Neo WAY

300+ speakers from 80+ countries have already shared personal experiences which made them wiser faster with the WAY community – include former Heads of State, renowned entrepreneurs and investors, Ivy League professors, and many more – several past talks are available via our (beta) YouTube channel http://tiny.cc/NeoTube


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The next Neo WAY (11th edition) will take place on the weekend of 27-28 Mar ’21

30+ awesome speakers covering all global time zones available directly via the Zoom links below or via our YouTube channel during event hours:

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Saturday 27 Mar

First session – Singapore Event: 09:00 – 13:00 CET (Central Europe) and 16:00 – 20:00 SGT (Singapore)

http://tiny.cc/NeoWAY_Session1
Password: WAYAHEAD

Second session – California Event: 09:00 – 13:00 PST (Pacific Time) and 17:00 – 21:00 CET (Central Europe)

http://tiny.cc/NeoWAY_Session2
Password: WAYBETTER

Sunday 28 Mar

Third session – Global Event AM: 09:00 – 13:00 CET (Central Europe) and 16:00 – 20:00 SGT (Singapore)

http://tiny.cc/NeoWAY_Session3
Password: WAYFINDER

Fourth session – Global Event PM: 08:00 – 12:00 PST (Pacific Time) and 17:00 – 21:00 CET (Central Europe)

http://tiny.cc/NeoWAY_Session4
Password: WAYTOGO


Register here to get updates on future sessions and to be invited to our private LinkedIn group:

http://tiny.cc/NeoWAY



EVENT TIME ZONES


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

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

12:00 to 16:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries

13:30 to 17:30 India Standard Time (IST)
India

16:00 to 20:00 Singapore Standard Time (SGT)
Singapore, Hong Kong, China

19:00 to 23:00 Australian Eastern Time (AEST)
Sydney

21:00 to 01:00 New Zealand Standard Time (NZT)
Auckland




PREVIOUS FEBRUARY SPEAKERS

Neo WAY Singapore

Sat 27 February 2021
09:00 – 13:00 Central European Time (CET)
16:00 – 20:00 Singapore Time (SGT)


Eight speakers and four play breaks are part of the Singapore Neo WAY event lasting four hours in total.


EVENT TIME ZONES


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

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

12:00 to 16:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries

13:30 to 17:30 India Standard Time (IST)
India

16:00 to 20:00 Singapore Standard Time (SGT)
Singapore, Hong Kong, China

19:00 to 23:00 Australian Eastern Time (AEST)
Sydney

21:00 to 01:00 New Zealand Standard Time (NZT)
Auckland

WAY Introduction

Global

  • Open discussion about the WAY concept

27 February ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Thembile Nonhle Ndlovu

South Africa

  • Partner Development Manager at Microsoft
  • Skills Development for the 4th Industrial Revolution
  • Mail and Guardian 200 Young South Africans 2019 

27 February ’21
09:20 – 09:40 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

27 February ‘21
09:40 – 10:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:40 – 17:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Beñat Galdós Aizpurua

Spain

  • Founder of Galde, aiming to help people adapt to the current digital environment
  • WEF Global Shaper

27 February ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:00 – 17:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Rula Odeh

Palestine

  • Spoke at the at the United Nations as the first Palestinian woman to participate in the Hult Prize Competition
  • One of the top 6 teams from over 200,000 all over the world

27 February ’21
10:20 – 10:40 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

27 February ‘21
10:40 – 11:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:40 – 18:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Maria Pia Napoletano

Italy

  • Young European Ambassadors in the EU Neighbourhood EAST project
  • Organizer TEDxUninaFedericoII

27 February ’21
11:00 – 11:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:00 – 18:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Sabina Maria Ciofu

Belgium

  • Head of EU and Trade Policy at techUK
  • Founder of Gentlewomen’s Club

27 February ’21
11:20 – 11:40 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

27 February ‘21
11:40 – 12:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Antonella Vagliente

Belgium

  • Co-founder & Director of Young Water Solutions
  • TEDxRiodelaPlata speaker

27 February ’21
12:00 – 12:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:00 – 19:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Juan Daniel Gonçalves

