available on a separate website. This searchable program contains a Session Planner which is not linked to the "My Schedule" featured here.

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Side Meetings

Earth Day Events

08h30 - 10h30
Opening Ceremony
11h00 - 12h00
Opening Keynote:
Dr. G. H. Brundtland
Dr. David J. Hayes
Plenary Keynote: (8h45)
Aqqaluk Lynge
Plenary Keynote:
Dr. Louis Fortier
9h15 - The Weston Prize
Mr. Palle Christiansen
Plenary Keynote: (8h45)
Dr. Sheila Jasanoff
Plenary Keynote:
Dr. Josť Xavier
09h30 Coffee break Coffee Break Coffee Break Coffee Break 09h30
10h00 Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions 10h00
12h00 Lunch / S. MacLean Lunch Lunch Lunch / IASC Medal Closing Ceremony 12h00
13h30 Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions Parallel Sessions   13h30
15h00 Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break Coffee break 15h00
15h30 Plenary Panel: Poles & Global Linkages
Parallel Sessions
Plenary Panel: Adaptation to Change
Parallel Sessions
Plenary Panel: Ecosystems: Science and Stewardship
Parallel Sessions
Plenary Panel: Communities & Health
Parallel Sessions
17h00 Poster Session A Poster Session B Poster Session   17h00
19h00 18:00 - 20:30
Welcome Reception
  Polar Film Festival Polar Film Festival Banquet
NFB - Films

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TUESDAY, 24 APRIL - Keynote Policy Address (8:30 - 8:45)

8h30 - Dr. David J. Hayes - Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior (United States) / Plenary Hall (517BCD)

Dr. David J. Hayes, Deputy Secretary, Department of the Interior (United States)
Deputy Secretary Hayes is the second highest ranking official at the U.S. Department of the Interior and serves as Chair of the President's Interagency Working Group on Coordination of Domestic Energy Development and Permitting in Alaska. As Chair, Hayes heads the U.S. effort to organize federal agencies that oversee energy development in Alaska and is a leader in promoting science-based decision-making for America's Arctic. Hayes is formerly the Global Chair of the Environment, Land and Resources Department at the international law firm Latham & Watkins and has served as Chairman of the Board of the non-profit Environmental Law Institute.