Idea Exchange

The Idea Exchange is FIU in DC's platform for convening national dialogues around the most pressing issues facing the nation, Washington, D.C. and South Florida. Idea Exchange events feature FIU researchers and students alongside key federal decision-makers and other DC-based experts for curated panels, presentations, and small group discussions, resulting in actionable insights.

The Role Of Water, a focused national dialogue that explored opportunities for federal, state, local, corporate and university collaboration on solutions and technologies relating to water quality, water resilience and long-term restoration efforts.


The discussion was the launch of a national initiative led by FIU to increase recognition of the importance of water quality research and multi-sector collaboration. FIU convened a distinguished list of key stakeholders—ranging from political appointees, Congressional staffers and thought leaders—while at the same time showcasing FIU’s innovative water-related technologies. 

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The "Brain Health in Diverse Communities" conference allowed students, Presidents Council members, and faculty to explore the challenges in determining the linkages between health disparities and genetics on increased incidences of Alzheimer’s.


In addition to leading researchers from the Stempel College, Carl Hill, director of the National Institute on Aging in the Office of Special Populations, and health experts from Us Against Alzheimer’s were guest speakers.

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