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2018 Borlaug Dialogue | October 17-19, 2018

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"Rise to the Challenge"
2018 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium
October 17-19, 2018  |  Des Moines, Iowa

Register Here! Symposium Agenda Hotels & Lodging Information About the 2018 Laureates

Registration for the Borlaug Dialogue is now open. Please visit our Registration Page to register to attend.

A preliminary agenda for the Borlaug Dialogue can be found on our Symposium Agenda page. Please check back frequently, as more speakers and panels will be added in the coming weeks. Please visit our Symposium Agenda page for more information.

The Borlaug Dialogue will take place again in downtown Des Moines, Iowa, in the Downtown Des Moines Marriott. A special block of rooms at a reduced rate at the Downtown Des Moines Marriott will be available on July 1st, 2018. More hotel information will be posted shortly. Please visit our Hotels & Lodging page for more information.

About the Dialogue:

THE NORMAN E. BORLAUG INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM, known informally as the "Borlaug Dialogue," each year brings together over 1,200 people from more than 65 countries to address cutting-edge issues related to global food security and nutrition. The three-day conference convenes a wide array of scientific experts, policy leaders, business executives and farmers and has been called "the premier conference in the world on global agriculture." Through the Borlaug Dialogue, the World Food Prize Foundation helps build alliances in the struggle against world hunger and malnutrition.

The Borlaug Dialogue occurs each October on or around World Food Day in conjunction with the awarding of the World Food Prize in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. Additional events surrounding the conference include the Global Youth Institute, which aims to inspire the next generation of scientific and humanitarian leaders; the Iowa Hunger Summit, a free, grassroots event for regional hunger-fighting organizations; and several side events held by partner organizations.



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