THE FALLING WALLS GLOBAL MEETING ON SCIENCE STRATEGY
The Falling Walls Circle is our invitation-only global meeting on science strategy. The event brings together 50 leaders and visionaries, including presidents, CEOs and CTOs of research organisations, science- and technology-driven corporations, senior government officials, outstanding researchers and entrepreneurs. The participants shape the agenda of tomorrow by exchanging ideas and developing solutions for today’s most pressing issues in science and society.
The Falling Walls Circle engages and inspires high-level peers by exploring complex problems, building personal relationships and facilitating institutional collaborations. The participant-driven forum consists of in-depth plenary discussions, practice-oriented workshops and interdisciplinary networking sessions. All participants actively shape the event by sharing their ideas, questions and solutions. The commitment of the attendees to the Chatham House Rule ensures an open discussion atmosphere, retains its confidentiality and allows for disruptive thinking.
The Circle identifies and addresses major trends every year by placing them into new contexts and developing them further into exciting and often unexpected directions. The theme for the 2020 edition will be announced soon.
“It's a vibrant environment to exchange, to learn and sharpen one's assumptions against other people's ideas.”
Thierry Zomahoun – African Institute for Mathematical Science
“The participants decide the agenda and I think that this is quite interesting because it means that you have a bottom-up approach to both the questions and the solutions.”
Venki Ramakrishnan – The Royal Society
“It’s very exciting to hear leaders in the world express themselves frankly about solutions to problems we all wish to solve.”
Mona Nemer – Government of Canada
“The metaphor of Falling Walls is really to create spaces for dialogue about big societal challenges that cross boundaries.”