Neo WAY

Neo WAY will be back on 29-30 August, many thanks to all who participated in the July edition

32+ awesome speakers covering all 24 global time zones

Neo WAY Global Event
Sunday 26 July
(EMEAI* and Asia)

* Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent


EVENT TIME ZONES


07:00 to 11:00 Universal Standard Time (UTC)
Azores

09:00 to 13:00 Central European Time (CET)
Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Central Africa

11:00 to 15:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries

12:30 to 16:30 India Standard Time (IST)
India

15:00 to 19:00 Singapore Standard Time (SGT)
Singapore, Hong Kong, China

17:00 to 21:00 Australian Eastern Time (AEST)
Sydney

19:00 to 23:00 New Zealand Standard Time (NZT)
Auckland


OUR SPEAKERS


Emile Delam

Norway

  • Partner Foreign Affairs Q4 CAPITAL
  • Speaker at Horasis.org

26 July
08:00 – 08:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:00 – 17:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Adrian Neamtu

Germany

  • Head of Deposit Business Siemens Bank GmbH
  • WAY Davos’19 speaker

26 July
08:20 – 08:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:20 – 17:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:40 – 18:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Adam Newman

Brazil

  • President and Co-founder Favela Inc
  • CEO Favela Experience
  • Film Producer Yawarani VR

26 July
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:00 – 18:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Rikia Saddy

Canada

  • CEO Rikia Saddy Strategy
  • Former Board of Directors Oxfam
  • Author “We are Canada”

26 July
09:20 – 09:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:20 – 18:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:40 – 19:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Shelley Lewis

United Kingdom

  • Founder & Host The Equanimity Expert
  • Executive Director Inner Outer Peace Fund

26 July
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:00 – 19:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Alvaro Schocair

Brazil

  • Founder at Link School of Business
  • CEO Quebec Impact Assets

26 July
10:20 – 10:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:20 – 19:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Katrina Coleen Bayog

Belgium

  • MSc Candidate, Advanced Masters on Cultural Anthropology and Development Studies at KU Leuven, Belgium
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
11:00 – 11:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:00 – 20:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Micaela Coleman

United States

  • Former Press Assistant, Legislative Correspondent & Special Assistant U.S. House of Representatives
  • Member of YPFP (Young Professionals in Foreign Policy)
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
11:20 – 11:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:20 – 20:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
11:40 – 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:40 – 21:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


End of Neo WAY Global Event

PREVIOUS JULY SESSION SPEAKERS

Neo WAY Singapore

Sat 25 July 2020
07:00 – 11:00 UTC
15:00 – 19:00 SGT


Eight speakers and four play breaks were part of the Singapore Neo WAY event which took place over four hours in total.


EVENT TIME ZONES


07:00 to 11:00 Universal Standard Time (UTC)
Iceland

09:00 to 13:00 Central European Time (CET)
Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Central Africa

11:00 to 15:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries

12:30 to 16:30 India Standard Time (IST)
India

15:00 to 19:00 Singapore Standard Time (SGT)
Singapore, Hong Kong, China

17:00 to 21:00 Australian Eastern Time (AEST)
Sydney

19:00 to 23:00 New Zealand Standard Time (NZT)
Auckland

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Sun Yen Tan

Singapore

  • WAY Singapore Studio Super
  • High School Student
  • Filmmaker at Blank Productions

25 July
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:00 – 15:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Chloe Ling

Malaysia

  • Author and Educator
  • TEDx Speaker
  • WEF Global Shaper

25 July
09:20 – 09:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:20 – 15:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
09:40 – 10:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:40 – 16:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Zaim Mohzani

Malaysia

  • International Strategy & Diplomacy (LSE), Chevening Scholar;
  • Community Builder (3x NGO Founder) | AI & IR
  • WEF Global Shaper

25 July
10:00 – 10:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Lorenzo Niola

Switzerland

  • Head of Ecosystem Development Hatch CoLab
  • WEF Global Shaper

25 July
10:20 – 10:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:20 – 16:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
10:40 – 11:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:40 – 17:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Kilian Kleinschmidt

Austria

  • CEO of IPA SWITXBOARD
  • Former UN Emergency Manager UNHCR Camp Manager Za’atari (Jordan)

25 July
11:00 – 11:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:00 – 17:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Maël Azokly

