Neo WAY

Neo WAY (8th edition) takes place on the weekend of 19-20 Dec ’20

30+ awesome speakers covering all global time zones available directly via the Zoom links below:


Saturday 19 Dec

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 20 Dec

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




PREVIOUS NOVEMBER SPEAKERS

Neo WAY Singapore

Sat 28 November 2020
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

31 October
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Cherie Wang

Singapore

  • Simplifying financial planning for the masses
  • Providing educated guidance to help build a plan toward a better financial life

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


Aditya Singh

India

  • Director – Athena School of Management
  • Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, Member at Chatham House
  • Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, Rotarian
  • Member – Higher Ed Committee at Indo-French Chamber of Commerce

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


Jason Ribeiro

Canada

  • Director of Strategy, Calgary Economic Development
  • Ph.D. Candidate and SSHRC Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canada Graduate Scholar, University of Calgary
  • Outgoing Curator, WEF Global Shapers (Calgary Hub)

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


Zsófia Szlamka

United Kingdom

  • PhD Candidate
  • Founder at AMKA Counselling
  • Co-Founder at VOICES
  • The Travelling Psychologist Blogger

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


Palesa Tshandu

South Africa

  • Analyst – Office of the Group Chief Executive at Transnet SOC Ltd
  • Curator of Johannesburg Hub – Global Shapers Community

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


Douglas Giglioti

Brazil

  • Director at Reconectta
  • Curator of São Paulo Hub – Global Shapers Community

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


Ahoud Alshaikh

United Kingdom

  • School Governor London Borough of Hounslow
  • PhD Candidate at University of Exeter

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


End of Singapore Neo WAY Event

Neo WAY California

Sat 28 November 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

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


Cristina Calvo

Costa Rica

  • CMO of ASUAire Travel
  • Partner BMT Best Marketing Talent

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


Rajinder Jhol

Switzerland

  • Digitalisation and Governance consultant

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


Dr. Noel Akpata

Nigeria

  • CEO STRATEX PRO

28 November
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 November
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:40 – 19:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Pascale Siegel

United States

  • Managing Director, Ankura Consulting Group, LLC
  • Strategic influence, cross-cultural communications and international affairs
  • Focus on (geo)political risk, security policy, transnational threats, and counter-insurgency.

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


Sampson Kofy Adotey

Ghana

  • Knowledge Broker
  • Inclusive Innovation and Educational Leader

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


Otto Canon

Nigeria

  • Executive Director/Founder at CleanCyclers Africa

28 November
11:00 – 11:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:00 – 20:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Palash Sanyal

Canada

  • Corporate Knights Top 30 under 30 2018 in Canada
  • Water Next’s Young Professional of the year award 2019
  • EECOM Outstanding Youth Action Leader 2019
  • Canadian Water Network Water Leader of Tomorrow 2019

28 November
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 November
12:40 – 13:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
20:40 – 21:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


End of California Event

Neo WAY Global Event
Sunday 1 November
(EMEAI* and Asia)

* Europe, Middle East, Africa and Indian Subcontinent


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


Regine Chen

Singapore

  • Consultant at McKinsey & Co.
  • 24 under 24 in STEM

29 November
09:00 – 09:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:00 – 16:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Hashendra Wijesinha

Australia

  • Author and Sustainability Strategist
  • Purposeful Work Champion
  • World Economic Forum Global Shaper

29 November
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

29 November
09:40 – 10:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
16:40 – 17:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Sophie Fisher

Australia

  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • Girls on Bikes ACT
  • YWCA Canberra

29 November
10:00 – 10:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:00 – 17:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Taylor Hawkins

Australia

  • Founder The Linq Advisory

29 November
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

29 November
10:40 – 11:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
17:40 – 18:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Khurram Jamil

Denmark

  • President of Strategic Initiatives and founding partner of Area9
  • Copenhagen University Medical Doctor

29 November
11:00 – 11:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:00 – 18:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Dr. Lorenz Granrath

Japan

  • Supervisory Innovation Coordinator AIST, Japan Representative
  • CONTACT Software, Multiphoton Optics

29 November
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

29 November
11:40 – 12:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Stefanie Ólives

Brazil

  • Lawyer Smart legal solutions

29 November
12:00 – 12:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:00 – 19:20 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Lucia Schlemmer

South Africa

  • Senior Researcher at Cenfri

29 November
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

29 November
12:40 – 13:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
19:40 – 20:00 ASEAN (SGT/CNT)


Neo WAY Global Event
Sunday 27 September
(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


Aviva Alvares

Ireland

  • Key Account Manager at Mars
  • WEF Global Shaper @Dublin Hub

29 November
08:00 – 08:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:00 – 17:20
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Tanya König

Switzerland

  • Moderator
  • Digital Video Producer
  • Reporter | Storyteller

29 November
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

29 November
08:40 – 09:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
17:40 – 18:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Dr. Simon Engelke

Germany

  • Founder & Chair of Battery Associates

29 November
09:00 – 09:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
18:00 – 18:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Jerome Manuel

Canada

  • Business Advisor
  • Operations, Strategy, Innovation

29 November
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

29 November
09:40 – 10:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Abdul Adama

United Kingdom

  • Brand Marketing Consultant
  • MSc Marketing student

29 November
10:00 – 10:20 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:00 – 19:20 Central Europe (CET/CAT)



Jonathan Tanguay

Canada

  • BNP Performance Philanthropique Consultant

29 November
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

29 November
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00
Central Europe (CET/CAT)


Jackson Rowland

New Zealand

  • Director, Ākina Invest
  • Obama Leader
  • Global Shaper

29 November
10:40 – 11:00 Pacific Standard Time (PST)
19:40 – 20:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)




Tianmei Chen

United Kingdom

  • First Chinese Chevening Scholar
  • Public Speaker
  • Certified MBTI and NLP Master Practitioner.

29 November
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

29 November
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


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