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I sure hope the future of keynote speaking does not look like this – but conferencing is definitely moving ONLINE now!

If you can't or won't travel right now - try this new Online Conferencing format

Join Futurist Gerd Leonhard March 12 4pm CET: Sustainability and the Future of Capitalism

COVID19 is becoming a major disaster for event and conference organizers, and of course for keynote speakers like myself.  Pretty much every event is being cancelled right now. Maybe this is a good time to reboot the idea of doing entire events 100% online – I have suggested this many times in the past but most clients and their agencies didn’t like the idea. It’s just not good enough, not personal enough, not real enough…! All of that us true, of course – but as we are now facing severe travel reestictions and public gathering bans (and soon, a steep carbon tax on flying, as well), having conferences 100% online is re-emerging as a viable alternative. So, March 12 at 4pm will see our inaugural conference.

(I certainly hope I won’t have to wear my futuristic face-mask (see background pic) for this event:)

As public events are being banned and traveling is out...

let's investigate what a great online conference experience what be

We’re using for this event, and it has some pretty amazing conferencing tools, for large audiences. I will be the host and presenter but we will also draw from a large audience of pretty interesting attendees (which can be promoted to panelists and contributors anytime). We will also have some live debates, q&a and polling; and the entire event will be live-streamed on my YouTube channel. It should be amazing. Sign up now – there’s only 15o seats left (and yes… this first edition is free).

Click the PLAY button below to see what my online talks look like.

Event Topic: Sustainability & the Future of Capitalism

(yes I know it's ambitious)

I firmly believe that Sustainable will be the new Profitable, and that businesses and organisations that get on board early will have much better chances of striving in this new era.  I will present and discuss the following topics:

1. Carbon Taxes: We must embrace the reality that wide-ranging and disruptive carbon taxes are pretty much inevitable…

2. The Quadruple Bottom Line: The much debated shift to shareholder- (not just shareholder-) value is likely to reboot stock-markets around the world in the next decade

3. Responsible Investing: 2020 marks the beginning of a New Renaissance as responsible investing – and rapid divestment from fossil fuels…

4. The humanly sustainable use of technology: Too much of a good thing can be a very bad thing


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