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The Art of Planetary Storytelling

Discover highlights from our arts and culture talks at DLD All Stars, with international top speakers from culture, science, politics and business…
DLD All Stars 2021

DLD All Stars: Speakers & Topics

Our online festival of ideas will make you forget Zoom fatigue. Watch top speakers, network, have fun. Register for free – this one is on us.
Tom Enders, John Micklethwait, Adrian Wooldridge

Covid-19: The Wake-Up Call

The Covid crisis has not just highlighted the failures of certain governments; it is accelerating a shift in the balance of power from West to East. Bloomberg Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge, political editor of the Economist and author of its Bagehot column, discuss main aspects of their recently published book The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It with Tom Enders, President of the German Council of Foreign Relations and former CEO of Airbus.
Sir Ronald Cohen

The Impact Revolution: Reshaping Capitalism

Technology now enables us to measure and cost the impact on people and planet that companies create through their products, employment and operations. Sir Ronald Cohen is a pioneering philanthropist, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and social innovator, who is driving forward the global Impact Revolution.
Rachel Botsman, Oxford University, webinar, Karsten Lemm expert, video

The Breakdown of Trust

A loss of trust in institutions is affecting our beliefs, but why is this happening? We’ve all been there, the moment you find yourself considering, if even for a split second, that a conspiracy theory might just be possible. In this conversation with Rachel Botsman, author and Oxford University Trust Fellow, we discussed what happens to us when we live in a social and political climate that makes it extremely hard to know whom or what to trust.
DLD Europe 2020

Europe: Powerhouse of Innovation

Top research, growing investments and a lively startup culture give Europe a good chance to become an innovation leader. DLD Europe 2020 showed how.
Trust, fear, symbolic image

Trust and the Pandemic

Public confidence in companies has fallen in the coronavirus crisis, survey data shows. Communications experts Margot and Richard Edelman explain what business leaders can do to win back trust.
smart cities, urbanization, urban planning, future of cities

The New Code of Cities

How will the corona crisis change office life? What should cities do to reinvent themselves for tomorrow? MIT researcher Carlo Ratti and Steelcase VP James Ludwig shared plenty of ideas in their DLD Sync session…
Mariana Mazzucato, Hans Ulrich Obrist

Back To Zero: Rebooting Capitalism

The corona crisis has shown the importance of government as a guardian, protecting and supporting their citizens. What will happen when the pandemic is under control? Will Western capitalism return to its previous state? Will governments take the back seat again and let global giants lead the way? Or is this a turning point?

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Margaret Heffernan, author, DLD conference

Make Uncertainty Your Friend!

Don’t try to fight uncertainty, learn to manage it, author and consultant Margaret Heffernan says. Watch her DLD Sync session with Niki Kolev about better ways to deal with risk.

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biotechnology, lab, gene editing

The Future of Human Evolution

Biotechnology promises to revolutionize health and medicine. Harvard geneticist George Church shared his insights in a DLD Sync session with Ellen Jorgensen and Jamie Metzl.

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