July 13, 2018
(Thursday-Friday, November 15-16, 2018) Geography 2050 is a multi-year, high-level strategic dialogue among thought leaders from academia, government, and the world of business. Organized by the American Geographical Society (AGS) in 2014, the purpose of this continuing dialog is to facilitate discussion of the major forces that will shape our planet’s future. Undoubtedly, energy will be one the most important factors influencing geopolitics, environmental quality, transportation routes, military conflicts, standards of living, world economies, food production, technical innovation, and the mass movement of people. Speakers will include U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse; former BP Presidents for America and China; former President of Shell Oil America; CFO of National Renewable Energy Laboratory; Executive Director of the Waterloo Institute of Sustainable Energy; Director of the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability; and many others The theme of this year’s Geography 2050 Symposium is Powering Our Future Planet. Currently there is a call for posters and lightening presentations. For questions on posters and lightening presentations (deadline August 10) please contact Martin (Mike) Pasqualetti, Chairman of the Symposium. The meeting will be held at Columbia University in New York City. More information.