Welcome by Professor Nojin Kwak, Department of Communication Studies Chair
Opening Remarks by Sol Hart and Stuart Soroka
Session # 1: Complexities in Environmental Communications
Trust in Science: Ending the Debate?
Dominique Brossard, University of Wisconsin - Madison
The UN Paris goals are a fantasy. It's time for plan B on climate change - What scholars and intellectuals need to do.
Matt Nisbet, Noertheastern University
New Tools for Complex Stories
David Poulson, Michigan State University
Session # 2: Communicating about Environmental Issues
Communicative Practices of the US Climate Change Movement
Luis Hesteres, The University of Texas at San Antonio
Climate Change: How to report on the existential threat of our time?
Jim Malewitz, Bridge Magazine
Session # 3: Comedy and Climate Change
A Laughing Matter? Confronting climate change through humor.
Max Boycoff, University of Colorado - Boulder
Can Comedy Stimulate Climate Change Advocacy and Engagement?
Amy Becker, Loyola Unversity Maryland
Ashley Anderson, University of Colorado
Can Laughter Help Save the Planet? Comedy's Role in Promoting Public Engagement with Climate Change
Lauren Feldman & Caty Borum Chatoo, Rutgers University
Session # 4: Partisanship & Polarization on Environmental Policy
Party Cues in the News: Explaining the Dynamics of Climate Change Skepticism
Dominik Stecula & Eric Merkley, University of Pennsylvania
Vales vs. Ideology: can we harness values for strategic communicating about contentious environmental issues?
Erik Nisbet, Ohio State University
Can narrative news techniques increase curiosity about climate change policy? The potential for increasing engagement and decreasing polarization.
Jessica Myrick, Penn State University
Session 5: Plenary and Discussion
Sharon Dunwoody, University of Wisconsin - Madison