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11th Annual Nelson Institute Earth Day Conference – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

April 18, 2017 @ 3:40 am - 5:00 pm


Thanks to Orleans, I’ll be speaking about “Harnessing the Apocalypse” with Paolo Bacigalupi (The Wind-Up Girl, The Water Knife) and Emily St. John Mandel (Station Eleven) at the Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

From the website:

Post-apocalyptic films and books are more popular than ever, with recent titles like The Hunger Games, The Passage, Snowpiercer and The Walking Dead joining a rapidly growing list. What drives our fascination with the end of the world? Can this pop-culture phenomenon help us understand today’s environmental challenges and stimulate ideas to build a just, secure and sustainable future?

“Hope and Renewal in the Age of Apocalypse” features an exciting line-up of provocative authors, leading thinkers and creative problem solvers to explore these questions. Join us for a day of fresh ideas about climate change, wildlife conservation, economic growth, social justice and other challenges that drive our anxieties and test our resolve.


April 18, 2017
3:40 am - 5:00 pm
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Momona Terrace Community and Convention Center
1 John Nolan Drive
Madison, WI 53703
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