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Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Global power
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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.

Dancer, Choreographer; Associate for Science and Art, IIASA - International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis, Laxenburg
Art director, Cie, Budapest
Corps de Ballet member, Vienna State Opera, Vienna
Choreographer; Dancer, The Washington Ballet, Washington, D.C.
Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, 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; Cambridge
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
Array
Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna
Entrepreneur; Co-Founder and Managing Director, Impact Hub Vienna

Array Gloria BENEDIKT

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

Qualification as Professional Dancer, Vienna State Opera, Vienna Scholarship Recipient, National Certificate in Professional Dance - Classical Ballet, English National Ballet School, London 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) Bachelors of Liberal Arts in Extension, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA 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.
1997-2001
2001-2002
2002-2013
2008-2013
since 2014

Array Kristztian GERGYE

Art director, Cie, Budapest

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

Array Hannah KICKERT

Corps de Ballet member, Vienna State Opera, Vienna

Ballet School of the Vienna State Opera Engagement as a Corps de Ballet member at the Vienna State Opera
2005-2014
since 2014

Array Domenico MICCOLIS

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

Student of La Fondazione Niccolò Piccinni, Bari, Italy, (Director: Victor Livtinov and Giuseppe Mintrone) 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) Professional Classes with national and international choreographers at IALS and AID, Rome, Italy.
2000-2002
2003-2004
2005-2008

Dr. Heinz FISCHER

Former Federal President, Republic of Austria; Co-Chair, Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens, Vienna

 Dr. Heinz Fischer has had an extensive career as a senior representative and policy maker of the Republic of Austria. As Federal Minister of Science and Research and speaker of the Austrian National Assembly for more than 12 years, he was involved extensively in supporting and advancing the country´s scientific, social and cultural development. In 2004 he was elected Federal President of the Republic of Austria. After more than 40 Years in public office and two terms as Federal President he retired in 2016.
 He was proclaimed Chairman of the Council for the Commemorative Year 2018 by the Federal Government of Austria as well as Co-Chairman of the Ban Ki-moon Centre for Global Citizens.

Array Christoph GROBBEL

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

MSc, Mechanical Engineering, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) MSc, Energy Management & Policy, University of Pennsylvania MSc, Energy Managment & Policy, IFP School PhD, Economics, Carl von Ossietzky Universität, Oldenburg Senior Expert, McKinsey & Company
1988-1993
1993-1994
1993-1994
1997-1999
1995-2007

Dr. Hermann HAUSER

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

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

Dr. Pavel KABAT

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

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

Dr. Piotr MAGNUSZEWSKI

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

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

MMag.a Katharina MOSER

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

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

Array Leon REINER

Managing Director, Impact Hub Berlin

Magister, Internationale Entwicklung und Volkswirtschaftslehre, Universität Wien Mitarbeiter Bereich Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation, iq consult, Wien Dozent, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2005-2011
2011-2013
2012-2013

Array Martin WESIAN

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

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

Array Milena ZIC FUCHS

Array

Array Gabriela GANDEL

Global Managing Director, Impact Hub, Vienna

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

Array Matthias REISINGER

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

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

Political Symposium

show timetable

26.08.2017

12:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme “Our World’s Future” Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
13:00 - 16:00 Generational perspectives on security policy Partner

27.08.2017

07:00 - 10:00 Devil’s diplomacy Partner
07:00 - 10:00 Professional Programme on Strategies of Influence Partner
08:00 - 10:00 The 2016 US election behind the scenes Plenary
08:00 - 09:30 Fireside Talk with Ruth Dreifuss: women and power Partner
12:00 - 14:30 Opening: values and visions of a united Europe Plenary
15:00 - 16:30 Acknowledging reality: coming to grips with the international system Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 The USA, the EU and Russia: what changes does the new US administration bring? Plenary

28.08.2017

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

29.08.2017

07:00 - 10:30 Transformative pathways to sustainability: from perception to changing behaviour Plenary