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FutureLab

  • The oikos FutureLab is our annual flagship event to gather the global oikos family of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners. It is not only a meeting to share perspectives on the future, but also a “laboratory” to design initiatives and engage the oikos community in pursuing them. In 2018, the annual oikos FutureLab will be held in Geneva, Switzerland on October 26-27. The theme for this year’s event is “Building Lasting Change”, with an interactive program focusing on oikos’ goal to make change both in the classroom and in the broader world.

    oikos Legislative Meeting

    Thu, October 25th

    Before the FutureLab, oikees will gather to elect new Executive Board members and make other important decisions about the future of oikos. This meeting is intended for oikos members only. Pizza will be served!

    When?

    15:00 – 20:00, followed by a dinner

    Where?

    Impact Hub Geneva

    Building Change in the World

    Fri, October 26th

    This day will be a chance to listen to and interact with individuals and organizations that are living the oikos ethos by working to make the world a more sustainable place. It will also include space for oikees to show off what they’re working on in our annual Impact Fair.

    When?

    9:00 – 18:00, followed by dinner

    Where?

    Impact Hub Geneva

    Building Change in the Classroom

    Sat, October 27

    This day will make the connection between the major sustainability challenges of our time and what is taught in economics and management degrees. It will introduce oikees to other groups working to change university curricula and include interactive workshops and skill shares.

    When?

    09:00 – 18:00, followed by a dinner

    Where?

    Impact Hub Geneva

    The oikos FutureLab 2018 is a climate neutral event. With the help of the Swiss climate protection organization – myclimate, we are making a sustainable contribution to climate protection

  • Program

    Thursday, October 25th, 2018 - Legislative Meeting
    14:00 Check-in at hostel
    15:30 Legislative Meeting
    19:00 Dinner
    Friday, October 26th, 2018 - Building Change in the World
    Venue: ImpactHub
    8:30 Registration
    9:00 Introduction to oikos and the FutureLab
    An introduction to the oikos International and the FutureLab by the FutureLab Team and the oikos Management Team
    9:30 Making change in turbulent times
    Keynote speaker Graeme Maxton will present some ideas from his most recent book "Change: why we need a radical turnaround" and take part in a discussion about how we can make progress towards our sustainability ambitions in the current atmosphere of political uncertainties.
    Speaker
    > Graeme Maxton - Author, Change! Why we need a radical turnaround; Former Secretary General, the Club of Rome
    Discussants
    > Tiphaine Rouault - Executive Board member, oikos International
    > Sophie Charrois - President, oikos Reutlingen
    10:45 Break
    11:15 The role of business in building a sustainable economy
    A conversation about the opportunities and challenges for business in pursuing society's sustainability goals.
    Moderator
    > Mark Wade - Board of Trustees, oikos Foundation
    Panelists
    > Daniel Duarte - Koawach Founder, oikos alumni
    > Thibault Mercier - Sustainable Marketing Manager, Services Industriels de Genève
    > Pauline Sprenger - Sustainability Specialist; Volkswagen Group Sustainability Department ; oikos alumni
    12:30 Impact of oikos
    Everything we do has an environmental impact. This session will talk about our collective CO2 footprint and what we do to offset and reduce it.
    Speakers
    > Sascha Nick - CEO, CO2-monitor
    > TBD - FutureLab Sustainability Task Force
    12:40 oikos impact fair
    1-minute pitches from oikos members working on projects they want to share with the oikos community. oikos members will be available at lunch for longer discussions.
    13:00 Networking lunch
    14:00 Building change in the world
    Parallel workshops organized by the oikos community that highlight a specific path for making progress towards sustainability.
    Workshop Leaders
    > Petra Molthan-Hill - Co-Chair, UN PRME Working Group on Climate Change & the Environment
    > Alessandra De Macedo - Consulting Economist, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    > Alexandra Sokolenko - Rethinking Economics Torino
    > Katharina Beck - Accenture Strategy | Sustainability Strategy, oikos alumni
    > Shamsa Rana - Manager, PRME Secretariat
    > Kristina Nyzell - CEO, Disruptive Play
    15:30 Break
    16:00 Building change in the world
    Parallel workshops organized to highlight a specific path for making progress towards sustainability.
    Workshop Leaders
    > Bastiaan Van der Linden - Professor of CSR, Director of Msc in Global & Sustainable Business, EDHEC Business School
    > Katharina Beck - Accenture Strategy | Sustainability Strategy, oikos alumni
    > Tiphaine Rouault - Executive Board member, oikos International
    > Caspar Bayer - CEO, Golfstrom Energy
    17:30 Break
    17:45 Stories of Building Change
    Speakers will share their stories to inspire a movement for building lasting change in the world
    Speakers
    > Jonas Haertle - Programme Officer, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    > Zamzam Ibrahim - Vice President Society and Citizenship, UK National Union of Students
    > Alessandra De Macedo - Consulting economist, United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
    18:45

