Program

October 3rd, 2024 from 9h00 to 18h00, KVS Brussels — check the timetable

Keynote

Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Applications While Navigating Ethical Challenges

This keynote will explore history and future value that generative AI brings to organisations and society.

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Interactieve Session

Towards socially just and environmentally sustainable food systems based on food sovereignty  

How do we place the farmers' protests in Brussels in a global context?

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Interactieve Session

Minerals for the Energy Transition: Win-Win or Extractivism 2.0?

Who benefits or suffers from this global mineral rush?

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Interactieve Session

Money matters! Time to reinvent power?

Join us in our quest for new methods to finance social initiatives in Africa, South America, and Asia.

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Timetable

Time Subject Location
09h00 Reception - Welcome Coffee Foyer
10h00 Opening Session with Keynote Speaker Bol zaal
11h00 Forward Fest Cafe Atrium
Short talks (20min) Bol zaal
Artificial Intelligence: Revolutionizing Applications While Navigating Ethical Challenges Bar zaal
Choose your session: Top zaal
12h30 Lunch + netwerking Foyer + Forward Fest Cafe
14h00 Forward Fest Cafe Atrium
Minerals for the Energy Transition: Win-Win or Extractivism 2.0? Bar zaal
Choose your session Top Zaal
15h30 Coffee break + networking Foyer + Forward Fest Cafe
16h15 Closing session Bol zaal
17h00 Drinks / netwerking Foyer + Forward Fest Cafe

Join the movement

Forward Fest 2024 invites you to join the conversation, share your perspective, and collaborate with others to build a future that is fair, inclusive, and interconnected. Explore, learn, and contribute to the change our world needs.

LEARN, SHARE, INSPIRE

Prepare for a day filled with inspiring lectures, surprising workshops, and professional connections that will not only stimulate your thinking but also touch your heart. This is your chance to learn from leading thinkers, network with like-minded individuals, and actively contribute to a more just world.

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Who organizes Forward Fest?

Forward Fest is organized by 11.11.11ngo-federation and VLIR-UOS in collaboration with MO* with the support of Belgian development cooperation.

11.11.11

THE COALITION FOR INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY.

11.11.11 aims to eradicate exploitation from the world. Everyone – anywhere in the world – has the right to a dignified existence. To truly make a change, power and resources must be distributed more fairly, and the current system must be questioned.

More info on 11.be

NGO-FEDERATIE

FLEMISH FEDERATION OF NGOS FOR DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION.

The ngo-federation represents its members to the federal and other governments, supports the members in their discussions with those governments, promotes cooperation within the sector, and strengthens the quality of NGOs’ operations.

More info on ngo-federatie.be

VLIR-UOS

INNOVATIVE RESPONSES TO GLOBAL AND LOCAL CHALLENGES

VLIR-UOS supports partnerships and scholarships between universities and colleges in both Flanders and the Global South, seeking innovative solutions for global as well as local challenges.

More info on vliruos.be