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Theme: Tomorrows Challenges, Today

This event occurred on
June 16, 2019
2:00pm - 9:00pm CEST
(UTC +2hrs)
Stavanger, Rogaland

(Some tickets available by application to

Large scale migration and living conditions, climate change, pollution, genetic engineering and artificial intelligence are but a few examples of the changes humanity is facing as we move into the future. Some see these changes as huge challenges, but they also present enormous potential for the cross fertilization of ideas and technologies, and for the creation of great economic, environmental, social and health benefits.

Stavanger, at the heart of Rogaland county in south western Norway, is specially placed to respond to this creative and technological ferment, with its “cluster of excellence” in the fields of engineering, a highly cosmopolitan social mix, and an emerging, vibrant startup scene.
Join us for awesome talks and innovative ideas from our diverse speakers.

Limitied tickets will be sold on application terms in May/June.

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Stavanger Konserthus (Concert Hall of Stavanger)
Sandvigå 1
Stavanger, Rogaland, 4007
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David Loughman

Retired CEO
Grown up in Oxford, England with a proud Welsh Valleys root, David has built up a successful career in the oil and gas industry in Norway with a PhD in Geology and a period of service in the Army. Many would know him for his leadership role in large complex negotiations between global energy corporates, but what is less known is that he has once lost a colleague who reported to him; during a personal crisis, even experienced suicidal thoughts himself. Now retired, David was driven by these painful experiences to become a volunteer with a suicide crisis helpline. David will share his thoughts on the many myths and taboos that has developed around suicide in Norwegian society, especially the belief that talking about it encourages the act. It should not be left to professionals only, David believes, but that anyone who is prepared to listen and empathize, could make a difference in preventing tragedies from happening.

Jan Egeland

Secretary General Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
Jan Egeland has been Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) since August 2013, leading humanitarian operations with some 14,000 relief workers, serving 9 million people in need across the world. From 2015 to the end of 2018 he was Special Advisor to the UN mediation efforts in Syria, and chaired the 23-nation humanitarian task force for the protection of and access to Syrian civilians. Egeland served as UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator 2003-2006 where he spearheaded reform of the global humanitarian system.

Latifa Anda


Organizing team


Stavanger, Norway


Stavanger, Norway