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World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos-Klosters is the foremost creative force for engaging the world's top leaders in collaborative activities to shape the global, regional and industry agendas at the beginning of each year. In this regard, the Forum's mission – improving the state of the world – guides the design and development of the Annual Meeting objectives.

Participants will come together at the Annual Meeting to address the most pressing issues on the global agenda. They will do so in an exceptional atmosphere and in the “Spirit of Davos”, featuring interdisciplinary, informal and direct interaction among peers.

Programme

Songs of Latin America

Join us for a special performance by the choir of the Symphony Orchestra of the State of São Paulo in Brazil as they interpret pieces by contemporary Latin American composers such as Barnabe and Alberto Grau, and past greats such as Villa-Lobos.

The performance is held in collaboration with Intermusica.

Musical Moments: Yo-Yo Ma plays Bach’s Cello Suite #1

During the course of the Annual Meeting, Cellist Yo-Yo Ma, 2008 Crystal Awardee and a member of the World Economic Forum's Board of Trustees, gives six pop-up concerts — one for each of J.S. Bach’s six suites for solo cello. Here he performs Bach’s Suite for Solo Cello No.1. Coming in the midst of his Bach Project, a journey to perform the cello suites in 36 locations on six continents, Yo-Yo Ma offers these gifts of music to inspire a conversation about how culture helps us to seek truth, build trust, and act in service of one another. Followed by Q&A.

Free to Be (LGBTI)

Fifty years after the Stonewall riots in New York and the birth of the gay liberation movement, LGBTI youth still face rejection and discrimination, resulting in high mental illness and suicide rates among LGBTI youth. How can schools and families contribute to safe and inclusive environments for all?

The Power of Youth

From the 2018 March for Our Lives fighting for gun control in the US to the Global Climate Strike in 2019, young people are mobilizing and increasingly influencing today’s most pressing political and environmental issues. How can these movements transform their will for change into action?

A Conversation with will.i.am

Join a conversation with musician will.i.am and young activist Naomi Wadler on the fight to end gun violence, and how they are influencing policy change and inspiring the next generation.

Disability Inclusion

More than 1.3 billion people in the world live with a disability, whether it's visible or not. How can we build inclusive societies that value human diversity in all its forms?

Ending Modern Slavery

More than 40 million people are victims of modern slavery; seven out of 10 victims are women and one in four are children. How can we end the fastest-growing global crime and address the forces that enable modern slavery?

The Disposable Society

An average citizen in an OECD country generates 2 kilos of garbage per day. How can businesses, industries and civil society reorient economic incentives to shift to a circular economy?

Digital Safety for Youth

The increased use of social media networks and the digital technology changes over the past 10 years have shaped a generation of digital natives, yet they lack awareness of significant cyber risks. How can young people, educators and policy and corporate leaders ensure responsible behaviour for the digital safety of all?

Screening: The Forum

What happens behind the scenes at the Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos and what does the Forum do throughout
the year? Filmmaker Marcus Vetter followed Founder and
Executive Chairman Klaus Schwab for three years and shares his insight through this independent documentary. Followed by Q&A with Director Marcus Vetter and Producer Christian Beetz.

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Date

21—24 January 2020

Location

Swiss Alpine Middle School, Guggerbachstrasse 2
CH-7270 Davos Platz Switzerland

Price

Free

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