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Thursday November 2 and Friday November 3

Course Description

This event is designed to provide an opportunity to share and ground our work in theological and ethical reflection; build relationships for future work; learn about the connections across synthetic biology, the future of food, and sustainable agriculture; and organize for advocacy and public engagement at, among others, the UN Convention on Biological Diversity, the Committee on World Food Security, and the Forum on Science, Technology and Innovation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

The program is presented by the Canadian Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, and is offed "live" at the Friends House, 60 Lowther Avenue, Toronto.


Live Stream Links

The links below will connect you to relatively low quality recordings of this event. Higher quality recordings of portions of the program will be available at a later date, but in the meantime here are recordings of the material that was streamed live during the conference.


Part ONE -- Thursday, November 2

7:30 p.m Reflection panel. Theology, technology, ethics – why is this important for faith communities?

Part TWO Friday, November 3

9:00 a.m. Welcome, prayer and reflection.

9:30 a.m. Synthetic Biology. Big picture of synthetic biology, lay of the land and setting the stage for breakout sessions.
10:00 a.m.4 mini-‘programs’ plus questions, dialogue café style with facilitation, self-selected groups rotating once or twice.

Part THREE Friday November 3

12:00 p.m Public policy perspective

Part FOUR Friday November 3

2:30 p.m Story telling on synthetic biology and sustainable agriculture: Views from Canada, US, Mexico,
and elsewhere: Stories about how synthetic biology is impacting farmers, communities – plus questions.