Fueling the Future: Energy for the Next Generation

Hydropower, fossil fuels, solar and wind renewable technologies—what is the future of energy from a business perspective? Investors, scientists, economists, and industry executives will discuss how companies—and governments—resolve or address the tensions between a commitment to the environment and sustainability and the bottom line.

Moderator: Alexis Abramson, Dean, Thayer School of Engineering


Winter is Leaving: The New Arctic Reality

The Arctic is changing rapidly, affecting everyone across the planet. Warming at rates twice the global average, a transformed Arctic means significant direct impacts on our lives, security, and economies. Join a panel of experts as they explore the geopolitical, economic, sociological, and medical issues confronting the Arctic—and learn about Dartmouth’s holistic approach to addressing those issues.

Moderator: Mark Brzezinski ’87, former US ambassador to Sweden, Executive Director of the U.S. Government's Arctic Executive Steering Committee


Policy, Peace, and Prosperity in a Global Marketplace

How do individual nations’ policies impact one another—especially when the countries share an extensive border? Canada and the U.S. have a long history of close cultural and economic ties. Our panel of experts in trade, monetary policy, investment banking, and business will discuss how we can leverage our similarities in a global economy to provide the most positive outcomes. The conversation will include a look at the new United States-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA), which modernizes the 25-year-old NAFTA to meet the realities of a global marketplace.

Moderator: Matthew Slaughter, Paul Danos Dean of the Tuck School of Business


Innovation Nation: The Next Big Thing in Entrepreneurship and AI

The field of AI research was born at a workshop at Dartmouth College in 1956, where the term "Artificial Intelligence" was coined. Today, Canada has emerged as an international powerhouse for innovation and entrepreneurship in every sector—especially in AI. In this panel, alumni entrepreneurs, financiers, and Dartmouth faculty discuss the factors that are affecting entrepreneurship now, what the most innovative companies are doing today, and predict The Next Big thing to come.

Moderator: Jamie Coughlin, Director, Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth


The Doctor Is Out: Tackling Our Rural Health Care Challenge

Residents of rural communities in Canada and northern New England have long faced challenges in obtaining equitable access to health care services. Canadian health care providers as well as providers at Dartmouth are articulating new relationships between rural and urban health centers, right-sizing patient services to meet the challenges of remote geographies. They are examining telehealth solutions, data pattern analysis, and the development of educational, resource-sharing strategies that can be integrated into the development of health care capacity. Come join this conversation exploring the future of rural health care.

Moderator: Elyse Allan ’79 TU’84 vice chair of Ontario Health