FUTURE TALK

Impact by Education
4-6 November 2020

FUTURE TALK

Impact by Education
4-6 November 2020

WHAT IS FUTURE TALK?

A three-day conference is taking place, under the Patronage of the Swiss Government. Conference Lead Partners are UN Agencies with executive key-note contributions: UNESCO-UIL, UNESCO-UNEVOC, UNIDO. Top-class speakers from NGOs, political authorities, international financial institutions and education solution providers will discuss the foundation and relevance of education for economy, society ecology as well as its disruption and related impact during COVID-19. Consequently, the “New Normal” and the “What and How After” is in focus as well as related digital transformations, technological trends and opportunities to serve socio-economic inclusive growth and global recovery.

GUIDING GOALS

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With the global hit of COVID 19 and the January launch of the United Nations Decade of Action campaign we will embed Future Talk 2020’s themes and topics under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the related impact of education on each of the 17 SDGs while partnering and working with UN Agencies for each Future Talk day and session. Future Talk is private sector driven and aims at developing solutions and engaging in active and sustainable partnerships (Goal 17) way beyond the Future Talk conference. We listen, learn and share. We support the Decade of Action. WE ARE ACTION.

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WORDS OF GREETINGFROM THE SWISS GOVERNMENT

Represented by Federal Councillor Guy Parmelin;Federal Departement of Economic Affairs, Education and Research EAER

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It is our honour to welcome ‘Future Talk 2020 – Impact of Education’ in Bern. Switzerland has opened its doors and invites all participants, contributors and guests to join forces towards building and kicking-off the World Education Impact Hub bringing together players from education, society and business to accelerate global COVID-19 recovery, and transition towards purpose-oriented, sustainable and inclusive growth.
Education is the global empowering and aligning element for individuals, society and the economy, and for sustainable and inclusive growth. I can only emphasise the benefits that education provides for a viable and innovation-oriented economy. Switzerland relies on its established and successful combination of both academic education and vocational education and training, and will share its insights and views during the ‘Future Talk’ sessions.
Furthermore, I believe that ‘Impact of Education’ – the motto of ‘Future Talk 2020’ – underlines the spirit, endeavours and willingness to drive forward every single one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals, and the message that we would like to send out from ‘Future Talk’ Switzerland to support the United Nations Decade of Action launched at the beginning of the year.
As patron of ‘Future Talk’, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all stakeholders, education enthusiasts, official representatives, and business and economic participants a very warm welcome. I hope that your time together, your dedication and involvement in ‘Future Talk’ proves stimulating, and generates sustainable outcomes.

THEMES 2020

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STEAM 4 EDUCATION

November 4th

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GREEN EDUCATION

November 5th

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

November 6th

4, 5, 6 November 2020

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