The Symposium „Economy in Transition“ is a two days‘ event with the aim to discuss the resolution with a broader audience. The first day will be an internal discussion with a set group of invited national and international experts. However, the second day is open to the public and will be used to present the resolution and key findings to the public.

If you are interested in joining the symposium "Economy in Transition" on June 23rd, please register here.

Programme of the public discussion „Economy in Transition“ in cooperation with the MAK and the Vienna Biennale 2017

Date & Time: 23.6. 2017, 9:30 – 14:00 Uhr
Location: Lecture Hall of the MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

09:00   Registration & Welcome Coffee
             8:30-9:30: Media Breakfast (tbd)

09.30   Opening & Welcome Address
             Bill Price, Speaker of the Council on 21st Century Progressive Economy
             Christoph Thun-Hohenstein, General-Director of the MAK

09:45    Panel Discussion: "The future of work & employment. How will we finance our society?"
                 Peter Baumgartner (Danube-University Krems),
                 Manfred Deistler (TU Vienna, tbc),
                 Erich Foglar (ÖGB),
                 Johannes Kopf (AMS),
                 Georg Thurnheim (Hill AMC Management)

11:00    Feedback on the Resolution from an European Perspective
              Michel Servoz, Director-General of Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion (tbc)

11:30     Break

12:00    Artificial Intelligence: The Science, the Practice, and its Future Perspective
             Robert Trappl, Head of OFAI - Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence

12:30    Panel Discussion: "About the future of Human-Robot relations. Which kind of education policy do we need?"
                 Eva Lichtenberger (former Member of the European Parliament, Green Party),
                 Christiane Spiel (University of Vienna),
                 Robert Trappl (OFAI),
                 Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (MAK)

13:45     Wrap-up
             Bill Price, Speaker of the Council on 21st Century Progressive Economy
             Claus Raidl, President of the Austrian National Bank (ÖNB) and Member of the Council on a 21st Century Progressive Economy

14:00     Buffett and free entrance to the MAK-exhibition “Hello Robot” for all visitors of the Symposium. There will be a free guided-tour through the exhibition for all visitors.

Moderation: Michaela Ernst, Chief Editor “FALSTAFF”
There will be simultaneous interpretation (English, German).