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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”.


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

26 Sep Become an Organiser of Aarhus Symposium 2017

Do you want to become part of the Organising Committee of Denmark’s most ambitious student-driven organisation? Now is your chance!

Currently, a few spots are available in the Support Crew of Aarhus Symposium 2017. As a member of our Support Crew, you will become part of the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2017 and help make this year’s Aarhus Symposium and Aarhus Symposium Focus extraordinary experiences for our attending students. You can expect to work together with a group of highly dedicated and talented Organisers with various backgrounds and skillsets and make your mark on key aspects of this year’s events.

What you can expect of being part of Aarhus Symposium

– A unique learning experience from hands-on experience with creating world-class events

– A strong network of fellow talented Organisers from a broad spectrum of fields of study and semesters

– The chance of becoming part of the Organising Committee of Aarhus Symposium 2018 if you are interested

What we expect of you

– You are an ambitious student currently enrolled in a university degree at Aarhus University. We encourage both Bachelor and Master students to apply

– You are dedicated to working with a wide variety of tasks together in various group settings

– You are excited to learn from working together with some of the most ambitious students in Aarhus in a strong feedback environment

– You are a natural critical thinker and keen on making your mark on Aarhus Symposium 2017

If this sounds like you, please do not hesitate to apply. Please send a short motivational letter (maximum one page) together with a CV to no later than Wednesday, October 4. However, you can apply right away as interviews are held continuously in the coming weeks.

We hope you will join us and help make Aarhus Symposium 2017 an unforgettable experience!

25 Sep Thank You For Your Contributions

Thank you to everyone who shared their thoughts and contributed to this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Your contributions constitute a solid platform for connecting leaders of today with leaders of tomorrow. With the number of essays you have submitted, we are happy to announce that all seats for Aarhus Symposium and Aarhus Symposium Focus are taken through Aarhus Symposium Challenge.

Therefore, this year, there will be no Sign-up Day, but waiting lists for this year’s events will be opened at a later stage. More information about waiting lists and whether or not your essay has qualified for the events will follow in the coming weeks.


Deadline for handing in your essay for Aarhus Symposium Challenge 2017 is tonight at 23.59. Do not forget to submit your essay if you want to secure your seat for Aarhus Symposium 2017 and Aarhus Symposium Focus 2017.

Upload your essay 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.