Conflict and Cooperation
More than 5,700 people from over 100 nations came to the Alpine village of Alpbach to discuss questions facing the future of research, politics and economics. Public interest in the Alpbach Symposia shows no sign of abating, even in the event’s 73rd year.
Under the title “Conflict & Cooperation”, the programme has also dealt with ways to improve the culture of conflicts. In addition to the major podium discussions and just under 80 smaller breakout sessions, workshops and courses have taught skills for resolving conflicts and designing successful cooperations.
New approaches for strengthening democracy and science, the advent of artificial intelligence in all imaginable areas of society and social and ecological innovations were key thematic priorities of the 17-day programme.
Another 845 Austrian and international speakers took up invitations to Alpbach; 37 percent were women. More than 120 cooperation partners from Austria and abroad helped to shape the programme. Read more …