The World Food Prize Foundation

2024 Borlaug Dialogue

The Norman E. Borlaug International Dialogue
October 29 - 31, 2024

The 2024 Borlaug Dialogue convenes under the theme "Seeds of Opportunity: Bridging Generations and Cultivating Diplomacy," echoing Dr. Norman Borlaug's enduring vision of breaking barriers and transcending boundaries for global food security.

This thematic framework emphasizes the vital role of integrating past wisdom, current innovations and the pressing needs of tomorrow, by leveraging agricultural technology to address contemporary challenges. It underscores the importance of intergenerational collaboration and diplomatic engagement in achieving sustainable solutions.

By uniting diverse stakeholders — from the heart of farming communities to the heights of corporate boardrooms, from the impassioned voices of youth to the seasoned wisdom of established experts — we strive to nurture fertile ground for innovation, collaboration and opportunity. This effort is especially pivotal for preserving crop diversity and safeguarding other vital resources crucial for securing our global food supply against looming threats.

Through this concerted effort, we endeavor to plant a seed for equitable access to nutritious food for all, embodying Dr. Borlaug's legacy of humanitarianism and scientific determination.

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Book your hotel room early in our room block at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel.

Interested in booking space at the Hilton Des Moines Downtown Hotel for board meetings or workshops, please reach out to Natalie Bidner at Do not contact the hotel. 

Applications for breakout sessions, side events, exhibitor booths, and other programming for the Borlaug Dialogue will open on May 21, 2024.

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