Category: Events

Bard to Host First Asia Forum on Waters, Forests, Communities

While I’ll miss this event myself (due to my own trip to Asia to speak at the AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum–see my post of Jan. 13) I recommend that anyone who can, join my colleagues at Bard College, from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, for this exciting three-day conference to explore opportunities to link the study of Asia with its natural environment.  For more information and to register:


Ann to Speak at First AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum in Bangkok, Jan. 30-31

Following her recent cutting-edge remarks on the nexus of sustainability and social media in France, LA and NYC, Dr. Goodman will speak in Bangkok, Thailand on “The Role of Social Media in Development” at the first Asia-Pacific Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF),  one of the world’s leading forums for the humanitarian aid, relief and development sectors on January 30 and 31.

She will also moderate the panel on “Empowering Women as a Development Tool.”

The event will bring together practitioners and policy leaders from governments, the UN, NGOs and private organizations, to highlight the challenges faced by the aid and development sector and to share innovative ideas. As a center of  operational activity and international support for both the humanitarian relief and development sectors, Bangkok is the ideal place for the first Asia Forum.


In addition to Ann, the panel on Social Media will feature… Continue reading “Ann to Speak at First AIDF-Asia Pacific Forum in Bangkok, Jan. 30-31”

Mid-Autumn Roundup

It’s been a whirlwind season!

Just a few highlights:

Most recently in early October, colleague Lakis Polycarpou and I (of R2: Risk & Resilience, a social media enterprise for sustainability initiatives) moderated a fine panel on sustainable supply chains in the current age of natural disasters at NYC’s Commit! Forum.  Our splendid speakers included Kaan Katircioglu of IBM, Adam Carrell of E&Y, and Cristiana Fragola, recently with NYC’s department of sustainability management.

That workshop came on the heels of the illuminating Planetworkshops conference in a week earlier in Evian, France, where, again representing R2, I spoke on a fascinating panel on social media and sustainable consumption, with US and European speakers. Planetworkshops compiled a video of the conference.

And, reaching back to mid-September, I began the whole trip with a presentation at the Los Angeles Social Enterprise Alliance Summit–on how social entrepreneurs can best exploit social media, using some of R2’s research and recommendations.

Stay tuned here for on more exciting tips and travels with R2!

Ann and Lakis to Speak at Commitforum! in NYC, Oct. 2-3

Commitforum!, October 2-3, NYC

Join Ann Goodman and colleague Lakis Polycarpou at their session “Sustainable Supply Chains in the Age of Natural Disasters”

For 30% discount on entire conference, register at using ID Code GOODMAN30.

In the summer and fall of 2011 a torrent of rain and subsequent flooding washed over Thailand, a major supplier and key link in global supply chains, causing billions in damage and production shutdowns, with global automotive and computer companies among the hardest hit. While the scale of damage was unprecedented, it was only the latest Continue reading “Ann and Lakis to Speak at Commitforum! in NYC, Oct. 2-3”