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Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Global challenges
english language

The concluding session of the Political Symposium will offer a mix of theory and practice, of established and new approaches to show that a sustainable future can only be achieved by using a toolbox encompassing a variety of disciplines.

Pioneering stories
How do pioneering entrepreneurs collaborate with governments, private and civic institutions and the society to drive behavioural, social and institutional mind-set shifts needed for the SDGs to be achieved? Four entrepreneurs of the Impact Hub Network explain how they are promoting change in collaboration with established players and which challenges and opportunities they face.

InDilemma: a dance-theatre performance
Whenever there is life, there is conflict, and there is conflict of interest. The mathematics to conflict of interest is Game Theory. In an unprecedented attempt, three scientists and four dancers collaborate to reveal insights into individual behaviour in social dilemmas. How you respond to these dilemmas will determine many of the most serious matters on Earth – join the performance and enact the future!

Conflict and/or Cooperation?
If the international community wants to stand any real chance of achieving the ambitious objectives set in Paris and the Sustainable Development Goals, they need to pay attention to social, cognitive, behavioural, and institutional aspects of global transformations. Learn from leading experts how they are breaking these disciplinary sylos to make a sustainable future reality.

Speakers

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg Art
Art director, Cie, Budapest Art
Corps de Ballet member, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Art
Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C. Art
Former Federal President, Republic of Austria, Vienna
Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of the Board and Co-owner, The South Pole Group, Zurich
Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria, London
Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Research Scholar, Risk and Resilience Water, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Program Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw
Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MOSAIK Agency for European Communication Projects; Founder, Route28 - Die Europareise mitten in Wien, Vienna
Managing Director, Impact Hub Berlin
Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Helioz R&D GmbH, Vienna
Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna Chair
Entrepreneur; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna Chair

Gloria BENEDIKT

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

1997-2001 Qualification as Professional Dancer, Vienna State Opera, Vienna
2001-2002 Scholarship Recipient, National Certificate in Professional Dance - Classical Ballet, English National Ballet School, London
2002-2013 Ballet Dancer with José Mateo Ballet Theatre (Cambridge, United States), Dance Cyprus (Nicosia, Cyprus), Ballet Cymru, (Wales, United Kingdom), Ballet Theatre Frankfurt (Frankfurt, Germany), Meininger Ballett (Meiningen, Germany)
2008-2013 Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Extension, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
since 2014 Artistic & scientific collaborations include: Austrian Cultural Forum, Budapest & Beijing; UN SDSN, Carnegie Hall New York; Cinedans Festival, Amsterdam; European Commissions Joint Research Center, Ispra; European Forum Alpbach, House of the European Union, Vienna; Kennedy Center Washington, D.C.
since 2015 Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

Kristztian GERGYE

Art director, Cie, Budapest

since 2001 Art director of his own company Cie. Krisztián Gergye (GK-Impersonators, Company Krisztián Gergye / not just dance)
2006-2007 Member of Bárka Theatre, Budapest
2008-2013 Member of National Theatre, Budapest

Hannah KICKERT

Corps de Ballet member, Vienna State Opera, Vienna

2005-2014 Ballet School of the Vienna State Opera
since 2014 Engagement as a Corps de Ballet member at the Vienna State Opera
since 2016 Student, Political Science, University of Vienna

Domenico MICCOLIS

Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.

2000-2002 Student of La Fondazione Niccolò Piccinni, Bari, Italy, (Director: Victor Livtinov and Giuseppe Mintrone)
2003-2004 Student of the Balletto di Toscana, Florence, Italy. (Director: Cristina Bozzolini. Instructors: Frederic Olivierì, Barbara Baer, Mauro Bigonzetti, Fabrizio Monteverde, Eugenio Scagliano and Eugenio Buratti)
2005-2008 Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at IALS and AID, Rome, Italy.
2009-2011 Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at The Place, Pineapple and GDA Greenwich Dance, London, UK.

