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Sep 05 - Sep 10, 2019

Moving Measurement into Action: Designing Global Principles for Measuring Patient Safety

Session 622
Measurement is fundamental to advancing improvement. However, there is not presently a broadly agreed upon set of metrics to understand the current state of patient safety. There are critical measurement gaps in key settings, such as ambulatory care, and the current measurement methodology fails to detect all instances of errors and harms, and is often reactive rather than proactive. Over the last 15 years, safety measurement has become routine in many areas of health care. However, unlike with other aspects of quality, there is not presently consensus on a set of metrics to understand the current state of patient safety. There are critical measurement gaps in measuring safety in key emerging settings such as ambulatory care and in measuring the use of low-value care. The current measurement methodology, which often relies on retrospective surveillance via claims data or chart reviews, fails to detect all instances of errors and harms or the level of safety in the health care we deliver. Poorly devised or under-utilized metrics carry the potential for unintended negative consequences. For example, one particularly common measure – “total adverse events” – may be too heterogeneous to provide meaningful data for improvement, yet it is often used as a primary metric for assessing patient safety. Current measures predominantly focus on inpatient safety rather than safety across the entire continuum and are retrospective and reactive, not allowing for the identification and measurement of risks and hazards before an adverse event occurs. They may also fail to adequately represent what is meaningful to patients (including emotional harm and disrespectful behavior). The safety field needs to develop a set of meaningful measures that accurately assess the safety of patient care and focus on improvements of care across the continuum. At this meeting, we will utilize a comprehensive view of harm to inform the creation of recommendations for a framework to guide the development of more effective measures and collection strategies, and to help ensure validity of effective measures for safety, error, and harm through the lens of various stakeholders, including the patient. We will focus on cross-continuum measures that support the safety of patients and the healthcare workforce with the ultimate aim of developing design principles and recommendations for a framework of actionable areas of measurement focused on learning and improvement that can be applied in high, medium, and low-income countries KEY QUESTIONSChallenges of measurement: What are the unintended consequences and limitations of current measurement practices? How do these vary around the globe? What are the potential unintended consequences of a new framework for measurement, and how might they be mitigated? The role of proactive and reactive measurement: What are the benefits of proactive data and reactive data? How can each type of measure be used to understand and address both harm and risk? How and when should each type of measure be used, and how can these measures be most useful to systems, clinicians, and patients? The role of patients: What is the role of patients in measurement? What role can and should patient-reported measures play in measuring harm and system safety? The role of novel methods of data collection: How do organizations and countries around the globe collect data (e.g. electronic health records, chart reviews, or administrative data) for measuring safety and/or harm? How can new technologies, big data, artificial intelligence, or other innovations be best developed and implemented to promote improved measurement for learning? Measuring across the continuum of care: What types of measures matter in settings outside of hospitals, such as ambulatory practices, community-based and home health, nursing homes, etc. and as the patient journeys through the health care system? How does collection and analysis of data vary across these environments, and how can a potential framework reduce these challenges? Measures for the broader definition of harm: What measures should be considered to cover a broader definition of harm (e.g., emotional harm and disrespect)? How can organizations measure the psychological safety of patients? How should organizations measure the both the physical and psychological safety of staff and clinicians? National and international action to advance measurement: What are countries doing around the world? What national or international protocols are in place or necessary to develop and validate measures? How can a framework influence developers and processes around the globe? What policies and incentives currently exist, and which could or should be considered?PARTICIPANT PROFILE This program will bring together around 50 participants, including global healthcare leaders, researchers and design thinkers, patients, providers, and experts in measurement, quality improvement, operations, and informatics from measurement and patient safety-focused organizations around the globe. PROGRAM FORMAT This program will be highly participatory, with a strong focus on synthesizing experience from different settings. The program will combine presentations and panel discussions with group conversations and participant-led group work to develop an actionable, cross-continuum framework for safety measurement. EXPECTED OUTCOME AND IMPACT This program will seek to create:A consensus paper outlining recommendations for a framework focused on improving measurement of safety and harm for learning, improvement, and accountability; Principles for evaluating the actionability and effectiveness of existing measures and the development of new measures for system safety; Recommendations for implementing the framework and selecting valuable measures for health care providers and systems; and An ongoing collaboration among participants and their institutions, including policymakers, to implement the recommendations and improve tools and guidelines for measurement. Develop a Salzburg Statement and other policy recommendations in relation to the future of work and its impact on health.
Jul 16 - Aug 02, 2019