Switzerland

  • MLaw student
  • WEF Global Shaper

25 July
11:20 – 11:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:20 – 17:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
11:40 – 12:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:40 – 18:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Nora Stolz

United Kingdom

  • Wellbeing strategist
  • Positive Psychology coach
  • Yoga teacher

25 July
12:00 – 12:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:00 – 18:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Jed Grant

Luxembourg

  • Former NATO Section Chief – Division of Information Technology
  • Top EU Blockchain Expert, Fintech Europe Top 200 Influencer
  • University of Luxembourg Adjunct Professor

25 July
12:20 – 12:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:20 – 18:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
12:40 – 13:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


End of Singapore Neo WAY Event


Neo WAY California

Sat 25 July 2020
08:00 – 12:00 PDT and
15:00 – 19:00 UTC



EVENT TIME ZONES


07:00 to 11:00 Alaska Daylight Time (ADT)
Alaska

08:00 to 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Vancouver, California

11:00 to 12:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Toronto, New York

12:00 to 16:00 Brazil Standard Time (BRT)
Brasilia, Buenos Aires

15:00 to 19:00 Universal Standard Time (UTC)
Iceland, Azores

17:00 to 21:00 Central European Time (CET)
Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Central Africa

19:00 to 23:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries


OUR SPEAKERS


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Alexi Stapf

(joint session with Natasha Stapf)

United States

  • WAY Santa Barbara Studio Super
  • High School Student
  • Tech Center Support Specialist

Natasha Stapf

(joint session with Alexi Stapf)

United States

  • WAY Santa Barbara Studio Super
  • High School Student

25 July
08:00 – 08:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:00 – 17:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Vanessa Arelle

Portugal

  • Former Head of Cultural Affairs (Cultural Attachée) for Mexico
  • Regular contributor to Vogue Mexico and Vogue Latin America
  • Trustee of Fashion Revolution; TedX Speaker

25 July
08:20 – 08:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:20 – 17:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:40 – 18:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Rosie von Lila

United Stated

  • Interim CEO of New America Alliance
  • Advisor to the Burning Man Project
  • Co-Founder of Lab on Regenerative Culture – NEXUS Global Summit

25 July
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:00 – 18:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Marc Muller Eberstein

United States

  • Former Microsoft Director Product Management and Marketing
  • Author of multiple books, TEDx Speaker
  • Startup Mentor Blockchain for Social Impact Coalition (BSIC)

25 July
09:20 – 09:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:20 – 18:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:40 – 19:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Jordan Naddaf

(joint session with Maayan Barsade)

United States

  • Co-Founder & Co-CEO at the Foreign Policy Youth Collaborative
  • XPRIZE Advisory Board Member

Maayan Barsade

(joint session with Jordan Naddaf)

United States

  • Co-CEO and Co-CEO at Foreign Policy Youth Collaborative
  • Oxford Summer Courses Student Ambassador

25 July
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:00 – 19:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Denise Cortês-Keyser

Mozambique

  • Former TV Presenter and ex-Sports Leader
  • Corporate Finance Specialist and Motivational Speaker
  • TEDx Maputo Curator

25 July
10:20 – 10:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:20 – 19:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Tiffany Yu

United States

  • Disability Champion
  • Podcaster and TEDx Speaker
  • WEF Global Shaper

25 July
11:00 – 11:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:00 – 20:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Irra Ariella Khi

United Kingdom

  • Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer Zamna (VChain)
  • Oxford Graduate, 1st Class Honours Degree with Commended Thesis written in three languages; Oxford Entrepreneurs

25 July
11:20 – 11:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:20 – 20:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

25 July
11:40 – 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:40 – 21:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


End of California Event

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Marcelo Garcia

Switzerland

  • Founder of WisdomAccelerator.org
  • Member of Explorers.org
  • UN Smart Cities Expert

26 July
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:00 – 15:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Dr. Swam Saung Oo

Myanmar

  • Director of Trust Oo, MyHealthcare
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
09:20 – 09:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:20 – 15:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
09:40 – 10:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
15:40 – 16:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


D’aaron Fallacorina

Philippines

  • School Counselor at De La Salle University
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
10:00 – 10:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Luisa Meneghetti

Switzerland

  • Former Internal Displacement Monitoring Centre (IDMC) expert
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
10:20 – 10:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:20 – 16:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
10:40 – 11:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:40 – 17:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Andrea Guida

