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Register now: Sustainable P Summit @ Tempe Feb 2011!!

December 23, 2010

Things are coming together nicely for the planned Sustainable P Summit, scheduled for the first week of February 2011 here on campus at ASU (link).  The grad student organizers, led by Jess Corman, have been working hard on all angles of the meeting.  The list of speakers and panelists is set and includes several leading international authorities on P sustainability issues (such as Dana Cordell, Phil Heygarth, Stuart White, Marion Dumas, Andrea Ulrich), a pair of “bioengineers” (Cecil Forsberg (developer of the “EnviroPig”), Roberto Gaxiola), and an agricultural economist (Cathy Kling).  “Real world” insights will be provided by Ben Chaffin, current farmer and former ag economist.  I’m especially excited about the fact that former NY Times columnist and current NYT dot.earth blogger Andy Revkin is committed to participate, as part of sessions related to science communication.

The Sustainable Phosphorus Summit @ ASU

The student organizers have also put together a juried art exhibition in which artists and scientists are being paired up to produce various P-inspired pieces.  I am working with multi-media artist Angela Cazel-Jahn (link).  We met yesterday in Phoenix and discussed her plans.  The piece is going to be dynamic, organic, and exciting but top secret!

All of this and registration is just $75 (including a banquet)!

So, if you are in any way interested in phosphorus (and you must be, or why are you reading this blog?), then I strongly encourage you to attend.  Regular registration deadline is 1 January so sign up now!  Register

And did I mention that Arizona in February is gorgeous?

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