In 2020, we have realised more than ever that our life is fragile and can be easily disrupted. The world is evolving fast, we have to keep pace with it, adapt and seek to build a better one. We need to rethink the future in all aspects of our lives, from the basics to those that the pandemic has forced us to consider, accelerate or contemplate urgently, in order to shape a new social model.
This second edition of the Telos Forum brings together, from 21 November to 6 December 2020, leading thinkers to reflect on the events of 2020 and look to the future. In face-to-face and virtual formats, with interviews, dialogues and round tables, the forum addresses five thematic topics: geopolitics and international politics, cities and health, the future of employment and companies, science in the Arts, and the climate emergency.
For Fundación Telefónica and the Telos magazine the Telos Forum represents one of the highlights of its calendar. We are bringing together leading figures from the journal, members of its scientific committee, with renowned national and international speakers such as the historian and thinker Yuval Noah Harari, the mathematician Cathy O’Neil, the philosopher and the Princess of Asturias Prize winner Michael Sandel, and the Pulitzer Prize winner Anne Applebaum, among others. The aim is to promote multilateral debate between the different fields of the arts, science and technology and thus bear witness to a world yet to come.
The events can be followed online on the website and in person at the auditorium of Espacio Fundación Telefónica.
In face-to-face and virtual formats, with interviews, dialogues and round tables, the forum addresses five thematic topics: geopolitics and international politics, cities and health, the future of employment and companies, science in the Arts, and the climate emergency.
PROGRAMME OF EVENTS
Saturday 21 November 2020
Monday, 23 November 2020: new global geopolitics
- 18:00h. ‘Mental mastery‘: Pedro Baños with Marta Peirano. [In-person and streaming event]
- 19:30h. ‘A new post-Covid world order?‘: Andrés Ortega, José M. de Areilza, Violeta Serrano and Fernando Arancón. [In-person and streaming event]
Tuesday, 24 November 2020: science, health and sustainability
- 19:00h. ‘Pandemic in the big city‘: Manuel Franco, Silvia Calzón, José Antonio Guardiola and Pampa García Molina. [In-person and streaming event]
Wednesday 25 November 2020: the future of employment
- 18:00h. ‘Employment in the digital age‘: Federico Mayor Zaragoza, Manuel Pimentel, Javier Cantera, María Jesús Prieto-Laffargue and José Joaquín Flechoso. [In-person and streaming event]
- 19:45h. ‘The company of the future‘: Emilio Ontiveros, Elena Valderrábano and Ana Sainz Martín. [In-person and streaming event]
Thursday 26 November 2020: Science and the Arts
- 18:00h. ‘Building the world‘: Enrique Gracián and José Luis Crespo (Quantum Fracture). [In-person and streaming event]
- 19:30h. ‘How to create a human being‘. Conversation between Philip Ball and Miguel Ángel Delgado. [Online event]
Friday 27 November 2020: Climate emergency
- 17:00h. ‘What to do in the event of a fire?‘ With Emilio Santiago, Héctor Tejero, Rosa Martínez, Cristina Monge and Pampa García Molina. [In-person and streaming event]
- 19:30h. ‘The importance of maintaining ecosystems‘. An encounter with Anne Sverdrup-Thygeson. [Online event]
Monday, 30 November 2020
- 18:00h. Session with Carme Artigas, conducted by Isabel Durán. [Online event]
- 19:30h. Conversation with Michael Sandel, presented by Marta Fernández. [Online event]
Wednesday 2 December 2020
- 18:00h. Conversation with Max Tegmark, presented by Marta García Aller. [Online event]
- 19:30h. An encounter with Cathy O’Neil and Angela Shen-Hsieh. [Online event]