The Cost of Disbelief: Fracturing Societies and the Erosion of Trust

SAC 13
Platform technologies are designed to divide communities by ideology. Politicians take advantage of this information architecture to position people against one another. The result is a fracturing of belief, where truths have splintered and trust has eroded. Our digital media environments are at the center of this fracturing. Our social and civic cohesion is at risk. The Salzburg Academy on Media & Global Change will respond to this challenge by bringing together emerging media makers and storytellers to create speculative futures focused on media infrastructures that can renew trust, re-imagine community engagement, and inspire new norms for participation in daily life.   Societies are struggling to find common truths from which they can organize. Social networks and media platforms have become the central organization mechanisms for information and communication in communities around the world. While such technologies have provided broad spaces for information consumption, dialog and expression, it’s well documented that they have actively contributed to the fracturing of social cohesion. Through algorithms that divide users based on values, beliefs and ideologies, and through prioritization that which is shareable-sensational, spectacular, and polarizing content-these platforms have contributed greatly to the erosion of belief. Communities now find information to justify their values, with little resistance. Journalism and news organizations either opt into this polarizing environment or face increasingly smaller audiences with less at stake. The resulting breakdown in political and civic norms is what we call “The Cost of Disbelief.” This summer, 75 emerging media makers, journalists and storytellers will gather at Salzburg Global Seminar to explore the relationship between media environments, truths, and the fracturing of our societies. Students will work with faculty and practitioners to better understand the ways in which media systems have contributed to this approach, and work to design responses that experiment with media that can combat disbelief. Through presentations, workshops, and student-led project work, participants in the Media Academy will learn skills in media design and create multimedia projects that focus on rebuilding community norms based on trust, civility, and meaningful engagement. These projects will reflect a global vision – one that transcends borders, connects cultures and bridges divides. KEY QUESTIONS The 2019 Salzburg Academy will examine the following:What is the relationship between media platforms and trust? How are norms of truth and facts impacted by social networks? What are the repercussions of algorithms for media and news institutions? What types of journalism and storytelling can combat disbelief and distrust? What media systems and structures are needed to reinstate norms of trust, truth, and social cohesion?PARTICIPANT PROFILE The 2019 Media Academy will gather 75 emerging media practitioners – journalists, filmmakers, activists, storytellers, and advocates – alongside 25 faculty and 20 visiting scholars, that span across media disciplines, fields, and industries. Participants come from over 20 countries on five continents, and represent top universities, global NGOs, development agencies, and community-focused organizations. PROGRAM FORMAT The Media Academy features plenary presentations and discussions on a range of media-related topics; immersive workshops on game design mobile storytelling, guerilla filmmaking, immersive design, and community engagement; and sessions on world building, cultural representation, and human interaction complement the program. Project-based work is conducted through student-led groups, where a human-centered design process is put forward. The Media Academy also features reading groups and a film club. EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND IMPACTThis year’s Media Academy will seek to develop the following: A multimedia publication that responds to the theme of the program. A network of emerging media leaders that collaborate on projects and initiatives around the world. A consortium of institutions working on building dynamic pedagogy and processes for their teaching and/or applied work. New collaborative research projects launched by faculty and practitioners on media and social change.
Jun 23 - Jun 25, 2019

