Aerial screenshot of solar field
One of the construction robots is seen through the double-curved LightVault structure at Ambika P3 Gallery, London.
Forward Fest: April 15
Thinking Forward
Thinking Forward

This moment tests us. We could retreat and hope for better days ahead. But, at Princeton, we recognize our mission to serve humanity and, instead, choose to look at complexity as inspiration. This is a year to rethink our future. A year of resolve and unity, as we advance ideas and push the boundaries of knowledge. This is a year of discovery and possibility — A Year of Forward Thinking.

Forward Fest

Forward Fest is a monthly online series that will continue throughout A Year of Forward Thinking. The events, featuring Princeton faculty and alumni exploring a range of forward-thinking topics, will be free and open to the public. Sparking dialogue among the entire Princeton community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested thinkers — Forward Fest will explore, engage and develop bold thinking for the future.

Forward Fest is free and open to the public. The next Forward Fest will be “Thinking Forward the Environment,” on Thursday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. RSVP now to receive a resource guide and program updates.  

Imagine what we can think forward together…

As Princeton University undergoes one of the most extensive building programs in its history over the next decade, it is using the opportunity to lay the foundation needed to achieve “net-zero” greenhouse gas emissions before mid-century.
  • Climate
  • Sustainability
  • Energy
  • Student Life
From car parts to lipstick to N-95 masks to implants – these are all made of plastics – the carbon and hydrogen byproducts of refining natural gas and refining petroleum. (Illustration by Bumper DeJesus)
  • Climate
  • Sustainability
  • Materials