Open Forum

An accessible event for participants to share thoughts, experiences and stories on pressing and controversial issues

About

The Open Forum is an event format that allows a broader audience to participate in the activities of World Economic Forum. Each year since 2003, the Open Forum convenes in January at the local Swiss Alpine School in the heart of Davos, attracting leaders from all walks of life. We welcome government officials, artists, civil society leaders, innovative entrepreneurs and CEOs of multinational companies: All have a story or point of view to share.

In the spirit of Davos, the Open Forum aims to stimulate dialogue among thought leaders on issues ranging from current political structures and geopolitical concerns to environmental problems, leadership challenges and the role of the arts in society.

Indeed, the World Economic Forum seizes the timely opportunity of its Annual Meeting in Davos to offer a platform for debate and interaction on controversial issues between the public and scholars, business leaders and policy-makers around improving the state of the world.

The Open Forum welcomes a diverse public from around the globe to listen, participate and share thoughts, experiences and stories with the panellists on pressing and controversial issues. For those of you who cannot join the Open Forum personally in Davos, we hope you will follow the debates on the web via our livestream, Facebook or on twitter.

Mission

The Open Forum aims to encourage dialogue and spread awareness on critical issues by providing a platform on which ideas, thoughts and questions can be expressed and tackled in an open environment.

Location

Swiss Alpine Middle School, Guggerbachstrasse 2
CH-7270 Davos Platz Switzerland

Price

Free

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A Conversation with will.i.am

Join a conversation with the musician will.i.am and young activist Naomi Wadler on the fight to end gun violence, and how they are influencing policy change and inspiring the next generation.

The Power of Youth

From the 2018 March for Our Lives fighting for gun control in the US to the Global Climate Strike in 2019, young people are mobilizing and increasingly influencing today’s most pressing political and environmental issues. How can these movements transform their will for change into action?

Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

This is a livestreamed session.

 

Digital Safety for Youth

The increased use of social media networks and the digital technology changes over the past 10 years have shaped a generation of digital natives, yet they lack awareness of significant cyber risks. How can young people, educators and policy and corporate leaders ensure responsible behaviour for the digital safety of all?

Simultaneous interpretation in English and German

This is a livestreamed session.