WELCOME TO THE 2020 

 DIGITAL EARTH DAY LAUNCH EVENT. 

 Let's get this started! 

Thanks to those who joined us for the 2020 Collabathon!

See what we did in Earth week here:

OPEN CLIMATE DIALOGUES

To kickoff the 2020 year, and in the context of the 2020 Digital Earth Day, the Collabathon will host remote open climate dialogue for global participants to connect around these challenging times.

CONNECT & HACK

Meet with new and ongoing teams, build connections, and get started hacking.

 

WEDNESDAY

APRIL 22

9 am PST  /  6 pm CET

DIALOGUE 1

An Open Climate Dialogue: Earth Day

6 pm PST  /  9 am GMT+8

DIALOGUE 2

System Dynamics and Ecological Economics of Sustainable Futures

THURSDAY

APRIL 23

9 am PST  /  6 pm CET

DIALOGUE 3

Next Generation Technologies of
Earth Systems Science & Innovation

6 pm PST  /  9 am GMT+8

DIALOGUE 4

Government Tech and Civic Groups
as Drivers of
Economic Agents

FRIDAY

APRIL 24

9 am PST  /  6 pm CET

DIALOGUE 5

Chasing Net-Zero: Navigating the radical transition of the next 30 years

6 pm PST  /  9 am GMT+8

DIALOGUE 6

Energy Data Economies
for a Global
Climate Market

SATURDAY

APRIL 25

ONBOARDING SESSIONS

9 am PST  /  6 pm CET

Break out sessions with the 2019 teams to connect and grow projects

10 am PST  to 5 pm PST

Prompt host sessions & workshop

6 pm PST  /  9 am GMT+8

Break out sessions with the 2019 teams to connect and grow projects

SUNDAY

APRIL 26

ALL DAY

Open hacks among teams and collaboration
for the year

If you haven't already signed up on our home page, please do so here.

Have Questions?

Ready to hack and join project?

APRIL 22-24

OPEN CLIMATE DIALOGUES

THE LINE UP

APRIL 22, 2020

WEDNESDAY

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 8:30am PST

east cost - 11:30am EST

europe - 5:30pm CET

east asia -11:30 am GMT+8

2020 Collabathon Launch: Keynote (30min)

This 30 min session is the keynote launch for the 2020 Collabathon and will provide background to the collabathon concept and why it is now more timely than ever. It will showcase the whole Co-Organization team providing their perspective and why they joined the collective.

00

LAUNCH

LAUNCH & KEYNOTE

Martin E. Wainstein

Martin is a research scientist in the climate and energy transition and a serial social entrepreneur. He heads the Yale Openlab as a resident fellow at the Center for Business & the Environment at Yale. He is a project director at the Digital Currency Initiative of the MIT Media Lab. 

2020 INTROS & SHARE OUTS

2020 Collabathon Co-Organization Team & Collective

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 1 (60 min)

west coast - 9:00am PST

east coast - 12:00pm EST

europe - 6:00pm CET

east asia - 12:00 am GMT+8

DIGITAL EARTH DAY, DIGITAL CLIMATE ?
The role of decentralization in a post-Paris world

This first session will feature Sue Biniaz who was a lead US climate negotiator under the Paris Agreement, and Tom Baumann, the co-chair of the Climate Chain Coalition. Sue will provide a historical perspective to the climate challenge and the need for evolving the way we deal with it institutionally, while Tom brings a perspective from the technological evolution required in order to deliver higher levels of trust and accountability. Both speakers and the moderator will set the tone for the dialogue series around climate + technology in the 2020 context.

01

APRIL 22  - DIALOG1

Sue Biniaz

Former lead climate lawyer for the U.S. State Department. Lecturer at Yale Law School

Susan Biniaz, a former Deputy Legal Adviser at the U.S. State Department, was the lead climate lawyer and a climate negotiator for the U.S. government from 1989 to early 2017. Since leaving the government, she has taught courses on international environmental law and the climate negotiations at Columbia, the University of Chicago, and Yale.  She is currently a Senior Fellow at the UN Foundation, a Senior Advisor at the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions, and a Senior Advisor at Climate Advisers, as well as a Visiting Lecturer at Yale Law School and a Senior Fellow at the Yale Jackson Institute.  

