Global Grand Challenges Summit2015
On behalf of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), the U.S. National Academy of Engineering (NAE), and the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAE), we would like to invite you to attend the Global Grand Challenges Summit in Beijing, China, on September 15-16, 2015.

This event is the second in a series inspired by the NAE Grand Challenges for Engineering, a series of opportunities, chosen by a committee of some of this generation’s leading technological thinkers and doers, believed to be achievable and sustainable to help people and the planet survive. The first summit held in London in 2013 began an international conversation on advancing solutions to humanity’s grand challenges and the dialog among the world’s leading engineers and other stake holders will continue in Beijing.

The 2015 Beijing summit will be an invitation-only event that includes a diverse mix of thought leaders and students. A student competition day will be held just prior to the summit to encourage students to become the next generation of Grand Challenge engineering leaders.

The summit will focus on the themes found in the NAE Grand Challenges report – Sustainability, Infrastructure, Energy, Health, and Joy of Living – along with Education and Security/Resilience. Confirmed speakers to date include Jack Ma, Charles O. Holliday, Arun Majundar, Dervilla Mitchell, Helen Atkinson, Marcia McNutt, Mitchell Joachim, Molly Coye, Robert Socolow, Roderic Pettigrew, Richard Miller and Wayne Clough.

If you are interested in attending, please register at http://ggcs2015.cae.cn. The registration fee for the two-day event is $200. Current students will receive a $100 discount. The deadline for registration is August 31, 2015.

We hope you will join us to explore pathways for implementing the collaborations, networks and tools necessary to solve complex global challenges and to engage young people worldwide to become the next generation of engineering leaders.

Thank you,

ZHOU Ji                         C. D. (Dan) Mote Jr.          Dame Ann Dowling DBE
President, CAE              President, NAE                 President, RAE
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