The Tällberg Forum 2006, scheduled to take place June 27 through July 1, will gather 450 key leaders from 60 countries to focus on deepening our understanding of the challenge of transitioning into a more sustainable global society, and to develop strategies going forward. The Forum continues the long tradition at Tällberg: it is a Forum about change, leadership and system interdependencies, derived from humanistic principles and systems thinking. This year, through the Design Workshops, we will get at the issues through the prism of ten selected geographical locations, which do not determine the issues exclusively, but integrate these with the generic thematic discussions.
Some of the topics to be discussed this year include 'The Nature of Compromise in the Context of Global Governance'; Will Cultures Live in Harmony - or Will Civilizations Clash?'; 'What Will the Transition into Sustainability Require?'; and 'The New Landscape of Human Security'.
The ideas generated in the preparatory phase and at the Forum will be reworked into chapters to be published in a book, which will also include a substantial synthesis of the learning from the different places. The final findings will be presented at a workshop held at the UN in New York in February 2007.
- Convened the Tällberg Forum in Sweden in June/July 2006. The Forum gathered 450 key
leaders from 60 countries and focused on understanding the challenge of transitioning into a
more sustainable global society.
- Initiated two new dimensions to the Forum. First, a pre-forum Emerging Leaders Program to help prepare and integrate younger voices into the Forum, and second, Design Workshops which approached the issues through the prism of ten geographical locations. This enabled the process to move from the multitude of abstract perspectives to the concrete reality of actionable policies and strategies.
- Developing ideas from the Forum into chapters to be published in a book. Findings will be presented at a February 2007 UN workshop in New York.
- Initiated planning for the Tällberg Forum 2007, which will focus on education in a globalized world.