At the World Science Summit, we gather different types of speakers:
Winners and Breakthroughs are this year’s Falling Walls Remote speakers. They started their journey together with around 1000 nominees, continued as finalists and are now amongst the best 100 winners / the best 10 Breakthroughs.
Falling Walls Breakthroughs represent significant advances, developments, achievements or an increase in (scientific) knowledge that remove barriers to progress in the nominees’ respective fields. Breakthroughs can be ground-breaking, innovative ideas or represent a significant paradigm shift. They promise to have an impact on society world-wide, and contribute towards solving one of our biggest challenges, e.g. addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Spread across the whole calendar, more than 100 partner organisations are hosting sessions: from panel discussions to workshops, from science slams to symposiums. All partner organisations are independent in designing their event.
Circle Table speakers
Throughout the programme, X Circle Tables will be freely accessible. Under the ownership of distinguished hosts, these round-tables provide an opportunity to exchange science-based ideas on actions for tomorrow, including lessons learned from the current global crisis. Panellists include international leaders of diverse backgrounds, including presidents of universities and research organisations, CEOs and CTOs from science- and technology-driven corporations, senior government officials, outstanding researchers and entrepreneurs.