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2018 Borlaug Dialogue Agenda

Monday, Oct. 15 Tuesday, Oct. 16 Wednesday, Oct. 17 Thursday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct. 19

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Monday, October 15

The Iowa Hunger Summit

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

Tuesday, October 16

7:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Side Events

Partner-hosted side events will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

to view a schedule of Tuesday's side events, please click here.

Wednesday, October 17

Borlaug Dialogue – Day I

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Side Events

Partner-hosted side events will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

To view a schedule of Wednesday's side events, please click here.

1:00-5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Plenary Sessions, Day 1

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

1:00 p.m.
Welcoming Remarks | Transcript

Amb. Kenneth Quinn—President, World Food Prize Foundation

1:15 p.m.
Hunger, Conflict, and Peace | Transcript

Amb. Michael Klosson—Vice President, Policy and Humanitarian Response, Save the Children

Liz Schrayer—President & CEO, U.S. Global Leadership Coalition

Nancy Lindborg—President, U.S. Institute of Peace

Lt. Gen. Kip Ward—President and Chief Operating Officer, SENTEL Corporation

2:10 p.m.
Tackling Humanity’s Great Challenges - A Pathway for Research to 2030 | Transcript

Noelle Cockett—President, Utah State University

Marco Ferroni—Chair, System Management Board, CGIAR

Hon. Dan Glickman—Former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture

Elwyn Grainger-Jones—Executive Director, CGIAR System Organization

Chavonda Jacobs-Young—Administrator, Agricultural Research Service, USDA

3:10 p.m.
CRISPR: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities | Transcript

Louise Fresco—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors & President of Wageningen University & Research

Greg Jaffe—Biotechnology Project Director, Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI)

Daniel Voytas—Chief Science Officer, Calyxt & Professor, University of Minnesota

Ren Wang—Special Advisor to the President, Beijing Genomics Institute

4:10 p.m.
The Fall Armyworm: Advancing Threat to Global Food Security | Transcript

Rob Bertram—Chief Scientist, USAID - Bureau for Food Security

Dr. Eluid Kireger—Director General and Chief Executive Officer, Kenya Agricultural & Livestock Research Organization

Martin Kropff—Director General, CIMMYT (International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center, Mexico)

Mandefro Nigussie—Director General, Ethiopian Institute of Agriculture

Pedro Sanchez—2002 Laureate

5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Day 1 Plenary Sessions Conclude
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Award Ceremony and Reception for the 2018 Norman E. Borlaug Award for Field Research and Application, Endowed by the Rockefeller Foundation 

World Food Prize Hall of Laureates, 100 Locust St., Des Moines, Iowa, 50309

6 p.m.  Award Presentation
W. Ronnie Coffman—Member of WFP Council of Advisors and Chairman of the Award Jury

 

7:30-9:00 p.m.
Side Events

Partner-hosted side events will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

To view a schedule of Wednesday's side events, please click here.

Thursday, October 18

Borlaug Dialogue – Day II:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

7:00-8:30 a.m.
Side Events

Partner-hosted side events will take place throughout the Downtown Des Moines Marriott and surrounding area in downtown Des Moines.

To view a schedule of Thursday's side events, please click here.

8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 2

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

8:30 a.m.
An Agricultural Ecologists' Journey | Transcript

Sir Gordon Conway—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors & Professor of International Development, Imperial College London

8:50 a.m.
A Food Security Policy Fireside Chat | Transcript

Sir Gordon Conway—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors, Professor of International Development, Imperial College London

Ismail Serageldin—Founding Director Emeritus & Member of the Board of Trustees, Library of Alexandria

9:30 a.m.
Nutrition: Rising to the Challenge | Transcript

Shawn Baker—Director, Nutrition, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Sandro Demaio—Chief Executive Officer, EAT Foundation

David Nabarro—2018 World Food Prize Laureate

Rajul Pandya-Lorch—Director, Communications and Public Affairs & Chief of Staff, Director General's Office International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI)

H.E. Gerda Verburg—United Nations Assistant Secretary-General & Coordinator, SUN Movement

10:20 a.m.
Keynote Address | Transcript

Mr. James C. Collins—Chief Operating Officer for Corteva Agriscience™, Agriculture Division of DowDuPont™.

