Washington, DC
July 18 – 20, 2017

Agenda

 

July 18, 2017
Opening Reception
Location to be disclosed soon, Washington, DC
July 19, 2017
7:30 – 8:15 AM Breakfast
8:25 – 8:30 AM General Welcome and Introductions of Academy Presidents
Gordon England, National Academy of Engineering Chair
8:30 – 9:00 AM Academy Presidents Welcoming Remarks
Zhou Ji, The Chinese Academy of Engineering
Dame Ann Dowling, The Royal Academy of Engineering
C. Dan Mote, Jr., The National Academy of Engineering
9:00 –10:30 AM Keynote Addresses
10:30 – 11:10 AM Morning Break
11:10 – 11:55 AM Keynote Address
11:55 AM – 12:30 PM Lunch at Student Poster Session Location
12:30 – 1:35 PM Student Poster Session
1:45 – 3:05 PM 1st Workshop: Virtual Reality and Artificial Intelligence
Moderator: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC Live
Virtual Reality: After half a century, it’s finally here - but this is only the beginning
Michael Abrash, Chief Scientist, Oculus VR
Advances in Deep Learning Research for Building Intelligent Computer Systems
Jeffrey Dean, Google Senior Fellow, Google
3:05 – 3:45 PM Afternoon Break
3:45 – 5:05 PM 2nd Workshop: Engineering and Healthcare
Moderator: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC Live
 Engineering Biomaterials for Human Health
Molly Stevens, Professor, Imperial College
Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer, United Kingdom
5:05 – 5:45 PM Grand Challenges Scholars Program
Moderator: Thomas Katsouleas, Provost, University of Virginia
Speakers from the Grand Challenge Scholars Program
6:00 – 8:00 PM All Attendees Reception
Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington DC
8:00 – 10:00 PM Student-Sponsor Networking Social Event
July 20, 2017
7:30 – 8:15 AM Breakfast
8:30 – 9:50 AM 3rd Workshop: Sustainability
Moderator: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC Live
The Increasing Risks of the Global Climate Change and Sustainable Governance
Prof. Ding Yihui, Senior Advisor, China Meteorological Administration
Prof. Wu Zhiqiang, Vice President, Tongji University
9:50 – 10:30 AM Morning Break
10:30 – 11:50 PM 4th Workshop: Re-engineer the Brain
Moderator: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC Live
Understanding the Circuit Elements That Make Up a Brain
Christof Koch, President and Chief Scientific Officer, Allen Institute for Brain Science
Miniaturized and Minimally Invasive Interfaces to the Brain
Rikky Muller, Professor, UC Berkeley and Co-founder at Cortera Neurotechnologies, Inc.
11:50 – 12:30 PM Lunch
12:30 – 1:15 PM Brain Storming Session
Small Group Discussions, Participants Choose Preferred Topics During Registration
1:30 – 2:10 PM Next Steps
Moderator: Richard Miller, President, Olin College
Panelists:
Yannis Yortsos, Dean of Engineering, University of Southern California
Thomas Katsouleas, Provost, University of Virginia
2:10– 3:25 PM Education/Public Engagement
Moderator: Ali Velshi, Chief Business Correspondent, NBC News and Anchor of MSNBC Live
Panelists:
Deanne Bell, Host of CNBC’s “Make Me a Millionaire Inventor”
Dean Kamen, Inventor, Entrepreneur, Founder of FIRST Robotics
Lori McCreary, CEO and Co-Founder, Revelations Entertainment
Additional panelists coming soon
3:25 – 4:05 PM Afternoon Break
4:05 – 4:40PM GGCS Student Presentations
Moderator: Yannis Yortsos
Student Day Competition Winners
4:40 – 5:10 PM Closing Remarks
C. Dan Mote, Jr., The National Academy of Engineering
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GGCS Student Poster Competition

The 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit will include an opportunity for students to present research posters. Graduate and undergraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of their research for consideration. Research presentations related to the Grand Challenges are particularly encouraged. Select abstracts will be chosen for poster presentation during an extended lunchtime session at the Summit. Please review the guidelines, and then click the link below to submit your abstract. Submissions are due by February 6, 2017.

 

Abstract Submission Guidelines

  • The body of the abstract should be 250 words or less, not including the title, authors, affiliations or conflicts of interest.
  • The first word in the title should be in uppercase.
  • Please list all of the authors with first name, last name, position and institutional affiliation.
  • Submit abstracts in Word format
  • The authors give the National Academy of Engineering permission for publication in print, online webpage, and other electronic media.
  • All conflicts of interest should be described in detail.

Abstracts will be judged on their originality, relevance, and potential impact.

To submit an abstract, please CLICK HERE.

Evening Activities

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FIRST and GGCS Evening Reception

GGCS participants are invited to join FIRST attendees to enjoy light hors d’oeuvres at a welcome reception. Suggested attire is business casual.

Evening of July 18, 2017

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GGCS Welcome Reception

GGCS participants are invited to enjoy heavy hors d’oeuvres at a reception at the United States Institute of Peace, on Constitution Avenue, overlooking the National Mall and Lincoln Memorial. The GGCS welcome reception will give attendees the opportunity to interact with Summit speakers, and fellow attendees. Suggested attire is business casual.

Evening of July 19, 2017

Top 5 Reasons to Attend the 2017 Global Grand Challenges Summit

Wide Audience

GGCS will bring together a diverse group of individuals ranging from promising students and early-career engineers to renowned international experts.

Speakers & Sessions

The Summit combines plenary speakers and technical sessions that ensure interactions between the audience and speakers to forge new insights into the Grand Challenges for Engineering.

Inspirational

Aiming to inspire not only engineers but also artists, economists, designers, philosophers, scientists, politicians, industry leaders, and educators to address humanity's important challenges and opportunities.

Networking

The interactive nature of the Summit will provide many opportunities to network and create lasting connections with other attendees.

Unique Location

The Summit will be held in Washington, DC, vibrant US capital and home to the US National Academy of Engineering, host of the 2017 GGCS.