    Closing
    19:00

    Leave for dinner
    Saturday, October 27th, 2018 - Building Change in the Classroom
    9:00 Introduction
    9:15 Change in the classroom
    A series of presentations highlighting both the need for curriculum change and steps needed to achieve it.
    1. What is the problem?
    > Maeve Cohen - Director, Rethinking Economics
    > Jonas Haertle - Programme Officer, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
    2. How to fix it?

    >Petra Molthan-Hill - Co-Chair, UN PRME Working Group on Climate Change & the Environment
    > Bastiaan Van der Linden - Professor of CSR, Director of Msc in Global & Sustainable Business, EDHEC Business School
    > Stephan Panther – Vice-President for Teaching at Cusanus Hochschule

    10:30 Curriculum reform initiatives
    1-minute pitches from representatives of groups working on curriculum reform. Representatives will be available at lunch for longer discussions.
    10:50

    Break
    11:15 Building a better curriculum
    Workshops designed to help participants create a vision of their ideal economics or management curriculum. Participants will come up with specific ideas for change that will be presented to a panel of deans in the last session of the day.
    Workshop Leaders
    > Michela Ciccotosto - Rethinking Economics Torino
    > Nurlan Jahangirli - Executive Board Member, oikos
    > Karen Lin - oikos Lille alumna, FutureLab Team, oikos
    > J.Christopher Proctor - Associate in Pluralist Economics, FutureLab Team, oikos
    > Stefano Ramelli - PhD Fellow, FutureLab Team, oikos
    > Tiphaine Rouault - Executive Board Member, oikos
    > Alexandra Sokolenko - Rethinking Economics Torino
    > Fanny Teppe - oikos Lund alumna, FutureLab Team, oikos
    13:15 Networking lunch
    14:15 Campaigning for a better education
    Parallel workshops aimed at giving oikos members the campaigning tools needed to promote their ideal education.
    WorkshopLeaders
    > Maeve Cohen - Director, Rethinking Economics
    > Quinn Runkle - Education for Sustainable Development Programme Manager, National Union of Students (UK)
    > Angela Honegger - President, Student Impact, oikos alumni
    > Jorim Gerrard - Exploring Economics
    16:00 Break
    16:30 Workshop Roundup
    Participants present ideas from the ‘curriculum’ workshops
    17:00 Curriculum 2020
    A panel of experts will discuss presentations from the morning's curriculum workshops and help define how to implement these ideas by 2020
    Panelists
    > Stephan Panther – Vice-President for Teaching at Cusanus Hochschule
    > Lorraine Eden – Professor of Management and Business at Texas A&M University
    > Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez – Professor of Management at Universidad EAFIT
    18:15 Closing
    18:30 Leave for dinner

  • Speakers

    Sorted Alphabetically

    Oikos Maeve Cohen

    Maeve Cohen

    Director

    Rethinking Economics

    Oikos Alessandra de Macedo

    Alessandra de Macedo

    Consulting Economist

    United Nations Industrial Development Organization

    Oikos Daniel Duarte

    Daniel Duarte

    oikos Alumnus, Co-Founder and CEO

    koawach

    Oikos Lorraine Eden

    Lorraine Eden

    Emeritus Professor of Business

    Mays Business School, Texas A&M University

    Oikos Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

    Maria Alejandra Gonzalez-Perez

    Professor of Management

    Universidad EAFIT

    Oikos Jonas Haertle

    Jonas Haertle

    Programme Officer

    UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)

