Our panel of social media super users shared their insights, addressing how, why and by whom these new communications tools are being shaped. The panel also probed how changes in access to a broader online audience impacts the in-person world—both intended and unintended—and invited viewers to consider the opportunities and challenges for the PMB community as it enters its fourth decade.
How do we feed a growing population and engineer crops that are resilient to climate change? How do we increase crop yields and fight crop diseases and pests while preserving our soils and water sources? The rapid advance of gene editing and other technologies has provided a new tool kit to address these questions and more, and they have already made an impact at a global scale, just at the moment when global-scale solutions are needed most. Brian Staskawicz (UC Berkeley) and Pam Ronald (UC Davis) discuss the latest advances in using genome editing and other genetic technologies to promote sustainable agriculture at scale, both promises and potential pitfalls, and how we move from lab to field safely and equitably.
Join Diane Regas, President and CEO of The Trust for Public Land, Teresa Bendito, co-founder of Parque Padrinos, and Taylor Toynes, Executive Director of For Oak Cliff, in a discussion on parks and community power.