29 Jan Thinkathon Challenge 2020: Our Digital Future – C’est ICI !
Are you A European or Canadian Resident Between the Age of 18-30?
You have a unique opportunity to join and influence policies to achieve an inclusive digital society.
Be an influential part of change and make a difference that matters! More than 3.000 young people from different European and Canadian cities who come together throughout this 24-hour Thinkathon (3rd of six rounds) – a project funded by the European Union – will work together to shape a more inclusive digital future, building on the topics of Citizenship 4.0, Social Relations, Smart and Fast Expanding Cities, Security, Education and Entertainment & Culture in a digital setting.
Connect with driven young people from Canada and Europe on a local and international level and share your opinions on how we can build our future society in a modern digital context! Network, develop new skills and influence topics that are important to you and the world!
Your participation includes: *FREE* food and drinks, space to relax, interactive panel discussions & workshops with top level decision-makers from the digital sector
Make an Impact, Gain an Experience, Win a Trip
As an on-site participant also have the chance to win a trip to Frankfurt to present the outcomes of this project.
Our Digital Future – C’est ICI!
Over the past 30 years, a new digital culture, interactivity and instantaneous communication have fundamentally changed our world. We are now at a new crossroads: advances in augmented reality, virtual reality and artificial intelligence; the ‘internet of things’; how we interact with devices and the disappearance of the keyboard; big data and user experience tailored to the individual will all change how we live, work, play and participate in society – administratively, economically, socially and politically.
How do technological advancements influence our concept of cities? How can we use them to create smart cities?
Your opinion matters!
if you are interested in shaping your digital future and also consider yourself as part of any kind of minority, this is the right project for you!
Connect with driven young people from Europe and Canada and develop ideas for our future on the topic of “Smart and fast expanding cities”! Work with like-minded people on-site and online to shape our future around “Smart and Fast Expanding Cities”!
All outcomes will be shared with European and Canadian policymakers to make sure your voice is heard.
What Past Participants Say
“Being part of the Edmonton-Milan Thinkathon was extremely fulfilling. It was
evident that everyone who participated was part of something bigger.
Throughout the world, we live in different cultures, but we all are dealing with
the same digital problems. This Thinkathon put perspectives together to discuss
these challenges. It is amazing what outcomes are derived when creative minds
debate opinions and ponder innovative solutions.”
– Jared VanderMeer, Participant in Edmonton-Milan Thinkathon #2
Partners & Sponsors
The project is organized by the Goethe-Institut, ThinkYoung and Carrefour Jeunesse Emploi NDG and funded by the European Union as part of its program, “EU-Canada Youth Transatlantic Civil Society Dialogues.”
The Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada West and The European Chamber of Commerce in Canada West are proud partners of this Vancouver Thinkathon.