    Oikos Zamzam Ibrahim

    Zamzam Ibrahim

    Vice President Society & Citizenship

    UK National Union of Students

    Oikos Graeme Maxton

    Graeme Maxton

    Author, Former Secretary General

    The Club of Rome

    Oikos Thibault Mercier

    Thibault Mercier

    Marketing Manager in Energy and Sustainability

    Services Industriels de Genève

    Oikos Petra Molthan Hill

    Petra Molthan Hill

    Co-chair

    UN PRME Working Group on Climate Change & the Environment

    Oikos Sascha Nick

    Sascha Nick

    CEO

    CO2-monitor

    Oikos Quinn Runkle

    Quinn Runkle

    Programme Manager

    UK National Union of Students

    Oikos Pauline Sprenger

    Pauline Sprenger

    Sustainability Specialist

    Volkswagen AG, Sustainability Department

    Oikos Bastiaan van der Linden

    Bastiaan van der Linden

    Associate Professor

    EDHEC Business School

    Oikos Mark Wade

    Mark Wade

    Board of Trustees

    oikos Foundation

  • Registration

    The oikos FutureLab 2018 will bring together a diverse representation of the oikos community and will allow in-depth discussions and exchange. We cordially invite active student members from oikos Chapters, alumni, faculty, advisors and partners to join us in October in Geneva.

    Registration | Chapter members

    The oikos FutureLab is an invitation only event and the most active and committed oikos members are invited. We aim for the community to actively participate in the preparatory measures and co-develop the agenda with us.

    Chapter presidents are invited to select their chapters’ most active members and encourage them to apply. Since there are usually more applications than spaces, the organizing team may select chapter members. Each chapter is also guaranteed one spot in the FutureLab. Please decide within your chapter who will take this space, and indicate it on the application form.

    Register Now: Click here!

    Registration first deadline: 14 July 2018 (recommended deadline for applicants who need a visa)

    Registration second deadline: 19 August 2018 (mandatory deadline for applicants who need a visa)

    Registration third deadline: 9 September 2018

    Payment | Chapter Members

    The student participation fee is 90 CHF, to be paid after acceptance of your application. Please pay only after acceptance of your application!

    The fee includes:
    Accommodation (check in 25.10.2018/check out 28.10.2018) and food. You are responsible for the cost and arrangement of transportation to and from Geneva, Switzerland.

    Cancellation:
    ▪ A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of the conference. The cancellation fee is 20 CHF.
    ▪ No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before the start of the conference.

    Payment deadline 1st Round: 10 August 2018

    Payment deadline 2nd Round: 5 September 2018
    Payment deadline 3rd Round: 20 September 2018

    You can make your payment via Bank transfer or PayPal (Credit Card).

    Bank Transfer:
    Kindly find our bank details here.

    * When paying your participants fee via paypal, paypal charges a fee according to the amount of transfered money. This is why you have to pay a bit more, so that we finally get the 90 CHF / 190 CHF


    Participant Fee (in CHF)
    First and Last Name



    Registration | Alumni, Faculty, Young Scholars, Advisors, Partners

    The oikos FutureLab gathers representatives from the entire community. Therefore, if you are oikos alumnus/a, faculty member, a young scholar, advisor to one of our chapters or partner, you are cordially invited to register to our event.

    Register now: click here

    Registration deadline: 9 September 2018

    If you need a visa, we encourage you to apply before.

    Payment | Alumni, Faculty, Young Scholars, Advisors, Partners

    The participation fee for non-student members is 190 CHF. The fee includes lunches and dinners on the 26th and 27th, coffee-breaks, and a social event. You need to organize your own accommodation.

    Please make the payment only after acceptance of your application.

    Payment deadline: 20 September 2018

    Cancellation:

    ▪ A refund will be given for cancellations received 20 days before the first day of a conference. The cancellation fee is 20 CHF.
    ▪ No refund will be given for cancellations received later than 19 days before the start of the conference.
    You can make your payment via Bank transfer or PayPal (Credit Card).

    Bank Transfer:

    Kindly find our bank details here.

    * When paying your participants fee via paypal, paypal charges a fee according to the amount of transfered money. This is why you have to pay a bit more, so that we finally get the 90 CHF / 190 CHF


    Participant Fee (in CHF)
    First and Last Name



  • Workshops

    Building change in the world 

    Parallel workshops organized to highlight a specific path for making progress towards sustainability. 

