Join us on 03.11.2017




Author: Aarhus Symposium Organising Committee

06 Nov

Do you want to develop your skills and gain invaluable practical experience?

We are now hiring dedicated and ambitious students for the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2018.

Find the job vacancy here

Please note that the application deadline is November 19, 2017.

We look forward to hearing from you!

03 Nov Bastian Emil Jørgensen – Winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2017!

Congratulations to Bastian Emil Jørgensen, BSc in Economics at University of Copenhagen, who contributed with the most inspiring and innovative essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017. Bastian was selected to engage in an exclusive session with Bjarne Corydon, Global Director at McKinsey Center for Government, whose challenge he addressed.
Bastian is rewarded with 10,000 DKK, a Mont Blanc Pen, and the Aarhus Symposium Award 2017.

In addition, we would like to congratulate the runner-up, Danna Zhang, who also contributed with a great essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017. She receives a 5,000 DKK gift card for SuitsYou.

02 Nov Practical Information for Aarhus Symposium 2017

Tomorrow, Aarhus Symposium 2017 will take place. We would like to make sure that you have all the necessary practical information for your participation.

All participants have received a QR-code in an e-mail prior to the event. This is your ticket, so please have it ready when you arrive, either printed or digital on your phone.

The event takes place in the M- and S-building at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Aarhus BSS. The doors open at 11.00 at the main entrance of the S-building. We recommend you to be there early in order to avoid queues. Please note that the doors close at precisely 11.45. You will have the opportunity to leave your coat free of charge in the wardrobe. The event finishes after a light dinner and networking at 20.00.

We also highly recommend that you read the Booklet of Aarhus Symposium 2017 in advance to make the most of your experience. Find it here: bit.ly/AS-booklet2017

We are looking forward to seeing you tomorrow!

02 Nov Live-streaming of Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are pleased to announce that all sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2017 will be live-streamed.

Thanks to Get Visual, you will be able to enjoy the interesting talks from your favourite speakers, even if you did not secure a seat at this year’s event through Aarhus Symposium Challenge

From Friday, November 3, at 12.00, you will be able to access the live-stream here: www.aarhus-symposium.org

Please note that you will also be able to watch all sessions from Aarhus Symposium 2017 on our website in the coming weeks.

01 Nov The Participants of Leaders’ Forum 2017 are Invited

Today, we are excited to congratulate the 13 participants of this year’s Leaders’ Forum!

The 13 students are invited to take part in an exclusive and intimate session with the leader whose Challenge Topic they addressed in their essay. This is a great opportunity to share their take on this year’s theme and hereby discuss their solutions in informal settings.

We wish you a truly inspiring day with thoughtful dialogues on November 3!

31 Oct The Most Pressing Challenge to the Open Danish Economy

In your opinion, what is the most pressing challenge to the open Danish economy?

This question was posed to the participating students at Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 both before and after the panel discussions. One clearly sees that many of the participants were influenced by the interesting insights that the four speakers offered throughout the event.

Read more about the theme of Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 here: http://bit.ly/as_focus_2017

29 Oct Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 – Practical Information

Tomorrow, we kick off the week of Aarhus Symposium together with four prominent speakers and 350 students at Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017!

We would like to ensure that all participating students are clear about the practicalities:

Time and place: The event takes place in the S-building at Campus Fuglesangs Allé, Aarhus BSS. The doors open at 15.15 at the main entrance of the S-building, and here you will have the opportunity to check in your coat free of charge at the wardrobe.

Ticket: All participants have received a QR code in an e-mail prior to the event. This is your ticket, so please have it ready when you arrive; either printed or on your phone.

The event finishes after dinner and networking at 20.00.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!

23 Oct The Moderators of Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to announce a strong line-up of moderators for Aarhus Symposium 2017!

On November 3, these recognised journalists, news anchors, and experienced moderators will guide you through a day of speaker presentations and discussions concerning this year’s theme: ”Leading Through Change”.

22 Oct Opening Speakers for Aarhus Symposium 2017

For Aarhus Symposium 2017, we have decided to embrace change. Therefore, we are excited to present that we will not only have one opening speaker, but three!

Together, Janina Kugel, Helle Valentin, and Bjarne Corydon will kick off this year’s Aarhus Symposium. They will elaborate on their reflections behind the challenges they have put forward in Aarhus Symposium Challenge concerning the theme “Leading Through Change”.

10 Oct Jacob Gram Alsing – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

Sadly, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø has been prevented from attending Aarhus Symposium 2017, due to business-related matters.

Fortunately, Mikkeller will still be represented on November 3! We are happy to announce Jacob Gram Alsing, Chief Operating Officer at Mikkeller, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017. Alsing is not only responsible for the daily activities of the microbrewery, but also for promoting the Mikkeller brand to its increasingly global customer base. He has successfully accomplished this task in close cooperation with Founder and Owner Mikkel Borg Bjergsø; the company is widely acknowledged as one of the best microbreweries in the world. Drawing on his experience from a long career in the Royal Danish Army, Alsing believes that for leaders to succeed they must be willing to take risks – something Mikkeller does through extensive investments in innovation efforts.

Read more about Jacob Gram Alsing here

See all announced speakers here