Hungary

  • D-TAG Analytics Product and Partnerships Director
  • Nova Talent Member, global top talent network
  • WEF Global Shaper

27 February ’21
12:20 – 12:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:20 – 19:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


SPECIAL SESSION – Teen Speakers

27 February ‘21
12:40 – 13:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:40 – 20:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


End of Singapore Neo WAY Event

Neo WAY California

Sat 27 February 2020
09:00 – 13:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:00 – 21:00 Central European Time (CET)


EVENT TIME ZONES


08:00 to 12:00 Alaska Daylight Time (ADT)
Alaska

09:00 to 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
Vancouver, California

12:00 to 16:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Toronto, New York

11:00 to 15:00 Brazil Standard Time (BRT)
Brasilia, Buenos Aires

16:00 to 20:00 Universal Standard Time (UTC)
Iceland, Azores

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

20:00 to 00:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries


OUR SPEAKERS


WAY Introduction

Global

  • Open discussion about the WAY concept

27 February ’21
08:00 – 08:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:00 – 17:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Emilio Rodriguez

Canada

  • Program Officer at ParlAmericas
  • WEF Global Shaper
  • OYW Peace Ambassador.

27 February ’21
08:20 – 08:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:20 – 17:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

27 February ‘21
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:40 – 18:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Khadija Tirha

Italy

  • Change Maker USI MEM
  • Young European Volunteer 2017 FOCSIV
  • Global Wellbeing Envoy
  • Peacebuilder iDove Community.

27 February ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:00 – 18:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Gilberto Morishaw

Netherlands

  • Innovation and Community Lead at Innovation Ç
  • TILN Fellow 20-21 German Marshall Fund of the United States
  • Racial Equity Sub-Committee Member Global Shapers Community

27 February ’21
09:20 – 09:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:20 – 18:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

27 February ‘21
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:40 – 19:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Giovanni Ciriello

Italy

  • Law Student at UniNa
  • Co-Founder & Vice Curator of Global Shapers Community Naples

27 February ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:00 – 19:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Omar Ibn Abdillah

Comoros

  • Economist, Auditor, International Trainer, Serial Investor and SDGs Advocate
  • Monitoring And Evaluation Officer of the Comoros Emerging Plan (PCE)
  • Roland Berger Business Strategy Consultant

27 February ’21
10:20 – 10:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:20 – 19:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

27 February ‘21
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Momo Maximilian

Austria

  • Studying Educational Science + Politics, Philosophy, Economics at Uni Salzburg
  • Thinking about the future of education

27 February ’21
11:00 – 11:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:00 – 20:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Klevisa Kapo

Albania

  • Masters’ Student at University of Ljubljana, School of Economics and Business
  • Founder – LitCor
  • Projects’ Specialist – Metropolitan Tirana University
  • Market Research Analyst – Independent Consultant

27 February ’21
11:20 – 11:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:20 – 20:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

27 February ‘21
12:40 – 13:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:40 – 21:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


End of California Event

Neo WAY Global Event AM
Sunday 28 February
(Asia-Pacific, EMEIA*)

* Europe, Middle East, India and Africa

Tatsuya Masubuchi

Japan

  • High-end concierge/Publisher/Writer/Business Consultant/Researcher/Professor/Luxury travel

28 February ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Eriona Ajvazi

Kosovo

  • Digital Marketer at AAB College
  • Vice Curator Global Shapers Community

28 February ’21
09:20 – 09:40 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

28 February ’21
09:40 – 10:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:40 – 17:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Arnas Puidokas

Lithuania

  • Front-End Developer @ Nord Security
  • Acting ambassador of AI Future Lab in the Baltic States
  • Leader of accelerator program, Vilnius Shapers Hub

28 February ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:00 – 17:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Kamile Kaselyte

Belgium

  • Marketing and PR for SMEs & Tech Startups
  • Contributing Writer Thrive Global and ArcticStartup

28 February ’21
10:20 – 10:40 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

28 February ’21
10:40 – 11:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:40 – 18:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Augusto Lopez-Claros

United States

  • Executive Director, Global Governance Forum
  • Senior Fellow Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

