Global Engagement Forum: Live


SAVE THE DATE for OCTOBER 10-11, 2018

On October 10-11, 2018, PYXERA Global will convene an invite-only forum focusing on five specific solvable problems. Leaders and experts from across sectors will come together for two days of intensive collaboration to move the Global Goals from aspiration to achievement.


Reducing Post-Harvest Loss


Closing the Youth Skills Gap


Solving the Healthcare Workers Shortage


Ending Energy Poverty


Eliminating Marine Debris


Identifying the Next Opportunity for Impact

PYXERA Global’s conceptualization of “solvable problems” is framed within the context of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, ratified by the United Nations in 2015. The seventeen goals provide a comprehensive vision for a sustainable future. However, their broad reach often leaves individuals, organizations, and governments wondering, “Where do we begin?” ​
We believe that starting with a focus on specific, solvable problems, within the context of these Goals, offers a path forward to create enduring, systemic change. Certain global challenges can be distinguished as solvable because we’ve seen them successfully resolved on smaller scales. The tools, practices, and resources exist. What is needed now is leadership, vision, collaboration, and resources from the public, private, and social sectors, and a clear commitment to move forward. Converting need into opportunity provides strong incentives for all stakeholders to scale solutions and move the Goals from aspiration toward achievement.

We need your help identifying solvable problems. One idea will be selected to become a featured track at the event this fall.

Submit Your Idea

"The discussion of shared value at the Forum continues to trigger thinking for John Deere, including closer integration of PYXERA Global into our developing shared value work."

—NATE CLARK, John Deere

Participating in the Forum

What to Expect

This is not your average conference. Participants are expected to engage in intensive collaboration for the entire two-day event, sharing their own unique understanding, expertise, and approaches through a series of interactive work sessions aligned to a specific issue track. Through this facilitated collaboration, the event aims to drive insight and inspiration to catalyze scalable solutions.


Participants bring relevant experience, expertise, examples, questions, and a commitment to participate. 



Attendees represent leaders and influencers from across the private, public, and social sectors.



Participants will be divided across five issue tracks and tasked to create collaborative action on solvable problems.

What is the Global Engagement Forum: Live?

The Sustainable Development Goals, ratified by the United Nations in September 2015, provide a compelling foundation for action to solve the world’s most difficult challenges. Seeing this as a tremendous opportunity to create shared value by harnessing the capabilities of the private, public, and social sectors, PYXERA Global convened the first Global Engagement Forum in November 2015.  Then, in April of 2017, PYXERA Global convened another forum focusing on specific solvable problems related to Global Health, Agriculture, and Economic Opportunity. 

Following the 2017 Global Engagement Forum: Live, 88% of the 240 participants reported making professional connections with individuals or companies.

The Forum will be held at the Silver Spring Civic Center in the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area, easily accessible by public transportation (metro) or car.

1 Veterans Place, Silver Spring, MD 20910

This activity is not sponsored by, associated with, nor endorsed by Montgomery County Government.

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