Partners

Organizers

  • Embassy of France in the United States, Office for Science & Technology

    The Office for Science and Technology (OST) at the Embassy of France in the United States, a team of 24 staff members including professors, senior researchers and engineers located in the Embassy (Washington, DC) and 6 consular offices (Atlanta - Boston - Chicago - Houston - Los Angeles - San Francisco) is dedicated to bilateral FR-US collaborations in Science and Technology.

    The OST’s main priorities are to monitor and report advances in Science and Technology in the US through newsletters and diplomatic channels, promote bilateral partnerships in science, technology and innovation, Foster exchanges and increase mobility of researchers, doctoral students and entrepreneurs, serve as a liaison between French and American academic and scientific organizations as well as between the two countries’ central governments and the European Delegation, increase the visibility of France’s foremost laboratories, universities and start-ups, support young innovative companies and the internationalization of competitiveness clusters.

    Close collaboration between the OST and other diplomatic divisions, such as the Economic Department, the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France as well as French Research Organizations (CNRS, Inserm, CNES, CEA), allows the OST to efficiently handle the many economic and social implications of current science and technology issues.

     

  • Embassy of France in Canada, Office for Science & Technology

    Under the leadership of the Embassy of France in Canada, the Office for Science and Technology promotes and supports the development and recognition of French research and technological innovation worldwide by helping collaborations between local institutions and French organisations. The Office also has a major interest in developing student and researcher mobility.

    The office is composed of professors, researchers and engineers and is led by the adviser for Science and Technology, under the direct authority of the Ambassador. This network-based Office stretches across Canada, with the exception of the province of Quebec. Its headquarters are located in Ottawa, Ontario.

    This network is composed of two neighborhood services in the General Consulates of Vancouver and Toronto. This system allows the Office to be physically present in areas with great potential in research and technological innovation.

    The francophone province of Quebec has a specific cooperation service, and the “Consulat général de France à Québec” contributes, with the French Embassies in Ottawa and Washington in organizing the Montreal conference.

With the support of

  • Institut Français

    The Institut français is in charge of implementing France’s cultural action abroad. The agency was set up by the July 27, 2010 French Foreign Cultural Action Act and its enabling decree of December 30, 2010. Under the supervision of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, its role is to act as the conduit for a new, more ambitious “diplomacy of influence”, within the framework of French governmental policies and priorities. It will help to promote French influence abroad through greater dialogue with foreign cultures, while responding to the needs of France via a policy of listening, partnership and openness to other cultures.

Partners

  • Carbon Talks

    Carbon Talks accelerates the shift to a low-carbon economy. We look for those windows of opportunities where “carbon shifts” are possible. These could be opportunities identified by a business, an industrial association or a government department but where all the pieces might not be in place to move to concerted action. Carbon Talks convenes the right people around the table to put the pieces together. We are the glue that moves groups from intent to action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • One World One Water Center

    In 2011, the One World One Water (OWOW) Center for Urban Water Education and Stewardship was created at Metropolitan State College in Denver with a $1 million donation to develop "urban water stewards" from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of disciplines.

    Undergraduate students who study hydrology, history, politics, water law, conflict resolution and negotiation will participate in internships and other volunteer opportunities to help shape new solutions for local and statewide water issues. Part of MSU Denver’s mission as an urban land grant institution is to help the community solve community-related issues. Water is a huge issue in the West, and the new One World One Water Center helps to address those needs.

  • Alliance Française de Denver

    The Alliance Française de Denver was founded in 1897 and shares a history with Titanic Survivor Margaret Brown, who held early meetings in her home. It is the only French language, culture, and resource center in Colorado. Annually, the Alliance Française de Denver hosts over 100 free or low-cost cultural events for Denver residents, awards scholarships, and teaches French to nearly 300 students each quarter. The mission of the Alliance Française de Denver is to encourage and develop the knowledge of the French language and cultures and to foster cultural, intellectual, artistic and friendly exchanges between the French-speaking world and our local community.

  • Metropolitan State University of Denver

    Metropolitan State University of Denver is a comprehensive university offering bachelor's and master's degrees on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver.

    Founded in 1965, MSU Denver has grown to nearly 23,000 students and educates more undergraduate Coloradans than anyone else in the state. Since nearly 75 percent of our alumni live and work in Denver and the state, you could say we specialize in fostering homegrown talent for the challenges of a new century.

  • SE Climate Science Center

     The Department of the Interior Southeast Climate Science Center (SE CSC) is one of eight regional Climate Science Centers. These CSCs will provide scientific information, tools and techniques that land, water, wildlife and cultural resource managers and other interested parties can apply to anticipate, monitor and adapt to climate and ecologically-driven responses at regional-to-local scales.

