About Ensia Live
Ensia Live brings top environmental visionaries to the Twin Cities for an evening filled with engaging ideas and entertainment. Presenters will open your eyes and enrich your mind as they move the conversation forward from global problems to game-changing solutions. Encompassing science, arts, social entrepreneurship and more, Ensia Live will inspire new ways of looking at the world and our place in it. To learn more about the events and to purchase tickets, visit Ensia Live’s webpage.
Ensia Live: Futurist Jamais Cascio
Featuring a performance by Ribinic Circus
How can we prepare for an uncertain future in a changing world? In this compelling talk, internationally renowned futurist Jamais Cascio will share his thoughts on how foresight—the practice of systemic thinking about different possible futures—can help us solve Earth’s grand environmental challenges. Drawing on nearly 20 years of experience, Cascio will explore the social, technological and cultural factors that shape how we address big problems and sketch out a set of scenarios for a sustainable future. He’ll also talk about unusual research he’s done related to environmental futures, from the carbon footprint of cheeseburgers to the ethical dimensions of geoengineering. Cascio’s presentation will be complemented by an aerial arts performance by Ribnic Circus.