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OPEN Aresty Speaker: Robert Meyer of The Ostrich Paradox

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USF St Petersburg - University Student Center Ballroom

200 6th Ave., South

Saint Petersburg, FL 33701

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Why do we consistently under prepare for high-consequence, low-probability events; especially when it comes to climate change?

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Our ability to foresee and protect against natural catastrophes has never been greater; yet, we consistently fail to heed the warnings and protect ourselves and our communities, with devastating consequences.

We fail to evacuate when advised.

We rebuild in flood zones.

We don’t purchase insurance.

Why is our fear of “crying wolf” keeping us from sounding the alarm?

At this year’s Initiative on Coastal Adaptation and Resilience (iCAR) Conference; Robert Meyer, co-author of The Ostrich Paradox, and co-director of the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Processes Center, will deliver the conference keynote address, helping us understand why, as humans, we are so poor at dealing with risk.

Mr. Meyer is a noted scholar whose research focuses on consumer decision analysis, sales response modeling, and decision making under uncertainty, assessing the biases and behavioral risk factors that lead individuals, communities and institutions to make grave errors that cost lives.

To reserve a seat for OPEN Aresty Speaker Robert Meyer and his keynote presentation at the 2019 iCAR Conference - PLEASE RSVP.

Dr. Meyer's keynote address, the Mayoral Panel on Coastal Resilience that immediately follows, and the entire two day iCAR conference are all Free and Open to the Public.

1:00 PM OPEN Aresty Keynote Address: The Ostrich Paradox by Robert Meyer

2:30 PM Q & A – OPEN dialogue with Mr. Meyers

3:00 PM Mayoral Panel: Perspectives from the Eye of the Storm II

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