- October 19 will start first edition of Krynica Forum;
- The conference is an answer to a dynamic changes on the international scene, also these caused by COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing russian aggression on Ukraine;
- We already know the thematic streams of the conference – we focus on five key spheres, around which the public discourse is concentrating;
- We are focusing on a global perspective, at the same time, not forgetting about the regional dimension. This aspect helps us bold the cooperation with Małopolska Voivodeship, which is a titular partner of the event;
The slogan of this year’s edition Krynica Forum is “Growth and Reconstruction”. Taking into consideration the current situation, it is clear that, on the one hand, we have to remember about the engines, that will fuel the economy and provide it’s growth, on the other hand we have to search for the tools to support post-war reconstruction of Ukraine – said Jarosław Kożuch, the president of Kościuszko Institute, which is the organizer of the event.
Krynica Forum is an international event merging business, politics and a world of science. It’s purpose is strengthening of security, social coherence and economical position of Poland and eastern european countries. The key to aim this purpose is creating convenient conditions to unhampered exchange of thoughts, substantive dispute, discussion on the crucial socio-economic topics, also synergy and strengthening relations between decision makers and leaders.
In the conference program will include, among others, presentations, talks, panel discussions and workshops. Discussions will be held as part of the 5 thematic streams:
Security and geopolitics
The global international order is changing its face before our eyes, and the “end of history” announced at the end of the 20th century has only become the beginning of its next chapter. New dividing lines are becoming clearer, and discussions about security are getting louder and more heated. War and peace have blurred their boundaries, especially in the digital domain. New challenges require new concepts.
The economy of change
The COVID-19 pandemic and the war in Ukraine have left the specter of recession hanging over the world. Massive money printing has brought consequences in the form of record inflation. The world economy is facing its biggest challenge in years. At the same time, the technological and industrial revolution is changing the labor market, creating new business models, replacing selected occupations with new ones and automating others. Dynamic technological development brings both benefits and risks, from the prospect of a shortened workweek and guaranteed income, to controversial robotization, to the trap of the precariat.
Energy and climate
The land we leave to our children and grandchildren will be different from the one on which the last generations grew up. The specter of climate catastrophe and ecosystem collapse is becoming more and more real, moreover, there is still no global agreement to move toward climate neutrality. The energy sector is undergoing dynamic technological and structural changes, which should be guided by concern for the planet, while responding to current threats and opportunities.
The society of future
Almost every aspect of society is undergoing a revolution – from the increasing digitization of work, education and civic life, to the technological transformation of our neighborhoods into smart cities, to the growing demographic problems and the refugee crisis related to the war in Ukraine. Such dynamic changes confront us with a host of challenges that threaten our privacy, democracy, and the principles of public dialogue, as well as challenge trust in science or spread disinformation.
The vision of removing the limitations of the human body has long fired the imagination of scientists and science fiction authors. However, before we achieve longevity or the integration of humans with technology, it is worth solving the sector’s current ills, such as the mental health collapse or the fight against pandemics. Digitization of medicine, such as through the use of AI-based tools and genetic engineering, may prove to be a recipe for improving patient safety and quality of services.
Registration opens soon!