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About the Conference

Explore Smithsonian research and collections related to the evidence, impact, and response to climate change.

Overview of the Climate Change Online Conference

Green Jay width= Have you ever wanted to meet one of the Smithsonian’s curators? Or wished you could ask a question of one of our researchers? In February 2009 the Smithsonian launched a series of online education conferences that let you do just that. In each online conference you can interact with Smithsonian experts in subject areas that interest you. All conferences have a single theme or topic explored through the lens of several different disciplines. The program includes both general interest sessions and sessions intended especially for teachers. The Smithsonian is addressing the global challenge of climate change with special exhibitions and ongoing research. You will be able to participate in these investigations and deepen your understanding through the Smithsonian Online Education Conference: Climate Change. Throughout the days of September 29 through October 1, 2009, you’ll explore Smithsonian research and collections related to the evidence, impact, and response to climate change. Alongside Smithsonian scientists and curators, you’ll look at the issues surrounding climate change from the perspectives of science, history, and art. New to virtual conferencing? A virtual or online conference is similar to other professional conferences you may have attended only this one is accessible to you wherever you are, and registration is free and open to everyone. And since we know your days are busy and the conference schedule might not fit yours, all the conference sessions are recorded and archived so you can replay them at any time.

The Program

The conference take place online September 29 through October 1, 2009. You can access all of the live programs from the Program area of this site. After each live online session concludes, we'll post a recording for any-time viewing.

The Virtual Exhibit Hall

The Online Conference features a "Virtual Exhibit Hall" which includes Climate Change resources from a variety of Smithsonian units. The Virtual Exhibits are updated throughout the conference, so check out each participating unit's area regularly for updates and new materials to further your exploration of the topic.