Danielle Wood speaks at United Nations' COP28 in Dubai


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Danielle Wood @ COP28 in Dubai

Prof. Danielle Wood, director of the Space Enabled research group, will speak at several events hosted on the margins of the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, held in Dubai between November 30 and December 12, 2023. Specifically, Prof. Wood is speaking at a side event hosted by Media Lab member company IDEO on December 6 at 11am local time. In addition, Prof. Wood will speak on a panel regarding Indigenous Nation Building, as a guest of the Yurok Native American Tribe on Friday, December 8. Details are below.

New, Different, and Better: How Emerging Tech + AI in the Climate Era Will Unlock the Products of the Future

Date: Wed, Dec 6

Time: 11 am–12 pm, Dubai Local Time

Where: kyu House, W46, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

For Tickets, follow this link.

Speakers include: 

  • Catherine Dolton, Chief Sustainability Officer, IHG
  • Danielle Wood, Director: Space Enabled research group, MIT Media Lab
  • Antonia Gawel, Global Director, Sustainability, Google
  • Nader AlBastaki, Managing Director, Dubai Future Fund
  • George Sandilands, VP, Sage Earth
  • Savannah Kunovsky, Managing Director, Emerging Technology, IDEO
  • Bryan Walker, Partner, Global Co-Lead, Climate, IDEO
  • Alex Gallafent, Senior Design Director, IDEO

Indigenous Nation Building Leadership + Governance addressing the Climate Crisis

Date: Dec. 8, 2023

Time:  1pm–2pm, Dubai Local Time

Location: The Climate Registry Pavilion

Moderator: Hon. Alexis Manzano – Youth Delegate (Yuaviatam)


  • Hon. Fawn Sharp, Vice Chair (Quinault)
  •  Mahrinah Shije, General Partner, Endemic Venture Capital (Zia Pueblo)
  •  Javier I. Kinney, Carbon Projects Manager, Natural Resources Division (Yurok Tribe)
  • Danielle Wood, Director + Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Tashina Cooper, Public Diplomacy Officer, Iran Regional Presence Office (IRPO), U.S. Consulate Dubai, UAE (Navajo)

This dynamic and innovative panel of Indigenous leaders will highlight the direct and solution based strategies that are undertaking supporting inherent principles of sovereignty and self-determination in areas of Leadership + Governance, Climate Finance, Natural Resources Management, Data Sovereignty, technology advancement and Cultural Diplomacy actions. 

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