Dr. Heinz FISCHER

Former Federal President, Republic of Austria, Vienna

1956-1961 Studied law and political science, University of Vienna
1961 Doctorate in law, followed by year of judicial clerkship
1963-1975 Secretary of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1971-1983 Member of the Austrian National Assembly
1975-1983 Chairman of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1978 Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Innsbruck
1983-1987 Federal Minister of Science and Research
1987-2004 Member of the Austrian National Assembly
1987-1990 Chairman of the Social Democratic Group in the Austrian National Assembly
1990-2002 Speaker of the National Assembly
1994 Appointed full professor of political science
2002-2004 Second Speaker of the National Assembly
2004 Elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria
2010-2016 Re-elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria

Christoph GROBBEL

Chief Financial Officer, Chairman of the Board and Co-owner, The South Pole Group, Zurich

1988-1993 MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT)
1993-1994 MSc, Energy Management & Policy, University of Pennsylvania
1993-1994 MSc, Energy Managment & Policy, IFP School
1997-1999 PhD, Economics, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg
1995-2007 Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
since 2007 Chief Financial Officer, Chairman & Co-owner, south pole group, Zurich

Dr. Hermann HAUSER

Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria, London

1973 MA in Physics, University of Vienna
1977 Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University
1978-1984 Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge
1986 Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy
1986 Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge
1987 Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge
1988 Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge
1991 Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California
1992 Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge
1993 Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004)
1993 Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge
1996 Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998)
since 1997 Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
1998 Co-founder, Cambridge Network Ltd, Cambridge

Dr. Pavel KABAT

Director General and Chief Executive Officer, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg

1982 M.Sc. Hydrology and Water Resources
1983 Advanced programme Stochastic Hydrology and Water Resources
1986 Ph.D. in Hydrology, Water Resources and Amelioration
2006-2012 Full Professor and Chair, Earth System Science and Climate Change Group, Wageningen University and Research Centre
2004-2012 Science Director and Programme Council Chair, Dutch National Climate Research Programme; Vice-Chair, Dutch National Climate Facility
2007-2010 Dutch Cabinet Appointed Member of the 'Delta Committee'
2000-2012 Chair of the Board and Director, Wageningen Climate Change and Biosphere Research Centre

Dr. Piotr MAGNUSZEWSKI

Research Scholar, Risk and Resilience Water, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg; Program Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw

1998-2000 Assistant Professor, Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw
2000-2009 Adjunct Professor, Institute of Physics, Wroclaw University of Technology, Wroclaw
since 2005 Research Scholar, International Institute of Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
since 2006 Programme Leader, Centre for Systems Solutions, Wroclaw
since 2010 Senior Associate, AtKisson Group, International

MMag.a Katharina MOSER

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MOSAIK Agency for European Communication Projects; Founder, Route28 - Die Europareise mitten in Wien, Vienna

2002-2003 European Voluntary Service, Escuela de Idiomas Villaverde, Madrid
2003-2010 Theatre- Film and Media Studies, University of Vienna
2005-2010 Individual Studies; European Cultural Studies, University of Vienna
2009 Project Manager, Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs, Vienna
2010 Programme Coordinator, British Council, London
2011-2013 Project Manager, European Forum Alpbach, Vienna
2014 EBC*L Certified Manager, Vienna
since 2015 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, MOSAIK - Agency for European Communication Projects, Vienna
since 2015 Initiator and Project Leader, COME ON OVER! - The quirky Europe Game, Vienna
since 2015 Initiator and Project Leader, Route28 - The European Journey in the middle of Vienna

Leon REINER

Managing Director, Impact Hub Berlin

2005-2011 Magister, Internationale Entwicklung und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität Wien
2011-2013 Mitarbeiter Bereich Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation, iq consult, Wien
2012-2013 Dozent, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
since 2013 Co-Founder & Managing Director, Impact Hub Berlin