Financial Services in the 2020s: Tectonic Shifts and New Landscapes

Session 621
The geopolitical landscape and the global economy are going through tectonic shifts with the pace of global growth becoming less vigorous and balanced. What are the new risks and opportunities? What impact will these changes have on a global financial system that is already being transformed by technology and digitalization? How can policymakers and financial institutions best respond? The Salzburg Global Finance Forum tackles issues critical to financial markets, their participants and global economic growth and stability. The Forum facilitates candid, in-depth analysis of strategic challenges and emerging risks by senior and rising leaders from financial services firms, supervisory and regulatory authorities, public policy leaders and professional service providers. The 2019 program will focus on key long-term trends and scenarios for financial services. With the changes in US trade policy and the disruption caused by a post-Brexit UK and Europe, Asia’s increasingly supportive stance toward open trade and financial flows and China’s announced expansion of its financial market opening have the potential to shift the center of gravity and alter the nature of the financial services industry over the course of the next decade. At the same time, global growth is slowing, markets are fragmenting, and politics are front and center. What are the major risks we need to understand and manage as they relate to economic growth and opportunity? What are the prospects for new and sustainable growth in the future? Sustainable finance is key to ensuring the long-term competitiveness of the global economy. Capital markets and the financial sector have a central role to play in reorienting and scaling up capital flows towards sustainable investments as well as in the management of financial risks stemming from climate change, environmental degradation, and social issues. Official sector and private-led initiatives (the European Commission’s Action Plan for Financing Sustainable Growth, and the FSB Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosures, among others) have accelerated the awareness of climate-related financial risks and the importance of scaling up green financing. Now financial institutions together with investors, public authorities, civil society, and other stakeholders need to advance appropriate coordination between legislative and market initiatives to change the current short-term behavior of financial markets into a long-term perspective that includes environmental and social considerations, consistent with the interests of investors. In addition to these megatrends, the continuing advancement of technology and digitalization of assets are changing access, speed, and participation in markets. The digital ecosystem is evolving with many unanswered questions with regard to the privacy landscape and data ownership. Regulations are proliferating in this space, with multiple industries affected. Regulators and supervisors have to monitor external risks and tipping points ever more closely while optimizing technologies and data analytics to keep in step with fast-moving markets. Cybersecurity will continue to be an important prerequisite for maintaining trust and stability among market participants, particularly given the potential for system-wide disruption caused by a cyber-attack. The rapid pace of innovation poses challenges to a regulatory framework that is national and is defined by legal entities rather than activities. In addition, a growing number of actors are not subject to traditional banking regulation. This raises questions about how effectively to conduct regulatory and supervisory activities. This challenge is becoming more acute as regulatory approaches to financial innovation diverge in the US, Europe, and Asia. Is this divergence potentially jeopardizing a concerted global response to any future financial crisis or is it a source of competitive advantage to be welcomed? Are the policies in this space consistent with other public policy objectives (e.g., regarding privacy or systemic risk)? KEY QUESTIONS Forum participants will address a set of critical questions, including: Geopolitical Shifts and Drivers of Global ChangeWhat are the opportunities and challenges of the changing economic and financial landscape, particularly with regard to China’s growing influence and market dynamics? What are the risks to growth? What are the distributional effects, i.e., who are the winners and losers? How is technology impacting China’s ability to compete across the globe? What is the impact of Brexit on financial markets and the Capital Market Union Project? Will the current slowdown be worsened by trade wars and protectionism?Long-Term Investments and Sustainable FinanceWhat are the impacts on sustained and inclusive growth of technological transformation/disruption? How can the financial industry work together with investors and other stakeholders to create an effective and efficient sustainable finance ecosystem and facilitate long-term investment?Technology, Digitalization and Regulation Is the hyper-connectivity of the digital era a force for good? How do we harness new technologies to help build an inclusive, transparent and accountable digital economy without accelerating inequality, polarization, and mistrust? Do financial institutions and their regulators have the right skillsets and are they focusing on the right things? How can we create a regulatory framework that takes into account changes to market structure, such as access, new players, level of competition, etc.? Do regulators have the appropriate mandate/ authority in this new digitized world? Can regulation evolve enough to allow for widespread use of tools like machine learning and AI? Is there an adequate framework in place to evaluate the cumulative impact of market changes on financial stability? What might cause the next financial crisis? Do we have enough foresight to coordinate prevention and response?International GovernanceWhat international governance is needed for the new technology era? What is the future of global financial institutions responsible for regulatory and policy matters? Are they still fit for purpose in this new world? Is Asia adequately represented on these policy bodies and if not, will it go its own way fragmenting the global concord?PARTICIPANT PROFILE The Salzburg Global Finance Forum brings together senior leaders and rising specialists as a community of peers. Participants will include senior and rising leaders from financial services firms (including commercial and investment banks, asset managers, private equity and pension funds, and fintech companies), supervisory and regulatory authorities, public policy leaders and professional service providers (including law firms and consultancies). SESSION FORMAT The intensive two-day session will include panel-led discussions, in-depth working groups, and an Oxford-style evening debate. This highly-interactive session takes place in a retreat-like setting of Schloss Leopoldskron, which facilitates trust, networking, and in-depth conversations. Small group discussions allow intense explorations of specific aspects of the general themes before returning to the plenary to refine conclusions.  An executive summary report will be published within two weeks of the program.
Sep 20 - Sep 24, 2019

