Forward Fest public conversation series concludes as part of A Year of Forward Thinking

Monday, Jun 14, 2021
by Jamie Saxon, Office of Communications

Princeton’s Forward Fest — a virtual public conversation series and a monthly highlight of the University’s yearlong A Year of Forward Thinking community engagement campaign — will conclude with its final installment on Wednesday, June 16, at 4 p.m. The program will capture alumni and faculty voices to synthesize some of the themes and ideas brought forth during the campaign.

Over the course of A Year of Forward Thinking, Princeton researchers and alumni have shared the ideas that are transforming their fields. While previous sessions in the online Forward Fest series have focused on one particular topic or issue, this final installment, “Thinking Forward: Bringing Themes Together,” is designed to give participants the opportunity to revisit some of the topics in light of the rapidly changing global landscape and in concert with other themes. Viewers will get a deep dive into Princeton’s interdisciplinary academic and research ecosystem.

Those who RSVP now will have the opportunity to join a private Zoom session to speak live with the participants as part of the program, get updates on other forward-thinking content, and receive a reminder before the Forward Fest begins.

Morgan Smith, a 2021 alumna, Class Day Committee co-chair and recently named Young Alumni Trustee, will serve as host of the live-streamed program.

“As a new alumna, Forward Fest is a brilliant reminder that I’ll always have access to cutting-edge curiosity and thinking as a member of the Princeton community,” Smith said. “I am so excited to participate in this final installment, which is really just a distillation of an amazing series.”