Chicago: Former US president Bill Clinton will address over 3000 alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology at a global conference here in October.
Clinton, 42nd president of the United States and founder of the William J Clinton Foundation, would speak about innovative ways to address challenges and opportunities in areas of education, energy, climate change and public health at the Seventh Annual ‘PanIIT Global Conference 2009’ on technology and innovation.
The theme of the conference, being held from 9-11 October, is ‘Entrepreneurship and Innovation in a Global Economy’.
The conference would bring together a diverse group of thought leaders from industry, academia and government, including IIT alumni, to address challenges and opportunities in key industries such as alternative energy, healthcare, digital infrastructure and climate change, it said.
“The conference theme is aligned with the goals of the William J Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative in bringing together a community of global leaders and private citizens in identifying and implementing innovative solutions for the world’s most pressing challenges,” a PanIIT statement said.