The National Academies Keck Futures Initiative (NAKFI) is a program of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation. Every year, NAFKI brings interdisciplinary researchers together to work in task groups and challenge teams to tackle tough real-world problems through innovative, outstanding communication and cooperation among disciplines.
The 2015 NAKFI Conference, “Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation & Realization,” will be held at the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center in Irvine, California Nov. 12-14.
The Keck Futures Initiative was launched in 2003 by the National Academy of Sciences to stimulate new modes of scientific inquiry and break down barriers to interdisciplinary research in publication, funding agencies, academic and other research settings.
Keck Futures on the 2015 Conference:
The NAKFI Conference on Art and Science, Engineering, and Medicine Frontier Collaborations: Ideation, Translation & Realization will bring together a diverse group of participants to:
- explore how arts, design, sciences, engineering, and medicine can stimulate a renaissance of innovation that solves real-world problems;
- discover how collaborations can engage the public and other scientists and encourage discourse in important issues;
- examine how creative disruption and aesthetic experience engage the human mind to stimulate creativity and innovation;
- create concrete projects that can (and ultimately do) lead to at least one of four kinds of impact – educational, cultural, social and scientific.
Image from KeckFutures.org.
News@xREZ Aug. 24, 2015