Paris Talks, an English-speaking platform dedicated to discussing topics related to the future of humanity, arrives in March 2019 for its second edition.
The full day conference, held at the auditorium of UNESCO, will be composed of talks and workshops and is designed to allow attendees from all walks of life to learn, network and challenge each other regarding the future of humanity through an unconventional eye.
The first edition attracted 400 attendees of 40 different nationalities. 12 speakers and entertainers took to the stage, with one goal in common: to turn talk into action, for positive social change and the betterment of future generations. These included Murielle Diaco, a French social entrepreneur and founder of the platform Djouman, and Ramesh Caussy who discussed the future of wellness-enhancing technology and how simple machines can vastly ameliorate air quality.
Keenya Hofmaier, content director of Paris Talks explains: “In an ever-changing society that is increasingly plagued by instability, our goals in 2019 are to highlight the importance of conflict prevention, discuss specific challenges facing prevention efforts, and identify priority areas in conflict resolution that require collective minds to come up with complex and innovative solutions to address them.”
Founder Michael Bahati has made his objectives for the day clear: “Paris Talks aims to bring together over 450 participants in an all-day conference to debate and discuss the future of conflict, with a twist! This year, the second half of the conference is dedicated entirely to working group sessions around inter-connected themes, all facilitated by experts in their relevant fields. The goal is to have conference speakers and participants collectively draft policy recommendations and/or plans of action that will be consolidated into a collective white paper for future conflict prevention and as a mechanism to build partnerships for sustaining peace”.