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2010 Annual Conference


Our Flagship Program

 

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:

  • Energy
  • 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.

Date & Location:

Sponsors & Partners:

Speakers, Posters & Abstracts:

  • Proposals for individual panel presentations can be submitted at any time.  
  • If you have questions, please contact FAST at +1-207-799-3098.

 




Become a Sponsor or Buy Raffle Tickets

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Conference Sponsors & Partners


AMBASSADOR SPONSOR

  • Monsanto Corporation

PROGRAM SPONSORS & PARTNERS
  • Aspera
  • Bovin Wines / Two Friends Imports
  • Campbell Soup
  • Creative Industry Law Group, San Francisco
  • Council on Undergraduate Research
  • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
  • Hunton & Williams
  • Presidio Trust & US National Park Service
  • Rosetta Stone
  • Sigma Xi
  • Dominican University of California, Green MBA Program
  • Loyola Marymount University, Fred Kiesner Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Syracuse University
  • Thunderbird School of Global Management, Walker Center for Entrepreneurship
  • Whole Foods Market
  • Wilson College

Please click here to download the 2010 Sponsorship information pack (PDF version) .

 

FAST Partners for Previous Conferences and Programs

  • American Psychological Association
  • Boston College
  • Chicago State University
  • City of Knowledge, Panama
  • Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu
  • El Salvador Ministry of Economics
  • Florida State University-Panama
  • FON University
  • Fulbright Commission in Ecuador
  • Fulbright Commission in Germany
  • Fulbright International Center
  • German Academic Exchange Service 
  • Indiana University
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine International
  • Libyan Students Union-USA
  • Lounsbery Foundation
  • Macedonia Enterprise Development Foundation
  • Moroccan Ministry of Higher Education &Scientific Research
  • National University of Singapore
  • Nebraska Institute of Forensic Sciences, Inc.
  • Northeastern University
  • Pal Kris Winery
  • Panama National Secretariat for Science, Technology &Innovation
  • Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador
  • Qatar Foundation
  • Seavus Group
  • Singapore - Agency for Science, Technology &Research
  • Singapore Management University
  • South East European University
  • Saints Cyril &Methodius University
  • Texas A&M University at Qatar
  • Thomson Reuters
  • UNESCO
  • Universidad Technologica de Panama
  • University American College
  • University of Illinois-Chicago
  • University of Nebraska--Lincoln
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of South Florida - Panama Campus
  • University of Texas - LSAMP Program
  • US National Institute of Justice
  • US National Science Foundation
  • US Volpe National Transportation Systems Center
  • Vestas Asia Pacific
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Wilmington College
  • World Health Organization


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