The goal of the Summit is to foster interdisciplinary problem-solving and craft dynamic solutions through collaboration. We recognize that Florida's future belongs to all of us and we all have the power to shape a brighter tomorrow. That's why we value a variety of perspectives and welcome all majors to apply. Though the Summit is designed to influence public policy, prior policy knowledge or experience is not required and issue-specific background information will be provided.
This year, the Summit will focus on the intersection of technology and public policy. We will deal with questions from data privacy and the growth of artificial intelligence to building sustainable cities and creating more inclusive communities - as well as many more topics in between.
This summit is free to all students and no participation fee is required.
The Bob Graham Center for Public Service will provide meals for all students and lodging for visiting students.
However, all students are expected to arrange travel to and from Gainesville and arrive at the Cade Museum for Creativity and Invention in Gainesville by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. The Summit will begin at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1 and end at noon on Sunday, Feb. 3.
Advance applications are strongly encouraged. All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 4, 2018.
Accepted students will receive notification by Monday, Jan. 7, and will be required to confirm that they are attending by Friday, Jan. 11.
Please email Summit Chair, Lindsey Cazessus at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.