Sustainability Conference - San Francisco - March 11-14, 2010
Fulbright Scholars - Shaping Tomorrow's Future Today
The Fulbright Academy's Fifth Annual Conference was a four-day extravaganza in San Francisco, California on March 11-14, 2010 (Thursday-Sunday).
The Topic for 2010:
How are Fulbright scholars in business, government, NGO and higher education working - individually or collaboratively - to prepare for and secure a better future? How are science, technology and other innovations being used as a catalyst for economic development? How are social sciences playing a role in the sustainability effort?
As part of a Sustainability Initiative, FAST is convening a leadership group to make a real difference. Plenary lectures will lead into workshops giving all participants the opportunity to explore the potential compatibility of economic growth and social well-being.
The conference will build upon the outcomes of previous FAST programs while also promoting some of the most current developments in areas such as economic and business sustainability, agricultural and food sustainability, social development and technological innovation. During the past five years, FAST conferences and workshops have been held in Ecuador, Germany, Macedonia, Morocco, Qatar, Singapore and the USA.
At this conference, the 250+ participants will meet experts in economics, business development, engineering, natural and social sciences, technology, medicine, public policy, as well as Fulbright scholars whose personal or business interests relate to those fields. As with other FAST programs, the conference is designed for Fulbright alumni, hosts, and friends, but registration is open to the public.
Key Themes for Exploration:
- Food & Agriculture
- Human Security (e.g. war over natural resources)
- Water & Land/ Biodiversity
- Consumer Products, Materials & Design
- Shelter & Infrastructure
- Sustainability & the Law (e.g. climate change convention)
- Sustainability& the Media
Optional workshops will take place on the opening and closing days of the conference, covering topics such as entrepreneurship and global health. These workshops will each be led by a committee of Fulbright scholars and volunteers.
The cost for attending the conference is $450. The price includes a gala dinner with wine from around the world, networking lunches, and sustainability-related tours in San Francisco. Because of our sponsors, discounts will available for certain groups. For example, many national Fulbright alumni associations can nominate one person to receive a 66% discount on registration ($150). Reduced rates are also available for "alumni in transition." See the bottom of the registration page for details.
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- Proposals for individual panel presentations can be submitted at any time.
- If you have questions, please contact FAST at +1-207-799-3098.