28 February ’21
11:00 – 11:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:00 – 18:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Odessa Primus

Czechia

  • Director @ Global Arena Research Institute & Next 100 Symposium
  • Democratizing Big Data and AI

28 February ’21
11:20 – 11:40 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

28 February ’21
11:40 – 12:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Christiana Smirli

Greece

  • Psychology and International Relations
  • ACT – American College of Thessaloniki Bachelor of Science Psychology
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper

28 February ’21
12:00 – 12:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:00 – 19:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Abid Malik

United States

  • Managing Director, Indus Venture
  • Founding Board Member (Emeritus) LUMS National Incubation Centre

28 February ’21
12:20 – 12:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:20 – 19:40 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

28 February ’21
12:40 – 13:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:40 – 20:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)

Neo WAY Global Event PM
Sunday 31 January
(Americas and EMEA*)

* Europe, Middle East and Africa


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 15:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
Toronto, New York

11:00 to 15:00 Brazil Standard Time (BRT)
Brasilia, Buenos Aires

16:00 to 20:00 Universal Standard Time (UTC)
Iceland, Azores

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

20:00 to 00:00 Gulf Standard Time (GST)
Gulf Countries


OUR SPEAKERS


Daniel Zaretsky

Tajikistan

  • American entrepreneur and entrepreneurial ecosystem builder in former Soviet Central Asia
  • General Director/Founder Knowledge Across Borders

28 February ’21
08:00 – 08:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:00 – 17:20
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Paula Sahyoun

Canada

  • Analyst at Social Venture Connexion
  • McConnell Fellow – Social Innovation

28 February ’21
08:20 – 08:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:20 – 17:40
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

28 February ’21
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:40 – 18:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Lernik Essayei, MD

United States

  • Digital Health Solutions, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Yerevan State Medical University Doctor of Medicine (MD)

28 February ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:00 – 18:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Shashidhar Kanukolanu

United States

  • CEO Swipesumo Technologies
  • FinTech, Investment banking, Consulting, development of large science & technology parks

28 February ’21
09:20 – 09:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:20 – 18:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

28 February ’21
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Lina Alvarez

Canada

  • Strategic Design student at Parsons School of design
  • Movement and Mindfulness Teacher
  • Entrepreneur and Intrapreneur
  • International trade professional
  • WEF Global Shaper

28 February ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:00 – 19:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)



Ibrahim Abu Hijleh

Jordan

  • Senior Product Manager SiTech (Semantic Intelligent Technologies)
  • WEF Global Shaper, Amman Hub Curator

28 February ’21
10:20 – 10:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:20 – 19:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

28 February ’21
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Michael Strong

United States

  • Expanseonline.co, a virtual secondary school nurturing the purpose and genius of every child
  • Specialize in creative, intellectual, and entrepreneurial students who find regular school unsatisfying.

28 February ’21
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)




Maja Jovičić

Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • Legal Trainee, Public Health Institute
  • Communications Manager WaySeven Technologies
  • Founder and Curator Global Shapers Banja Luka

28 February ’21
11:20 – 11:40 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:20 – 20:40 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


PAUSE TO PLAY!

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

28 February ’21
11:40 – 12:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:40 – 21:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


End of Neo WAY Global Event

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.

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:


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 sessions 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 session of four hours. There are four sessions per weekend, two on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Participants can join anytime, but because of time zone differences if you live in Asia or in the Americas you will notice that one of the sessions available is in the middle of the night! Those living in Europe, Middle East and Africa should be able to join all four sessions 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 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).

All others not joining us this time (if the Zoom session is full for instance) 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 sessions.

Hope to see you there!


30+ 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.


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 (applicable during Summer) – the program times are highlighted in yellow below (events start at the times highlighted in orange):

For instance, the Europe/Asia session starts at 07:00 in Iceland and ends at 23:00 in New Zealand, while the Americas/Europe session 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 sessions plus the first half of the EMEAI/Asia sessions (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.


CONTACT US

DONOR INFORMATION

NeoWAY.org is always free to attend, but donations welcome – donors get recognized if so desired:

paypal.me/wisdomaccelerator


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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