Keynote Speakers 2024

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Steve Fuller

Steve Fuller is Auguste Comte Professor of Social Epistemology at the University of Warwick, UK. Fuller is best known for his foundational work in the field of “social epistemology”, which is the name of a quarterly journal he founded in 1987 as well as the first of his twenty-six books. His most recent research has focused on the future sustainability of “humanity” as a concept in light of “post-” and “trans-” human challenges, as well as the future of the university as a mainstay of society’s intellectual life.

Maja Göpel

Maja Göpel is a political economist, transformation researcher and consultant and an expert in sustainability. Her research interests include sustainable social development and transformation, systemic innovation processes, future skills and anticipation. As a highly regarded speaker and author, she provides inspiration at the intersection of science, politics and society.

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Silja Graupe

Silja Graupe is founder and president of the University for the Design of Society in Koblenz and professor of economics and philosophy. She is committed to re-founding universities in the 21st century in order to empower people to sustainably shape the world in uncertain and challenging times.

Armin Himmelrath

Armin Himmelrath is an education and science journalist, moderator and author. He has worked for WDR, Deutschlandfunk, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Spiegel Online, among others. Since 2018, he has been an editor at Spiegel, where he is primarily responsible for school and university topics. Since 1994, he has worked as a tutor and lecturer for journalistic practice and freelance journalism for various educational institutions.

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Nele Hirsch

Nele Hirsch is an educator at the eBildungslabor, which she founded. She supports and advises schools, universities, adult education institutions and civil society organizations in shaping quality education in an increasingly digital society. Her focus lies on innovative learning formats, collaborative and creative learning methods, open educational resources (OER) and education for sustainable development (ESD).

Julia Kloiber

Julia Kloiber is co-founder of the non-profit organization Superrr Lab. She has launched a number of initiatives and organizations that explore how technology can be used for the benefit of society. Among the start-ups are the Prototype Fund, a public fund for public interest tech and the Code for Germany network. Her current work focuses on future narratives for equitable digitalization.

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Rikke Toft Nørgård

Rikke Toft Nørgård is Professor of Educational Design and Technology at the Danish School of Education at Aarhus University, where she is also a member of the committee for the Centre for Higher Education Futures (CHEF). In addition to her work at the university, she is editor-in-chief of “The Danish Journal of Higher Education” (DUT). She is also a board member of the Association for Philosophy and Theory of Higher Education (PaTHES) and the Danish Network for Educational Development in Higher Education (DUN).

Nell Watson

Eleanor “Nell” Watson, a pioneering ethics and machine intelligence researcher, has been a driving force behind some of the most crucial AI ethics standardization and certification initiatives from organizations such as the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).