Ed Miles, Co-Director and founder of the Climate Impacts Group and Center for Science in the Earth System and former director and current professor at the School of Marine Affairs, is retiring in June 2010 after more than 35 years of service at the University of Washington.

Please join us on Friday, June 4, 2010 for a celebration of Ed's achievements and contributions to the global community. Details on the symposium provided below.

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      1 pm - Panel Presentations and Discussions
      University of Washington William H. Gates Hall, Room 138 (campus map)

      • Law of the Sea, William Burke, University of Washington,Ted McDorman, University of Victoria
      • Fisheries, Jodie Toft, Stanford University and NOAA
      • Climate Impacts and Services, Roger Pulwarty, NOAA
      • Sustainability Science, Tom Dietz, Michigan State University
      4 pm - Lecture: Ed Miles
      Whither Ocean Governance? Is Effective Management the Holy Grail?

    5 pm - Reception
    University of Washington William H. Gates Hall, Rooms 113–115 (campus map)


7 pm - Dinner Celebration
Hotel Deca Ballroom, 4507 Brooklyn Ave NE WA 98105 (map)

Speaker TBA


Registration is not required if attending only the afternoon session. If you would like to attend the dinner, please contact Adrienne Karpov at (206) 616-5350.

- Afternoon session only: No charge
(includes panel, lecture, and reception)

- Evening session only: $65 per person / $40 for current student
(includes dinner and speaker)

- Full Symposium: $90 per person / $50 for current student
(includes all of the above and symposium proceedings plus reserved seating at the afternoon session events)

Payment Methods. We can accept payment by personal or institutional check or by purchase order. Unfortunately we are not able to accept credit cards at this time. Payment can be mailed to the CIG (see details on registration page) or made at the door.

Help Support Student Participation. Because we want to make it possible for Ed's students to attend the full symposium, we have offered current SMA students a reduced registration fee. Therefore, we ask that you please consider making a contribution to the School of Marine Affairs gift fund to help defray this cost. This is a tax-deductible contribution. If you would like to do so, please make a separate check payable to the University of Washington and indicate the amount on the registration form.

>> Symposium Registration<<


We would like to invite you to share your stories about Ed, your comments and reflections on his contributions to the various fields he has touched throughout his career, as well as any good wishes you might share as he transitions into this new phase of his life. We will take your “celebratory writings” and create a publication---a kind of informal festschrift---to present to Ed. These writings will also be included in the symposium proceedings. (Please send private messages directly to Ed.)

Please send your writings for the celebration publication no later than June 25, 2010 to:

Adrienne Karpov
University of Washington
Climate Impacts Group
Box 355672
Seattle, WA 98195

You can also submit them by email.


For more information, please contact the UW Climate Impacts Group via phone (206-616-5350) or email.