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Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators II 17 Oct - 22 Oct, 2015
IMAGINATIONSalzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators II17 Oct - 22 Oct, 2015


    The Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators (YCI) is an annual series of Salzburg Global Seminar that brings 50 of the world's most talented young innovators from the culture and arts sector together at Schloss Leopoldskron to help them develop the dynamic vision, entrepreneurial skills, and global networks needed to allow them, their organizations, their causes and their communities to thrive in new ways. The artistic disciplines represented by the young innovators range from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design. The YCI Forum represents a major commitment by Salzburg Global Seminar to fostering creative innovation and entrepreneurship worldwide with the intention of building a more vibrant and resilient arts sector and of advancing sustainable economic development and positive social change agendas worldwide.

    Each annual YCI cohort will be comprised of ten expert facilitators and 50 young cultural innovators between the ages of 25 and 35 from around the world. The group will be balanced in terms of gender, genre, and geographic representation. Most of the participants will come from several "culture hubs" in various cities around the world that form the core of the YCI multi-year project, including Baltimore, Rotterdam, Phnom Penh, Buenos Aires, Tokyo, and Salzburg. Participants are selected through a highly competitive application and nomination process, to ensure outstanding quality and diversity of professional knowledge and experience within the Forum.

    Forum components include a one-week annual program in Salzburg combining theory and praxis, with capacity-building sessions focusing on: intra and entrepreneurship, exposure to the latest digital resources, new business models, risk-taking and innovation, psychology of leadership and emotional intelligence, and cross-cultural communication and negotiating skills.

    Outstanding participants from each year are invited back as facilitators and/or resource specialists at future sessions to assure continuity, communication and exchange of best practice across the multi-year series. The Forum also assists the YCIs in creating "culture hubs" in target cities to share the learning, foster a multiplier effect, and magnify the impact of the YCI network created in Salzburg. The "culture hubs" will convene mini-sessions, workshops and public events and become a local resource for emerging cultural innovators.


    Facilitators & Speakers

    Peter Jenkinson
    Cultural Broker, London, United Kingdom
    Shelagh Wright
    Director, ThreeJohnsandShelagh and Mission Models Money; Associate, Demos; London, United Kingdom*
    Anwar Akhtar
    Director, The Samosa Media Project, Pakistan
    Marcos Amadeo
    Chief of Staff, EDUCAR S.E National Ministry of Education, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    Ella Britton
    Designer, London, United Kingdom
    Sebastian Chan
    Chief Experience Officer, Australian Centre for the Moving Image, Melbourne, Australia
    In Dong Cho
    Director General, Seoul Innovation Department, Seoul, Korea
    Sam Conniff
    Chairman, Livity, London, United Kingdom
    Amina Dickerson
    President, Dickerson Global Advisors, Chicago, IL
    Uffe Elbaek
    Member of the Danish Parliament; Former Danish Minister of Culture; Founder & Political Spokesperson, "The Alternative"; Founder & Special Advisor, "The KaosPilots" "Senior Troublemaker and Solution Finder", Copenhagen, Denmark
    Josephine Hunter
    Associate, New Citizenship Project, London, United Kingdom
    Fred Lazarus IV
    President Emeritus, Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Deirdre Prins-Solani
    Heritage & Education Consultant, South Africa; former Director, Center for Heritage Development in Africa, Mombasa, Kenya
    Shinji Sudo
    Founder & Chairman, People Design Institute; Founder, NEXTIDEVOLUTION and Fujiyama Store, Tokyo, Japan
    Doreen Toutikian
    Director, MENA Design Research Center, Beirut, Lebanon

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