Conference: Explore Tomorrow's Wicked Problems


Location: Mendoza College of Business

The 2017 Irish Impact Conference will flip the usual discussion surrounding “wicked” problems — those seemingly impossible to solve because of scale and incomplete or contradictory requirements —to focus on solutions.  

“A Foresight Forum: To Explore Tomorrow’s Wicked Problems,” will be held Oct. 26-27, at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business

The full agenda is as follows:

  • Thursday (Oct. 26), 6-8 p.m.: Keynote speaker Marina Gorbis, executive director of the Institute for the Future; featuring Insights from Student Futures Research; Mendoza College of Business’ Jordan Auditorium
  • Friday (Oct. 27), 1-2 p.m.: Keynote speaker Jerome Glenn, CEO of The Millennium Project, “Collective Intelligence on the 15 Global Challenges;” Stayer Center for Executive Education 
  • Friday (Oct. 27), 2:30-4 p.m.: Panel Discussion with GE EcoMagination; Accion and Professor Leo Burke, director of the Global Commons, “Reframing Global Challenges into Opportunities;” Stayer Center for Executive Education

Irish Impact is free and open to the public.

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