Add to Calendar Europe/London DD/MM/YYYY 16/9/2019 12:0018/9/2019 17:00Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX


The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 registration is closed as of Tuesday 20 August, 2019 5.30pm BST.

The Global Grand Challenges Summit 2019 will launch a second series of summits jointly hosted by the UK, US and Chinese academies of engineering, based on the 14 Grand Challenges for Engineering.

The event will convene inspirational world leaders with the next generation of engineers and changemakers to build creative collaborations to help solve the grand challenges facing our future world.

The overall theme is Engineering in an unpredictable world. Humanity is facing unprecedented challenges from a growing population growing expected to reach 10 billion by 2050, and accelerating degradation of the planet and its resources. At the same time, exponential technological changes are making the world smarter, faster and more connected, but with unanticipated consequences. Engineers are crucial to the international effort to address these rapidly evolving, unpredictable challenges.

The Summit will focus on two main sub-themes:

  • Will AI and other transformational technologies change humanity for the better?
  • Can we sustain 10 billion people?


A full list of confirmed speakers can be found here


A full programme can be found here.


This event is by invitation only. 

For further information visit  GGCS2019 or email Catherine Wanjiku