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Global Grand Challenges Summit -- March 12-13



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 inquiries should be directed to the Office of News and Public Information; tel. 202-334-2138 or e-mail


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