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Photo credit: UH Sea Grant

Photo credit: UH Sea Grant

2019 Future Focus V

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


October 15, 2019, 8:15 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.*
October 16, 2019, 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.*
* times subject to change


Hawaii Convention Center


“Poolside Chats” with the experts:

From Tsunami, Hurricane to Cyber Disaster — How to Prepare and Respond
Resiliency Jobs –  What and Where are They?
Designing for the Future — Harden, Adapt and Mitigate
Social Impact and Venture Capital Investors
New, Innovative Sustainability Connected Companies

Interactive Breakout Panel Discussions

Deeper Dive — Ala Wai Flood Control and Mitigation Initiative
Coastal Erosion – Impacts to Homes and Roads
Business Risk in Building for the Future
Indigenous Innovation — Measuring Success
From Brilliant Idea to Start Up — What Does it Take?
Private Investors — What are They Looking For?

  • Student spotlights

  • and more …


  • Alex Bitoun, CEO, Health Personas & Co-Founder, Livongo

  • Bryan Koon, Vice President for International Homeland Security and Emergency Management, IEM

  • Glenn Hernandez, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge


  • Jainey Bavishi, Chief Resiliency Officer, New York City

  • Brennon Morioka, Dean, UH Manoa College of Engineering

  • RADM Kevin Lunday, Commander, 14th District, U.S. Coast Guard

  • Scott Murakami, Director, Department of Labor and Industrial Relations, State of Hawai‘i

  • Marla Nelson, Assistant Professor, University of New Orleans

  • Josh Stanbro, Resiliency Officer, City and County of Honolulu

**subject to change


$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.


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