Tom Baumann

Founder and Co-chair Climate Chain Coalition

Co-founder, GHG Management Institute,

Tom is the founder and co-chair of the Climate Chain Coalition, co-chair of the INATBA Climate Action WG (International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications), co-chair of the Hyperledger Climate Action & Accounting Special Interest Group, former international chair (2014-2019) of ISO’s climate change standards committee, former chair (2009-2014) of the IEEE PES climate change technology committee, researcher at the Blockchain Research Institute, as well as co-founder of several start-ups including Xpansiv, Adaptation Ledger, ClimateCHECK, GHG Management Institute, Collaborase, and NovaSphere.

01

APRIL 22  - DIALOG1

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 10:00am PST

east coast - 1:00pm EST

europe - 7:00pm CET

east asia - 1:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 1
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 2 (60 min)

west coast - 6:00pm PST

east coast - 9:00pm EST

europe - 3:00am CET

east asia - 9:00 am GMT+8

SYSTEMS DYNAMICS & SUSTAINABLE FUTURES
An ecological economic vision for our planet

Peter Victor will introduce his continuing research, of nearly two decades, applying Systems Dynamics modeling of national economies to explore the macroeconomics of sustainable prosperity on spaceship Earth.

02

APRIL 22  - DIALOG2

Peter Victor

Professor Emeritus, York University, Canada
B.Soc.Sc., Ph.D., FRSC

Dr. Peter Victor is an economist who has worked for 50 years in Canada and abroad on economy and environment issues as an academic, consultant and public servant. By extending input-output analysis, he was the first economist to apply the physical law of the conservation of matter to the empirical analysis of a national economy.

Dr. Victor is Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and, from 2000 to 2004 was President of the Royal Canadian Institute for the Advancement of Science, Canada’s oldest science organization. He has chaired Environment Canada’s Science and Technology Advisory Board,  was the founding president of the Canadian Society of Ecological Economics, full member of the Club of Rome, member of Advisory Committee on Environmental Statistics for Statistics Canada and served on the Board of the David Suzuki Foundation.  He is the author of, Managing without growth. slower by design, not disaster. (second edition Edward Elgar, 2019)

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 7:00Pm PST

east coast - 10:00pm EST

europe - 4:00am CET

east asia - 10:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 2
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

APRIL 23, 2020

THURSDAY

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 3 (60 min)

west coast - 9:00am PST

east coast - 12:00pm EST

europe - 6:00pm CET

east asia - 12:00 am GMT+8

NEXT-GEN TECHNOLOGIES FOR EARTH SYSTEM MANAGEMENT
Remote Sensing, Web 3.0 and Cloud High Performance Computing

This panel and dialogue will showcase new practices around computing and technology for Earth systems science and innovation. Lubomila will discuss how PlanA leverages remote sensing data to help companies meet their climate targets, Karim will share his insights regarding the current state of the art in agile and collaborative High Performance Computing, in the cloud, while Gabriel will describe how the spatial web, a new form of internet, can help everyone speak the same digital language in order to manage the dynamics between devices and people in space and time.

03

APRIL 23  - DIALOG3

Gabriel René

Founder, Spatial Web Foundation & Verses.io

Gabriel René is a technologist, entrepreneur, author, producer and director of Verses. He has a 25-year career in the Technology, Telecom and Media Industries specializing in emerging technologies like AR / VR / AI / IoT / DLT and their applications for industrial, fintech, govtech and global standards organizations. He is the author of the #1 International Bestseller "The Spatial Web - How Web 3.0 Connects Humans, Machines, and AI to Transform the World"

Mr. René serves as Executive Director of the Spatial Web Foundation, an organization developing standards for the ethical interoperability between Augmented and Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Robotics and Distributed Ledger technologies designed to power the Web 3.0 era and dedicated to the interoperable adoption of Spatial Technologies across every major industry.

Lubomila Jordanova

CEO & Founder at PlanA.Earth GmbH

Founder & CEO of Plan A, a Berlin-based startup developing a SaaS platform that helps businesses calculate, monitor and reduce the carbon footprint and an algorithm which predicts where and how climate change will hit the hardest, using over 300,000 data points. Winner of the DT50 Sustainability Award 2019 from McKinsey, Google and ROCKET INTERNET, BCG Social Impact Award 2020, TECHBBQ Pitch Competition 2019, PIRATE SUMMIT Pitch Competition 2019, Women Startup Competition 2019, Top 100 Meaningful Business 2019, Slush Top 15 2019. Forbes 30 under 30.

