World Frontiers Forum

The world frontiers forum

The World Frontiers Forum unites leaders in industry, culture, and government with pioneering creators across frontiers from contemporary art and music to machine learning and biology. Established around an annual gathering in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the WFF aims to catalyze audacious pioneering dreams into works that touch the lives of millions and improve the human condition. The future exists in our collective belief in such efforts.

At the heart of the WFF is the Convergence Project. This unique international collaboration addresses United Nations sustainable development goals and is led by young pioneers—artists, scientists, engineers, designers, entrepreneurs—who work with WFF members to realize their vision. The 2018 Convergence Project, which targets the problem of under-nutrition, is called Foods That Matter.

 
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Fabrizio Hochschild

Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination - Executive Office of the Secretary-General (EOSG) to the United Nations - (c)Phase One Media Group

The second annual World Frontiers Forum took place on October 14 and 15, 2018 and was attended by some 150 leaders from around the world, including seven U.N. ambassadors and Assistant Secretary-General for Strategic Coordination Fabrizio Hochschild. Following an opening address on future challenges and opportunities for frontier change, artists, humanists, engineers, chefs, and other pioneers gathered for talks, performances, networking, meals, and other memorable experiences that included brainstorming sessions with the young pioneers around the Foods That Matter effort.

 
 
 (Left to Right)  Mohamed Edrees , Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations,  Kai Sauer , Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations,  Ib Petersen  Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations,  João Vale de Almeida , Ambassador of the European Union to the United Nations,  Mariangela Zappia , Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations,  Juan José Gómez Camacho , Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations - (c)Phase One Media Group

(Left to Right) Mohamed Edrees, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Egypt to the United Nations, Kai Sauer, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Finland to the United Nations, Ib Petersen Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the United Nations, João Vale de Almeida, Ambassador of the European Union to the United Nations, Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Italy to the United Nations, Juan José Gómez Camacho, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mexico to the United Nations - (c)Phase One Media Group

 
 

NOVEMBER NEWS

Tavares Strachan, 2018 Frontier Art Prize recipient, joins SpaceX to launch sculpture honoring fallen astronaut

 

Strachan’s Enoch sculpture, a canopic jar structure, is set to launch on Saturday, December 1, to honor astronaut Robert Henry Lawrence Jr.. Lawrence should have been the first African American in space, but died at the age of 32 in a jet crash. By creating this unusual satellite in the form of a 24-karat gold urn, Strachan will symbolically send Lawrence into space. Strachan was one of the first artists selected to participate in the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)’s Art + Technology lab, in 2014. At the same time, he began a collaboration with SpaceX president Gwynne Shotwell. Shotwell spoke live from her office about SpaceX’s partnership with Strachan during this year’s World Frontiers Forum. To read more about this fascinating project, see this New York Times article as well as the LACMA’s press release.

 (c) Tavares Strachan/LACMA

(c) Tavares Strachan/LACMA

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A Market Solution for Micronutrient Deficiency?

The World Frontiers Forum’s “Foods That Matter” Convergence Project Builds Bridges to Sierra Leone, Nigeria

Nations have made great strides toward ending hunger, but there’s a long way to go when it comes to providing healthy nutrition.

In Africa, the average person takes in more than 2600 kilocalories per day, up from about 2000 kcal per day in the early 1960s.1 That’s enough for almost any moderately active human. 2 In fact, some African countries now face the opposite of hunger: an epidemic of obesity. But even as incomes and food supplies have grown, 20 to 40 percent of children in sub-Saharan Africa still have severe Vitamin A deficiency. More than 40 percent of pregnant women have anemia due to severe iron deficiency. And similar percentages of people have diets short on folic acid, Vitamin B12, zinc, and iodine.3

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WFF 2018 Agenda & Film

WFF 2017 Agenda & Photos

The World Frontiers Forum is operated by the Cloud ArtScience Foundation, a charitable foundation established in 1999.

 

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