Topic: A quick moving, successive panel of one-on-one interviews. Students, policymakers, business leaders, farmers and climatologists will interview each other, telling their stories, revealing their expertise.
Kathleen Merrigan, Executive Director, Sustainability Institute, GW
Michael La Cour, Global Head, IKEA Food
Jim Buizer, Professor and Director, Climate Adaptation and International Development Program in the Institute for the Environment, University of Arizona
Emily Best, Apprentice Farmer, New Morning Farm
Brittany Watts, Student, Columbia University
Zazil Davis-Vasquez, Student, University of Arizona
Produced by The George Washington University's Planet Forward, the two-day Feeding The Planet Summit will bring together college students, innovators, policymakers and storytellers to discuss and share the story of climate change, food and agriculture. Participants will present new ideas, identify climate and food challenges, and tell stories of innovations and solutions.
About GW Planet Forward
GW Planet Forward identifies, celebrates and rewards ideas to solve global environmental challenges. Since 2009, Planet Forward has engaged new voices and brought their innovations to policy makers, academia, the private sector and the general public.
Planet Forward uses Web, video, social media, television and live events to lead a conversation on our planet’s future. Our team of experienced journalists, new media experts and cutting-edge student producers, editors and reporters identify key innovations and the interesting people behind them. Ideas are also uploaded directly from entrepreneurs, students, scientists, advocates, policy experts, public officials and concerned citizens.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Frank Sesno created Planet Forward to break the mold by using innovative media to convene the greatest experts and innovators to find solutions to the biggest challenges on our changing planet. Our site, planetforward.org, now highlights more than 2,000 videos and ideas on sustainability, energy and the environment.
Planet Forward is produced by the Center for Innovative Media at The George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs. We are an educational nonprofit and rely on donations and corporate and foundation funding to keep finding new ideas to move the planet forward.
Planet Forward also serves as the outreach component and innovation research hub of GW’s interdisciplinary sustainability initiative.