    Section 1

    Be the change you want to see in the world

    Description:  How do you as an individual want to contribute to the change you want to see in the world? What’s your vision for after university: Will you become a sustainability professor, head the CR department of a large corporation, found a social enterprise, become an activist in the NGO sphere, sit in a parliament, everything or nothing of this? After a short input on individual theories of change, you will interactively explore which activities might best match your interests, nature, and competences. You’ll leave the workshop with a sense of vision of your future individual lever(s) of change – the inspiring next step on your personal journey to change the world.

    Workshop Leader: Katharina B.M. Beck

    Oikos Katharina B.M. Beck

    Katharina B.M. Beck

    Manager

    Accenture Strategy Sustainability

    Carbon Literacy Training for Business Schools

    Description: What if every new recruit into corporations from the world’s business schools was qualified as Carbon Literate? This workshop will introduce students to ‘carbon literacy’ – the idea that people should have “an awareness of the carbon costs and impacts of everyday activities and the ability and motivation to reduce emissions, on an individual, community and organisational basis”.

    Not only will students leave the workshop with a better understanding of the scientific basis of climate change and how to apply this to business situations, they will also learn how to run Carbon Literacy Trainings themselves, giving them a helpful tool that they can take back to share at their universities.

    Workshop Leader: Petra Molthan-Hill

    Oikos Petra Molthan Hill

    Petra Molthan Hill

    Co-chair

    UN PRME Working Group on Climate Change & the Environment

    Playing to Build Change

    Description: Participants will be introduced to LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® and use the method to engage with the SDGs (global goals). Each student/participant will build his or her own 3D LEGO® model, and explore the relationships and connections between the global goals and their own world. At its core, this workshop is about solving complex issues by building models using LEGO bricks. The metaphors in the models serve as the basis for group discussion, knowledge sharing and problem solving and help foster creative thinking and finding unique solutions.

    Workshop Leaders: Kristina Nyzell; Shamsa Rana

    Oikos Kristina Nyzell

    Kristina Nyzell

    CEO

    Disruptive Play

    Oikos Shamsa Rana

    Shamsa Rana

    Manager

    PRME

    Visualizing Globalization

    Description:  Living in a such a complex world it can be difficult to keep track of the constantly evolving links that create the global economy. This workshop attempts to cut through the fog by using data visualization tools to analyze a large data sets that capture some of the different aspects of globalization. With the use of an online platform designed specifically for this workshop, participants will explore the different dimensions through which countries are interlinked and attempt to “draw” globalization, bringing together data on factors like production, trade, foreign investments and financial flows. We will explore how countries are linked in different ways to the global economy when considering these different facets of globalization.

    Workshop Leaders: Alexandra Sokolenko; Alessandra De Macedo

    Oikos Alexandra Sokolenko

    Alexandra Sokolenko

    Co-Founder

    Rethinking Economics Torino

    Oikos Alessandra de Macedo

    Alessandra de Macedo

    Consulting Economist

    UNIDO

    Section 2

    Discover your own responsible leadership mindset

    Description:  Most leaders aspire to be responsible, and maybe you intend to be(come) a responsible leader yourself. Opinions on what responsible leadership entails, however, differ greatly, and this is not likely to change. The most promising way forward is understanding responsible leadership mindsets, and how people that hold these different ideals can act together. In this workshop you discover your own responsible leadership mindset, and those of the other participants.

    Workshop Leader: Bastiaan van der Linden

    Oikos Bastiaan van der Linden

    Bastiaan van der Linden

    Associate Professor

    EDHEC Business School

    Fashioning the Future: Innovating Textile Value Chains

    Description: In this workshop, we will co-create new solutions for a circular fashion industry. First, Kim Poldner will present her current work as a professor in the field of circular business and specifically as a founder of the Circular Fashion Lab at Wageningen University & Research. After this interactive session, participants will be invited for a fishbowl discussion on the challenges and possible solutions for a more sustainable fashion industry. The third part of the workshop consists of group work around developing concrete project proposals for oikees to implement in their own chapters. Those who want to become active on this topic will go home with a concrete project plan and timeline!