The Changing Role of the Media in American Life and Culture: Emerging Trends

The USA has never had so many sources with which to inform itself and the world. But while the options of how to consume news are broadening, consumers’ views are narrowing. The rise of 24-hour TV news channels, hyper-partisan advertising and social media is widening cultural, political and social divides in the United States. At the 2019 SSASA symposium, academics and practitioners will explore how the news media has developed an increased political role. In addition to its traditional communications goal of informing and shaping domestic and worldwide understanding, and alongside the three traditional branches of government – the executive, legislature and judiciary – the media has become a more active and significant institutional political part of an increasingly polarized America. What does the future hold? No longer constrained to city morning papers, top-of-the-hour updates or evening newscasts, Americans now have more choice in when, how and where they access their news. In addition to the traditional newspapers, radio stations and TV channels, mobile apps, podcasts, blogs, online video channels, social media networks also capture conventional audiences. The producers and publishers of this news are just as varied, from global conglomerates to independent bloggers and malicious bots.  Education, geography, race, political leanings and age have all long influenced how Americans access and consume their news. Aided by algorithms, social media platforms show content tailored to their users’ existing political views, homogeneous communities and specific demographics.  Social media has also made it easier to publish and share content from news producers at all levels of professionalism and purposes, whether delivering objective reporting, serving niche audiences, advancing political viewpoints, or sowing deliberate discord. Many readers, however, lack the media literacy necessary to discern what news is “real” and what is “fake,” preferring instead to consume and share news that supports rather than opposes their view of “the truth.” Trust in both news outlets and social media platforms is waning. Although freedom of the press is enshrined in the First Amendment, the US is sliding down the World Press Freedom Rankings – a slide that pre-dates but is accelerated by the current administration and its declaration of the media as the “enemy of the people.” With today’s global access to news online, anyone can now read, watch and listen to America’s coverage of itself as well as that produced by their own countries’ and others’ correspondents. But shrinking revenues have reduced both the spread of national and foreign correspondents and the depth of local and international news coverage. Despite diversity initiatives and some gender advances, cultural issues remain a challenge for the media.    Many of these issues are not uniquely American, but how the USA responds to these challenges will have wide-ranging implications for media markets around the world and how they in turn positively or adversely affect their own countries. KEY QUESTIONSHow has the American media landscape and the world’s news consumption habits changed in America and abroad in past decades? What have been the main drivers of these changes?  What appears to be the motive and purpose of those who are producing and publishing the news?  Why do many Americans appear to have lost trust in the news media an how can the industry regain trust and remain objective in an age of “alternative facts”? How is the American media landscape influencing other countries’ media markets and the image of America abroad and how, in turn, is America being influenced by its image in the world How can the American media fulfill its communication and emerging political role as an institution of American democracy and how are the executive, legislature and judiciary likely to react to this new political involvement? What does the future look like for the US media, its consumers and its role in American culture and democracy?PROGRAM FORMAT The intensive four-day session will include thematic presentations and panel-led discussions by distinguished speakers and participants, as well as small in-depth discussion groups to maximize cross-sector interaction with everyone present. The highly interactive session takes place at Schloss Leopoldskron, the historic home of Salzburg Global Seminar. PARTICIPANT PROFILE Salzburg Seminar American Studies Association (SSASA) symposia are intended to connect scholars and professional leaders from around the world to build collaborative networks for research and debate. The 2019 meeting – the 17th SSASA symposium – will bring together approximately 45 participants from more than 25 countries. Speakers and participants will include individuals with expertise in the current American media landscape, as well as academics teaching about the United States in universities around the world.
May 30 - Jun 04, 2019

