We cordially invite to you save the date for
The New York Academy of Sciences 2015 Annual Gala
on November 9, 2015 at 6pm at The Conrad Hotel in New York, NY.
His Excellency, Ban Ki-Moon
Secretary General of the United Nations
AND the Post-2015 Development Agenda
Professor Jeffrey D. Sachs
Director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University
AND the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Initiative
The event will celebrate the launch of the Global STEM Alliance and the winners of the
Regional Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.
Honorary Chair Chelsea Clinton
For additional information and to purchase tables or tickets, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
2015 Gala Chairs (List in Formation)
Dr. Kenneth Davis
Mount Sinai Health System
Thomas Campbell Jackson
Easton Capital Investment Group
Dr. Diego Cadavid
|Michael J. Dowling
North Shore–Long Island Jewish Health System
Dr. Paul M. Horn
New York University
Craig B. Thompson
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
The State University of New York
Robert B. Catell
Laurie H. Glimcher
Weill Cornell Medical College
The Rockefeller University
About the New York Academy of Sciences Annual Gala
For the past decade, the New York Academy of Sciences has celebrated New York City’s vital role as a vibrant and ever-expanding hub of science and technology innovation. Our annual Gala gathers renowned scientists, industry luminaries, and up-and-coming talent to showcase the accomplishments of leaders in research and science outreach and to celebrate the annual announcement of the Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists.
Each year, the Academy selects a different area of scientific research and development, emerging technology, or global innovation on which to shine the Gala's spotlight. At our 12th annual event—only six weeks after the United Nations announces its landmark "Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals" in New York, the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, will announce his commitment to science & technology as the single most important answer to addressing our planet’s grand challenges.
Later in the evening, the Academy will honor macroeconomist Professor Jeffrey Sachs for his critical role in developing the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. This initiative, which aimed to end extreme poverty, hunger, and preventable disease, guided global development efforts and saved hundreds of millions of people over the last 15 years.
The Academy’s Gala also provides an opportunity to pay tribute to the many institutions—and their most important partners and supporters—that are attracting and retaining science and technology talent in the city, driving local innovation and economic development, and launching visionary initiatives. The Academy greatly appreciates how these institutions work together to build an even stronger future for New York.
See highlights from previous years
2014: The Beautiful Mind: New York Neuroscience Burns Bright
2013: New York: A Science State of Mind
2012: Strengthening the STEM Pipeline: Mentoring the Innovators of Tomorrow
2011: Translational Science: Turning Discoveries into Treatments
2010: Developing a Scientific Agenda for Nutrition
2009: Sustainable Cities
2008: Announcement of Innovation in Industry Awards
2007: Announcement of Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists
2006: Announcement of Scientists Without Borders Program
2005: Celebrating Diversity in Science: Supporting Women and Underrepresented Minorities
2004: Inaugural Celebration of Science and the City
For more information about the Gala or to reserve a table, please contact the Development Department at:
Linde E.T. Ostro, PhD
Senior Vice President for Development
Administrative Assistant/Events Coordinator, Development