03

APRIL 23  - DIALOG3

03

APRIL 23  - DIALOG3

Karim Chine

Director, RosettaHUB

Karim Chine is a London-based software architect and entrepreneur and the co-author and
co-designer of RosettaHUB. Previously, he held positions within academic research laboratories and industrial R&D departments, including Imperial College London, EBI, IBM, and Schlumberger. Karim’s interests include large-scale distributed software design, cloud computing applications in research and education, open source software ecosystems, and open science. Since 2009, he has collaborated with the European Commission as an independent expert for the Research E-infrastructure Program and for the Future and Emerging Technologies Program. He has also served as an evaluator and a reviewer of many of EU’s flagship projects related to grids, desktop grids, scientific clouds, and science gateways. Karim holds degrees from Ecole Polytechnique and Telecom ParisTech.

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 10:00am PST

east coast - 1:00pm EST

europe - 7:00pm CET

east asia - 1:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 3
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 4 (60 min)

west coast - 6:00pm PST

east coast - 9:00pm EST

europe - 3:00am CET

east asia - 9:00 am GMT+8

GOVERNMENT & CIVIC TECHNOLOGIES IN THE CLIMATE SPACE
as drivers of cryptographic privacy & sustainable economic development

This dialogue will engage leading figures in the government technology space and the power of bottom up action and development, crucial aspects for the climate challenge. John will explain how British Columbia uses distributed ledger technology to provide trust in credentials and identifications by government while protecting citizen’s power and privacy. Bonnie will share how volunteers around the world organize around key open source projects that benefit government through the Code For America and Code For All network, and how this collective power may be an ultimate weapon to fight climate change. Franz, with significant experience in negotiating for climate as a USA White House official, will share how he went from a policy focus to a fintech focus in order to empower common citizens to be a driver for change and renewable energy investment.

04

APRIL 23  - DIALOG4

Bonnie Wolfe

Executive Director at Hack For LA

Western Region, National Advisory Council Rep, Code for America

Bonnie Wolfe is a serial tech entrepreneur, technical educator, speaker, community builder, program manager and consultant. She had her first tech job at 16, started her first tech company by 20, and made her first tech company sale at 30. She has helped hundreds of clients transform their teams, processes and results. She is currently the Executive Director of Hack for LA. Over the past year, she has grown the organization to the largest weekly hack night series in the world with over 100 active participants (now 100% remote during COVID19 crisis), and 18 project teams, focusing solely on open source civic tech. She is an evangelist for encouraging the sharing of effective practices between civic tech, gov tech, edtech, climate tech and related communities of interest.

John Jordan

Executive Director, British Columbia’s Digital Trust Service.

John Jordan is the Executive Director of the BC Digital Trust Service. He is an experienced product executive and technology strategist who has over 25 years of experience in both the private and public sectors. Currently he is leading the Province of British Columbia’s participation in the establishment of a trust layer for the Internet. This includes leading the teams who have been making significant contributions to Hyperledger Aries and Hyperledger Indy since the Fall of 2017. The Province operates OrgBook BC, a key part of the Verifiable Organizations Network (https://vonx.io) which is the world’s first public sector production service using Hyperledger Indy and Aries.

04

APRIL 23  - DIALOG4

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 7:00Pm PST

east coast - 10:00pm EST

europe - 4:00pm CET

east asia - 10:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 2
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS

04

APRIL 23  - DIALOG4

Franz Hochstrasser

Founder and CEO, Raise Green Inc. Obama political appointee on climate & energy for the Paris Agreement

Franz is the founder of Raise Green, a platform to finance community solar energy.  Most recently, Franz served as Senior Advisor to the Special Envoy for Climate Change at the U.S. Department of State, working on the team that successfully negotiated the Paris Agreement. 