Partnerships for Urban Wellbeing and Resilience: Harnessing Nature and Protected Areas for the Sustainable Development Goals

Session 620
By 2050, over 75% of the world’s population will live in towns and cities. The equitable and sustainable design of urban environments will be fundamental in determining the state of the planet and the health of societies that we bequeath to future generations.  The way we live, and our quality of life, are directly shaped by our environment. Design and investment for cities have far-reaching implications for billions. Today’s decisions on housing, technology, transport, and access to green space affect people’s health and well-being, the dynamics of communities and economies, and cities’ capacity to address the challenges of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). All cities are intertwined with broader landscapes and seascapes. Many depend on protected areas and natural habitats for essential ecosystem services, including water supply and protection against natural disasters. Parks, protected areas, and green and blue infrastructure in and around urban areas provide major nature-based solutions for public health, climate change, and urban resilience, and can become cost-effective multipliers to achieve the SDGs. Investors, sovereign wealth funds, real estate companies and the insurance and reinsurance industries will play a pivotal role in determining the level of priority given to health, nature and sustainability in urban development worldwide. Extraordinary potential could be unlocked by bringing key stakeholders from these sectors together with leaders in urban health, conservation, and new movements promoting more inclusive visions for cities of the future.   Since 2015, the Parks for the Planet Forum has forged a unique network committed to transformative leadership and action for health, nature and cities. The 2019 program will catalyze cross-sector understanding, shared agendas, and financial innovation for this purpose. It aims to encourage policies, investments and partnerships to mainstream nature-rich areas, access to green space and healthy building design in and around cities as a critical contribution to human and planetary health. Target Audience and Collaboration The program will bring together a group of 50 participants, combining thought leaders, innovators and policymakers from different regions and sectors with investors, real estate companies and portfolio managers. It will help foster meaningful and ongoing relationships between stakeholders with different perceptions of urban health and well-being, and the role that nature can play in delivering multiple benefits for urban populations.  Participants will be drawn from the public, private and civil society sectors and include policy makers, conservationists, real estate developers, green building experts, investors, entrepreneurs, architects, engineers, designers, artists, media and academics. Session Format The residential program will take place in the retreat-like setting of Schloss Leopoldskron, which facilitates trust, networking and in-depth conversations. The highly interactive program will be structured around a mix of thought-provoking presentations, curated conversations, informal interactions, knowledge exchange, practical group work and innovation prototyping.   The process seeks to combine theory, policy and practice across sectoral silos, opening up new perspectives and intensive learning opportunities. Participants will also work intensively in focus groups, allowing for intense explorations of specific aspects of the general themes before returning to the plenary to refine conclusions. Key QuestionsWhich cities are shaping national responses to the Sustainable Development Goals and how are they achieving this? What new kinds of partnership are needed or are emerging to raise awareness of the role that parks and protected areas play in ensuring the health and well-being of urban populations? What is the current base line for ‘urban-green’ finance and investment, what is it overall urban investment and what are the challenges to wider take-up? What should the institutional investor community be prioritizing in terms of health and well-being? Where is the financial and investment leadership in healthier building design and better city planning coming from? What concrete opportunities are there to amplify new approaches for the finance / investment sectors that can complement conservation-focused global meetings?Outcomes and Impact / Program GoalsTo develop understanding, awareness and shared agendas around the crucial role and benefits of nature for urban communities and encourage policies, investments and partnerships to mainstream nature-rich areas, access to green space and healthy building design in and around cities as a critical component of urban health and resilience. To raise awareness and develop shared understanding across different sectors of the ways in which parks, protected areas and other nature-rich spaces in and around cities can provide major nature-based solutions to challenges of public health, climate change, and urban resilience. To create a set of Salzburg Principles / or Salzburg Statement that could guide future engagement for those working on the social and economic determinants of health from a built environment or parks perspective Share learning from the program through dynamic reporting (blogs, newsletters, a substantive report) with a broad, international group of stakeholders, and with the help of a media partner Ultimately to contribute to the development of a set of evidence-based arguments through atypical coalitions that will promote major cross-sectoral change in policies, practice and financial closer alignment across a range of other conferences and convening opportunities to allow for the development of new thinking in this space throughout 2019.Multi-Year Series The Parks for the Planet Forum is a ten-year collaboration to reconnect people and nature in a urbanized world. Launched in 2015, it aims to improve human and societal well-being by expanding access to nature-rich urban spaces, increasing investments in urban conservation, and creating dynamic partnerships between people, cities, and protected area systems.
Oct 22 - Oct 27, 2019

