Taming the Black Swan
Managing Global Socio-Economic Complexity

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

TAMING VOLATILITY

 

Global inflation

Food & energy prices

Scarcity & its social, economic, and geopolitical impact

CHANGING SOCIAL FABRIC

 

Labour

Trust

 

Ageing population

 

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

N100 PROGRAM

PHOTOS

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VIDEOS

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N100 SPEAKERS

Odessa Primus

Odessa Primus

N100 Master of Ceremonies & Executive Director of the Global Arena Research Institute and the Next 100 Symposium

Jim Balsillie

Jim Balsillie

Founder, CIGI, BSIA, co-founder of the Council of Canadian Innovators and CIO Strategy Council, retired Chairman and co-CEO of Research In Motion (BlackBerry)

Adam Pease

Adam Pease

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

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

Theresa Kushner

Theresa Kushner

Head of North America Innovation Center, NTT DATA Services

Claudia May Del Pozo

Claudia May Del Pozo

Executive Director, C Minds Eon Resilience Lab

Frederick Bordry

Frederick Bordry

Former Director, CERN

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

Ann Fitz-Gerald

Ann Fitz-Gerald

Director, Balsillie School of International Affairs, Professor, Political Science

Nestor Maslej

Nestor Maslej

Stanford Institute for Human Centric AI, AI Index Report 2022

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)

Paul Samson

Paul Samson

President, Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI)

Josef Urban

Josef Urban

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

Adriana Ilavska

Adriana Ilavska

Head of Data Science, Global Arena Research Institute

Jeffrey Saunders

Jeffrey Saunders

CEO, Nordic Foresight

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

Trevor McCrisken

Trevor McCrisken

Reader in US Foreign Policy, Politics & Culture, University of Warwick

Dan Ciuriak

Dan Ciuriak

Director and principal of Ciuriak Consulting, Inc., CIGI Fellow

Michal Koran

Michal Koran

Founder and President, Global Arena Research Institute

Andrew Thompson

Andrew Thompson

Adjunct assistant professor of political science at the University of Waterloo, senior fellow at CIGI, and the Global Governance Programs and Partnership Manager at the BSIA

Vijay Ganesh

Vijay Ganesh

Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo's department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Daniel Araya

Daniel Araya

Senior partner, World Legal Summit, consultant with special interest in artificial intelligence, technology policy, governance.

partners

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symposium CANADA

The Balsillie School of International Affairs (BSIA) is an institute for advanced research, education, and outreach in the fields of global governance and international public policy. As an affiliate member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, we are a global network of scholars, practitioners and students, with a mission to develop new solutions to humanity’s critical problems, to improve global governance now and in the future, and to contribute to enhancing the quality of people’s lives around the world.

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Based in Copenhagen, Denmark, Nordic Foresight helps customers navigate uncertainty and prepare for complex futures by understanding trends and scenarios and by aligning organizational strategies to rapidly changing business environments.
Our processes and tools aid in decision-making by improving organizational learning, enhancing sense-making, remedying cognitive biases, challenging prevailing mindsets, and devising better strategic options. 

The Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) is an independent, non-partisan think tank whose peer-reviewed research and trusted analysis influence policy makers to innovate. Our global network of multidisciplinary researchers and strategic partnerships provide policy solutions for the digital era with one goal: to improve people’s lives everywhere. Headquartered in Waterloo, Canada, CIGI has received support from the Government of Canada, the Government of Ontario and founder Jim Balsillie. 

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Freedom, justice and solidarity are the guiding principles of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). The N100 partner will be the Czech and Slovak offices of KAS. KAS is a political foundation that is close to the German Christian Democratic Union (CDU). As co-founder of the CDU and the first German Chancellor, Konrad Adenauer (1876-1967) united Christian-social, conservative and liberal traditions. Its name is a symbol of Germany's democratic renewal, its foreign policy anchorage in the transatlantic community of values, its vision of European unification and its orientation towards a social market economy. 

This Symposium is co-financed by the Czech Technological Agency (TACR) under Global Arena 

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

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.

 

Global Barroom

All Speakers & Guests
Global barroom of knowledge and idea development. Grab a beer, wine or soft drink and journey through the N100 program areas with our distinguished speakers. Purpose is to promote interdisciplinarity on questions in the program and explore possible opportunities and futures. This is a chance to chat with N100 speakers and discuss program topics in an interdisciplinary way.


Bars: Taming Volatility, Changing Social Fabric, Globally Unchained, Keeping the lights ON, Defense & Geopolitics

Further Involvement

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