    Workshop Leader: Kim Poldner


    Oikos Kim Poldner

    Kim Poldner

    Professor of Entrepreneurship, Director

    Circular Fashion Lab, Wageningen University & Research


    Let's greenenergize

    Description: Energy drives us every day, from mobility to communications and as embodied energy in almost every product. But do you know how the energy systems work? We will present the basics of energy economics from power generation to transmission and distribution and explain the key market mechanisms. In an interactive session, we will also look at the expansion of renewable energies and discuss how each and any one of us can contribute to the energy transition. After this workshop, you’ll be able to understand the fundamentals of energy economics and have gained an insight into new trends and business models in the promising field of renewable energies.

    Workshop Leaders: Caspar Bayer; Tiphaine Rouault

    Oikos Caspar Bayer

    Caspar Bayer

    CEO

    Golfstrom Energy

    Oikos Tiphaine Rouault

    Tiphaine Rouault

    Executive Board

    oikos International

    Building a better curriculum 

    This oikos workshop was designed to help participants create a vision of their ideal economics or management curriculum. 

    Description:  At oikos, we want to transform education for a sustainable world. One direct way to do this is to work to change economics and management curricula at the universities where we are present. This workshop is designed to help oikees think through the purpose of their education, and dream up new ways to teach economics and management. The results of the workshop will feed directly into the Curriculum 2020 panel discussion, and after the FutureLab, special support will be provided to oikos chapters to adapt and replicate the workshop in their own university. Through this workshop we hope build a consensus within oikos about what our ideal  education education looks like and how we can work together to achieve it.
    Participants can choose between a workshop session on either management or economics curriculum.

    Campaigning for a better education

    Parallel workshops aimed at giving oikees the campaigning tools needed to enact their ideal education.

    Creating Transformative Education

    Description: Education sets the stage for the rest of our lives. But unfortunately, the kind of education that truely shapes us as individuals is quite rare. This workshop will talk about “transformative education”, and discuss ways that we can make it a regular feature of our higher education systems.

    Workshop Leader: Quinn Runkle

    Oikos Quinn Runkle

    Quinn Runkle

    Programme Manager

    UK National Union of Students

    Exploring Economics as a success model - alternative teaching and study material

    Description: This workshop reports on the developments and success of the online learning platform Exploring Economics. We will look at the different sections of the platform, discuss how to participate and how to use it as an incubator for New Economic Thinking.

    Workshop Leaders: Jorim Gerrard; Michela Ciccotosto

    Oikos Jorim Gerrard

    Jorim Gerrard

    Exploring Economics

    Oikos Michela Ciccotosto

    Michela Ciccotosto

    Co-founder

    Rethinking Economics Torino

    How to build successful student initiatives to accelerate change

    Description:  In this workshop, Angela Honegger, President of Student Impact, talks about what success looks like in student initiatives, shares some key learnings, and invites participants to bring in their own experiences and best practices. The goal of this workshop is to leave participants with concrete actions and next steps to further leverage their (student) initiative or project to accelerate change in this world.

    About Student Impact: Student Impact was founded at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, as the oikos project “oikos consulting”. Its mission is to bring more sustainability into the business world through consulting socially and environmentally sustainable startups, SMEs and NGOs in business-related areas. Since its foundation in 2012, Student Impact has conducted over 90 successful client projects, regularly attracts 40-50 active members and has been awarded with prizes from the academic and private sector. Nonetheless, the last six years have been a challenging journey, full of learnings and constant development. 

    Workshop Leader: Angela Honegger

    Oikos Angela Honegger

    Angela Honegger

    President

    Student Impact

    Thinking strategically about curriculum reform

    Description: This workshop will help students to think strategically about how to make change at their universities. Using “power mapping” techniques, participants will build an understanding of the different actors at their universities and discuss how their oikos chapter can work with these actors to achieve their goals.

    Workshop Leader: Maeve Cohen

    Oikos Maeve Cohen

    Maeve Cohen

    Director

    Rethinking Economics

  • Logistics

    Where will I be staying during the FutureLab 2018?

    oikos members will be staying at the Geneva Hostel, in Geneva.  You can check in on 25th October and check out on the morning of 28th October.

    Where will the FutureLab 2018 take place?

