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Theme: Brave New World

This event occurred on
October 23, 2017
1:00pm - 8:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Göteborg, Västra Götalands län

Have you heard of Brave New World? Originally a quote from Shakespeare’s The Tempest it was re-used by author Aldous Huxley as his title for the world-renowned dystopian novel written in 1939. Huxley prophesied that the rise of eugenics, passive obedience and increasing greed was creating a dark future for mankind. He feared that governments would use science and technology to keep its citizens in chains and therefore hinder freedom. What about today?

Where will advancements like gene therapy, self-driving cars, virtual realities and our undying lust for everything on-demand lead us? Will automation steal our jobs, or set us free? Will our prolonged lifespan spread our resources too thin? And how do we make sure to have brave progressive leaders in this new world?

Clarion Post Hotel
Drottningtorget 10
Göteborg, Västra Götalands län, 411 03
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Agnes Török

Agnes is an award-winning spoken word poet, author of Happiness is an Artform, a TED speaker and obscure dragon-lover. Agnes is an expert at performed poetry which she writes and performs in both Swedish and English, with a lovely Scottish accent. Agnes has been an ambassador and activist for victims and survivors of sexual abuse for many years.

Carolina Jonnor

Today, Carolina Jonnor is the founder and CEO of two highly successful companies. One makes the money; the other is a pro bono. You could say that the mere 38 year old has already conquered the world of business – and in more sense than one. Stepping from one stone to the next, shaping her own idea of the future of business. The heart of it all, if you will.

earthLAB Ásgeir Sigurjónsson, David Martínez, Shea Hagy

EarthLAB, a sustainable development studio based in Gothenburg, wants us to rethink our relationship with the ground beneath our feet. While studying a master in design for sustainable development at Chalmers University of Technology, the three teamed up outside of class to work on a sustainable project and landed on “rammed earth.”

earthLAB Ásgeir, David & Shea

EarthLAB, a sustainable development studio based in Gothenburg, wants us to rethink our relationship with the ground beneath our feet. The group was started in 2012 by Ásgeir Sigurjónsson, David Martínez, and Shea Hagy, who originally hail from Iceland, Mexico, and the USA respectively. While studying a master in design for sustainable development at Chalmers University of Technology, the three teamed up outside of class to work on a sustainable project and landed on “rammed earth.”

Göran Johansson

Born in Gothenburg, Göran Johansson, professor in nanoscience, studied and finished his Ph.D. in physics at Chalmers. Today he has climbed the career ladder as Head of the Applied Quantum Physics Laboratory. During the turn of the millennium, he joined an innovative new European project to build a superconductive quantum computer, a computer that will be game-changing for our future.

Hanna Stjärne

Hanna Stjärne went to a junior high for music. Switched path to journalism at the university. Called Brussels her home as a reporter for Dagens Eko at Swedish Radio, and went on to become the youngest boss ever at Swedish Radio P1. And today, Hanna Stjärne is the CEO of SVT the biggest media organization in Sweden.

Imogen Whiting

Imogen Whiting is an outgoing, fun-loving girl, who loves to read. The 10-year-old is very fond of animals and believes they have as much right to this planet as we do, and should not become prey to our selfish ends. Imogen is also passionate about clean eating, although, she does appreciate the reality of enjoying 'happy foods' in moderation.

Joel Rozada

Joel Rozada is the CEO of a successful company, and divides his time between his two offices in Gothenburg and Shanghai. He has been an entrepreneur for the last ten years and for him it is a way of living. But Joel is more than a brilliant entrepreneur; he is also a deep thinker that spends a lot of his time reflecting on the complex problems we face today.

Katarina Blom

Katarina Blom is a psychologist, a co-founder of a gym for the mind, the first author to publish a Swedish book on positive psychology, and she is the creator of one of the biggest digital platforms on psychology in Sweden. Also, she is an Acroyoga instructor.

Per Espen Stoknes

Per Espen Stoknes weaves together psychology and economics in imaginative ways, often revolving around our human relationships to the natural world and to each other. Stoknes works as the director for Center for Green Growth at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo. He has received several "Best Professor" awards for his original teaching style. As both an economist, author, and psychologist, he's been working closely with organizational and business leaders throughout Scandinavia, the European Union as well as the Americas and Asia. In 2017-2018 he is representing the Green Party in the Norwegian parliament.

Sabina Högdahl

Sabina Högdahl is a professional 25-year-old singer, songwriter, and guitarist from Gothenburg. She writes songs to be able to look forward, and express what she feels and experience in her life throughout her music. Much of her writing is about hope and being both angry, yet strong.

Shubhaa Fisher

Shubhaa is from Brazil, and holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Juiz de Fora, Brazil, specializing in Gestalt & Relationship Therapy. She is a certified teacher and therapist in Co-dependency Therapy by the Learning Love Institute, USA. Shubhaa is a leader in the Path of Love Process in Europe and South America.

Talib Fisher

Talib is a teacher and therapist specializing in Relationship & Trauma Therapy. He is a leader in the Path of Love process in Europe and South America. He studied Psychology at Arizona State University, USA, Osho Academy in Sedona Arizona, USA and Osho International Pune, India.

Tobias Strollo Gabriella Bergbäck

Tobias Strollo and Gabriella Bergbäck, who started Acroyoga Stockholm in 2009, have been leading courses, workshops, and retreats in acroyoga for almost nine years but practicing the art for ages. The two have a pure passion for the art and brought it to Stockholm where they founded the acroyoga community that exists today. Tobias’ background consists of thaimassage training at the well-known Sunshine Network in the Lahu village in Thailand, along with Hatha yoga, which focuses on physical and mental activities that put you in control of both your body and mind. Gabriella has trained in circus acrobatics at Cirkus Cirkör (Swedish circus school), has also studied Thai yoga massage in Thailand, and is a certified acroyoga and Vinyasa yoga teacher. Bringing together their skills, the two make for a perfect base and flyer.

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Gothenburg, Sweden


Gothenburg, Sweden
  • Martin Andersson