Beginning today, Georgia Tech leadership will participate in the 2015 Summit of the Americas, a forum for leaders in North America, Central America, South America, and the Caribbean. This year's University President's Forum portion of the summit will focus discussion on the theme of "Prosperity and education: the challenge of cooperation in the Americas."

The aim of the 2015 summit is to address academic mobility, technology and innovation, and sustainable economic development. Georgia Tech President G.P. "Bud" Peterson will moderate a panel on technology and innovation. Provost Rafael Bras will participate in a panel discussion on corporate social innovation during the CEO Summit portion of the proceedings. 

Other notable summit participants include the President of Panama and Georgia tech alumnus, Juan Carlos Varela. Secretary of State John Kerry will address attendees, today at 5:50 p.m. 

Georgia Tech has served as a primary conference resource for planning and strategy in preparation for the event. throughout the planning process. Throughout the planning process, C21U has served an important support role in advisement to the offices of the President and the Provost. Rich DeMillo, Director of C21U, is also in attendance at the Summit. 

For those interested in watching the conference panels and proceedings, the schedule of events can be found on the summit website and each event will be live streaming.