Sunday, October 18, 2020

Online Event - Web Summit: Technology at a Crossroads

This event will take place on December 2-4, 2020. Society has reached a crossroads, and we’re facing some critical decisions. Join world leaders, policymakers, activists and innovators online as they sketch out the future we want to see, and discuss the best way to get there. This is the world's fastest-growing technology event and it will bring together top decision-makers from the tech industry, including founders, CEOs and leading innovators. More than 100,000 attendees, 800 speakers, 2,000 journalists,  2,500 startups, from 150 countries will come together. at this event organised by the people behind RISE and Collision.  Subjects include:


Health

The way we view our health has changed forever. How can we build a stronger global health system after the Covid-19 pandemic? What lessons can we take from this experience to make sure we’re ready for the next crisis? Doctors, scientists, politicians and data experts will gather at Web Summit to plan the way forward.

Politics and government

We’ll need strong leadership to overcome this decade’s biggest challenges and set the tone for future generations. The mould of the ideal leader is changing rapidly, and there’s a resounding global cry for something different. Leading politicians, political scientists and sociologists will come together to discuss the changing status quo.

Climate change

We need drastic action – and fast. The impact Covid-19 has had on humanity is just a preview of the devastation climate change will wreak. How can we use technology – arguably our greatest asset – to tackle our greatest challenge? And will world leaders take the necessary steps before it’s too late? Hear from activists, scientists, energy experts and more at Web Summit this December.

Education

Is the classroom a thing of the past? The global pandemic has forced us to be more creative about how and where we learn. Will advancements in edtech democratise learning, or widen the divide? Leaders in the field will explore our changing outlook on education, and how the next generation will learn.

Partial Speakers List
  • Margrethe Vestager EVP: A Europe Fit for the Digital Age European Commission
  • António Costa Prime Minister Government of Portugal
  • Chris Evans Co-founder A Starting Point
  • Dr Jane Goodall, DBE Founder the Jane Goodall Institute
  • Ro Khanna Congressman House of Representatives
  • Brad Smith President Microsoft
  • Mayim Bialik Actress and Neuroscientist Sad Clown Productions
  • Valdis Dombrovskis Executive Vice President for An Economy that Works for People European Commission
  • Cornel West Academic and activist
  • Ellen Weintraub Commissioner US Federal Election Commission
  • Richard Curtis Co-founder Make My Money Matter
  • Arianna Huffington Founder Thrive Global
  • Siyabulela Mandela Peace and Human Rights Activist Journalists for Human Rights
  • Guo Ping Rotating chairman Huawei
  • Stella Kyriakides European Commissioner for Health European Commission
  • Tricia Rose Professor of Africana Studies Brown University
  • Jimmy Wales Founder Wikipedia
  • Vas Narasimhan CEO Novartis
  • Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa President Portugal
  • Věra Jourová Vice President for Values and Transparency European Commission

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