Martin WESIAN

Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Helioz R&D GmbH, Vienna

1993-1995 Systems Computer und Software GmbH Project Management in Access control
1995-1997 Sabbatical & language studies
1997-1998 Gantner Electronic GmbH, Development of the Leisure-Branch, Key Account and Development of German Branch
1998-1999 Systems AG, National and International Project Management in Access Control
1999-2002 Self-employed in Audio, Video and Multimedia-Management
2002-2003 HSP Consulting GmbH, NGO Project Management for the Red Cross
 since-2009 Founder and Chief Technology Officer, Helioz R&D GmbH, Vienna
2002-2011 Founder, denkstube - Art, Culture & Media Management

Gabriela GANDEL

Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

2001-2004 Educational Programmes Design and Delivery, ProVita Romania
2004-2006 Associate Trainer, Human Invest, Bucharest
2005-2006 Vice President People Development, AIESEC Romania, Bucharest
2006-2007 Vice President People Development, AIESEC International, Rotterdam
2007-2008 President, AIESEC
2008-2010 Consultant - NGDP Programme Director, Future Considerations, London
2010-2011 Senior Consultant, Future Considerations, London
since 2011 Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

Matthias REISINGER

Entrepreneur; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna

since 2007 Co-Founder and Board Member, emersense, Vienna
since 2008 Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna, Vienna
since 2011 Co-Founder and Board Member, Three Coins, Vienna
since 2011 Co-Founder and Board Member, Inventures, Vienna
since 2014 Advisory Board Member, Austrian Startups Association

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

14:00 - 18:00Professional Programme "Our World's Future"Partner
15:00 - 18:00Generational perspectives on security policyPartner
15:00 - 18:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner

27.08.2017

09:00 - 12:00Devil's diplomacyPartner
09:00 - 12:00Professional Programme on Strategies of InfluencePartner
10:00 - 11:30Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and powerPartner
10:00 - 12:00The 2016 US election behind the scenesPlenary
14:00 - 16:30Opening: values and visions of a united EuropePlenary
17:00 - 18:30Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international systemPlenary
19:00 - 20:30The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring?Plenary

28.08.2017

08:30 - 09:30Breakfast Club 03: POLITICO morning briefingPlenary
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 01: War and democracy in Ukraine: what is the future?Breakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 02: From conflicts to collaborative governance: using open data and collective intelligence to achieve public-sector innovationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 03: May I stay or should I go? The impact of climate change on migrationBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 04: Military cooperation as a means to overcome security challengesBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 05: How to reconcile interests in societies with declining social cohesionBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 06: Alternative facts, provocations and social division: how to deal with populismBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 07: The EU on trial: 60 years of conflict and cooperation in EuropeBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 08: Geoengineering: governance implications, technical options and risksBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 09: Genome editing: governing on the cusp of uncertaintyBreakout
10:00 - 12:30Breakout Session 11: Innovation in a contested environment: from the outside in and the inside outBreakout
12:30 - 13:30Fireside Talk with Talia SassonPartner
12:30 - 14:00Lunch receptionBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 12: Digital Security: Social MediaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 13: New freedoms, old constraints? Challenges of integrating female refugees in AustriaBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 14: Science-based policy-making in times of post-truth?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 15: Migration and the Arts: Europe's next narrativeBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 16: The Dublin dilemma and the way outBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 17: Democracy in Central and Eastern Europe: catching up or showing the way?Breakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 18: Mission-oriented innovation policy in practiceBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 19: An end to a costly war: alternatives to failed drug policiesBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 20: The Arctic: new narratives for a disputed territoryBreakout
14:00 - 16:30Breakout Session 21: Democracy reloaded: what can we learn from bottom-up democratic innovations?Breakout
17:30 - 19:00Security and liberty in the digital futurePlenary
19:30 - 21:00Green Innovation: urgent & important at oncePlenary

29.08.2017

09:00 - 12:30Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviourPlenary