FUTURE TALK

Impact by Education
4-6 November 2020

FUTURE TALK

Impact by Education
4-6 November 2020

WHAT IS FUTURE TALK?

Future Talk is a three-day conference in Bern, Switzerland, under the patronage of the Swiss Government and in cooperation with three UN Agencies: UNESCO-UIL, UNESCO-UNEVOC, and UNIDO.

Top-class speakers from NGOs, political authorities, international financial institutions, and education solution providers will discuss the foundation and relevance of education for the economy, society, and ecology as well as its disruption and related impact during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We will focus on the importance of STEAM for education, the impact of greening education, and issues of digital transformation as well as innovation. Our goal is to join efforts and generate visible contributions to support the recent UN-launch of the Decade of Action towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Agenda 2030.

GUIDING GOALS

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Future Talk 2020's themes and topics are embedded in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations Decade of Action campaign launched in January 2020. Each conference day hosts a different country and UN Agency representing selected topics and actions to achieve these SDGs.

Future Talk is private sector driven and aims at developing solutions as well as active and sustainable partnerships (Goal 17) that reach way beyond the 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 by 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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