Ellen Gustafson - Founder, 30 Project/ Co-founder, FEED
Molly Mattessich - Manager of Online Initiatives, National Peace Corps Association
Nii Simmonds - Program Director and Co-Founder, The DAIN Network
Michael Deal - Executive Director, Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance
Cooper Munroe - Member of the Board, ONE Moms
Tony Thelen - Head, John Deere Intelligent Solutions Group
Pape Samb - President and CEO, Phelps Stokes
Danielle Nierenberg - Director, Nourishing the Planet Program, Worldwatch Institute
With Special Guest, Celebrity Chef José Andrés - Owner, ThinkFoodGroup
Moderator: Bian Li, Director of Planning, The World Food Prize Foundation
As a special part of the Borlaug Dialogue, based on popular demand from last year’s focus on the next generation of leaders, we will be launching dialogueNEXT, our inaugural workshop series on the evening of Wednesday, October 17. This forward-thinking, youth-engaging program will include a variety of lightning talks and case studies, including the effective use of mobile applications, social media, the future of social entrepreneurship in agricultural development and the emerging thought leaders who are transforming the dialogue with new ideas, concepts and achievements.
The inaugural 2012 Borlaug Dialogue will focus around a Call to Action. How do we engage and mobilize young people to participate in the future of agricultural development? How do we cultivate their ideas and involve them in the conversation - talk with them rather than at them? How do we incentivize young people to view agriculture as a career path, a social venture, or an entrepreneurial engine?