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Global Grand Challenges Summit

Exploring multidisciplinary approaches to tackling global grand challenges

12 – 13 March 2013 | View the live broadcast and contribute from IET Birmingham: Austin Court

Programme

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Programme

 

 

Tuesday 12 March 2013

09:00Welcome by Chair - Professor Dame Ann Dowling
09:10Welcome address by Sir John Parker
09:25Welcome address by Government Minister (to be confirmed)
09:40Plenary address by Dr Craig Venter
10:20Break
10:50Sustainability presentations and discussion
12:20US short film competition finalist showcase
12:30Lunch
13:50Health presentations and discussion
15:15UK short film competition finalist showcase
15:25Break
16:00Education presentation and discussion
17:30Reception for all

 

Wednesday 13 March 2013

09:00Introduction
09:05Enriching life presentations and discussion
10:35Break
11:00Technology and growth presentation and discussion
12:30Presentation from the Grand Challenges Student Day
12:40Lunch
14:00Resilience presentations and discussion
15:20Break
15:45Plenary address by Bill Gates
16:30Next steps - Final discussion, led by a panel of rising stars in engineering and intersecting fields
17:30Close

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