The World Food Prize Foundation

2018 Borlaug Dialogue Agenda

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

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

Amb. Kenneth Quinn—President, World Food Prize Foundation

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

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

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

Lt. Gen. Kip Ward—President & Chief Operations Officer, SENTEL Corp.

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

2:10 p.m.
The Fall Armyworm: Advancing Threat to Global Food Security

Dr. Pedro Sanchez—2002 Laureate

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

3:10 p.m.
Tackling Humanity's Great Challenges Through Research

Elwyn Grainger-Jones—Executive Director of CGIAR Systems Organization

Dr. Juergen Voegele—Director, Agriculture and Environment Services Sustainable Development Network

Hon. Gerardine Mukeshimana—Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources, Republic of Rwanda

Dr. Noelle Cockett—President, Utah State University

4:10 p.m.
CRISPR: Regulatory Challenges and Opportunities

Prof. 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)

Dr. Daniel Voytas—Chief Science Officer, Calyxt

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

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

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

8:50 a.m.
Plenary Session

A Food Security Policy Fireside Chat

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

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

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

Dr. David Nabarro—2018 World Food Prize Laureate

10:20 a.m.
Keynote Address

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

10:45 a.m.
McKinsey Institute Special Presentation

Pradeep Prabhala—McKinsey Center for Agricultural Transformation

11:05 a.m.
India's Emerging Agrarian Crisis

Dr. Marshall Bouton—Acting Director & Visiting Scholar at the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Ashok Dalwai—Chief Executive Officer NRAA, Department of Agriculture & Cooperation, Government of India

Anil Jain—Managing Director, Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

Minister Nara Lokesh—Minister for Information Technology, Panchayathi Raj and Rural Development

Dr. Purvi Mehta—Senior Adviser & Head of Agriculture, Gates Foundation

Rohtash Mal—Chairman, EM3 Ag Services

12:00 p.m. 

 

Luncheon Address: Biodiversity and Better Food Systems

H.E. Mercedes Araoz—Vice President of the Republic of Peru

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

Berry Marttin—Member of the Rabobank Managing Board

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

Dr. Simon Winter—Executive Director, Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture

2:50 p.m.
Keynote Address

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

3:20 p.m.
Public-Private Partnerships: Ending Hunger & Malnutrition through Collaboration 

Peter Robinson—President & Chief Executive Officer, United States Council for International Business

Robert Gibbs—Executive Vice President & Chief of Communications, McDonalds

Ellen de Barbander—Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development, PepsiCo.

4:10 p.m.
Startups: The Next Crop of Agribusiness Leaders

Paul Schickler—Member of the WFP Council of Advisors

Ponsi Trivisvavet—CEO & Director, Inari

Dr. Karsten Temme—CEO & Co-founder, Pivot Bio

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

Dr. Thomas Laurita—CEO & Board of Directors, NewLeaf Symbiotics

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

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.
Technologies for African Agricultural Transformation

Akin Adesina—2017 World Food Prize Laureate

10:00 a.m.
Leading Women in Food and Agricultural Research

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

Dr. Helene Dillard—Dean, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences – UC Davis

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

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

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

Dr. Andre Briend—Adjunct Professor, University of Tampere

Marc Scantlin—President, Kemin Food Technologies

12:00 p.m.
Laureate Luncheon Keynote Address

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

2:00 p.m.
2018 Borlaug Dialogue Concludes

 

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