CMC’s 2nd Annual Worldmeet
Reykjavík, Iceland

June 9–12, 2023

Iceland

Join CMC faculty, alumni, and students for Worldmeet 2022. Being at the forefront of business and international affairs, during Worldmeet the CMC and global community will come together to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. This exciting weekend promises engaging and informative conversations, keynote presentations, and special tours of our host country! This year, in collaboration with Ran Libeskind-Hadas, founding chair of the Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, we will focus on climate change and sustainability, one of the themes of the new department, as we tour the country and meet local leaders.

Schedule

This schedule is subject to change. Last updated: January 19, 2023

Friday, June 9

Noon - 2:00 p.m.

Arrival Luncheon and Orientation of Icelandic History
Bryggjan Brewery (private room)

Grandagarður 8, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland

2:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Reykjavík VIP Walking Tour
Capital of Iceland—the Land of Fire and Ice—Reykjavík boasts a colorful history dating back to the days of the Vikings. On this small-group walking tour, we will explore the streets of Reykjavík with a local guide and hear the hidden secrets many visitors miss. Discover top attractions including Hallgrímskirkja and enjoy an immersive experience in the culture and traditions of Iceland.

7:00 p.m.

Dinner Reception and Keynote Speaker: Gísli Rafn Ólafsson , Member of Parliament, Iceland 
Climate Change and Natural Resources: Iceland Leads the Way
Himalayan Spice 
Geirsgata 3, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland

Saturday, June 10

8:30 a.m. - Noon

Whale Watching tour in Faxaflói Bay, private sailing 

12:30 - 2:30 p.m. 

Lunch and Discussion on Climate Change and its Effect on Iceland with Dr. Ran Libeskind-Hadas, Founding Chair of Kravis Integrated Sciences 
Fiskfélagið – Fish Company

Vesturgata 2a, Grófartorg, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland

3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sky Lagoon Thermal Spa
Sky Lagoon
Vesturvör 44-48 200, 200
Kópavogur, Iceland

6:00 p.m.

Evening Reception and Dinner Program with Ran Libeskind-Hadas, chair, Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences
The Global Climate Crisis and the CMC Response

Matarkjallarinn
Aðalstræti 2, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland

Sunday, June 11

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Golden Circle Tour
The Golden Circle is the most famous of all scenic routes in Iceland and combines stunning landmarks and historically significant places. Together, we will explore several highlights, including:
Þingvellir National Park - Established in 1930, today it is one of the most visited sites in Iceland and is rich in history. Þingvellir was accepted as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2004 for its cultural value to the world. Here, we will hike with local guides, learn about the nature resources, and how the park is evolving through time. 
Lunch at Fridheimer Geothermal Greenhouse Farm 
Geysir Hot Springs and Gullfoss Waterfall 
 

Lunch will include an introduction to geothermal greenhouse farming and a horseshow. 

7:00 p.m.

Dinner and Panel Discussion on Alternative and Sustainable Energy
Moderated by President Hiram E. Chodosh
Kjallkonan KRA & KRAESINGAR 

Monday, June 12

9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Iceland Sustainability Tour
Iceland is a true trailblazer when it comes to sustainable energy. During this tour, we’ll travel through Iceland to experience a way of sustainable living. We’ll visit a geothermal power plant, green house, and a power station during this sustainability tour with a focus on renewable energy and green power. Finally, we’ll soak in a geothermal pool to relax and enjoy the beautiful sites.
Highlights include: Hellisheiðarvirkjun Geothermal Power Plant, Ljósafoss Power Station, Lake Laugarvatn, Friðheimar Green House, Fontana Geothermal Spa, and Kerið Crater. Local guides and experts will join this spectacular tour. 

7:00 p.m.

Closing Dinner and Conversation: Iceland and the Global Political Landscape
Former President of Iceland, Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson  
Moderated by President Hiram E. Chodosh
Forrettabarinn
Nýlendugata 14, Nýlendugata 14, 101
Reykjavík, Iceland

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