    The oikos FutureLab 2018 will take place at Geneva ImpactHub

    I will be attending the LEAP Meeting 2018 as well, how do I get from Leysin to Geneva?

    oikos will organize your transportation from Leysin to Geneva.

  • Please, read the FAQ section carefully, if you have any further questions contact us at futurelab@oikos-international.org

    General Questions:

    Who can apply for the oikos FutureLab 2018?

    oikos Members: Every oikos member can apply to the FutureLab 2018. Each chapter is guaranteed to have ONE spot at the FutureLab. To secure this spot, you have to be nominated by your chapter and indicate so in the application form. Other chapter members are also encouraged to apply, in this case, oikos International will select the most suitable applicants.
    Alumni, young scholars, faculty, advisers, and partners are welcomed to join us. However, we can only admit a limited number of such applicants.

    Please feel free to register through the tab “Registration”.

    How many members from each chapter get to attend the FutureLab 2018?

    Two would be the ideal number of members from each chapter, but this will depend on how many applications we receive from each chapter.

    Can alumni from my chapter attend the FutureLab 2018?

    Yes, we strongly encourage alumni to attend.

    When can I arrive at and till what date will the accommodation be provided to me?

    As a member, you can check in on the evening of October 25th and check out on the morning of October 28th.

    If you are a Faculty, a Partner, Alumni or Advisor, the FutureLab opening session starts on October 26 at 9:00 am.

    If you have any questions, please contact us at to help you with your schedule.

    Am I entitled to any travel reimbursement for attending the FutureLab 2018?

    Unfortunately, there are no travel reimbursements available for FutureLab participants.

    I have been put on the waitlist for the FutureLab. When will I hear from you on the final outcome of my application?

    The information will be confirmed soon. In the meantime, please feel free to contact us in case you have any queries.

    How do I apply for the Impact Fair?

    More information will be available soon

    What is the LEAP Meeting and is it related to FutureLab?

    LEAP Meeting is a separate oikos event that will take place from 19th to 25th October in Leysin, Switzerland just before the FutureLab. The content and program of these two oikos events are not related.

    oikos members can decide to apply for both of the events or just one of them. The LEAP application form for Advanced participants is here: https://goo.gl/forms/XjDuBMRhiHXEVnSk1 

    The LEAP registration from for the President Track is here: https://goo.gl/forms/WB2gYg2lM0qodN5q2

    To learn more about oikos LEAP, visit the page: https://oikos-international.org/programmes/leap/ 

    Who can attend the Legislative Meeting?

    Any oikos member who wants to attend the Meeting is welcome to join. You can extend your stay in Switzerland and attend the Legislative Meeting after the LEAP Meeting 2018 is over (We will provide transportation from Leysin to Geneva) or arrive before the FutureLab. Your accommodation and dinner will be covered by oikos either as part of LEAP or FutureLab package. NB: even though there is no limitation in terms of how many members of a single chapter will attend the meeting, each chapter has ONLY ONE vote.

    Is it mandatory to attend the oikos Legislative Meeting on 25th October, before the FutureLab?

    No, it is not mandatory and you are free to arrive on the morning of 26th October. However, we encourage our members to attend the Legislative Meeting and highly recommend our chapters to ensure that at least one of their representatives is present at the meeting.

    What if no one from my chapter can attend the Legislative Meeting

    No worries, we will broadcast the meeting live and will record it for our members who cannot attend the Legislative Meeting. If no one from your chapter is present, you can vote online.

    Payment Questions:

    When is the deadline for making the payment for the FutureLab 2018?

    The deadline for making payments is September 20.

    Can I pay via credit card?

    Yes, you would be paying via Paypal. The link from where you can make the payment is given on our website.

    Can I pay via bank transfer?

    Yes, you can make the payment via bank transfer as well. Following are our account details that you’ll need:

    IBAN: CH78 0025 4254 6301 7740 Y

    BIC (Swift): UBSWCHZH80A

    Account Number: 254-630177.40Y

    Clearing Number: 00254

    Beneficiary Name:

    OIKOS International

    Dufourstrasse 50

    9000 St. Gallen

    Beneficiary Bank:

    UBS AG

    Postfach, CH 9001 St Gallen

    Are there any fees?

