Innovation 2030+

Advancing Creative Solutions for Global Development

March 24, 2017
9 AM - 5 PM
New Residence Hall, Salle Prince Arthur
3625 avenue du Parc, Montreal, QC, H2X 3P8



Registration: $100; McGill Staff & Alumni $50; Students $10.
Registration fee includes all Symposium materials, lunch, refreshments, and networking cocktail.



9:00-9:15 Welcome and Opening Remarks
Anja Geitmann, Dean
Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University
9:15-9:35 Moving from the MDGs to the SDGs: How realistic?
John McArthur (Brookings Institution)
9:35-9:45  Q&A

Panel I - Harnessing Science, Technology and Innovation

Moderator: Leroy Phillip, McGill University

Speakers: Marco Ferroni (SFSA), Scott Angle (IFDC), Samy Gaiji (FAO), Claudia Ringler (IFPRI), Tim Prewitt (iDE)

10:45-11:00 Break

Panel II – Inclusive Growth

Moderator: Sonia Laszlo, McGill University

Speakers: Sue Szabo (IDRC), Ghislain Auger (Desjardins International), Rui Benfica (IFAD), Serena Thomson (FAST)

12:00-13:30 Working Lunch - Generating Creative Ideas and Solutions
13:30-13:50 Policy Framework to Achieve Agenda 2030
Margaret Biggs (Queens University)
13:50-14:00 Q&A
14:00 -14:45

Creative Ideas and Solutions to Achieve Agenda 2030

Co-Chairs: Tim Geary and Caroline Begg (McGill)

Symposium Participants

14:45-15:20 Discussion

Towards Building a Consensus

John McArthur (Brookings Institution) and
Phil Oxhorn (McGill)
15:30-15:40 Closing Remarks
Marco Ferroni (SFSA)
15:45 Networking cocktail