April 15: Thinking Forward the Environment

Forward Fest is a monthly online series that continues throughout A Year of Forward Thinking. The event features Princeton faculty and alumni exploring a range of forward-thinking topics. Sparking dialogue among the entire Princeton community — students, faculty, staff, alumni and other interested thinkers — Forward Fest explores, engages and develops 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.  

Forward Fest Programming

Use the dropdown menu below to view all upcoming and past programming.

4:00 PM – 5:15 PM — Eastern Time

Thinking Forward the Environment

For more than half a century, forward thinkers have looked across the spectrum of environmental issues and have been making pivotal contributions to solving some of humanity’s toughest problems related to climate, food and water, biodiversity and energy. Princeton faculty will discuss the work happening at centers of excellence across the University that can give us a reason for optimism. RSVP now to receive a resource guide and program updates.
Jesse Jenkins
Jesse Jenkins
Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Forrest Meggers
Forrest Meggers
Assistant Professor of Architecture and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Co-Director, Program in Architecture and Engineering
Shana Weber
Shana S. Weber
Director, Office of Sustainability; Lecturer in the High Meadows Environmental Institute
Claire White
Claire E. White
Associate Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment
Juliet Eilperin
Juliet Eilperin ’92
Senior National Affairs Correspondent, The Washington Post; Author; Forward Fest moderator

Upcoming Events


Thinking Forward the Environment

How can I participate in Forward Fest?

All Forward Fest programming will be live-streamed on this page and on the University’s YouTube channel. No registration or login information is required. If you want to engage in Q&A, submit your questions in advance to forwardfest@princeton.edu or in real-time in the chat on YouTube. And be sure to include #PrincetonForward in all your social posts to keep the conversation going!

But shouldn’t I register?

No registration or login information is required. However, you may RSVP to receive a resource guide and updates on future events.

If I miss the live event, will I be able to view the content later?

We hope you tune in with other forward thinkers to participate in Forward Fest in real time. However, if you miss it, you can view the full-length programs on demand on the University’s YouTube channel. (Just remember, you won’t be able to ask questions later.) 

Is captioning available?

Captioning (in English) will be available for all sessions.

Is the content from previous Forward Fests still available?

The recordings of previous Forward Fest sessions can be found on the University’s YouTube channel, and resource guides for previous Forward Fest events are available to download.

Will there be more Forward Fest programming?

Forward Fest will continue monthly. On Thursday, April 15, we will focus on the Environment. In June, we will revisit all the themes in the 2020-21 series.