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Ideal Village Conference:- Sustainability and the Pandemic: Ensuring Human & Environmental Wellbeing

October 13, 2020 - 7:00am to 11:30am
Zoom Webinars (


The Ideal Village program is an integrated collaboration platform delivering holistic solutions for education, healthcare, clean energy, water, sanitation, and sustainable livelihoods that lead to healthy, self-sustainable and economically viable rural communities globally.  The Coronavirus Pandemic 2020 has superimposed a brand-new set of challenges and limitations on sustainable rural development, thereby shaking the very foundations of human and environmental well-being in many ways. 

The 1st Ideal Village conference at Stanford University was focused on “Innovations for the Ideal Village”, and themes in subsequent years included:Collaborations for the Ideal Village” (2017), “Empowerment of Women in Rural/Underserved Communities” (2018), and “Corporate Social Responsibility” (2019).  This year's Conference will include Zoom Webinars focused on the theme of: Sustainability and the Pandemic: Ensuring Human and Environmental Wellbeing

Day 1: Tue Oct 13, 2020  (              

7:15AM - 9:30AM          Healthcare & Nutrition

9:30AM - 11:30AM        Values-based Education

Day 2: Wed Oct 14, 2020  (           

7:15AM - 9:00AM          Sustainable Livelihoods

9:00AM - 11:00AM        Clean Energy & Water

Day 3: Thu Oct 15, 2020 (        

7:15AM - 10:00AM        Eternal Values for Sustainability

Conference Co-Chairs:Dr. K.J.S. Anand, Professor of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA Dr. Sundar Kamath, Senior Vice-President, Sanmina Corp, San Jose CA

Event Sponsor: 
Stanford University School of Medicine & Science for Society
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Lab Meetings

The Designing Education Lab meets weekly for project updates and lab member presentations.  Click here for the presentation schedule and more information on how to participate.  To join a lab or project meeting, please contact DEL PI, Professor Sheppard.