VP Barbara Allen-Diaz will give a presentation about ANR at the May 15 regents meeting in Sacramento. “Investing in California” is the second discussion item on the Committee on Educational Policy’s agenda, which begins at 1 p.m. and adjourns at 2:20 p.m.
The regents will be meeting at the Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J Street, and the educational policy session is open to the public. Background material was mailed to the regents in advance of the meeting.
To watch the meeting live, visit http://lecture.ucsf.edu/ETS/Catalog/Full/333992fe14054d6bae39512a30188f3421.
The Microsoft Silverlight plugin is required on desktop computers. Mediasite presentations can also be viewed on Apple, Android and Blackberry mobile devices. The iPhone and iPod Touch devices require the free Mediasite app.
To listen to the audio without video, visit http://california.granicus.com/ViewPublisher.php?view_id=2.
I want to thank everyone who worked so tirelessly to pull the Global Food System Forum and our statewide conference together. And I especially want to thank those of you who attended, in person and virtually, and added your voices to so many conversations.
I hope you all enjoyed yourselves, made some new contacts, put some faces to familiar names, renewed networks and found challenging ideas to take home with you.
We chose some of the world’s most confounding and contentious issues to focus on – from climate change to global hunger to water use.
We heard a diversity of viewpoints, all of them expressed with insight, passion and mutual respect. We’ve shaken up old ideas and hopefully forged some pathways to new ones. We can’t be afraid to hold these kinds of conversations, listen carefully to diverse points of view, and then forge strategies to move forward with what we do best – apply the strength of research and education programs to help eliminate hunger, ensure accessible, affordable, safe and nutritious food, and ensure the conservation of our natural resources.
The conversations we started at this conference won’t end here. It is clear to many people, both new friends and established, proven partners, that we have critical contributions to make and a global role to play through the work of UC ANR.
We also talked candidly and constructively about how Cooperative Extension and all of the UC ANR community fit together. I heard many speak of a powerful network of people with knowledge and tools committed to
- science-based information
- research and education
- local issues and solutions
- local communities
- global reach
Since our last UC ANR all-staff conference in 2009, many new academics and staff have joined the UC ANR community and we continue to recruit diverse, outstanding people for priority positions. These folks are the future of the Division and UC. I am excited by that future and by those who will join us to explore, create, discover, share, collaborate and work to ensure a California and a world that thrives.
With more than 1,500 individuals watching live from 34 different countries and six continents last week, the Global Food Systems Forum live webcast was a huge success. The online conversation on Twitter attracted nearly 300 participants, and the forum hashtag #Food2025 trended as the third most popular topic on Twitter during the event.
If you missed the Global Food Systems Forum webcast, videos from the event are now available online at food2025.ucanr.edu/webcast.
People from more than 350 locations, on every continent except Antarctica, have registered to watch the UC Global Food Systems Forum webcast on April 9.
Interested people in Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Germany, India, Italy, Kenya, Morocco, Netherlands, Spain, Thailand, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Venezuela and states throughout the U.S., have signed up to be part of this global conversation and the audience continues to grow.
Sign up now to be part of the conversation http://food2025.ucanr.edu. We have begun the discussion on Twitter using (hashtag)#Food2025.
Not on Twitter? There’s still time
At the ANR Statewide Conference, we will be using Twitter for a variety of different purposes. On Tuesday, April 9 during the Global Food Systems Forum, the world will be live tweeting using (hashtag)#Food2025. Questions, answers and conversations on this critical topic will abound.
In addition, throughout the conference we will also be using (hashtag)#ucanr2013 to broadcast basic information for conference participants such as lost and found items, resource room opportunities, and last-minute scheduling changes.
If you haven’t used Twitter, Karl Krist has posted a 3-minute video showing you how to get an account and how to use it. Watch his video on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFNaKhiHkRU.
For step-by-step Twitter instructions in writing, visit http://agisamerica.org/twitter-guide. Ag is America is a project of the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU).
Tell your friends and colleagues – Sign up to watch the Global Food Systems Forum live webcast on April 9
People from all over the world, including a group of 20 from Kenya, are signing up to watch our Global Food Systems Forum LIVE WEBCAST on April 9. If you’re a member of a group, listserv, organization or just have friends and family who might be interested in watching, please send them the message below.
See you all in two weeks!
UC Global Food Systems Forum to address challenges of feeding the world
April 9 event to be webcast live
The University of California, through its Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, will convene some of the world’s leading experts April 9 at the Global Food Systems Forum to address how to sustainably feed 8 billion people by 2025.
The discussion will bring together people from a dynamic range of disciplines, including farmers, researchers, policymakers, economists, environmentalists and geopolitical experts and we invite you to view the event live by webcast and to join the Twitter conversation at #Food2025.
The daylong forum will feature two moderated panels and keynote addresses by Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and president of the Mary Robinson Foundation — Climate Justice, and Wes Jackson, founder and president of The Land Institute.
Michael Specter, global issues writer for The New Yorker magazine, will moderate the first panel, which will focus on the geopolitical, ethical, economic, environmental and technical challenges facing food systems from a global perspective. Award-winning author and journalist Mark Arax will moderate the second panel, which will address the implications, responsibilities and innovative opportunities from a California perspective.
The full list of panelists can be found at the event website.
“As a public research university, we’re a recognized leader in tackling the world’s toughest challenges,” said Barbara Allen-Diaz, UC vice president for agriculture and natural resources. “Building on our expertise in agriculture and finding practical, science-based solutions, it falls to us to convene these sorts of conversations and look far beyond the borders of our campuses. Only through discussions of this nature will people find the common ground to move the world forward on what is a compelling, complex and crucial issue.”
Food forum at a glance
- WHAT: Live webcast of UC Global Food Systems Forum
- WHO: World-renowned leaders in food systems dialogue
- WHEN: April 9, 2013 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m. PDT)
- WHERE: Ontario, Calif., and live webcast (sign up to watch!)
To learn more about the UC Global Food Systems Forum and sign up to view the webcast, visit http://food2025.ucanr.edu.