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02 Apr arla foods is a premium partner of aarhus symposium 2017

We are excited to announce Arla Foods as Premium Partner of Aarhus Symposium 2017! Together with Arla Foods, we kick off Aarhus Symposium 2017 with our Theme Announcement on May 2. Be sure to follow us in the coming week as we reveal the details of the day.

We are honoured to have Arla Foods as partner for the seventh year in a row and thankful for their commitment in connecting leaders of today with leaders of tomorrow.

26 Mar Interview with Luke McGinty, Winner of the Aarhus Symposium Award 2016

Last year, Luke McGinty won the Aarhus Symposium Award with his outstanding essay on “The Influence of Digitalisation”. Luke was also rewarded with an exclusive spot in Leaders’ Forum with Jimmy Maymann, President at AOL Content & Consumer Brands, who proposed the challenge. We met with Luke right after Leaders’ Forum to hear about his experience. Here, he talked excitedly about how the exchange of ideas might have gone both ways:

“I would like to think we provided some ideas and suggestions that he [Jimmy Maymann, red.] will take into consideration in the future.”

Read the interview with Luke here:

07 Dec Re-experience Aarhus Symposium 2016

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, 14 top leaders discussed and shared their perspectives on “The Art of Power” with the 650 participating students.

We are thrilled to share some of the best moments with you in a short recap video from the day.

Furthermore, you can watch the sessions from all tracks on our website here.

We look forward to Aarhus Symposium 2017, November 3.

29 Nov Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016 – Recap Video

On October 31, we introduced the very first Aarhus Symposium Focus.

We want to thank all 450 engaging students who participated, for taking an active part by using the Q&A tool during the sessions and by mingling in the breaks.

Furthermore, we want to thank our Premium Partner, DONG Energy, for their contribution to Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016.

Watch or re-experience some of the best moments from the day in the video here.

06 Nov Join the Organising Committee for Aarhus Symposium 2017!

Do you want to become part of the Organising Committee for Aarhus Symposium 2017?

We are currently recruiting ambitious and dedicated students to help plan and execute next year’s Aarhus Symposium. All students, regardless of study programme are recommended to apply. Furthermore, we are looking for students across all years of study.

For more information regarding the application process and the groups in Aarhus Symposium, please read the job vacancy here.

Please note that the application deadline is November 16, 2016.

04 Nov Thank You for a Successful Aarhus Symposium 2016!

Aarhus Symposium 2016 has now come to an end, and we want to thank everyone who shared this inspirational and insightful day with us! A special thanks to the engaging participants, our speakers, partners, and foundations for making Aarhus Symposium 2016 a successful and memorable day.

Thank you so much!

We hope to see all of you again on Friday, November 3, at Aarhus Symposium 2017!

04 Nov The Opening Speaker of Aarhus Symposium 2016

To mark the beginning of Aarhus Symposium 2016, the Prime Minister of Denmark, Lars Løkke Rasmussen, just gave an inspirational opening speech for the participating students, speakers, and partners. In this, he shared his thoughts and perspective on this year’s theme “The Art of Power”.

We are truly honoured to have such an impressive kick-off for Aarhus Symposium 2016!

Prior to the opening of Aarhus Symposium 2016, Lars Løkke Rasmussen met with some of the most extraordinary essay contributors taking part in this year’s Aarhus Symposium Challenge. The students shared their innovative ideas and solutions for the challenges put forward by three of the speakers participating in this year’s symposium.

04 Nov Aarhus Symposium 2016 Kick-Off

The day we all have been waiting for is finally here!

We are looking forward to welcoming ambitious students from universities all over Denmark for an inspirational day with great insights from leaders of today.

At Aarhus Symposium 2016, all speaker sessions from all auditoriums including the panel discussion will be live streamed. This means that you can watch the sessions you wish and follow your preferred track. Access the online live stream provided by ProSonas A/S here.

03 Nov Aarhus Symposium 2016 – Practical Information

Tomorrow on Friday, November 4, Aarhus Symposium 2016 will take place. Hereby, some practical information for the day:

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.

Time and place: 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, and we recommend you to be there early in order to avoid queues. The doors close at preciously 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 Aarhus Symposium 2016 Booklet in advance to make the most of your experience. You can find it here.

01 Nov Is it problematic that the leaders of tomorrow do not believe in the future of the Danish economy?

At Aarhus Symposium Focus 2016, we asked the students if they believed that Denmark would be among the 10 richest countries in the world in 2050. Given the surprisingly equal vote distribution, Thomas Bernt Henriksen described the result as “profound growth pessimism”. Without a doubt, this was one of the key messages from the students to the leaders of today.