Launch of the Arthur C. Clarke Conversations on Imagination
There are challenges today that will dramatically change the world that our children and grandchildren and their grandchildren will inhabit. If today were tomorrow, what do we wish we had done now to prepare? What are the synergies between the arts, sciences and technology, fired by imagination, that will help forge a better world?
The Clarke Conversations will be an on-going series of live and live-streamed, curated “conversations” between highly imaginative solution finders. They will seek to open new pathways in addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow. They will start from the point of departure that our core challenges can be addressed through imagination—that act of seeing in distinctive and fresh ways how human history, choices, and actions shape our present, that in turn allow us to envision new futures.
Through an intimate, structured exploration of issues that challenge our planet’s future well-being, the Conversations will reveal how recognized and creative experts in their own fields or disciplines have sought broader engagement across disciplines and, by venturing “a little way…into the impossible” have developed big ideas and new approaches to problem solving. The aim of each Clarke Conversation and collectively will be to create a community attuned to ways in which we can understand our most urgent challenges and think constructively about shaping our future. The first Clarke Conversations will be a part of the 100th birthday celebrations in the 4th quarter of 2017.
We are pleased to partner with our sister organization, the Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination, to produce and present the Clarke Conversations.