Sebastian Copeland

Sebastian Copeland.

In 2017, Men’s Journal named Copeland one of the world’s top 25 adventurers of the last 25 years. He is an award-winning photographer, explorer, author, and environmental advocate. 

Copeland has led expeditions across the Arctic sea, Greenland and Antarctica, covering over 8,000 kilometers on skis over the ice. An international speaker on the climate crisis for some 20 years, he has addressed audiences at the UN, at universities and museums worldwide, and many fortune 500 companies warning of systemic transformations taking place in the polar regions. Noted as a photographer “who has produced works that are of outstanding artistic merit and communicates messages of urgent global significance,” Copeland was twice awarded Photographer of the Year (IPA’07 and TIFA’16). He is a member of the Explorer’s Club and sits on the board of directors of President Gorbachev’s NGO Global Green USA.

Lecture Title: Global Warming and a Call to Action: How ice foretells the next systemic transformation

Thursday, June 7th, 2018, 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Hotel at the Lafayette

391 Washington Street

Buffalo, NY 14203



2:30 pm  - 3:00 pm

Registration and Networking

3:00 pm - 3:15 pm

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Introduction and Comments

3:15 pm  - 4:00 pm

RENEW Distinguished Lecture 

4:00 pm  - 4:45 pm

Fireside Chat Style Discussion with Prof. Richard Alley

4:45 pm  - 5:00 pm

RENEW Distinguished Lecture Recognition