Almost 500 speakers from more than 100 countries have already shared personal experiences which made them wiser faster with the WAY community via – including former Heads of State, billionaires, renowned entrepreneurs and investors, Ivy League professors, and many more – several past talks are available via our (beta) YouTube channel


The next Neo WAY (20th edition) takes place on the weekend of 18-19 December ’21

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This month there are only sessions on Saturday 18/12

Saturday 18 December 2021

First session – Asia/EMEA Event: 09:00 – 13:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) and 16:00 – 20:00 SGT (Singapore Time)
Password: WAYAHEAD

Second session – EMEA/Americas Event: 09:00 – 13:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) and 17:00 – 21:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)

Sunday 18 December 2021 (no sessions)

Third session – Asia/EMEA Event: 09:00 – 13:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time) and 16:00 – 20:00 SGT (Singapore Time)

Fourth session – EMEA/Americas Event: 09:00 – 13:00 PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) and 17:00 – 21:00 CEST (Central European Summer Time)
Password: WAYTOGO

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


Neo WAY California

Sat 27 November 2021
09:00 – 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:00 – 21:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


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

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 Summer Time (CEST)
Zurich, Berlin, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Central Africa

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


WAY Introduction


  • Open discussion about the WAY concept

27 November ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:00 – 17:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Adegboyega Asanpaola

United States

  • Head Of Operations at a2i (aspire 2 inspire)
  • MBA Candidate

27 November ’21
09:20 – 09:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:20 – 17:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


20 minutes break

27 November ’21
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
17:40 – 18:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Santiago Rojas


  • Managing Director at Cube Ventures Accelerator

27 November ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:00 – 18:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Priscilla Segnini

United States

  • Master’s Degree in Journalism at Georgetown University

27 November ’21
10:20 – 10:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:20 – 18:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


20 minutes break

27 November ’21
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
18:40 – 19:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Odishika Abigail Adoh

United Kingdom

  • HR / Maritime professional, passionate about talent management
  • Chevening scholar
  • Global shaper (World Economic Forum)
  • YALI RLC Alumni
  • McKinsey Forward Africa Alumni

27 November ’21
11:00 – 11:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:00 – 19:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Aliaa Ahmed


  • Certified Professional Trainer
  • Public Health advisor
  • Nutrition and Health Educator
  • Rights Advocate

27 November ’21
11:20 – 11:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:20 – 19:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


20 minutes break

27 November ’21
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
19:40 – 20:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Alejandra Sanchez


  • Project Assistant at PIT Policy Lab
  • Former Collegiate Athlete

27 November ’21
12:00 – 12:20 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:00 – 20:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)

Ayodeji Babatunde

United States

  • MBA Candidate
  • Business Intelligence Strategist
  • Nigerian Top Executive Award
  • OutliersHCD Co-founder

27 November ’21
12:20 – 12:40 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:20 – 20:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)


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

27 November ’21
12:40 – 13:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
20:40 – 21:00
Central European Summer Time (CEST)

End of California Event


Neo WAY Singapore

Sat 27 November 2021
09:00 – 13:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
16:00 – 20:00 Singapore Time (SGT)


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

09:00 to 13:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
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)

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

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

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

WAY Introduction


  • Open discussion about the WAY concept

27 November ’21
09:00 – 09:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
16:00 – 16:20 Singapore Time (SGT)

Christine Amira


  • Marketing & Communications Manager
  • Wilo East Africa|| Founder
  • Host Women Today Show

30 October ’21
09:20 – 09:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
16:20 – 16:40 Singapore Time (SGT)


20 minutes break

30 October ’21
09:40 – 10:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
16:40 – 17:00 Singapore Time (SGT)

Urvashi Ghosh


  • Partnerships Lead at Bookmap
  • Marketing and Branding Consultant
  • Scaled a digital financial community at ICICI Securities by 700% without spending a dime on Ads

30 October ’21
10:00 – 10:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
17:00 – 17:20 Singapore Time (SGT)

Priyansha Mishra


  • Product Manager, Microsoft
  • Responsible AI Advocate

30 October ’21
10:20 – 10:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
17:20 – 17:40 Singapore Time (SGT)


20 minutes break

30 October ’21
10:40 – 11:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
17:40 – 18:00 Singapore Time (SGT)

Rushva Parikhar


  • Sustainability Consultant – Driving business towards the SDGs
  • Climate Reality Leader

30 October ’21
11:00 – 11:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
18:00 – 18:20 Singapore Time (SGT)

Lebogang Mahlare

United States

  • Investment Professional, Renewable Energy & Power

30 October ’21
11:20 – 11:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
18:20 – 18:40 Singapore Time (SGT)


20 minutes break

30 October ’21
11:40 – 12:00 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
18:40 – 19:00 Singapore Time (SGT)

Ailin Menabil


  • Product Manager at Microsoft

30 October ’21
12:00 – 12:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
19:00 – 19:20 Singapore Time (SGT)



  • TBD

30 October ’21
12:20 – 12:40 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
19:20 – 19:40 Singapore Time (SGT)


20 minutes break

30 October ’21
12:40 – 13:20 Central European Summer Time (CEST)
19:40 – 20:20 Singapore Time (SGT)

End of Singapore Neo WAY Event


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:


Neo WAY is a global virtual event aimed at teenagers in the 13-17 age group, along the lines of the original “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.


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:


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.


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.


DONOR INFORMATION is always free to attend, but donations welcome – donors get recognized if so desired:

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:

Wisdom Accelerator for Youth
Rue Fendt 1, 1201
Geneva, Switzerland

Swiss UID registration: CHE-293.908.661

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