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What will the future look like beyond COVID-19?

The Prime Minister of Iceland opens an international, online symposium on changes, challenges and opportunities in various areas of society following the COVID-19 pandemic on Wednesday 30 September. The symposium is hosted by the Prime Minister of Iceland and the Future Committee of Iceland and includes internationally renowned speakers.

The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted many of the injustices and weaknesses that exist in our societies. This time of change brings us a unique opportunity to ask what we can do about them.

Our speakers will look to the future to explore some of the changes, challenges and opportunities that may arise following the Covid-19 pandemic and to offer their thoughts on what it will take to bring about fundamental change.

Katrín Jakobsdóttir, the Prime Minister of Iceland will open the symposium and Smári McCarthy MP, Chairman of the Future Committee will moderate and discuss how to plan for a positive aftermath. Other speakers are Marina Gorbis, author and Director of the Institute for the Future (IFTF), Jamie Susskind, barrister and author of the book Future Politics: Living Together in a World Transformed by Tech, and Izabella Kaminska, editor of Alphaville at the Financial Times.

The symposium takes place 08:30-10:15 GMT on Wednesday September 30 with participants speaking in English. The symposium is accessible to everyone via livestream but participants must register in order to receive information about the streaming of the symposium.

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