WFUSB Graduate Service Coalition, WFU Office of Sustainability, WFUSB Integrative Student Services, and WFUSB Center for the Study of Capitalism


"They Say It Can't Be Done" Live Webinar with Q&A

They Say It Can’t Be Done is a documentary that explores how innovation can solve some of the world's thorniest problems. The film, which spotlights experts associated with Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, tracks four companies on the cutting edge of technological solutions that could heal the seas, solve hunger, eliminate organ wait lists, and reduce atmospheric carbon.

Each organization featured in the film has the potential to solve some of our greatest challenges, but all face a common roadblock: a federal and state regulatory system that may be well-intentioned but could impede their pathways to success. Picking up on the documentary's theme, the panel discussion will examine this question: Is it time for the U.S. and other industrial powers to imagine a new regulatory system?

Join moderator and the Executive Director of the Center for the Study of Capitalism (CSC), Dr. Christina Elson, as she leads the discussion on optimism, innovation, and constraints with five distinguished principals from WFU and the film: Patrick Reasonover, Producer, They Say It Can't Be Done and CSC Outreach Affiliate; Dr. Anthony Atala and Dr. Julie Allickson, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine; Brandon Barney, Cofounder, Primary Ocean; and Dr. Stan Meiburg, Director, WFU Graduate Studies in Sustainability.

Dial-In Information

Registration is required to obtain the link for the webinar, to receive instructions to view the film on demand, and to submit questions to the panelists in advance.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 5:00pm

Virtual Event