Welcome! We’re so happy you will be joining us at the 2017 Planet Forward Summit on April 6 and 7 on the George Washington University’s campus in Washington, D.C. Explore the schedule below, check out the inspiring panels we have planned and customize your own two-day schedule. 
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Friday, April 7 • 9:00am - 10:15am
B132 - Friday Breakout Session: Escaping Your Bubble - Framing Bridges Across the Political Divide

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In response to student feedback received at our Sustaining Sustainability in the Trump Years forum and through two surveys conducted since, we are offering this summit breakout session on how to escape our ideological bubbles and how to bridge the political divides that separate us. After a brief overview of the framework, participants will be sorted into small groups to practice techniques for recognizing one's biases, reconfiguring one's news feeds, detecting fake news, and shifting one's perspective or viewpoint in order to hear and respond to others in less polarizing terms and ways.

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Zachary Elder

Incoming Director, Pearl Bailey Public Library, Newport News, Va.
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Michael Svoboda

Sustainability Minor Director, George Washington University
Michael Svoboda is an Asst. Professor of Writing in the University Writing Program (2005 - ) and Director of the Sustainability Minor (2015 - ) at George Washington University. In his writing classes he alternates between the related themes of communicating climate change and political... Read More →

Friday April 7, 2017 9:00am - 10:15am EDT
District House 2121 H St NW