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CALS research conference spotlights global sustainability

January 12, 2009

Media Contact: Catherine Maxwell, director of development for the N.C. Agricultural Research Service, 919-513-8294

The N.C. Agricultural and Life Sciences Research Foundation at North Carolina State University will host "Stewards of the Future: Research for Global Sustainability." The day-long conference will focus on the importance of research in addressing society's challenges, particularly within the context of global sustainability.

Highlights include keynote addresses by Greenpeace founder Patrick Moore and Bayer CEO Pascal Housset, as well as panel discussions with university and industry leaders, an Innovation Fair showcasing examples of and opportunities for research collaboration and ample time for networking. Media coverage is welcome.

Thursday, Jan. 22, 2009
8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

9:15 a.m.: Patrick Moore keynote address

10:45 a.m.: Faculty research presentations

11:30 a.m.: Partnerships at the NC Research Campus

2 p.m.: (Panel) Shaping the Future: Resources for NC State Partners

3:15 p.m. (Panel) Advancing the Future: The Corporate Perspective

4:15 p.m.: Pascal Housset keynote address

Jane S. McKimmon Center
1101 Gorman Street, Raleigh, N.C.

The event is free and open to the public; registration is required.

To register or for more information, visit or contact us at or 919-515-9260.

Written by:
Suzanne Stanard, 919-513-3126 or

Posted by Suzanne at January 12, 2009 05:49 PM