Global Grand Challenges Summit March 12–13 to be webcast live

March 11, 2013

The inaugural Global Grand Challenges Summit, an unprecedented gathering of technological thought leaders, will be webcast live from London on March 12–13.

The Royal Academy of Engineering, the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, and the Chinese Academy of Engineering are hosting the event to foster global collaboration to tackle 14 “game-changing” engineering goals.

The summit will include presentations from Microsoft’s Bill Gates, genome pioneer J. Craig Venter, former DARPA Head Regina Dugan, world-renowned economist Jeffrey Sachs, FIRST robotics founder Dean Kamen, and many others.


The summit will be streamed live on Tuesday, March 12, and Wednesday, March 13, from 09:00 GMT (5 a.m. EDT) until 17:30 GMT (10:30 a.m. EDT) each day at Media inquiries should be directed to the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail

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