INTERSECT@CMU Conference

February 10-11, 2022

CMU to host the fourth INTERSECT@CMU Conference

February 10-11, 2022

INTERSECT@CMU 2022: Innovating A Sustainable Future for All

Each year, INTERSECT@CMU brings together CMU thought leaders, industry partners and experts from around the world to discuss some of society’s most pressing problems and present potential solutions. 

At this year’s conference, we will focus on sustainability, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the actions we must take to ensure that the next generation will live on a more sustainable planet.

During the conference, speakers and panelists will discuss urgent issues facing our planet as they relate to cities and infrastructure; peaceful, just and inclusive societies; climate; and resilient and inclusive economies. 

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This conference is free and open to all.

Featuring keynote addresses by:

David Turk
Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of Energy

Keith Block
Former Co-CEO, Salesforce

Zia Khan
Senior Vice President for Innovation, Rockefeller Foundation

Industry Partnerships

Each year, the INTERSECT@CMU conference is made possible thanks in part to contributions from friends of Carnegie Mellon University. Visit our sponsors webpage to learn about the supporters who are helping to make this year's conference a success.

To learn more about INTERSECT@CMU, why it's an integral part of our thriving community and how your organization can be a part of it, contact the sponsorship committee.

The Sustainability Initiative at CMU

In September 2019, CMU committed to aligning the university’s education, research and practices to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This includes publishing the world first Voluntary University Review of the Sustainable Development Goals. Visit CMU's Sustainability Initiative website to learn more.

The Sustainable Development Goals

The SDGs, also known as the Global Goals, are 17 global objectives to create a more equitable and viable planet by 2030. These goals came together following input from millions of people around the world, with younger generations especially engaged. They were adopted by the global community at the United Nations in 2015.

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University-Led Practice Activities

The Sustainability Initiative committee developed a tool to map and display how classes and initiatives across CMU are related to the 17 SDGs. For the university-led practices tool, each activity was manually tagged with up to three SDGs and linked to the source website so that anyone interested in how CMU is addressing an SDG can easily access the relevant information. 

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