WSU Extension

All Extension Symposium

Dean's Invitation

 

Dear Colleagues,

Some of the thorniest issues of our time revolve around the health and well-being of our people and the planet – food safety and supply, health and wellness, energy security, resilient youth and families, and sustainable agriculture. I invite you to join us for the WSU Extension Symposium: The Relentless Pursuit of a Healthier World – to listen, learn, discuss, and debate these critical issues with three of the most compelling thinkers of our nation.

Come listen to Paul Roberts, author of the now-renowned The End of Oil, discuss his latest work The End of Food, a thought-provoking look at global food issues. Join us to hear David Brewster, publisher of Crosscut.com and founder of Seattle Weekly, share his thoughts on how people choose information and make decisions based on that information today and in the future. Hear Cheryl Scott, senior advisor of the Global Health Program for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, outline how we in public universities can help address disparity in global health and the challenges such as HIV/AIDS, malaria and malnutrition.

The one-day symposium is part of WSU Extension’s bi-annual All Extension Symposium. We’ve changed the format to leverage our distance technology and diverse locations throughout the state. This format will provide a dramatic and locally relevant experience for WSU Extension educators, WSU faculty, staff, and students, our agency and government partners and beyond. Our speaker presentations will be broadcast in real time to seven different symposium sites around the state. And, those gathered at each site will have the opportunity to discuss the issues presented with their community members and peers.

The other components of our traditional All Extension Symposium – including the Hall of Champion Awards and topic-specific workshops – will be delivered separate from the symposium throughout the remainder of spring semester.

Given the opportunities afforded by this new format and our very high quality presenters, the WSU Symposium: The Relentless Pursuit of a Healthier World promises to be an exciting, engaging and important exchange of ideas. Please join us and enjoy. More information and online registration is available at ext.wsu.edu/aec.

Warmest regards,

Linda Kirk Fox
Associate Vice President and Dean
WSU Extension

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