Preparing for the inconvenient truth: Speaker list

Dean Tom Fisher and John Koepke (Landscape Architecture) were co-chairs of the administrators conference -- "Preparing for the Inconvenient Truth" -- of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and Council of Educators in Landscape Architecture (CELA). The keynote speakers were Will Steger, polar explorer, and J. Drake Hamilton, science policy director for Fresh Energy. The conference took place on November 1 in Minneapolis.

Preparing for the inconvenient truth
Thomas Fisher, University of Minnesota
John Koepke, University of Minnesota
Cultural preservation
John Dwyer, Shelter, University of Minnesota
New Orleans and the Clean Hub

James West, Mississippi State University
Rebuilding Biloxi

Ozayr Saloojee, University of Minnesota
Cultural Sustainability

Marielle Richon, UNESCO
World Heritage and Climate Change

Global flooding
Robert Sykes, University of Minnesota
The Situation in Venice

John Dwyer (Architecture alumnus)
Global Climate Change After Katrina

Reclamation landscapes
John Koepke, University of Minnesota
Laurentian Vision for the Iron Range

Laura Musacchio, University of Minnesota
Landscape Reclamation

Kyle Brown (Landscape Architecture alumnus), now at California State University at Ponoma
Greening our Campuses

Integrated practice

Marc Swackhamer, University of Minnesota
BIM and Biomimicry

Renee Cheng, University of Minnesota
BIM and Biomimicry

John Carmody, University of Minnesota
Supporting Faculty Research Integration in Professional Programs

Harrison Fraker (former Architecture faculty & department head) and Patrick Condon (former Landscape Architecture faculty)
Global Settlement, Sustainable Housing

2030 challenge
Mary Guzowski, University of Minnesota

Building our schools
Tom Fisher, University of Minnesota