Switzerland

  • Principal at CO Collaboration in Organizations
  • WEF Global Shaper; Founding Curator of Lugano Hub

26 July
11:00 – 11:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:00 – 17:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Nanticha Ocharoenchai

Thailand

  • Storyteller and Climate Activist
  • Communications Consultant World Wildlife Fund (WWF)
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
11:20 – 11:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:20 – 17:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
11:40 – 12:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:40 – 18:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Myo Kyaw Thu

Myanmar

  • Banking Consultant at IFC (International Finance Corporation) World Bank Group
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
12:00 – 12:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:00 – 18:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Syahmi Zulfadhli bin Abdullah

Brunei Darussalam

  • Certified Tourist Guide, Ministry of Primary Resources and Tourism Brunei
  • WEF Global Shaper

26 July
12:20 – 12:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:20 – 18:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

20 minutes of group games, comedy clips, interesting videos and more

26 July
12:40 – 13:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


WISDOM ACCELERATOR FOR YOUTH (WAY)

These days you can get almost any answer online immediately – so a key skill for the future is above all knowing how to ask the right questions.

Neo WAY is the virtual edition of Wisdom Accelerator for Youth (WAY) and brings successful speakers from many interesting backgrounds to share their stories about what made them wiser over the years with a selected group of teenagers (13-17) from all around the world during an interactive Zoom meeting which is hosted during the last weekend of every month.

For more details on how to apply to join the upcoming original version of WAY in Davos, Switzerland on the week of 23-30 January 2021, please visit WisdomAccelerator.org.

As with the original “live” weeklong event version, the Neo WAY event focus is on facilitating learning from curiosity and joy, with many breaks between sessions to play with other participants. Neo WAY is free to attend, for more details on how to apply please read on:


The next Neo WAY event will take place on the weekend of 29-30 August, registrations are now open via this link: tiny.cc/NeoWAY

Neo WAY Singapore Edition (15:00 – 19:00 SGT):
A single four hours long program on Sat 29 August ’20

Neo WAY California Edition (08:00 – 12:00 PDT):
A single four hours long program on Sat 29 August ’20

Neo WAY Global Edition (09:00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 21:00 CET):
Two times four hours long programs on Sun 30 August ’20

Free to attend, donations welcome. Donors get recognized if so desired:

paypal.me/wisdomaccelerator


A VIRTUAL WISDOM ACCELERATOR FOR YOUTH (WAY)

Neo WAY is a global virtual event aimed at teenagers in the 13-17 age group, along the lines of the original WisdomAccelerator.org “live” format hosted in Davos during the World Economic Forum (WEF) week.

There are many definitions of wisdom across cultures and to keep things simple we could say that it is “doing the right thing at the right time for the right reasons”.

During WAY events like Neo, guest speakers share stories about their past/present/future with a teenager’s perspective in mind – while focusing on how those personal experiences made them wiser over the years.

Individual Neo WAY events are called “blocks” (like LEGO) and last four hours each in total. In the majority of cases every hour is composed of two speakers talking for 20 minutes each, followed by a break called “Pause to Play” (team web games, cool clips, etc) also lasting 20 minutes – totalling eight speakers and four breaks per block of four hours.

There are four blocks per weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday. Each block is subdivided into two half parts of two hours each for participants who cannot join for the whole program. It’s not an issue to join us for only half a block (two hours).

Participants can apply to attend more than one block (for instance both Saturday and Sunday), but because of time zone differences if you live in Asia or in the Americas you will notice that one of the blocks available is in the middle of the night! Those living in Europe, Middle East and Africa should be able to join all four blocks if desired. For more details on how we deal with the very tricky time zones challenge, please scroll all the way to the end of this page.

As a selected Neo WAY participant you can also request to watch the sessions you could not attend later as most of them will be recorded. For the moment a good level of English is required to join these events, but if you can’t understand something during the talks (difficult accents, etc) it is always possible to watch the recordings later with automatically generated close captioning subtitles (also in English).

If you’d like to apply to join one or more Neo WAY blocks during our next event, please prepare beforehand to briefly answer the following questions when making your application:

  • Who’s the wisest person you know (of any age) and why?
  • Share a situation which made you wiser in the past.
  • What’s the funniest joke you know which is also related to wisdom learning? (optional)

Candidates accepted for Neo WAY events receive an individual Zoom invitation link. Please don’t share it as there’s an official guest list.