  • Full Sail University

    Full Sail University is an award-winning educational leader for those pursuing careers in the entertainment and media industry. Founded in 1979, Full Sail has been recognized as one of the 2014 “Top 25 Graduate Schools to Study Game Design” by The Princeton Review, one of the Best Music Programs by Rolling Stone Magazine, and one of the Best Film Programs by UNleashed Magazine. Full Sail was named the 2014 “School/College of the Year” by the Florida Association of Postsecondary Schools and Colleges, received the “21st Century Best Practices in Distance Learning Award” from the United States Distance Learning Association, and was recognized as one of the Top 100 Social Media Colleges by Studentadvisor.com.

    1. Full Sail offers on-campus and online Master’s, Bachelor’s, and Associate’s degree programs in areas related to Art & Design, Business, Film & Television, Games, Media & Communications, Music & Recording, and Web & Technology. Full Sail graduate credits include work on OSCAR®, Emmy®, GRAMMY®, ADDY®, MTV Video Music Award, and Spike VGX Video Game Award nominated and winning projects.

  • North Carolina State University

    NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. It began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, NCSU is a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine.

  • INRA

    The French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) is Europe’s top agricultural research institute and the world’s number two center for the agricultural sciences. Its scientists are working towards solutions for society’s major challenges.   

  • United Nations Environment Programme

    The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

  • City of Miami Beach

    The City of Miami Beach was incorporated on March 26, 1915. Miami Beach operates on a commission/city manager form of government. The commission consists of a mayor and six commissioners who serve as the policy-making body of the city. The city manager ensures that policies, directives, resolutions and ordinances adopted by the city commission are enforced and implemented. The city manager is also charged with the daily operations of the city. 

    Through fiscal prudence and good leadership, the city’s journey to excellence is guided by its mission, vision and strategic plan that is making Miami Beach a better place to live, work and play.

  • Florida International University

    Florida State's more than 40,000 students have the opportunity to work and study amidst a diverse and outstanding faculty that includes a Nobel Laureate, three active members of the National Academy of Sciences, two active members of the National Academy of Engineering, two active members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 11 active Guggenheim Fellowship recipients, and over 30 Fulbright Scholars. Florida State faculty members lead several scholarly fields in citations to published work and hold multiple honors in the arts, including the Academy Award, Kennedy Center Honors, the Grammy Award, and the Capezio and BESSIE Dance Awards.

  • University of Miami

    Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, UM is a major research university engaged in more than $330 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology. A private research university with more than 16,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is a vibrant and diverse academic community focused on teaching and learning, the discovery of new knowledge, and service to the South Florida region and beyond.

  • Exploratorium

    The Exploratorium is a museum of science, art, and human perception located in San Francisco, California. We believe that following your curiosity and asking questions can lead to amazing moments of discovery, learning, and awareness and can increase your confidence in your ability to understand how the world works. We also believe that being playful and having fun is an important part of the process for people of all ages.

     

  • Lazard Freres

    Lazard's roots began in the 1840s with the emigration of five French brothers and several cousins to the United States. In 1848, Alexandre, Lazare, and Simon Lazard founded Lazard Frères & Co. in New Orleans as a dry goods merchant. By 1851, Lazard Frères had moved to San Francisco, where it would expand into banking and foreign exchange. To this day, Lazard operates as a local firm in local markets, but serves clients with multinational resources and global perspective.

  • JMF Gourmet

    Catering & event planning company that specializes in Gourmet French Cuisine, VIP appetizers, cocktail parties for private & corporate events. Let us help you plan your next memorable event and allow us to deliver our magic. We take time to find the best quality and fresh ingredients to prepare our food. 

  • City of Dallas

    Dallas is a major city in Texas and is the largest urban center of the fourth most populous metropolitan area in the United States. The city proper ranks ninth in the U.S. and third in Texas after Houston and San Antonio.

  • DFW World Affairs Council

    The World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth is a dynamic organization that brings international awareness and cross-cultural understanding to the North Texas community and presents distinguished international figures year-round for in-depth interpretations of global events. 

  • TEDxSMU

    TEDxSMU brings together ideas and interesting people from around the world and around the corner. Although we are licensed by TED, we are independently organized. Check out what we’ve got coming up and TEDxTalks from past events

  • Alliance française d’Edmonton

    The Edmonton Alliance française is a non-profit organization that was founded in 1947 by Paulette Crévolin. Along with language classes, it offers a variety of social and cultural activities, such as: lunches, talks, exhibits, workshops, outings, and of course, cheese & wine! It also houses a library for members to borrow books, CDs and DVDs.

