Taming the Black Swan
Managing Global Socio-Economic Complexity

21-23 September 2022 | Center for International Governance Innovation | Waterloo, Canada

I. OnlineExpert Panels

 

First panel: experts from the 5 symposium strands relay their interpretation of what is going on, what they think will happen, and mainly the challenges they and their sector face

Second panel: experts from technology, methodology, and foresight “solve” and design responses and solutions to the first panel’s challenges from their expertise and perspective

Third joint panel: will discuss the integration of the challenges & solutions and discuss the abilities and practicalities of the application of solutions as well as the issues around the meeting of the two (panel) realms (trust, applicability, understandability, and relationship building between the geopolitical/socio-economic and tech/foresight realm)

The online Expert Panels inform the program of the N100 Symposium

II. Symposium
 

2 days of spotlight speakers & presentations, panels and roundtable discussions. Experts, decision-makers, and influential people from all related fields coming together to discuss the next 30 years - what will happen, what we want to happen, how do we get there?

III. 3rd day closed meetings

Opportunity to discuss the outcomes of the symposium in relation to current/future/potential joint projects/research.


Partners and key speakers are invited to join in these informal and project/research-driven discussions and planning.


Collaborative research and projects may come out of these meetings

This part of the program is by invitation only for partners and speakers of the N100

Chess Game

TAMING VOLATILITY

 

Global inflation

Food & energy prices

Scarcity & its social, economic, and geopolitical impact

DIGITALLY CHALLENGED

 

Great digital divide

Digital multilateralism

Digital governance

GLOBALLY UNCHAINED

 

Global supply chains


Global de-coupling and deglobalization

KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON

 

Energy

Green energy transition

Rare earth materials (CRMs)

DEFENSE & GEOPOLITICS

 

Geopolitics in the 21st century

Cyber, AI & Defense

Warfare & weapons

Adam Pease

Adam Pease

CEO & principal consultant, Articulate Software. Suggested Upper Merged Ontology, Sigma ontology environment

Marjory Blumenthal (TBC)

Marjory Blumenthal (TBC)

Director, Technology & International Affairs Program/Senior Fellow at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Edward Wilson-Smythe

Edward Wilson-Smythe

Director of Digital Innovation and Transformation at AlixPartners

Tim Palmer

Tim Palmer

Pioneer in dynamics & predictability of weather & climate, CBE FRS, mathematical physicist, Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, and Senior Fellow at Oxford Martin Institute

Hans Pung (TBC)

Hans Pung (TBC)

President of RAND Europe; Vice President, RAND Corporation

Claudia May Del Pozo

Claudia May Del Pozo

Executive Director, C Minds Eon Resilience Lab

Nestor Maslej

Nestor Maslej

Stanford Institute for Human Centric AI, AI Index Report 2022

Tony Curzon Price

Tony Curzon Price

Former senior policy advisor to the Prime Minister, 10 Downing Street, UK Cabinet Office

Patricia Goff

Patricia Goff

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Wilfrid Laurier University, senior fellow at CIGI

Peter Bauer

Peter Bauer

Director, Destination Earth; Deputy Director of Research, ECMWF - European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts

Ian Anthony

Ian Anthony

Director, SIPRI’s European Security Programme

Frederick Bordry

Frederick Bordry

Former Director, CERN

Bob Fay

Bob Fay

Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), Managing Director, Digital Economy

David Welch

David Welch

University Research Chair and Professor of Political Science, University of Waterloo, University Research Chair and Professor of Political Science at the University of Waterloo, author of award-winning book Painful Choices: A Theory of Foreign Policy Change (Princeton University Press, 2005)

Josef Urban

Josef Urban

Distinguished researcher at the Czech Institute of of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics (CIIRC) heading the ERC Consolidator project AI4REASON

Shmuel Bar

Shmuel Bar

Founder & CEO of Intuview

Jeffrey Saunders

Jeffrey Saunders

CEO, Nordic Foresight

Florian Kerschbaum

Florian Kerschbaum

Associate professor, David R. Cheriton School of Computer Science, University of Waterloo, member, CrySP group, & NSERC/RBC chair in data security

Tomas Mikolov

Tomas Mikolov

Research Scientist at Czech Institute of Informatics, Robotics and Cybernetics, former Google Brain, Microsoft Research, Facebook AI Research

Jatin Nathwani

Jatin Nathwani

Founding Executive Director, Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy

PROGRAM ELEMENTS

Spotlights​

Main stage 30-minute spotlight speaker or presentation of a project. 5-10 minutes of speaking and the rest a conversation (with another speaker and/or the N100 guests). A 'TED Talk'-style format.

 

Panels​

At N100 we prefer dynamic dialogues to moderated panels - so this format sees 2 to 3 speakers without a moderator discussing a topic from multiple angles. Speakers are always from different disciplines and bring their own expertise and experience to the topic.

 

Roundtable Discussions​

Discussing a topic in detail with clear positions, suggestions, descriptions of application possibilities, and strategic or structural designs for a topic solution or illumination. N100 Roundtable Discussions are the core of the program and the main content of the Next 100 Symposium.
This format sees between 5 and 15 speakers along with the Symposium guests discussing the topic as a group with anyone able to contribute.

 

Speaker's Corner

 

Off-stage chat with key speakers and coffee on sofas. This is an opportunity during the break for N100 guests to chat with the speakers in an informal manner over coffee and biscuits in our living room-style corner.
 

Further Involvement

Would you like to join the Next 100 Symposium in Canada this year in a more profound way? write to us at odessa(at)globari.org