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Call for Participation in 2008 “Davos Conversation” to Make the World Better
December 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 16

University of Pennsylvania faculty, staff, and especially students are invited to participate in a direct dialogue with world leaders through the “Davos Conversation,” a project of the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting.

The “Davos Conversation” is designed to encourage dialogue with leaders attending the Forum through its Web page at www.davosconversation.org. This bloggregator combines text blogs, video, photo and news feeds from the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Beginning January 1, 2008, the Forum will accept video questions posted at a dedicated YouTube site, www.youtube.com/thedavosquestion.

The “Davos Conversation” poses a single question to the general public and to Davos participants to create a global dialogue: “What key action do you think countries, companies or individuals should take to make the world a better place in 2008?” The project went live on December 12. Those wishing to post a video question should go to www.youtube.com/thedavosquestion and post by January 21, 2008.

The best video responses to this question will be shown in key sessions of the Davos gathering January 23-27, 2008. World leaders will watch the videos and make responses of their own.

President Amy Gutmann will join other university presidents at the Global University Leaders Forum Winter Meeting, to be held during the World Economic Forum at Davos next month.

To find out more about the World Economic Forum, visit: www.weforum.org/en/index.htm.




Almanac - December 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 16