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Aarhus Symposium

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:

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”.


Online versions of the Key Insights for Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 and the Booklet for Aarhus Symposium 2017 are now available here on our website!

Learn more about the programme, the speakers, practical information, and much more. We recommend you to read them before participating in our events to make the most out of your experience at Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017 and Aarhus Symposium 2017.

Find the Aarhus Symposium Booklet here
Find the Key Insights here

10 Oct The Waiting Lists are Now Open!

If you did not secure your seat for this year’s Aarhus Symposium or Aarhus Symposium Focus through Aarhus Symposium Challenge, you can now sign up to our online waiting lists. If any cancellation may occur from participants, seats will be offered to the first people in line on the waiting lists.

Sign up to the waiting lists here.

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

22 Sep Speakers participating in Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are proud to present the complete speaker line-up for Aarhus Symposium 2017!

The 12 speakers are divided into the four tracks as illustrated above. Secure your seat for one of these exciting tracks through Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017, and join a discussion with some of the most influential people in today’s society.

Take up the challenge, start writing, and hand-in your essay here.

21 Sep Margrethe Vestager – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are honoured to present Margrethe Vestager, European Commissioner for Competition, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017.

Margrethe Vestager has not only been one of the leading actors in Danish politics, but has also become an important actor on the global political scene. Vestager is the former leader of the Danish Social Liberal Party and now serves as European Comissioner, enforcing competition laws and securing a fairer economy in Europe. Her great efforts speaks for themselves as she is placed on the list of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2017 by Time Magazine.

Read more about Margrethe Vestager here.

View all announced speakers here.


20 Sep Dominik Bösl – Speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017

We are excited to announce Dominik Bösl, Senior Corporate Innovation Manager and VP of Consumer Driven Robotics at KUKA, as a speaker at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

Dominik Bösl has built a career on shaping the future of robotics. In his current position at KUKA, he is head of the innovation efforts to combine state-of-the-art robotics with cloud technologies and mobile platforms.

As the founder and director of the Robotic Governance Foundation, Dominik Bösl is also strongly engaged in the discussion on how robotics and artificial intelligence are changing society and humankind.

Read more about Dominik Bösl here.

View all announced speakers here.