The weekend of August 18-20, more than 80 international leaders will gather for three days at the Kent School to consider and discuss today's most pressing issues. In more than 45 sessions the participants of KentPresents, founded in 2015 by Kent residents Ben and Donna Rosen, will address topics that include the arts, the election, the environment, food, genetic editing, healthcare, nuclear risks, robotics, the shifting art market, the supreme court, and women's issues.
Participants include Nobel Laureates David Baltimore, Henry Kissinger and Harold Varmus, former Planned Parenthood CEO and president, Faye Wattleton, and New York Times writers Charles Blow and Joe Nocera.
Proceeds from the event will go to community grants for non-profit organizations in Litchfield County under its Kent Provides program. Last year Kent Presents donated $100,000 to 26 local groups to help fund activities that benefit people in need, youths and community service providers.
For more information and a list of the presenters visit www.kentpresents.org