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      August 14, 2017

      Monday   9:00 AM

      3700 Middlefield Road
      Palo Alto, California 94303

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      Visualizing Sustainable Solutions - Demo of Silicon Valley SIMCenter

      Visualizing Sustainable Solutions A demonstration of the proposed Silicon Valley SIMCenter It’s no secret that our world is changing. Regardless of cause, we are faced with rising sea levels, record warming, water stress and stronger storms. These changes cross state and national borders. If you are working on a solution for your region, it will help to get a bigger picture. But where do you go to grapple with the most challenging issues of our time? How can we visualize past trends and future projections so we can make smarter decisions quicker? Our answer is the Silicon Valley SIMCenter. The SIMCenter is an immersive visualization facility that enables us to surround you in visual data, trends, graphics and GIS maps. With this data and global perspective, we offer business leaders, academics, investors and policy-makers ways to collaborate across disciplines, find best practices and implement actions before it is too late. We invite you to join us for this exciting 4 day preview of the SIMCenter. Dates: August 14-17   9:30am – 5pm each day Location: Mitchell Park Community Center, 3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA   Schedule: We focus on the Big Trends -- the Global, National and Local Drivers that affect us all. Each day is unique and will focus on the following issues: v  MMon Aug 14   Global Challenge: Energy-Water Nexus and Climate Change v  TTue Aug 15   Regional Challenge: Bay Area Regional Issues: Energy, Water, Transit v  WWed Aug 16   City of Palo Alto Challenge: Net Zero Financing, SV Traffic solutions v  TThu Aug 17    Global Solutions: You solve the UN Sustainable Goals Receptions: 6-8pm each evening The SIMCenter is currently a project of the Global Energy Network Institute. Both share the same mission to answer this important question:   “How do we make the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time through spontaneous cooperation without ecological damage or disadvantage to anyone?” Who uses the SIMCenter? City Planners, Business Leaders, Researchers and Academics, Strategic Thinkers, Sustainable Engineers, GIS Mappers, College Students and Concerned Citizens. Your participation is critical. Join us for all or part of this SIMCenter Demo series 20% Early Bird Discount ends on August 1st.  Register Today!  Event Fees: Corporate Participation: $5,000 for 25 staff/day.     $10,000 Sponsorship with Logo & Reception Daily topics  (M,T,W or Th)   Adult $100    The Silicon Valley SIMCenter is a team project to fund and build the full scale SIMCenter facility. The design comes from Buckminster Fuller’s concept for the Geodesic Dome Pavilion at the 1967 World’s Fair in Montreal. Why now? Because the issues are growing faster than our present tools and policies can handle. Many Big Trends are now driving our global condition and everyone is affected: Population growth (7.2 billion) and economic growth ($ 75T economy) Fossil fuel use (20X increase since 1950) and climate change (400ppm CO2) Deforestation (150 acres/minute) and biodiversity loss (now in the 6th global extinction) Fishery loss (50% depletion) and ocean plastic pollution (Pacific Gyre) These issues are all interconnected and we must therefore find solutions that solve problems across multiple subjects. Visualizing issues and solutions enables us to make smarter decisions quicker.   Join us at the Silicon Valley SIMCenter, “Mission Control for Planet Earth.”   This project in cooperation with City of Palo Alto Office of Sustainability   Mitchell Park Community Center. El Palo Alto Room 3700 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94303 Free Parking -- Bring your laptop/device! Questions: 619-234-1088 This series is hosted by: City of Palo Alto Office of SustainabilitySilicon Valley SIMCenterGlobal Energy Network Institute   The SV SIMCenter, WRSC, GENI and this event have no affiliation with the World Game Institute or o.s.Earth        

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