    Yes, oikos Members  need to make a payment of 90 CHF in order to attend the oikos FutreLab. 90 CHF covers your accommodation and food during the event. You are responsible for travel expenses from your home city to Geneva and back.
    Alumni, young scholars, faculty, advisers, and partners are required to pay 190 CHF. This includes food during the event, but not accommodation

    What is included in the participation fee for the FutureLab 2018?

    oikos Members: 90 CHF covers your accommodation in double room at the Hostel (check-in: 25.10.2018 and check-out: 28.10.2018) and food during the event. You are responsible for travel expenses from your home city to Geneva and back. Unfortunately, we cannot reimburse this expenses. NB: if you plan to attend both LEAP Meeting and FutureLab, your international travel will be covered as it will be considered as a part of the LEAP package. However, you will still need to pay the FutureLab participation fee.

    Alumni, young scholars, faculty, advisers, and partners: 190 CHF covers food during the event, but not accommodation.

    How much is 90 CHF in the currency used in my country?

    Here is a site where you can easily make the conversion – http://www.oanda.com

    Logistical Questions:

    Where will I be staying during the FutureLab 2018?

    oikos members will be staying at the Geneva Hostel, in Geneva.  You can check in on 25th October and check out on the morning of 28th October.

    Where will the FutureLab 2018 take place?

    The oikos FutureLab 2018 will take place at Geneva ImpactHub

    I will be attending the LEAP Meeting 2018 as well, how do I get from Leysin to Geneva?

    oikos will organize your transportation from Leysin to Geneva.

  • oikos FutureLab 2017

    In 2017, the oikos FutureLab was also the launchpad for the celebration of our 30th anniversary and for kicking off the next decade of oikos initiatives. We took stock of and celebrated our achievements by bringing together the global oikos community from 30 years of impact: our members and alumni, advisors and faculty, partners and supporters. The theme for this year’s event was Shaping Tomorrow Today.

    The FutureLab took place on October 12. Inspiring keynote speakers included Ambassador Michael Gerber (Swiss Special Envoy for Global Sustainable Development), Peter Lacy (Managing Director for Growth, Strategy, and Sustainability, Accenture), and Sophia Tickell (Founder and Director, Meteos). They tackled the topic of how business can and should be a force for good. In addition, oikos FutureLab panelists discussed reforms needed to transform economics and management education and debated the role of oikos in this process. The FutureLab workshops also examined contemporary sustainability challenges that are crucial for the development of the sustainability agenda of the decades to come.

    Learn more: https://oikos-international.org/oikos-futurelab-2017/

    oikos FutureLab 2016

    For the sixth consecutive year, the oikos community is gathered in St. Gallen from November 6 to 9 for the FutureLab 2016. The aim was to pursue the implementation of our mission: integrating more sustainability in economics and management education. Whilst many understand and talk about the struggle of our educational systems to integrate sustainability and teach for its internalisation, we cease to couple the talk with the walk. A gap can be observed both in the struggle to teach for sustainable change agents and for inciting people to walk their talk in implementing projects that can bring about transformation. This is why the international organizing team chose the topic #WalkTheTalk, empowering and inspiring each other and the oikos communities to advance our actions and close educational gaps.

    Present at the conference were inspirational voices from business, NGOs and learning institutions as well as motivated oikos members from around the world. Watch this video for a quick impression or

    learn more: https://oikos-international.org/programmes/futurelab/oikos-futurelab-2016/

    oikos FutureLab 2015

    The 2015 oikos FutureLab took place on 26 – 28 October (Monday – Wednesday) in the Pfalzkeller in St. Gallen. Its main aim was to create action plans to implement sustainable and relevant education systems, by involving representatives from all parties with an interest in management and economics education. It is, specifically, intended to facilitate the design of learning experiences that are more effective at preparing change agents to address the challenges of the 21st century. This signifies the embedding of sustainability and social perspectives in management and economics education and integrating pluralistic teaching methods.

    We are an important step closer to making education matter and could not have done it without more than 120 enthusiastic and driven participants from 20 countries and 4 continents. Now it is time to act in our local chapters. We are looking forward to seeing the next steps, projects and initiatives of the whole oikos community. Check out the Publication of Ideas here.

