A zero-sum view — assuming that progress in the rest of the world is a loss for us — creates a fait accompli, leading to more barriers and stifled possibilities. In the end, we all lose (Judy Estrin). This year we want to explore and describe what will be required to reignite the spark of innovation in business, education, and government - ensuring Bulgaria`s long-term success in the global economy.
Our national imperative should be innovative and critical thinking, interactive leadership style, collaboration not only in science and technology, but also in future world design.
When you shut off questioning, you constrain thinking. The prolific innovation in the 1970s and 1980s came from people who were educated in the 1960s — a time when people actively questioned authority. Let’s argue now.
8:00Welcoming and Networking Coffee
9:10Leona Aslanova Innovation Starter
9:30Teodora Petkova, CEO UniCredit Bulbank
9:50Future Design of the World
9:50Gerd Leonhard Futurist & Humanist | Keynote Speaker | Author | CEO The Future Agency
10:30Q&A Ivan Bedrov Director of RFE/RL's Bulgarian service
10:40Dr. Adriana Marais Theoretical physicist | Technologist | Aspiring extraterrestrial
11:00Q&A Dr. Slaveyko Djambazov Managing Director HTA
11:10Philippe Boulanger International Keynote Speaker, President Elect of AFCP
11:30Q&A Neli Koleva Chief Officer of Public Partnerships and member of the Senior Leadership Team of Teach for Bulgaria
11:50Critical Thinking & Leadership
12:10Q&A Yavor Gochev Programme Director Rinker Center for Entrepreneurship
12:20Arthur Pantelides Assistant Professor AUBG, Strategy & Critical Thinking
12:40Q&A Radostina Boychev Teacher Training and Support Coordinator
12:30Yene Assegid Leadership capacity builder
12:50Q&A Irina Nedeva Senior producer Current Affairs Channel Horizon BNR (Bulgarian National Public Radio)
14:00Pavel Ezekiev Co-founder of NEVEQ I and II, Neo Ventures and Empact Fund
14:20Q&A Leona Aslanova Co-founder, Innovation Starter
14:30Daniel Lorer Managing Partner, BrightCap Ventures
14:50Q&A Venetsiya Netsova-Angova President of ABLE
15:00Milena Stoycheva CEO of JA Bulgaria
15:40The Entrepreneurial Adventure
15:40Madlena Komitova Head of 150 Pensioners Clubs in Vienna, Austria
16:00Q&A Mirolyuba Benatova Journalist
17:30Leona Aslanova Innovation Starter
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