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Future Now Forum

Linköping, Sweden September 16-17, 2024

Future Now Forum

Linköping, Sweden September 16-17, 2024


Spanning over two days, the programme showcases international keynote speakers, engaging panel discussions, and interactive breakout sessions, all aimed at revealing the secrets behind successful urban development and innovation. Additionally, the programme will delve into the innovations and collaborations that have positioned Linköping as the European Rising Innovative City.

Please note: The programme is still in development, and more details will soon be announced. Stay tuned for updates on speakers, sessions, and additional activities.

Agenda for September 15

18.30 Pre Conference Gathering at LINK Business Centre
Network with participants of the Future Now Forum and meet representatives from Linköping. An excellent opportunity to connect and exchange ideas before the conference officially starts. 

Dress code: Smart Casual

Agenda for September 16

9.00-11.30 Optional City Tour
11.00 Registration Opens
12.00 Lunch and Networking
13.00 Opening Ceremony
13.20 The City’s Role in Addressing Today’s Societal and Environmental Challenges       
          Panel Discussion
          Keynote: Beautiful Equations, Jakob Trollbäck, The New Division
15.10-17.00 Breakout Sessions

19.00 Dinner

Dress code: Business Casual

Agenda for September 17

08.00 Coffee and exhibitions
08.30 Fostering Innovation: Cultivating the Conditions 
         Keynote: Darja Isaksson,Director General, Vinnova
         Panel Discussion
10.10 Breakout Sessions
12.00 Space Exploration: Possibilities and Challenges for the Future
          Keynote: Marcus Wandt, ESA Astronaut and Chief Test Pilot at Saab
          Christer Fuglesang, Director KTH Space Center, Former ESA Astronaut
13.00-14.00 Lunch and Networking
13.45-15.15 Optional City Tour

Seize the opportunity to discover more of Linköping before or after the conference! Reserve your spot at our exclusive Future Now Forum City Tours.

Breakout Sessions

The breakout sessions offer an in-depth examination of the critical factors that earned Linköping the title of European Rising Innovative City. Engage directly with the visionaries and experience firsthand the innovations that define our city.

Read more about the Breakout Sessions

Future Space

At the same dates as the Future Now Forum there will also be another conference – Future Space – that will take place at Linköping Konsert & Kongress that we will have combining elements with during the two days.

Future Space aims to shed light on the multifaceted aspects of Swedish space activities. Thanks to the collaborative efforts of Maxar, Beyond Gravity, and Saab, attendees can look forward to a rich programme, including presentations and exhibitions that span commercial, institutional, and defence related space operations.

Read more about Future Space

Questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out. Contact us for any inquiries or further information about the conference.
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