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February 24 – 26, 2010
at the Sofitel Hotel on San Francisco Bay

Objectives of the Workshop

  • Collectively learn about the nature of the system we are trying to change
  • Develop a shared framework for understanding the system and its possibilities
  • Identify specific changes or goals participants wish to see brought into being


February 24, 2010

16h00 Arrival & registration
16h30 Welcome & objectives
17h00 Agenda, overall process and ground rules
17h45 Dialogue interviews between participants
18h30 Mapping interests in the room
19h00 Dinner
20h00 After dinner talk (invited)
“Responsible Biofuels”
Dr. Chris Somerville, Director, Energy Biosciences Institute
20h45 Adjourn [informal socialising]

February 25, 2010

09h00  Check-in
09h30 Building a shared understanding of the current context relevant to sustainable biofuels production — and a shared framework for understanding the future:
  • What are the pre-determined elements
  • What are the driving forces
  • Who are the prime movers
  • What are the major uncertainties
12h30 Lunch
13h30 Putting together the elements: Creating a scenarios logic and framework
14h30 Learning Journeys (small group field visits exploring different themes) to key parts of the system
18h00 Plenary debrief of Learning Journeys
19h00 Dinner

February 26, 2010

09h00  Check-in
09h30 Given all we have seen — where do we need to focus?
11h00  Plenary reflections
11h15 Open space — what do I have energy to work on for the next 2 hours?
12h30 Report out in plenary and coaching from the team
14h15 Refine work areas based on feedback
15h00 Next steps — what do we need to do and how do we need to organise?
15h30 Check out and evaluation
16h00 Close and depart

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