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Keynote sessions are open to all registered attendees and guests.

Each keynote presentation will be preceded by a coffee break sponsored by Chevron.

 Opening Session and Keynote Address: Implementing the NGSS: Shifts in Classroom Practice
  Friday, October 25, 9:15 am - 10:45 am
  Coffee Break: 9:00 am

  Palm Springs Convention Center

Next Generation Science Standards with Stephen Pruitt

Join CSTA for the annual meeting of members! CSTA President, Laura Henriques will deliver an update on the state of the association and the state of science education in California. Following Laura's address will be the keynote presentation by Dr. Stephen Pruitt. Dr. Pruitt is the Vice President for Content, Research, and Development for Achieve and led the development of the Next Generation of Science Standards.

Stephen will update the audience on current adoption and implementation efforts around the Next Generation Science Standards in California and other states, as well as discuss the vision for how classroom practice will shift as a result of the NGSS.

Sponsored by Chevron.

 Closing Session and Keynote Address: The New North
  Sunday, October 23, 8:00 am - 9:15 am
  Continental Breakfast: 7:30 am - 8:00 am

  Palm Springs Convention Center

Laurence C. Smith

Dr. Laurence C. Smith, climate scientist, professor, and author of The World in 2050 will be the closing keynote speaker at the 2013 California Science Education Conference in Palm Springs.
How will the combination of a booming global population and global warming change the world? Which countries will struggle, and which will prosper? Laurence Smith believes the North is set for major gains. In his talk, Smith will outline the changes that our world will face in the next 50 years, both geologically and societally.

Laurence Smith is one of the world’s most respected climate scientists, whose work envisions the future of a warmed planet. His debut book, The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilizations Northern Future, is a work of enormous scope, cross-cutting themes of population demographics, globalization, natural resource demand, and climate change. It’s science fiction without the fiction. Smith is the Professor and Vice-Chair of Geography and Professor of Earth & Space Sciences at UCLA and has published more than sixty research papers.

In 2006, Dr. Smith briefed Congress on the likely impacts of northern climate change, and in 2007 his work appeared prominently in the Fourth Assessment Report of the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). In 2006-2007 he was named a Guggenheim Fellow by the John S. Guggenheim Foundation in New York. He has won more than $5M in external grant funding from the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) for his research on northern climate change. In 2011 he won the Walter P. Kistler Book Award for his book The World in 2050: Four Forces Shaping Civilization’s Northern Future. His work has received media coverage in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Discover Magazine, NPR, BBC, CBC Radio, and others.

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