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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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APPENDIX A
Main Stages Agenda

The Main Stages consisted of three parts:
Our Planet, Breakthroughs, and Our Future.

April 26–27, 2021

All times cited in U.S. Eastern Time

9:15 am NETWORKING
9:45 am DOORS OPEN TO VIRTUAL MAIN STAGE

SESSION 1: OUR PLANET

10:00 am THE PERFECT HOME
Sir David Attenborough provides a message for our planet via a glimpse into his newest project.
10:20 am WELCOME FROM THE THREE PRESENTING HOSTS
Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director, The Nobel Foundation
Marcia McNutt (NAS/NAE), President, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
10:30 am SETTING THE STAGE: OUR PLANET
Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore, Nobel Prize laureate, Co-Founder and Chair of Generation Investment Management, and Founder and Chair of the Climate Reality Project
10:45 am THINK GLOBALLY, ACT LOCALLY
A conversation between
Sandra Diaz (NAS), Professor of Ecology, Córdoba National University and senior member, National Research Council of Argentina
Thomas Lovejoy (NAS), Professor of Ecosystems, Department of Environmental Science and Policy, George Mason University
11:00 am MUSICAL PERFORMANCE AND ART PIECE: BEATIE WOLFE FEATURING FROM GREEN TO RED
Artist and UN Women campaign role model for innovation Beatie Wolfe shares her latest work, built using 800,000 years of climate data. With an introduction by Nobel Prize laureate Robert Woodrow Wilson
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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11:15 am DYNAMIC DIALOGUES
A fast-paced, interactive exchange centered on the summit’s core topics.
Human Rights
Martin Chalfie (NAS/NAM), Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Biology, Columbia University
With Connie Nshemereirwe, independent science and policy facilitator
Gatwal Augustine Gatkuoth, peacebuilding advocate
Gingger Shankar, musician and activist
Economics of Inequality
Gary Hoover, Professor of Economics and Director, Murphy Institute at Tulane University
With Simon Levin (NAS), James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University
Zoë Jenkins, education justice activist
Sustainability/Earth Systems
Brigitte Baptiste, biologist, Chancellor of Universidad Ean, Colombia With Adam Riess (NAS), Nobel Prize laureate, cosmologist
Klaus von Klitzing (NAS), Nobel Prize laureate, physicist
Anne Muthoni, climate change enthusiast
Technology
Stanley Whittingham (NAE), Nobel Prize laureate, Professor of Chemistry, Binghamton University, State University of New York
With David Gross (NAS), Nobel Prize laureate, Chancellor’s Chair Professor of Theoretical Physics and former Director of the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics, University of California, Santa Barbara
Beatie Wolfe, artist and UN Women campaign role model
Ahmad Mobayed, digital education advocate, youth leader, and Co-Founder, Syrian Youth Assembly
Hosted by actor, writer, musician, producer, futurist, and science enthusiast Ahmed Best
12:10 pm DYNAMIC DIALOGUES BREAKOUT
Choose your own adventure audience Q&A: Which of the dynamic dialogues piqued your curiosity? Join the discussion group of your choice to take a deeper dive with one of our dynamic dialogue scientists.
1:00 pm CLOSE OF FIRST SESSION AND BRAIN BREAK
Join a relaxing, 30-minute yoga and sound bath session with Phyllicia Bonanno, work on a fun puzzle challenge with puzzle master David Kwong, network with fellow attendees, catch up on personal business, or take a walk.

SESSION 2: BREAKTHROUGHS

3:00 pm SESSION OPENS
3:05 pm WELCOME
Johan Rockström, Director, Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
3:15 pm PAY IT FORWARD: ENVISIONING NEXT STEPS WITH OUR LEADERS OF TOMORROW
Xiye Bastida, climate activist and youth leader
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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3:25 pm EVIDENCE OF URGENCY: AN ISLAND NATION’S CALL TO ACTION
David W. Panuelo, President, Federated States of Micronesia
3:40 pm MUSICAL PERFORMANCE: GINGGER SHANKAR AND SPECIAL GUESTS
“Promises of Our Grandmothers” is an original musical piece by
Gingger Shankar exploring the roles of our grandmothers and their
relationship to the land and environment.
3:50 pm MANY AVENUES FOR ACTION: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Sir Richard Roberts, Nobel Prize laureate and Chief Scientific Officer, New England Biolabs
Tamar Krishnamurti, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Clinical and Translational Science, University of Pittsburgh and CEO, Naima Health
Rana el Kaliouby, Co-Founder and CEO, Affectiva
Moderated by Nisha Anand, CEO, Dream Corps
4:10 pm GIVING POWER TO SOLUTIONS
A conversation between
Steven Chu (NAS), Nobel Prize laureate and Professor of Physics and Molecular and Cellular Physiology, Stanford University
Natalia Kanem, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director, United Nations Population Fund
4:25 pm A COMMITMENT TO COOPERATION
A conversation between John Kerry, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate
Marcia McNutt (NAS/NAE), President, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
4:30 pm CLOSING REMARKS
Marcia McNutt (NAS/NAE), President, U.S. National Academy of Sciences
4:40 pm NETWORKING SESSIONS: CONNECTING & COLLABORATING TO CREATE CHANGE
Meet someone new or connect with a colleague. Collaborate with fellow attendees.
5:00 pm CLOSE OF DAY 1

