An Evening With Miles O’Brien

Event Date: 
July 13, 2021

The threat of climate change is accelerating at an alarming pace, and the transportation industry has had its foot on the gas. While electric vehicles are hitting the streets, a revolutionary form of air travel has yet to take off. 

Join the Poynter Institute to learn what’s next in aviation’s race against climate change during an engaging Q&A with PBS NewsHour’s chief science correspondent, award-winning independent journalist and accomplished pilot Miles O’Brien. 

This virtual discussion will be moderated by Poynter’s Joie Chen, former anchor at Al Jazeera America and CNN and former Washington correspondent for CBS News. Together, we’ll ask O’Brien to share more than three decade’s worth of insight on: 

  • The connection between the world of aviation and climate change
  • The groundbreaking technology that will reduce the industry’s carbon footprint
  • The revolutionary prototypes that will change air travel as we know it

Plus, we’ll preview scenes from O’Brien’s latest work as a producer and director of PBS’ most-watched science documentary series NOVA - “The Great Electric Airplane Race.”

Thank you to our sponsors, Frank E. Duckwall Foundation, Tampa Bay Trust Company and Duke Energy as well as our media partners WEDU and Tampa Bay Times.

When: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 7-8 p.m. ET.

Tickets here.

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