YEREVAN — The first Aurora Forum will take place in Yerevan, Armenia on October 14-21. The forum will bring together leading authorities on social, scientific-technological, educational and humanitarian innovation, marking the first program of its kind in the region.
The weeklong series of activities will provide an opportunity for thought leaders to compare best practices, lessons learned and, in some cases, disruptive thinking around issues ranging from infrastructure challenges to healthcare breakthroughs to women’s empowerment.
The events will include the fourth Aurora Prize Ceremony, the second Global Innovation Forum, an educational forum and series of open lectures to celebrate the fifth anniversary of the United World College (UWC) Dilijan, and a set of roundtables and cultural activities. The week will culminate in a grand closing concert event in Yerevan.
“The Aurora Forum has the potential to serve as a bridge between international progress and local developments with measurable impact. But that potential can only be advanced with the participation of change-makers who share Aurora’s vision through their own global deeds,” said Vartan Gregorian, co-founder of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative.
The Aurora Forum will be powered by partner institutions with a shared vision:
* FAST, established in 2017, harnesses scientific, technological, and financial resources within national and international communities to advance Armenia as a nation with a thriving ecosystem in STEM-related sector;