Hopefully by now we are agreed that certainties and probabilities are two different things. Now, let's agree, I beg you, that the opinion of a scientist is not necessarily science, itself. Only because a statement has been made by someone who works in a scientific sector, it does not make it "science". To be science, it must be based on data, it must be capable of accurate predictions, and it must have been verified in analogous circumstances. Otherwise, it is just a personal opinion.
"Science cannot be sectorial or monothematic but rather interdisciplinary" explains Giulia Grancini, who has chosen to invite leading researchers and world experts with a global vision in the fields of research and technologies applied to the green economy to the Festival’s “Virtual Duets”.
It's not my generation that will change the world, but you! We need to start sharing ideas and collaborate beyond our immediate networks of people to achieve goals together.
University Foundation Trustee Duncan Mellichamp and wife Suzanne are sponsoring this intimate gathering to help further the goal of broadening multidisciplinary research and learning.
The U.S. Consulate awarded impactmania's Women of Impact program with the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. Paksy Plackis-Cheng and members from the network traveled to New Zealand for a week-long cross-cultural and business events.
In 2019, the Program was awarded the U.S. Embassy Public Diplomacy grant. In November 2019, the following women from the global impactmania network traveled to New Zealand to meet the U.S. Consul General and a number of women change makers in New Zealand.
Jethro Gardiner traveled a week with impactmania's founder, Paksy Plackis-Cheng, and international participants of the Women of Impact network. Jethro shares his experience, the learning he will bring to his work at the U.S. Consulate and how to represent a diverse voice at the conference table.