Cultural Innovation, Leadership and Collaboration: A Global Platform

Session 627
Many cities and regions around the world are facing radical environmental, social, political, and economic transformation, confronting challenges such as climate change, social injustice, the need for educational reform, and growing economic disparities. Addressing these challenges takes action at all levels and in collaboration across multiple different sectors. Recognizing that some of the most imaginative solutions at the local and community levels are found in the arts and culture sector, where young cultural innovators are helping to drive change, Salzburg Global Seminar launched the Young Cultural Innovators Forum in 2014 to connect and empower a critical mass of talented change-makers across the world to shape a more creative, just and sustainable world. Each year the YCI Forum brings together a new group of 50 cultural innovators and creative practitioners, selected from participating city or country “hubs” with the active support of local partner organizations. The artistic disciplines they represent range from the visual and performing arts, literature, and cultural heritage, to foods, fashion, architecture, and design. The residential program at Schloss Leopoldskron, home of Salzburg Global Seminar, is designed to help participants develop the dynamic vision, practical skills, and global networks they need to bridge divides, expand collaboration, and transform systems at the local, regional, and global levels. Now in its sixth year, the YCI Forum is growing and nurturing a dynamic international network that catalyzes an expanding range of local and cross-border collaborations. The Forum represents a major, ten-year commitment by Salzburg Global Seminar to fostering creative innovation and social entrepreneurship for more inclusive and sustainable development. Focused on human capital and leadership development, the Forum aims to build a more vibrant and resilient culture and arts sector equipped to advance positive social change agendas and equitable community transformation worldwide. PARTICIPANT PROFILE Each annual YCI cohort comprises approximately ten expert facilitators and 50 young cultural innovators between the ages of 25 and 35 from around the world. Salzburg Global strives to have a group each year that is balanced in terms of gender, discipline, and geographic representation. Participants are chosen through a competitive application and nomination process, to ensure outstanding quality and diversity of professional knowledge and experience within the Forum. Most participants come from “YCI hubs” that Salzburg Global Seminar has been developing with partners in cities and regions around the world. These hubs – which form the core of the YCI Forum’s activities – now include: Adelaide, Australia; Athens, Greece; Baltimore, USA; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Canada; Cape Town, South Africa; Detroit, USA; Malta; Manila, Philippines; Memphis, USA; Mekong Delta: Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, and Thailand; Nairobi, Kenya; New Orleans, USA; Plovdiv, Bulgaria; Salzburg, Austria; Seoul, South Korea; Tirana, Albania; and Tokyo, Japan, and the Upper Midwest, USA. Applications for funded scholarships for specific YCI Hubs will open on a rolling basis by hub throughout 2019. Sign up here to receive notification of when applications open: PROGRAM FORMAT Forum components include the one-week annual program in Salzburg combining theory and praxis, with capacity building sessions focusing on:Communicating value; Principles of self-organization; Cross-sectoral collaboration; Leadership and values.Outstanding participants from previous years are often invited back as facilitators, resource specialists or rapporteurs at later sessions and regional events to assure continuity, communication and exchange of best practice across the Forum. The YCI Forum helps participants to create and develop hubs on all continents to share learning, scale up projects, and magnify the impact of the network created in Salzburg at the community and regional levels. YCI hub teams take the initiative to convene mini-sessions, workshops and public events and become a local resource for emerging cultural innovators working at the intersection of the arts and social impact. EXPECTED OUTCOMES AND IMPACT Through the annual week-long program in Salzburg and ongoing network facilitation, the Salzburg Global Forum for Young Cultural Innovators aims to:Support next generation creative change-makers who are major, yet unrecognized or under-resourced, drivers of civic innovation and imaginative social change; Create a world-class network of Young Cultural Innovators to strengthen and encourage cross-sectoral collaboration between the arts sector and other sectors over the next five years; Build the capacity of a critical mass (500+) of networked young creative change-makers committed to innovative leadership, social impact, entrepreneurial approaches, and exchange of best practices within and among “YCI hubs” worldwide; Generate a multiplier effect through the “YCI hubs” by sharing the learning from the Salzburg sessions and inspire innovation, collaboration, and peer mentoring at the local and regional levels; and Disseminate the Forum’s groundbreaking ideas around the intersection between the arts and social impact to a broad community of stakeholders and build a creative impact network for continuing dialogue, collaboration and advocacy, through social media and catalyzed by the “YCI hubs.” 
Dec 08 - Dec 13, 2019

