Join past and present leaders of the American Geosciences Institute (AGI) and prominent geoscientists across our community as we recognize the 75th Anniversary of the Institute. Speakers will recall motivations that lead to emergence of the Institute, its impacts on the geosciences and society, and look ahead as our profession faces unprecedented transitions in the scope and imperative of the geosciences: who we are, and how we work. Kick-off speakers include:
- Senator John Hickenlooper (invited)
- David Applegate (Acting Director, US Geological Survey)
- Elizabeth Eide (Executive Director for the Division on Earth and Life Studies at the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)
- Scott Tinker (Director, Texas Bureau of Economic Geology)
AGI was founded to foster the geosciences to support society, including the challenges of the Cold War, expanding the geosciences globally, and recognizing and supporting the health of the discipline. This session will scan the horizon of the geosciences in context of past responses to stress points, the challenges of today, and the opportunity of sustainability serving as a unifying framework for the future of the geosciences. The day will end with an engaging panel discussion and attendee Q&A focusing on the vital role of geoscience in sustainability and climate change, filling the K–12 education gap, the future of the workforce, and public geoscience literacy.
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