Nordic Horizons: Towards equality – through technology

Nordic Horizons Event: Towards equality – through technology
Nordic Horizons
January 2015

 

Nordic Horizons: Towards equality – through technology
Committee Room 2 , Scottish Parliament, 5th March 2015, 6pm
 Speaker ; Uffe Elbæk MP
Sponsor ; Jean Urquhart MSP
Chaired by journalist and NH Director Lesley Riddoch

 

Uffe Elbæk is a Danish MP, initiator of the entrepreneurial green party, the Alternative, and former culture minister. He’s an entrepreneur, writer, activist and motivational speaker. Uffe Elbæk founded the school for innovative leadership,  Kaospiloterne, (KaosPilots) in 1991, which inspired the creation of several international schools in Norway, Sweden and the Netherlands. In July 2010, Elbæk founded the consulting company Change The Game focusing on leadership training skills, political campaigning and social innovation concepts.

 

Elbaek has co-written several articles for the Guardian’s Comment is Free. In one last year he wrote;

 

“The old icebergs of state and corporation are dissolving into a fluid sea where action only becomes meaningful in concert with others. The waves of change demand interconnections, because we know all of us together are smarter than any one of us on our own. Today the world and our ability to shape it is literally in our hands. We can criticise, disrupt, collaborate and share at the touch of a few keys. Transparency and accountability rule. We rule; but only if politics changes too. For the new rules of this epochal shift go with the grain of a good society precisely because in a flattened world, we talk and participate as equals. That’s why the post-1945 social settlement could never hold, because it was built on well-meaning but hierarchical institutions.”

 

Places are free. Please book through the Facebook group (join the group, go to ‘events’ and click ‘join’) or send an email to Dan by reply to this email address (nordichorizons@hotmail.co.uk).

 

We’ll confirm places booked my email. Please include the names of everyone you are booking for (places are limited and we must supply names to Parliament Security).

 

General information and updates will be posted on our Facebook group page and website:

 

www.nordichorizons.org