DAY 2: APRIL 27, 2021


SESSION 3: OUR FUTURE

1:00 pm COFFEE OR COCKTAILS
Hosted by leading mixologists, attendees will be led through a coffee and cocktail mixology demonstration to prepare a beverage to enjoy during the session.
1:30 pm OPENING REMARKS
Vidar Helgesen, Executive Director, Nobel Foundation
1:50 pm TOGETHER WE STAND: A VIEW TO THE FUTURE
A message from Ursula von der Leyen, President, European Commission
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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1:55 pm A PANDEMIC GUIDE TO SOLVING PROBLEMS WITH SCIENCE: A PANEL DISCUSSION
Anthony Fauci (NAS/NAM), Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health
Jennifer Doudna (NAS/NAM), Nobel Prize laureate and Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, Berkeley
Peter Doherty (NAS/NAM), Nobel Prize laureate and patron of the Doherty Institute, University of Melbourne
Moderated by author and policy analyst Laurie Garrett
2:20 pm LISTENED: LEARNED
Key themes and messages from the previous panel shared by Victor Dzau (NAM), President, U.S. National Academy of Medicine
2:30 pm HARD PROBLEMS: SCIENCE SOLUTIONS
A message from James Liao (NAS/NAE), President, Academia Sinica
2:40 pm WE ARE THE WORLD: HIS HOLINESS THE 14TH DALAI LAMA
An interview with His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet
2:55 pm NETWORKING
Seek out fellow attendees to connect or join a roundtable discussion on summit topics created to foster discussion and action.
3:15 pm TOOLBOX OF TRUTH
A conversation between Saul Perlmutter (NAS), Nobel Prize laureate and Professor of Physics, University of California, Berkeley, and Bryan Doerries, Artistic Director, Theater of War Productions, The Oedipus Project
3:30 pm THE OEDIPUS PROJECT: A SPECIAL PERFORMANCE AND GLOBAL DISCUSSION
The Oedipus Project presents acclaimed actors reading scenes from Sophocles’ Oedipus the King as a catalyst for powerful, constructive, global conversations about climate change, ecological disaster, and environmental justice. Sophocles’ ancient play, first performed in 429 BC just after the first wave of a plague that killed nearly one-third of the Athenian population, is a story of arrogant leadership, ignored prophecy, intergenerational curses, and a pestilence and ecological collapse that ravages the archaic city of Thebes. Seen through this lens, Oedipus the King appears to have been a powerful tool for helping Athenians communalize trauma and loss, while interrogating their own complicit role in the suffering, not just of those around them but also of generations to come. This performance will be presented on Zoom.
Featuring performances by Bill Murray (Lost in Translation), Frances McDormand (Nomadland), Jeffrey Wright (Westworld), Frankie Faison (The Wire), David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck), Marjolaine Goldsmith (Company Manager of Theater of War Productions), and Jumaane Williams (New York City Public Advocate), and a Chorus of Nobel Prize-awarded scientists, including Elizabeth Blackburn and Harold Varmus.
Translated, directed, and facilitated by Bryan Doerries.
5:30 pm CLOSE OF DAY 2
Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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Suggested Citation:"Appendix A: Main Stages Agenda." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2021. 2021 Nobel Prize Summit: Our Planet, Our Future: Proceedings of a Summit. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/26310.
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Our future depends on our collective ability to become effective stewards of the global commons - the climate, ice, land, ocean, fresh water, forests, soils and rich diversity of life. Hosted by the Nobel Foundation and organized by the US National Academy of Sciences in partnership with the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research and the Stockholm Resilience Centre/Beijer Institute, the first Nobel Prize Summit brought together Nobel Prize laureates, scientists, policy makers, business leaders, and youth leaders to explore the question: What can be achieved in this decade to put the world on a path to a more sustainable, more prosperous future for all of humanity?

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