Before earning a Master’s of Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES), Franz spent 8 years serving in the Obama Administration as a Legislative Analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture and later as Deputy Associate Director at the White House Council of Environmental Quality. His work has concentrated on projects concerning food security, energy, conservation, and public engagement as well as environmental climate policy. Franz holds a Master’s in Environmental Management from the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies (F&ES) and B.A. in Linguistics as well as a B.A. in Politics from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 7:00pm PST

east coast - 10:00pm EST

europe - 4:00am CET

east asia - 10:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 4
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

APRIL 24, 2020

FRIDAY

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 5 (60 min)

west coast - 9:00am PST

east coast - 12:00pm EST

europe - 6:00pm CET

east asia - 12:00 am GMT+8

CHASING NET-ZERO 
Navigating the radical climate transition of the next 30 years

This open climate dialogue will feature high-level speakers and practitioners discussing the core challenge at hand in the climate context — the need to prevent warming above 1.5oC by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Peter will make the case for clear net-zero guidelines and a common language when it comes to accounting: 1 Tonne of carbon. John will share his work both at the Token Commons Foundation, around tokenized climate credits, as well and new economic models for empowering and financing communities through low-carbon decentralised infrastructure. Bonnie will give her perspective on how this translated to the private sector and the management of supply chains.

05

APRIL 24  - DIALOG5

John Clippinger

Senior research scientist at the MIT Media Lab

Founder of Token Commons Foundation

John is a researcher, entrepreneur, and activist around decentralized, autonomous, self-organizing systems with a focus on generative governance and finance for climate change and social equity. John Henry Clippinger is a co-founder of The Token Commons Foundation and Swythch.io. He is currently Research Scientist at the MIT Media Lab City Sciences Group, and previously a Research Scientist with the Human Dynamics. He is an Advisor to Bancor, Evident, Decentralized Pictures, Atonomi, SkyCoin, Cashaa, and the CryptoAsset Design Group. Previously, he was CEO of ID3 (The Institute for Data Driven Design) and Co-Director of The Law Lab at the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard Law School. John is also a contributor and co-editor From Bitcoin to Burning Man and Beyond; The Quest for Identity and Autonomy in Digital Society, (2014), the author of A Crowd of One: The Future of Individual Identity (Perseus, Public Affairs, 2007, and The Biology of Business, Natural Laws of Enterprise Josey Bass, 1998). Dr. Clippinger is a graduate of Yale University and holds a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania

Peter Boyd

Founder & CEO at Time4Good,
Lecturer & Resident Fellow at Yale University

Peter Boyd is Founder & CEO of Time4Good and Executive Fellow at Yale University’s Center for Business and the Environment. He has been advising The B Team on their ‘Net-Zero by 2050’ initiative and other high-growth organizations on strategy, marketing, climate change solutions and entrepreneurial opportunity.

Peter was previously COO of Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, after more than 10 years with the Virgin Group (including CEO of Virgin Mobile South Africa), and McKinsey & Co.

A Guest Lecturer at Yale and a Mentor at the Tsai Center for Innovative Thinking, Peter serves on the boards of London-based BLUE Communications, Roar Africa and Fenix International. He lives in Westport, CT and also serves on the board of the town's Green Task Force.

05

APRIL 24  - DIALOG5

05

APRIL 24  - DIALOG5

Bonnie Nixon

Lecturer at UCLA, Sustainable Supply Chains

Eco-Social Edupreneur

As a relentless optimist and courageous catalyst for change, Bonnie has held many high-profile positions at the global forefront of a new low carbon, resource protected and just economy and is committed to using innovative and scalable technologies to promote community dialogue, accelerate sustainability and advance human rights.  Today, Ms. Nixon is an Educator, Researcher and Strategic Planner and specializes in complex global and local challenges and sustainable supply chains. Currently, Ms. Nixon teaches Sustainable Supply Chain at the UCLA extension helping students and lifelong learners to understand how all consumer goods are made and what can be done to address complex environmental and socioeconomic injustices.  Bonnie received a BA in Sociology from Pennsylvania State University, a Masters’ Degree in how Learning Technologies can accelerate sustainability and advance human rights from Pepperdine and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change at Pepperdine’s School of Education.

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 10:00am PST

east coast - 1:00pm EST

europe - 7:00pm CET

east asia - 1:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 5
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

EVENT TIMEZONE

Open Climate Dialogue 6 (60 min)

west coast - 6:00pm PST

east coast - 9:00pm EST

europe - 3:00am CET

east asia - 9:00 am GMT+8

ENERGY DATA ECONOMIES
for a global interconnected climate market

This open climate dialogue will feature high-level speakers and practitioners discussing the core challenge at hand in the climate context — the need to prevent warming above 1.5oC by achieving net-zero emissions by 2050. Peter will make the case for clear net-zero guidelines and a common language when it comes to accounting: 1 Tonne of carbon. John will share his work both at the Token Commons Foundation, around tokenized climate credits, as well and new economic models for empowering and financing communities through low-carbon decentralised infrastructure. Bonnie will give her perspective on how this translated to the private sector and the management of supply chains.

