William Hooke Symposium

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No Earth system scientist stands alone: separate and removed. Rather, we are a community of practice with the core purposes of advancing knowledge and using that knowledge for the benefit of humanity and all life. This symposium celebrates and, more importantly, seeks to build on Bill Hooke’s remarkable career and contributions to science and the broader public that we serve.

The Bill Hooke symposium will explore and integrate four dimensions of Bill’s professional contributions: 1) his work on deeply challenging societal issues of grave importance to humanity (wicked problems); 2) deep commitment to ensuring the expanding capabilities of science are used for the direct benefit of humanity (natural hazards and societal engagement); 3) his transformative impact through enabling others to define, develop, and achieve their core purposes (mentorship); and 4) his foundational commitment to weaving ethics, values, and a commitment to service through science and the pursuit of knowledge and understanding (philosophy, values and spirituality).

The symposium will feature an outstanding group of people who benefited from and carry forward Bill’s legacy. Come add your effort to the cause and your voice to the harmony!


The program chairs of the William Hooke Symposium would like to invite students and early career members who have been influenced somehow by Dr. Hooke to the Hooke Symposium Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at noon. They are offering to fund 20 Luncheon tickets (valued at $55 each for the buffet meal + invited speaker, Dr. Keith Seitter). If you are interested in attending this Luncheon and would like to be funded--or reimbursed for it, if you've already purchased a ticket--please complete this form by Friday, January 6, 2023. Funding is limited so please apply ASAP. 

If you have any questions please contact Jen Henderson [email protected]


Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Jen Henderson ([email protected]), Jen Sprague-Hilderbrand ([email protected]), and Paul Higgins ([email protected]).