Main Event Sessions


Main Event Sessions are accessible below. Community Sessions recordings are accessible by topic or title. To search for any session, please click the magnifying glass the top righthand corner. 


Opening & Closing Ceremonies, Introduced by Kaori Enjoji

Mari Pangestu & Peter Ho
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UR2020 Opening remarks from Mari Pangestu, the World Bank’s Managing Director of Development Policy and Partnerships, and a speech from Peter Ho, former head of Singapore’s civil service.

Tafa Mi Soleil & Dr. Lucy Jones
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UR2020 closing is celebrated in a moving performance between the 2 artists from two different cultures and generations, play music to raise awareness about natural hazards and climate change.

Keynotes

Dr Losang Rabgey
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Dr Losang Rabgey will walk us through her journey of taking risks through empathy, resulting in powerful long-term outcomes. Dr Rabgey is sure to inspire, creating meaning out of risk.

Chef Ken Pimlott
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Chief Ken Pimlott, retired Head of CAL FIRE, will share his experiences of tackling some of the biggest fires in California’s history, including the Camp Fire of 2018

Panel Discussions

Fact, Fiction, Fixation: Communicating risk amidst misinformation
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Speakers include:
Dr. Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, LRF Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore
David Fogarty,
Climate Change Editor, Straits Times
Sarah Cumbers,
Director of Evidence and Insight, Lloyd’s Register Foundation
Gita Johar,
Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business, Columbia Business School
Qiyun Woo,
Sustainability Communicator and Climate Activist
Catherine  Wong,
Research Fellow, LRF Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore

Discussion: Deep Tech for Disaster Response
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Speakers include:
Stacie Chan, Global Product Partnerships Manager, Asia-Pacific, Google
Yossi Matias, Vice President, Engineering at Google, Search & AI and Global Lead, Crisis Response Efforts, Google
Richard Koh, Chief Technology Officer, Microsoft Singapore
Dawn Wright, Chief Scientist, Esri

Risk and Crisis Communication in a COVID-19 World: A Systems Response
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Speakers include:
Dr. Olivia Jensen, Lead Scientist, LRF Institute for the Public Understanding of Risk, National University of Singapore
Jo Ivey Boufford, Dean of the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service
Prof Vernon Lee,
Director, Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health, Singapore
David Groisman,
General Director of Strategic Management and Chief Resilience Officer, Buenos Aires

Risk and Crisis Communication in a COVID-19 World: Confronting Uncertainty
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Speakers include:
Lauren Sorkin, Executive Director, Global Resilient Cities Network
Craig Kesson, Chief Resilience Officer, Cape Town
Nadine Burbar, Deputy Chief Resilience Officer, Ramallah
Dr. Reuben Abraham, CEO, IDFC Institute

Risk and Crisis Communication in a COVID-19 World: Replanting the Seeds of Trust
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Speakers include:
Christy Davis,
Executive Director of the Lien Centre for Social Innovation, Singapore Management University
Margie Warrell, Best-selling Author, International Speaker on Courage in Leadership, and Media Commentator
Jonathan Hursh, Founding Partner, Utopia
Anupam Yog, Advisor, Global Cultural Districts Network

Racism, Exclusion & Risk
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Speakers include:
Pablo Suarez, Associate Director for Research and Innovation, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Janot Mendler de Suarez, Technical Advisor, Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre
Regie Gibson, LiteraryPerformer
Emily  Flake, Artist
Yasin Osman, Artist
Felipe Galindo, Artist

Engaging Sessions

Heavy rain
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With
David Finnigan, Artist & Game Designer
An intriguing performance/game that lets members of the audience play roles that effect the outcome of the story.

Fireside chat with Google
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With
Stacie Chan, Global Product Partnerships Manager, Asia-Pacific, Google
Sella Nevo, Senior Software Engineer, Google
Learn about Google’s Flood Forecasting Initiative from the head of the program. Sella Nevo walks through the advances made around flood maps and early warning alerts.

Mindfulness in a Time of Disruption and Uncertainty
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With
Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche, Teacher, Author & Master of the Karma Kagyu
Erin Lee, Founder and Mindfulness Coach of Mindful Moments Singapore
When change is an inevitable part of life, what is within our locus of control, and what is not, that we could learn to be at ease with?

Toa Mata Band – Riskmachine
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With
Lego Robot Band,
Toa Mata Band uses real historical disaster and climate risk data to create rhythmic music played by a LEGO robot orchestra!

Community Sessions

All Community Sessions (circa 120) that were recorded can be found on the dedicated session page, you can use the TAGS on the side of the page to search Sessions relevant to your topic of interest.

HOT Summit Sessions

UR2020 also hosted the HOT Summit!

2020 theme is “10 Years of Humanitarian OpenStreetMap: The Past, Present, and Future of Humanitarian Mapping.”, All session can be found here .