National-scale societal challenges cannot be solved in a single discipline.
This National Science Foundation-sponsored workshop aims to accelerate convergence to merge ideas, approaches, and technologies from a wide range of diverse sectors, disciplines, and experts. The workshop will involve diverse stakeholders, including academia, government, industry, non-profits, community-based organization, and farmers.
The success of this Convergence Accelerator workshop will inform future investments from the National Science Foundation for food system research and innovation at the intersection of food, energy and water.
Accelerating Sustainable Systems for Food Security in Extreme Environments and Food Deserts
The Convergence of Food, Energy, Water and Systems for Societal Impact
The workshop will take place virtually May 19-21, 2021 and will feature dozens of expert speakers and interactive sessions.
Note: Registration has now closed.
Director, National Renewable Energy Laboratory
Launched in 2019, the NSF Convergence Accelerator builds upon basic research and discovery to accelerate solutions toward societal impact.