All others not joining us this time are most welcome to follow our sessions via YouTube Live (or Facebook Live) and to ask questions there – the link will be available at the top of this page a bit before we go live with each of the four block.

Hope to see you there!


32 speakers and 16 play breaks will be part of the next Neo WAY event with 16 hours of programming over two days in total – covering participants living anywhere in the world, who should be able to attend at least half of the sessions regardless of where they live. The sessions which cannot be attended due to time zone differences can be streamed later in our YouTube channel when they will be posted after the videos are edited.

Click here for the Neo WAY YouTube Channel (Beta)


WORKING AROUND TIME ZONES

Time zones are one of the main challenges for online events, especially those aiming at having a truly global audience. They also change frequently twice a year because so many countries use Summer/Winter times.

Luckily we found a workaround which we believe solves this issue adequately by providing eight hours of daily programming divided into two main regions of the planet so that no matter where you live you can join us for at least four hours both on Saturday and on Sunday:

EMEAI/APAC

If you live in Europe, Middle East, Africa, Indian Subcontinent (EMEAI) or in most Asia Pacific (APAC) countries this is the part of Neo WAY which will be running during reasonable hours, for instance 09:00 – 13:00 in Central Europe and 15:00 – 19:00 in Singapore.

As you can see from the diagram below, it takes place the middle of the night in the whole of the Americas (00:00 – 04:00 in San Francisco and 03:00 – 07:00 in New York), so if you live in that region you’ll probably prefer to watch the recorded sessions later in our YouTube channel.

AMERICAS/EMEA

If you live in the Americas or in Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) as well in some West Pacific countries you would join us for this part of Neo WAY happening for instance at 08:00 – 12:00 in San Francisco and 17:00 – 21:00 in Central Europe. That’s again a total of four hours of daily programming both on Saturday and on Sunday.

This part of the program happen is the middle of the night in Asia and most of the Pacific (23:00 – 03:00 in Singapore and 03:00 – 07:00 in Auckland), so watching this part of the program online later makes more sense.

You may have realized that if you live in Europe, in the Middle East or in Africa (= EMEA region) you’re lucky to be able to join us for both parts in the morning and again in the evening, with a total event program of eight hours a day both on Saturday and on Sunday. That sounds like a lot, but quite a few participants have done that before!

You can see this overlap for the EMEA region more clearly in this Detailed Global Neo WAY planning per time zone – the program times are highlighted in yellow below (events start at the times highlighted in orange):

For instance, the Europe/Asia block starts at 07:00 in Iceland and ends at 23:00 in New Zealand, while the Americas/Europe block starts at 07:00 in Alaska and ends at 23:00 in the Gulf Countries.

To avoid participating in inconvenient hours, those of you lucky to live in Hawaii and some Pacific Island countries and territories (Polynesia, Tonga, Samoa(s), Kiribati, Tokelau and Niue) may prefer to attend the second half of the Americas/EMEA blocks plus the first half of the EMEAI/Asia blocks (i.e. 08:00 – 10:00 and 21:00 – 23:00 in Honolulu and Tahiti).

This dual daily event repartition strategy effectively covers every one of the 24 time zones and allows any teenager with online access anywhere in the world to participate.


REGISTRATION LINKS FOR OUR NEXT EVENT

The next Neo WAY event will take place on the weekend of 27-28 June, registrations are now open via this link: tiny.cc/NeoWAY

Free to attend, donations welcome – donors get recognized if so desired:

paypal.me/wisdomaccelerator

Neo WAY Singapore Edition (15:00 – 19:00 SGT):
A single four hours long program on Sat 27 June ’20

Neo WAY Santa Barbara Edition (08:00 – 12:00 PST):
A single four hours long program on Sat 27 June ’20

Neo WAY Global Edition (09:00 – 13:00 and 17:00 – 21:00 CET):
Two times four hours long programs on Sun 28 May ’20


Neo WAY is brought to you by Wisdom Accelerator for Youth (WAY), a registered Swiss non profit NGO based in Geneva, Switzerland. Our live events will be back in 2021, in the meantime please have a look at our past experiences in Davos: WisdomAccelerator.org


Wisdom Accelerator for Youth
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Geneva, Switzerland

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