Planet Texas 2050

Planet Texas 2050, presented by Hot Science - Cool Talks and the Paramount Theatre.

Texas is a demographic and climatic hot spot. In the 21st century, our region is projected to undergo a doubling of its population and a shift to a more drought-prone climate. This poses synergistic challenges for our state's resources, economy, cities, and public health. Planet Texas 2050 is a lively discussion of Texas’s challenges and potential solutions by leading experts in their fields. 

Featuring: Major Carter, Dr. Katharine Hayhoe, Dr. Michael Webber

Moderated by: Evan Smith

Music by: Guy Forsyth

VIP Reception: 6:30 p.m. | Doors: 7:00 p.m. | Show: 8:00 p.m.

Tickets: $15 - $75 | VIP tickets include premium orchestra seat, access to pre-show reception with complimentary drinks and private meet and mingle with the panelists and moderator.

For more information visit Hot Science - Cool Talks Planet Texas

*$10 student tickets are available for K-12 and college students

The University of Texas at Austin announced in October 2017 that it would invest institutionally in a multi-year research grand challenge focused on more accurately predicting future scenarios for Texas, given the dual stressors of climate extremes and rapid urbanization. This research initiative, also titled "Planet Texas 2050," involves faculty and staff researchers from UT’s Jackson School of Geosciences, Environmental Science Institute, Bureau of Economic Geology, School of Architecture, College of Liberal Arts, Cockrell School of Engineering, Dell Medical School, and 9 additional academic units on campus. To learn more about the Planet Texas 2050 research grand challenge visit

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 8:00pm

Paramount Theater 713 Congress Ave., Austin TX

Event Type

Academics, Campus & Community, Science & Tech, Sustainability


All Departments

Target Audience

Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, General Public



$10 Students; $15 - $35 General Public; $75 VIP

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