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N100 Symposium

September 21, 2022 - September 23, 2022

The Next 100 Symposium is a unique and highly curated event where top minds in energy, defence, economy, and policy meet with the top minds in technology and natural science. The event is curated to be practical and instrumental and to transcend the borders of individual sectors and disciplines. Previous symposia attest to its nature and innovative structure and programme design. Our task is to advance a working dialogue on translating crisis-driven language into future-oriented ideas on a global scale.

What sets us apart from other events:

  • True and fierce interdisciplinarityacross sectors and expertise
  • Highly prepared contentthrough the online expert panels
  • Usefuland applicable knowledge and outputs from the event
  • Marvellous collectiveof speakers and guests alike
  • Continuous workthrough the 3rd day closed meetings and follow-through network


list of topics and subtopics in blue boxes

Unlike the previous years, we conducted online Expert Panels and working groups in the months preceding the Symposium. The first consisted of experts from the 5 N100 strands (above), the second consisted of experts from the fields of technology, methodology and foresight, reflecting on the first panel’s outcome, the third was a joint panel. The three Expert Panels will inform the event’s program. You can find information and the list of experts on the N100 website.

Another feature of this year’s Symposium is the third-day closed meetings on the 23rd of September where individual speakers, partners, researchers, key institutions and projects will be invited to discuss current, future and potential projects and have collaborators join or reflect in a closed door environment. We believe this will be one of the most fruitful and important elements of the Next 100 Symposium and we’d like you to be part of it. One of the meetings will be about a collaborative book based on the symposium, the working title of which is “Taming the Black Swan: Managing Global Socio-Economic Complexity.” This third-day of closed meetings is by special invitation only, please let us know if you are interested.

Symposium registration link for days 1 and 2: https://www.next100symposium.org/registration-2022


The title of the symposium, Taming the Black Swan Next 100, with images of theindividual speakers in the background


September 21, 2022
September 23, 2022


CIGI Auditorium
67 Erb Street West
Waterloo, ON N2L 6C2 Canada
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