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Future Focus Conference 2019

October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 am - October 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm

Future Focus Conference 2019

Sustainability and Resilience: A focus on efforts to combat sea level rise and other climate change issues through science, engineering, cybersecurity and innovation.

Website: https://www.hawaii.edu/research/future-focus-2019/

October 15, 2019:

– Check-in and breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.*
– Sessions: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.*
– Reception: 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. *

October 16, 2019:

– Check-in and breakfast: 7:00 – 8:00 a.m.*
– Sessions: 8:00 a.m. – 4:20 p.m.*
* times subject to change

Hawai‘i Convention Center

Program Day 1 (updated 10-1-19)
Program Day 2 (updated 10-1-19)

“Poolside Chats” with the experts:
Day 1

The Seas are Rising – Really? Now What?

A Climate Change Conversation Among City Leaders

Artificial Intelligence is Here: What Does Future Work Look Like?

From Tsunami, Hurricane to Cyber Disaster — How to Prepare and Respond


Day 2

Social Impact Funders – An Evolving and Expanding Opportunity

Linking Innovators and Adopters

Spotlight on New, Innovative Sustainabilty-Connected Companies

Designing for the Future – Harden, Adapt and Mitigate

Designing for the Future — Harden, Adapt and Mitigate

Social Impact and Venture Capital Investors

New, Innovative Sustainability Connected Companies


Interactive Breakout Panel Discussions
Day 1

Facing the Future – Jobs of the Future

Deeper Dive – Honolulu Team Shares Infrastructure Lessons Learned from Boston, Charleston and Miami

Case Study: Resilient Public-Private Partnership: U.S. Army – HECO 50 % Biofuels Power Generation — A Model for Others?

Disruptive Technologies in Disaster & Resiliency Management

Baking in Cybersecurity into Resiliency Plans

Are We Climate Ready? Business Risks and Realities

Day 2

Startup Roadmap

Capital Comes In Many Forms

Indigenous Innovation and Investment

Deeper Dive — Ala Wai Flood Control and Mitigation Initiative

Case Study on Coastal Erosion – North Shore of Oahu


Alex Bitoun, CEO, Health Personas & Co-Founder, Livongo
John Cabeca, Director, Silicon Valley U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Glenn Hernandez, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge
RADM Kevin Lunday, Commander, 14th District, U.S. Coast Guard

Roy Amemiya, Managing Director, City & County of Honolulu
Chip Fletcher, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Ocean and Earth Sciences and Technology (SOEST), UH Manoa
BG Moses Kaoiwi, Director of the Joint Staff, Hawaii National Guard
Derek Kawakami, Mayor, County of Kauai
Brennon Morioka, Dean, UH Manoa College of Engineering
Scott Murakami, Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, State of Hawai‘i
Marla Nelson, Professor, University of New Orleans
Josh Stanbro, Resiliency Officer, City and County of Honolulu

$200.00 per person
$ 75.00 per student with student ID

Registration includes continental breakfast and lunch on both days, and networking reception on October 15th.


October 15, 2019 @ 7:00 am
October 16, 2019 @ 4:30 pm
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Hawaii Convention Center
1801 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815 United States
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