How do we meet the current global challenges? How do we balance our social, economic, and personal needs? At the second Q Berlin Questions conference on 16 and 17 November, twelve international top speakers will speak on topics such as cultural identity, social and economic justice, and rapid technological development and the related ethical issues.
Q Berlin Questions brings together experts with different experiences and ideas: Bruce Sterling, American science fiction author and journalist, is known for his books on cyberspace and the development of the Internet. Saudi Arab activist and comedian Hatoon Kadi attracted attention with her successful YouTube show, in which she takes a satirical look at everyday life in her home country. Valerii Plotnikov is a leading Russian biologist from the Institute for the Study of Mammoth Fauna. The speakers offer new perspectives on the questions of modern times in their impulse lectures. Around 400 national and international participants are expected at ewerk Berlin, among them key players from politics and business, scientists and artists.
Excursions to Berlin‘s neighbourhoods
In addition to lectures, discussions and performances, guided tours through the neighbourhoods of the city will also be part of Q Berlin Questions. The local research and visits to selected institutions will establish links to the conference content. Private lunches with Berlin personalities from society, science, and culture will offer the opportunity for a more intensive exchange.
Further refinement to Berlin’s brand profile in the congress industry
With Q Berlin Questions, Berlin has developed its own international conference at which the important questions of the time are discussed. The conference celebrated its successful premiere in October 2017. Participants from more than 60 nations travelled to the German capital. Q is intended to strengthen Berlin’s role as a venue for innovative conferences and as a place of tolerance and open discourse. Q Berlin Questions is an initiative of visitBerlin. The organiser is red onion GmbH, which has already had a lot of experience organising TED conferences.