Education and Workforce Opportunities for Refugees and Migrants

Session 630
At 68.5 million, the global number of forcibly displaced people is at its highest since the end of the Second World War. Over half of all refugees are children and they face massive educational disadvantages. Their lack of access to education hinders not only their own wellbeing and future prospects, but also the future of both their own and host countries. Building on recent Education for Tomorrow’s World programs on language policy and social and emotional learning, this program will bring together experts, policymakers and practitioners from a wide range of organizations, sectors and countries to develop policy and financing solutions that can create better education outcomes and life chances for both refugees and displaced people and their host communities. 
Jul 14 - Jul 16, 2019

Media, Democracy and Public Trust in a Post-Truth Era

Session 636
Trust in governments, institutions and news is at an all-time low. Public debate and civic engagement are hit by the loss of independent and local media, societal polarization, and rising ‘techno-colonization’ and privacy concerns. How can leaders in media and other sectors tackle the global information disorder, and harness new technologies and business models for more informed and inclusive societies worldwide? In our 24/7 digital world, news production and consumption has been radically disrupted for journalists, media industries, politicians, and ordinary citizens. Hallmarks of responsible journalism and public communication – to verify and authenticate information – conflict with ‘infobesity’, ‘infotainment’ and the ‘attention economy’. Divides are widening between different generations and social groups. Vast power asymmetries separate global and local stakeholders in media and technology.  Building on its internationally-respected programs and networks, Salzburg Global will convene a small meeting in July 2019 on Media, Democracy and Trust in a Post-Truth Era to scope a major new initiative. From 2020, the Salzburg Global Forum on Media and Public Trust aims to build a diverse international network of leaders and disruptors across key sectors to advance foresight, innovation and peer-to-peer dialogue on: critical challenges and trends; new strategies and norms; and sustainable business models for local and global media. Goals of 2019 Program  •    Expand collaboration at the nexus of journalism, media, technology, politics, and civil society.  •    Shape priorities, goals and partnerships  to launch the Salzburg Global Forum on Media and Public Trust in 2020.  •    Leverage Salzburg Global’s deep commitment to freedom of expression, media independence and responsibility, and digital and media literacy education for sound democracies.