Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

C-SEF Workshop: Social and Environmental Futures Workshop

This annual workshop is sponsored by the CIRES Center for Social and Environmental Futures. This year's theme is 'The devil is in the details'. Environmental discourse is often sweeping, polarized, and polemical. This workshop will instead emphasize important facts and challenges, which may be under appreciated, which people can sink their teeth into, and which can bring people together.

This event is free and open to the public. Coffee and cookies will be provided throughout the day.

Thursday, October 26

Development, health, and the environment

Workshop Introduction and Keynote (9:00 am - 10:15 am) - G. David Tilman (U. Minnesota)

Session 1 (10:40 am - 12:00 pm) - Nathan Mueller (Colorado State U.), Audrey Gaudel (CU Boulder), Amanda Carrico (CU Boulder), Matthew Burgess (CU Boulder)

Lunch Break (12:00 pm - 1:00 pm)

Data and Measurement

Keynote (1:00 pm - 2:00 pm) - Chelsea Nagy (CU Boulder)

Session 2 (2:00 pm - 3:20 pm) - Kris Karnauskas (CU Boulder), Scott Ortman (CU Boulder), Shelly Miller (CU Boulder), Nadav Orian Peer (CU Boulder)

Student Session (3:40 pm - 5:00 pm)

Friday, October 27

Policy and Security

Keynote (9:00 am - 10:00 am) - Matthew C. Nisbet (Northeastern U.)

Session 3 (10:20 am - 11:40 am) - Deserai Crow (CU Denver), Lisa Dilling (Environmental Defense Fund), Mark Serreze (CU Boulder), Jonathan David Moyer (U. Denver)

Student Session (11:40 am - 12:40 pm)

Closing and Lunch Break (12:40 pm - 1:40 pm)


Thursday, October 26, 2023 to Friday, October 27, 2023
9:00 am to 5:00 pm



  • C-SEF


  • Annual Event
  • Open to Public