  • University of Calgary

    The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university has a clear strategic direction – Eyes High – to become one of Canada’s top five research universities by 2016, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community of Calgary.

  • University of Alberta

    UAlberta is a Top 5 Canadian university and one of the Top 100 in the world, home to more than 170 graduate programs, 200 undergraduate programs and 450 active student groups

  • Pembina Institute

    The Pembina Institute advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada’s clean energy transition. We provide expertise to industry and government leaders 

  • CDEA Conseil de développement Economique de l’Alberta

     The CDÉA is recognized by the francophone community of Alberta as an upright and dynamic organization and the leader in economic development.

  • The Globe and Mail

     In print for 170 years, The Globe delivers lively and authoritative coverage of national, international, business, technology, arts, entertainment and lifestyle news. The newspaper attracts a six-day readership total of 2.4 million making it the most read in Canada. Printed in full colour, on superb quality paper stock, the newspaper uniquely showcases its award-winning journalism and advertising on every page.

Sponsors

  • The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions

    The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) is a dynamic knowledge network that brings together leading researchers from British Columbia (BC) and around the world to study the impacts of climate change and to develop positive approaches to mitigation and adaptation.

    Created in 2008 with a major endowment from the BC Ministry of the Environment, PICS is hosted and led by the University of Victoria in collaboration with BC’s three other research-intensive universities: Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia and the University of Northern British Columbia.

    1. The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions (PICS) partners with governments, the private sector, other researchers and civil society, in order to undertake research on, monitor, and assess the potential impacts of climate change and to assess, develop and promote viable mitigation and adaptation options to better inform climate change policies and actions.

  • EDF Renewable Energy

    EDF Renewable Energy is a leading U.S. independent power producer with more than 25 years of expertise in the renewable industry, covering all range of services from project development, management to operations and maintenance. EDF Renewable Energy specializes in wind and solar photovoltaic with presence in other segments of the renewable energy market: biogas, biomass, hydro, marine energy and storage solutions. The company develops, constructs, operates and manages renewable energy projects throughout North America for its own accord as well as for third parties. 

    1. EDF Renewable Energy’s North American portfolio consists of 5.7 gigawatts of developed projects with 2.8 gigawatts of installed capacity. The company is dedicated to creating a sustainable energy economy through the deployment of renewable energy resources. Headquartered in San Diego, EDF Renewable Energy is the U.S. subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles. EDF Energies Nouvelles is the renewable energy arm of the EDF group, the leading electricity company in the world.

  • Denver Water

    Denver Water proudly serves high-quality water and promotes its efficient use to 1.3 million people in the city of Denver and many surrounding suburbs. Established in 1918, the utility is a public agency funded by water rates and new tap fees, not taxes. It is Colorado’s oldest and largest water utility.

    Denver Water will be a responsible steward of the resources, assets and natural environments entrusted to us in order to provide a high-quality water supply, a resilient and reliable system, and excellent customer service.

  • Miami Foundation

    The Miami Foundation provides civic leadership, bringing stakeholders together to tackle issues of concern in our community. Working together with our Fundholders and community partners, we leverage collective knowledge, creativity and resources for a greater impact than any one of us could make alone. By connecting philanthropy with community needs and opportunities, we make Miami a greater place to live, work and play.

  • Schneider Electric

    Schneider Electric develops technologies and solutions to make energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green. The Group invests in R&D in order to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.

  • Earth Day Texas 2016

    Earth Day Texas (formerly, Earth Day Dallas) is an annual, outdoor festival seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way Texans think, live and work. The family-friendly and free-admission event allows leaders in the corporate, academic and non-profit worlds to unite and show Texans how green lifestyle choices can lower their cost of living, improve their health, and help save the environment.

  • Air Liquide

    World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term performance and acting responsibly

  • Alberta Innovates

    Innovation and research take place every minute of the day in every corner of the world. One of those corners is Alberta, Canada. A place where government, academia and business are working together to bring great ideas to the world. Whether you're a researcher, an entrepreneur or just an average guy or gal with an above-average idea, Alberta Innovates partners you with the resources you need to crack the nut that keeps you awake at night.

  • Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation

    In April 2007, Alberta became the first jurisdiction in North America to pass climate change legislation requiring large emitters to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Two years later the Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation (CCEMC) was created as a key part of Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy and movement toward a stronger and more diverse lower-carbon economy. The CCEMC is an independent organization that supports and builds on the strategic direction established by the province.

  • Eco-West

    Project Eco-West aims to get rural communities involved in greening their local economies through the creation of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventories and the development of Climate Change local action plans (CCLAP), supporting municipalities seeking green technology commercialization opportunities, attracting foreign direct investments and training a skilled workforce.