Taming the Black Swan
Managing Global Socio-Economic Complexity
21-23 September 2022 | Center for International Governance Innovation | Waterloo, Canada
Food & energy prices
Scarcity & its social, economic, and geopolitical impact
CHANGING SOCIAL FABRIC
Global supply chains
Global de-coupling and deglobalization
KEEPING THE LIGHTS ON
Green energy transition
Rare earth materials (CRMs)
DEFENSE & GEOPOLITICS
Geopolitics in the 21st century
Cyber, AI & Defense
Warfare & weapons
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.
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.
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 ÉTA 5.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Would you like to join the Next 100 Symposium in a more profound way? write to us at odessa(at)globari.org