University of Pennsylvania Students Encouraged to Participate in 2008 "Davos Conversation"

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Media Contact:Jeanne Leong | | 215-573-8151December 13, 2007

PHILADELPHIA -- University of Pennsylvania students are being invited to participate in a direct dialogue with world leaders through the "Davos Conversation," a project of the World Economic Forum's Annual Meeting.

The "Davos Conversation" is designed to encourage dialogue with leaders attending the Forum through its Web page at This bloggregator combines text blogs, video, photo and news feeds from the annual meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

In 2008, the Forum will accent video questions posted at a dedicated YouTube site,

The "Davos Conversation" will pose a single question to the general public and to Davos participants to create a global dialogue: “What key action do you think countries, companies or individuals should take to make the world a better place in 2008?” The project will go live on Dec. 12. Students wishing to post a video question should go to

The best video responses to this question will be shown in key sessions of the Davos gathering.

Penn President Amy Gutmann will join other university presidents at the Global University Leaders Forum Winter Meeting, to be held during the World Economic Forum at Davos.