The Snake, the Seeker and the Smartphone: Can Tech Save Biodiversity?
Scott Loarie, Co-director, iNaturalist.org, California Academy of Sciences
Ken-ichi Ueda, Co-founder and Co-director, iNaturalist.org, California Academy of Sciences
Tanya Birch, Program Manager, Google Earth Outreach
Mary Ellen Hannibal, Journalist - Moderator
How are bold new technologies helping in the fight to retain global biodiversity? Google's Birch will talk about the life-and-death consequences of empowering indigenous peoples in Brazil and Africa to monitor their biodiversity. Loarie and Ueda will share the goals of iNaturalist, an online social network for naturalists, and discuss ways social media and mobile technology can bring the power of crowds to the problems of biodiversity.
MLF: International Relations/Science & Technology
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 non-members, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program Organizer: Norma Walden
Also know: In association with iNaturalist.org. Sponsored by Ernst & Young and the Betty and Gordon Moore Foundation.