06

APRIL 24  - DIALOG6

Evan Caron

Founder and CCO at Swytch.io

Evan Caron is the founder and chief commercial officer of Swytch, an energy blockchain firm that is a spinoff of the non-profit organization he also founded called the Token Commons Foundation. He spoke to us about how, after years of being an energy trader, he began to see the next big thing in energy was developing renewables and the energy blockchain and so he left his energy trading career to create Token Commons and then Swytch and start playing a key role in the vast changes brewing in the industry. Caron is a very smart, very rational voice on the financial side of the industry and he explained for us how he came to see the value of blockchain technology and became convinced it will play a critical role in the future of our now fast evolving industry.

Arka Ray

Managing Director at Lydion Research

Arka is Managing Director and CTO at Lydion, a tech startup focusing on data economies and data assetization. Before Lydion he was CEO at  Sidelines and, prior to that, Arka was a Business Development Manager at Microsoft in the Xbox LIVE division, where he negotiated several multi-million dollar deals with game publishers.

Arka went to UC Berkeley (with Vinay) and holds a BSc in Computer Science.

06

APRIL 24  - DIALOG6

EVENT TIMEZONE

west coast - 7:00Pm PST

east coast - 10:00pm EST

europe - 4:00am CET

east asia - 10:00 am GMT+8

Open Climate Dialogue 6
VIRTUAL BREAKOUT ROOMS (60 min)

APRIL 25-26

COLLABATHON CONTINUATION SESSION

Throughout the weekend, the Collabathon will host Break out sessions with the 2019 teams to connect and grow existing and new teams.  Sessions will be conducted on Discord throughout the different channels.

 

Unfamiliar with Discord?  Need some guidance? Join us in the Open Climate Collabathon Zoom Conference Hall for assistance.  We are available at the top of every hour, starting at 9am and ending at 5pm PDT.

APRIL 25, 2020

SATURDAY

EVENT TIMEZONE

Collabathon team share-out & development sessions

west coast - 9:00am PST

east coast - 12:00pm EST

europe - 6:00pm CET

east asia - 12:00 am GMT+8

OPEN SHARE-OUTS ON ZOOM & DISCORD
2019 Teams breakout sessions
2019 Team Workshops -

Breakout Rm #1: Tech Support and Orientation (Jacob)

Breakout Rm #2 : EcoWidgy project (Eleftherios)

Breakout Rm #3 : Climate Terminal Project (Nadya)

Breakout Room #4: Consumer Disclosure & Sustainable Supply Chains (Wanying)

Breakout Room #5: Sensorica - Open Innovation (Tiberius)

START OF SESSIONS

Prompt host sessions & platform workshops

west coast - 10:00am PST

east coast - 1:00pm EST

europe - 7:00pm CET

east asia - 1:00 am GMT+8

PROMPT HOST SESSIONS
2019 Team Workshops -

10:30 am PST — RosettaHUB Orientation and Sign-On (Karim Chine)

11:00 am PST — Forest-based mitigation credits, with Regen Network (Gregory Landua)

12:00 pm PST — Take Climate Action, Earn Carbon Credits & The CoMakery Platform (Noah Thorpe)

12:30 pm PST — Adaptation Ledger Prompt

EVENT TIMEZONE

Collabathon team share-out & development sessions

west coast - 6:00pm PST

east coast - 9:00pm EST

europe - 3:00am CET

east asia - 9:00 am GMT+8

OPEN SHARE-OUTS ON ZOOM & DISCORD
2019 Teams breakout sessions
2019 Team Workshops -

Breakout Rm #1: Climate Action Data Sharing / Climate COPs (Brendan)

APRIL 26, 2020

EVENT TIMEZONE

ALL DAY

OPEN COLLABORATIVE HACKS
 
 
 
 

Earth Day Event Ambassadors + Nodes

Collabathon Co-Organizers

  • YouTube
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

2020 Open Climate Collabathon

The Open Climate Collabathon is an independently organized not-for-profit event, fiscally hosted by the Open Collective Foundation 501(c)3

CollabathonLogo_W