10:45 a.m.
McKinsey Institute Special Presentation | Transcript

Mr. Pradeep Prabhala—Associate Partner, McKinsey Center for Agricultural Transformation

11:05 a.m.
Transforming Indian Agriculture Through Digital Innovation | Transcript

Marshall Bouton—President Emeritus, Chicago Council on Global Affairs

Ashok Dalwai—Chairman, Committee on Doubling Farmers' Income & Chief Executive Officer, National Rainfed Area Authority for the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers' Welfare, Govt. of India

Anil Jain—Chief Executive Officer, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

Rohtash Mal—Chairman, EM3 AgriServices

Purvi Mehta—Senior Adviser & Head of Agriculture, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

12:00 p.m. 

 

Luncheon Address: Biodiversity and Better Food Systems | Transcript

H.E. Mercedes Araoz—Vice President of the Republic of Peru & Chair of the Food Forever Initiative 

Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

2:00-5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Afternoon Plenary Sessions, Day 2

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

2:00 p.m.
Take it to the Agripreneur: Financial Institutions and Capital Investment in Agriculture | Transcript

Geoff Andersen—Director, Regional Ag Strategic Planning, John Deere Africa

B.J. Marttin—Member of the Managing Board, Rabobank Group

Hon. Prof.  Ruth Oniang'o—Chair of the Board, Sasakawa Africa Foundation

Simon Winter—Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

 

2:50 p.m.
Special Introduction | Transcript

Dr. Robb Fraley—2013 World Food Prize Laureate

3:00 p.m.
Keynote Address | Transcript

Mr. Liam Condon—Member of the Board of Management, Bayer AG & President of the Crop Science Division, Bayer

3:20 p.m.
Startups: The Next Crop of Agribusiness Leaders | Transcript

Thomas Laurita—Chief Executive Officer & Board of Directors, NewLeaf Symbiotics

Lucas Mann—Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Acre Venture Partners

Paul Schickler—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors

Ponsi Trivisvavet—Chief Executive Officer, Inari

Karsten Temme—Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Pivot Bio

4:10 p.m.
Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation | Transcript

Jennifer Blanke—Vice President of Agriculture, Human, and Social Development, African Development Bank

Lawrence Kent—Senior Program Officer, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Nteranya Sanginga—Director General, International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Roy Steiner—Managing Director, Rockefeller Foundation 

5:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Day 2 Plenary Sessions Conclude
7:00 p.m.
Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner (by invitation)

Iowa State Capitol Building—broadcast live on Iowa Public Television

Friday, October 19

Borlaug Dialogue – Day III:

Downtown Des Moines Marriott, 700 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA, 50309

Keynote Address
7:30 a.m.
Breakfast Keynote Address | Transcript

Hon. Ted McKinney—Under Secretary of Agriculture for Trade & Foreign Agricultural Affairs

Special Presentation

Prof. Louise Fresco—Wageningen University & Research

Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Borlaug Dialogue Morning Plenary Sessions, Day 3 

Iowa Ballroom, 2nd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

9:00 a.m.
Leading Women in Food and Agricultural Research | Transcript

Kathryn Boor—The Ronald P. Lynch Dean College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University

Helene Dillard—Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences – University of California, Davis

Kathryn VandenBosch—Dean & Director, University of Wisconsin – Madison, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Wendy Wintersteen—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors & President, Iowa State University

10:00 a.m.
Keynote Address | Transcript

Randal J. Kirk—Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Intrexon

10:20 a.m.
Public-Private Partnerships: Ending Hunger & Malnutrition through Collaboration | Transcript

Ellen de Brabander—R&D SVP Global Functions, Governance & Compliance, Research and Development

Lawrence Haddad—2018 World Food Prize Laureate & Executive Director, Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN)

Hon. John Hickenlooper—Governor of the State of Colorado, United States

Jane Nelson—Director of the Corporate Responsibility Initiative, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government

Peter Robinson—President & CEO, U.S. Council for International Business

11:10 a.m.
Nutrition in Crisis Settings and the Transition to a Development-Led Response | Transcript

Andre Briend—Adjunct Professor, University of Tampere

Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins—Executive Director, No Wasted Lives

Mark Messina—Executive Director, Soy Nutrition Institute

Matt Pakula—Senior Manager for Corporate Responsibility, Tyson Foods

Marc Scantlin—President, Kemin Food Technologies, Kemin Industries

12:00 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon Keynote Address | Transcript

Des Moines Hall, 3rd Floor, Downtown Des Moines Marriott

2:00 p.m.
2018 Borlaug Dialogue Concludes

 

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