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MIT J-WAFS Food and Water Conference

Addressing the Global Food & Water Challenge through Innovation and Collaboration
April 27-28, 2016


Cosponsored by the Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab (J-WAFS), this conference will highlight advances in technologies at the nexus of food, water, energy, and the environment, including sensor technologies for water and food safety, innovative water treatment and purification technologies, and bioengineering and other advanced technologies for agriculture and food processing. Panelists and keynote speakers will address the impacts of climate change and globalization on water and food systems, the role of collaboration and innovation in addressing risk and resilience for companies affected by food and water issues, and the role of multisector partnerships in providing opportunities for the development of new technologies and markets. The conference will also feature local and MIT-connected startups in the water and food sectors, along with research currently funded by J-WAFS, including technology commercialization projects.

On-site registration is open: Please register on-site at the Tang Center lobby. Registration begins at 8:00 am on April 27, 2016 and will be open throughout the conference hours. On-site registration is on a space-available basis.

Registration Fee
- ILP Member: Complimentary
- General Public: $1,750
- Current MIT Faculty/Student/Staff: Complimentary (Please contact us for an access code.)
- MIT Alum, Startup Exchange Member, Sloan Executive Education Member, Professional Education Member, EmTech Attendee: $500 (Please contact us for a discount code.)

Education Partner:  
MIT Professional Education

About MIT Professional Education: MIT Professional Education (http://web.mit.edu/professional) provides a gateway to MIT expertise and knowledge for science and engineering professionals around the world. Through MIT Professional Education programs taught by renowned faculty from across the Institute, technical professionals have the opportunity to gain crucial and timely knowledge in specialized fields, to advance their careers, boost their organization performance, and help make a difference in the world.

ILP members receive a 15 percent discount on all MIT Professional Education Short Programs and Digital Programs at time of registration.


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Tang Center (Building E51)
2 Amherst St
Cambridge, MA 02142

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The nearest paid parking is at the Boston Marriott Cambridge Hotel.