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Transatlantic Forward-Thinking Forum
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Event Start
11/16/2023 · 09:00 AM
Event End
11/16/2023 · 06:00 PM

Nov 16 | @David Brower Centre

Imagine sitting in a room full of brilliant minds leading groundbreaking discussions on AI innovation, transatlantic trade dynamics, security strategies and climate change. Meet these extraordinary individuals at our Transatlantic Forward-Thinking Conference! ?

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Innovation vs. Regulation - a transatlantic conference on navigating policies and a continuously evolving the economic landscape

The Transatlantic Forward-Thinking Forum aims to address the highly relevant topics of geopolitics, such as global trade, climate change, and digital economy while navigating the delicate relationship between fostering innovation and implementing necessary regulations. The goal is to foster dialogue and engagement among diverse stakeholders, including individuals from European and US politics, government, businesses, think tanks, academia, and students.

Be a part of this emerging transatlantic movement, contributing to the ongoing international discourse on finding synergies between innovation and regulation. Join us and get inspired by our series of speakers and networking sessions to bring together leaders, politicians, students, and change-makers and be part of shaping a new narrative! 

The conference is funded by the German Federal Foreign Office, jointly co-organized by the Representative of German Business (GAAC West) and the German Student Association at Berkeley, and supported by DWIH San Francisco - German Center for Research and Innovation and the German Consulate General San Francisco as a continuation of last year’s Transatlantic Summit in Stanford.

It’s not just a conference—it's a dynamic platform

The conference: 

  • Creates a vibrant forum for a dialogue between the US and Europe in Silicon Valley about the impact of regulations in a transatlantic context. 
  • Builds a strong network for German American collaboration in digital innovation, business, and geopolitics.
  • Excites, connects, and inspires: Participants meet the movers and shakers of the digital future from business, academia, and politics.

Topics covered include:

  • AI Innovation vs. AI Safety 
  • Women Leading in AI and Mitigating Bias
  • Climate Policy & Climate Tech
  • Transatlantic Trade Dynamics
  • Security and De-Risking Strategies 

Key Questions:

  • How can Germany/EU and the U.S. collaborate to achieve shared goals of greater self-sufficiency while preserving an open, innovative, and global technology ecosystem?
  • In which areas should joint partnership and cooperation with the US take priority?
  • To what extent do innovation and regulation conflict with each other? And what are the implications for global geopolitics?

    ?? Be part of this conference and shape the future of transatlantic cooperation with us!