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Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington
Chancellor, University of Alberta, Edmonton
Freie Journalistin, Wien Chair

Ph.D. Fred Charles IKLE

Distinguished Scholar, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington

 Dr. Ikle was Undersecretary of Defense for Policy during the first and second Reagan administration. From 1973 to 1977, he served Presidents Nixon and Ford as Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarment Agency. From 1979 to 1980, he was coordinator of Governor Ronald Reagan's foreign policy advisers. Dr. Ikle served for nine years as a director of the National Endowment for Democracy, and in 1999 to 2000 as Commissioner on the National Commission on Terrorism. He was chairman of Telos Corporation and director of the advisory board of Zurich Financial Services. From 1968 to 1972, Dr. Ikle was head of the Social Science Department of the RAND Corporation. From 1964 to 1967, he was professor of political science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is presently a Governor of the Smith Richardson Foundation and a Director of the U.S. Committee for Human Rights in North Korea.


Chancellor, University of Alberta, Edmonton

 Holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Science in Management Studies from the University of Birmingham, England.
1989-2003 Served as Chief Executive Officer of Syncrude Canada Ltd. and Chair of the Board beginning in 1997. Prior to this
  work he worked with Imperial Oil Ltd. and Esso Petroleum Canada Ltd.
1995 As Past President of the Alberta Chamber of Resources, he spearheaded the creation of the National Oil Sands
  Task Force, which developed a comprehensive new energy vision for Canada.
2003 Retired as Chair of the Board and CEO of Syncrude Canada Ltd.


Freie Journalistin, Wien

1984-2009 Ressort Innenpolitik in der Radio-Information, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
1991-1997 Ressortleiterin, ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
1997-2002 Sendungsverantwortliche "Report", Moderation des politischen TV-Wochenmagazins des ORF "Report"
1999 Sendungsverantwortung für "Report International"
2001 Sendungsverantwortung für "Europa-Panorama"
2002-2005 Moderation von "Modern Times", des Zukunftsmagazins des ORF
2002-2009 Leiterin der Hauptabteilung "Bildung und Zeitgeschehen", ORF - Österreichischer Rundfunk
seit 2009 Freie Journalistin und Moderatorin

Technology Forum

show timetable


08:00 - 21:00Presentation of the three Christian Doppler Laboratories concerning allergiesCulture
08:00 - 10:00Technology brunch hosted by Tiroler ZukunftsstiftungSocial
11:00 - 11:20Welcome addressPlenary
11:20 - 12:00OpeningPlenary
12:00 - 14:00Global warmingPlenary
14:30 - 16:15The frontiers of science [in cooperation with the Institute of Science and Technology Austria]Plenary
18:00 - 19:30Looking insidePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Reception hosted by Alcatel-Lucent AustriaSocial


07:00 - 12:30Working Group 01: The risk and the new – ‘risk governance’Breakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 02: The changing industrial landscape  challenges, opportunities, strategiesBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 03: Climate change and risk governance – the role of research, science and innovationBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 05: New initiatives and models of the 7th EU Framework Programme on Research to enhance European competitiveness – European technology platforms from the Austrian and the European points of viewBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 05: The end of IT-innovation – the growth opportunity for Europe?Breakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 06: The impact of climate change on mobility – challenges for infrastructure and private transportBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 07: Design by nature – nature’s contribution to industrial progressBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 08: Smart WellbeingBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 09: The five sensesBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 10: Technology transfer in European regionsBreakout
07:00 - 12:30Working Group 11: The phenomenon of Second Life – the creation of a new world?Breakout
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young peopleBreakout
07:00 - 16:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and technology for kidsBreakout
07:30 - 13:30Special event: Bulgaria and Romania as partners in EUropean science and researchBreakout
13:00 - 14:30Regions and global competitionPlenary
14:30 - 16:00The future – dream or realityPlenary
16:30 - 18:00The five sensesPlenary
18:00 - 21:30Reception hosted by the Province of Lower AustriaSocial


07:00 - 08:00What changed?Plenary
08:00 - 09:00SecurityPlenary
09:30 - 10:00Junior Alpbach and Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach 2007Plenary
10:00 - 11:00Science & technology, entrepreneurship & societyPlenary
11:00 - 11:20A look back and a view aheadPlenary
11:20 - 12:30Reception hosted by Microsoft AustriaSocial