CEAS’ first symposium has been packed with several unique and thought-provoking speakers from the University of Arizona and beyond. This conference will gather scholars and graduate students from all fields to discuss the past and future of environmental awareness and challenges with East Asia as the context. The plenary talk from UArizona professor Dr. Hai Ren will touch on his interests in combining interdisciplinary research and a critical lens on humanity itself. Keynotes will follow from UArizona professors Dr. Rain Liu and Dr. Lisa Schrenk, who will discuss ecology outreach and the history of disaster response to the 1930 Great Kantō Earthquake, respectively. Completing the schedule, four more presentations will be given on virtual field experiences, water policy, environmental resilience, and sonic practices in Mongolia. In-person attendees will receive free entrance to the Biosphere 2 site, a lunch, and a shuttle bus service from the University of Arizona campus. Spots are limited and delivered on a first-come, first-served basis, so register now. Online attendance is also available for those who cannot attend in person.