The Future of Food: Innovation, Technology, and Agriculture

Randall Barker, Managing Director, Business Development, FarmLink; Aaron Mandell, Co-Founder and Chairman, WaterFX and HydroRevolution; Virginia Ursin, Biotechnology Prospecting Lead, Monsanto Company; Dave Donnan, Partner, Global Food & Beverage Practice Leader, A.T. Kearney (moderator)

Growing Food for Growing Cities

David Auerbach, Cofounder, Sanergy; Sanjeev Asthana, Founder & Managing Partner, I-Farm Venture Advisors; Chairman, National Skills Foundation of India; Doug Bereuter, Distinguished Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture Program; Niklas Buehren, Economist, Gender Innovation Lab, The World Bank; Nicole Clifton, Vice President, Global Public Affairs, UPS; And other participants

Public, Young Professionals, Leadership Circles
The First 1,000 Days: Shaping the Future

Tom Arnold, Director General, Institute of International and European Affairs; Roger Thurow, Senior Fellow, Global Food and Agriculture. Moderated by Catherine Bertini.

Public, Young Professionals, Leadership Circles
Stormy Seas: Climate Change and the Economy

​Adele Simmons, President, Global Philanthropy Partnership; Board of Directors, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs; David Waskow, Director, International Climate Initiative, World Resources Institute. Moderated by David Unger.

COP21: What Happens Next?

Paul Bodnar, Senior Director for Energy and Climate Change, National Security Council, The White House; Ted Brandt, Co-founder and CEO, Marathon Capital; Michael Greenstone, Director, Energy Policy Institute at the University of Chicago (EPIC); Derek Walker, Associate Vice President, Global Climate, Environmental Defense Fund. Moderated by Ed Crooks.

The Transatlantic Alliance: Focus on Europe

Jaap de Hoop Scheffer, Copresident, Security and Defence Agenda; Pieter Kooijmans Chair for Peace, Justice and Security, Leiden University

Risky Business: Global Finance and the Perils of Specialization

Gillian Tett, US Managing Editor, Financial Times

Shaping the World Around Them: Women in the 21st Century

Kim K. Azzarelli, Chair and Co-Founder, Avon Global Center for Women and Justice; Partner, Seneca Point Global and Co-Founder, Seneca Women; Melanne Verveer , Former US Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues; Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace, and Security

The Future of Money

Tyler Cowen, Holbert L. Harris Chair of Economics and Chairman, Mercatus Center, George Mason University; Randall Kroszner, Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Mervyn King on the Global Economy

The Right Honorable Lord King of Lothbury, KG GBE, Former Governor, Bank of England; Professor of Economics & Law, NYU; Professor of Economics, London School of Economics; Bethany McLean, Contributing Editor, Vanity Fair