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2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium (Oct 16-18)

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2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium

"Pax Agricultura: Peace Through Agriculture"

The 2019 Borlaug Dialogue International Symposium will once again convene an exceptional array of distinguished international leaders, farmers, agribusiness executives, scientists, non-governmental organizations, and development experts to address the most critical issues facing global food security.

The theme for the 2019 Symposium, “Pax Agricultura: Peace Through Agriculture,” will address the increasingly intersectional issues of food security, conflict and development. With topics ranging from religion, diplomacy, climate, scientific innovation, and corporate leadership, this year’s Dialogue will serve as an opportunity to take stock of the current state of global agriculture and food security.

For more information about our agenda, speakers, side events, and more, please visit our website at www.worldfoodprize.org/dialogue.

You can see a list of highlighted speakers here. New speaker and panel information will be continually updated on this page leading up to the Dialogue.

Registration includes:

  • Access to 20 panel discussions and keynote addresses during the Borlaug Dialogue

  • Access to 25+ side events

  • Three plated meals, including the Laureate Luncheon

  • Borlaug Dialogue Bag

  • Invitation to the Norman Borlaug Field Award Ceremony and Catered Reception at the Hall of Laureates

  • Daily Digest emails re-capping the day’s events

  • Opportunities to meet and network with experts, laureates and leaders in food security and agriculture from over 40 countries

Important Registration Information:

  • Iowa Registration: For non-media: To qualify for the Iowa resident rate, you must be attending the symposium as a private individual (not representing any company or organization), must reside within the state of Iowa and register with a valid Iowa address. If you qualify, please register here.

  • Student Registration: For non-media: Undergraduate Students may attend the Borlaug Dialogue at a special $145 rate, while graduate students may attend the Borlaug Dialogue at the reduced rate of $325. Registration at both of the reduced student rates will gain the participant access to all Borlaug Dialogue plenary sessions, symposium meals (Thursday luncheon, Friday morning breakfast, Friday afternoon laureate luncheon), and Wednesday evening Borlaug Field Award for Research and Application Ceremony and Reception. Note: Student registration excludes the Thursday evening World Food Prize Laureate Award Ceremony and Dinner participation which is by invitation only as space is limited.
    To qualify for the special $145 or $325 student rates, please send a request letter with your full name and dates of attendance. The letter must be on university letterhead and signed by a faculty member. Please email the scanned letter to Meghna Ravishankar at mravishankar@worldfoodprize.org. Upon receipt, we will contact you with further registration instructions. All requests must be received by October 1, 2019.

  • Laureate Award Ceremony (Oct. 17): For non-media: While the Laureate Award Ceremony is by invitation only, The World Food Prize Foundation makes every effort to include international guests and senior-level national guests at the event. Invitations will be issued in late summer and the process for this event is completely separate from the 2019 Borlaug Dialogue.

  • Press/Media Partner Registration (Aug.15): Press Registration and Media Partner Registration are seperate from this registration, and will open on August 15th. Please contact Director of Communications Nicole Barreca at nbarreca@worldfoodprize.org with any media-related questions or concerns.

  • Refund Policy: Attendees are able to request a refund up to 7 days prior to the start date of the event. This can be done through the attendee's Eventbrite profile.

If you have any technical difficulties while registering, please call the Eventbrite registration support line at: 1-888-810-2063. Thank you.

If you have any further questions regarding the Borlaug Dialogue please contact Director of Planning Meghna Ravishankar at mravishankar@worldfoodprize.org

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