    More information: https://oikos-international.org/programmes/futurelab/oikos-futurelab-2015/

    oikos FutureLab 2014

    The 2014 oikos FutureLab took place on 10 – 11 November in St. Gallen. Several projects and initiatives were planned during the oikos FutureLab towards “building a bridge for sustainability in economics and management” together with 120 participants from 18 countries.

    For the first time, the oikos FutureLab was organised by a group of seven members from three different chapters worldwide who worked together for eight months. The floor was mainly in the hands of the participants who shaped the gathering. Students, alumni, NGO representatives, faculty members and corporate partners were working together in seven oikos Learning Circles (Economics, Finance, Leadership, Management, Energy, Fashion/Supply Chain and Entrepreneurship) in order to develop projects and initiatives. Speakers included Yuan Yang from Rethinking Economics and Marloes Nichols from Meteos, who spoke about campaigning for sustainability and shared their practical experience, as well as Uwe Lübbermann, founder of Premium Cola, the ecologically friendly and socially just drink producer in Germany who has chosen an organisational structure and strategies at Premium Cola that are in sharp contrast to what we learn in business schools.

    More information: https://oikos-international.org/programmes/futurelab/oikos-futurelab-2014/

    oikos FutureLab 2013

    The 2013 oikos FutureLab took place on 11 – 12 November in St. Gallen. It focused on “Transforming Education” and on opportunities to drive change at faculties for economics and management. As a platform focused on solutions and action, the oikos FutureLab offered insights to co-learn with our members and partners and to identify opportunities to take oikos to the next level as an effective learning organization – in particular:

    • To understand and effectively tap into the learning opportunities already existing in our network.
    • To develop a platform for oikos and universities where we are active as learning organizations that foster sustainability leadership skills among their members and audiences.
    • To explore what a reference model for sustainability education in economics and management actually could look like, so that we can inspire students, scholars and university administrators.

    More information: https://oikos-international.org/programmes/futurelab/oikos-futurelab-2013/

    oikos FutureLab 2012

    On 19th and 20th November, 2012, we will welcome oikos members and partners in St. Gallen for the second oikos FutureLab. The 2012 topic is “Impact: Think – Act – Share”. As a central platform for changemakers, the FutureLab will bring together our chapter members from across four continents; our alumni in business, government, NGOs, and academia; our faculty members from schools for management and economics worldwide, and a broad array of partners supporting our projects.
    The oikos FutureLab will focus on impact and activating our network: What impact do we aim to achieve as individuals? How do we develop a mindset of change? How can we activate our oikos network more effectively to create impact? As a platform focused on solutions and action, the oikos FutureLab will offer insights into sustainability trends to watch, to co-learn with our members and partners and to identify opportunities for strengthening our impact in the future.
    A key feature of the oikos FutureLab will be the Impact Fair, a forum where conference delegates introduce their own projects, and through which they can engage the oikos community to help them further develop their project. Delegates will be invited to present their initiatives by using a theory of change logic during the Project Fair. Background information will be provided prior to the conference.
    The Project Fair will be followed by an Open Space to design and develop concrete projects to pursue with the support of the oikos community.

    More information: www.oikos-international.org/2012-2/

    oikos FutureLab 2011

    The oikos FutureLab 2011 is the first oikos event ever to gather our global family of student members, alumni, advisors, faculty and partners. As we approach our 25th anniversary in 2012, we are launching this new platform to provide not only a meeting point to share perspectives on the future, but also a “laboratory” to design initiatives and engage the oikos community in pursuing them. With oikos chapters across four continents, alumni in business, government, NGOs, and academia, faculty members at leading schools for management and economics worldwide, and a broad array of partners supporting our projects, we believe it is time to bring all of us together and accelerate the sustainability momentum.

    As a platform focused on solutions and action, the oikos FutureLab will offer insights into sustainability trends to watch in the long-term, key developments to monitor during the next 12 months, and opportunities for change moving forward. It will take a close look at how the oikos community can strengthen selected projects that are already on their way and provide a launching pad for new initiatives that emerge in the discussions. And it will nurture an ongoing exchange within the oikos community to set agendas, define priorities and join forces to increase impact.

    Participation is by invitation only. The event will take place in St. Gallen, Switzerland – where it all started in 1987.

Applications are now open!

 

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