Forward Fest is a monthly online series that kicks off October 23 and 24 and will continue throughout A Year of Forward Thinking. The events, featuring Princeton faculty and alumni exploring a range of forward-thinking topics, will be free and open to the public. Sparking dialogue among the entire Princeton community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested thinkers — Forward Fest will explore, engage and develop bold thinking for the future.
All events are free and open to the public. RSVP(link is external) to receive event updates, and download a resource guide(link is external) for the October Forward Fest, which includes must-know information about the featured speakers with links to their books, articles, podcasts and more!
Forward Fest Welcome Kickoff
Friday, October 23, 8-9 p.m.
President Christopher L. Eisgruber, Provost Deborah Prentice and other forward thinkers at Princeton will share what is to come in A Year of Forward Thinking and how participants can engage in myriad topics, ranging from bioengineering to the humanities and creative expression, and public health to social justice. Other voices animating this kickoff event include:
- Andrea Goldsmith, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, and the Arthur LeGrand Doty Professor of Electrical Engineering
- Mónica Ponce de León, dean of the School of Architecture
- Rodney Priestley, vice dean for innovation and professor of chemical and biological engineering