Neo WAY

Neo WAY will be back on the weekend of 31 Oct – 1 Nov ’20

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

Saturday 31 Oct

First session – Singapore Event: 09:00 – 13:00 CET (Central Europe) and 15:00 – 19:00 SGT (Singapore)

Click to join Zoom meeting:

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

Second session – California Event: 08:00 – 12:00 PST (Pacific Time) and 17:00 – 21:00 CET (Central Europe)

Click to join Zoom meeting:

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

Sunday 01 Nov

Third session – Global Event AM: 09:00 – 13:00 CET (Central Europe) and 15:00 – 19:00 SGT (Singapore)

Click to join Zoom meeting:

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)

Click to join Zoom meeting:

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


NeoWAY.org sessions will also be broadcast live on Facebook via this link (active only during event times):


PREVIOUS SPEAKERS (SEPTEMBER ’20)

Neo WAY Singapore

Sat 26 September 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

Jessica Tungadi

Australia

  • NeoWAY Alumnus
  • High School Student

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


Susan Oh

Thailand

  • Co-founder & CEO, Muckr.ai
  • Member of the Global Sustainability Network
  • Storyteller and TEDx Speaker

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


Calvin Wong

Indonesia

  • CEO of Plater, Member of Global Shapers and Founder of Mealennials

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


Gilad Novik

Israel

  • Founder at Gilnovation

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


Darius Tamauskas

Lithuania

  • Consultant at The World Bank

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


Renato de Castro

Italy

  • Smart City Expert | Author | Keynote Speaker | World Traveller

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


Ana Jipa

Spain

  • Co-founder at Okey
  • Advisor at HardYakka
  • Partner at Globalld

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


Mike Zuckerman

Uganda

  • Applied Geographer
  • Refugee Social Entrepreneur

26 September
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 September
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 26 September 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


Marc Nienaber

United Kingdom

  • Neo WAY alumnus
  • High School Student

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


Patricia Salvação

Brazil

  • MappaBiz Founder
  • WEF Global Shaper

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


Daniel Sava

UK

  • Project Manager Materials, Chemistry, Physics | Building business cases for innovations from University of Manchester
  • WEF Global Shaper

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


Dijana Galijasevic

Germany

  • PhD Candidate & Co-founder ‘EXPONENTIALLY HUMAN’ – Purposeful Transformation Leadership Retreats

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


Anitha Vadavatha

United States

  • Exponential technologies advisor & consultant, Global Strategist, and Entrepreneur

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


Parneet Pal

United States

  • Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, Inc.
  • Physician, Educator and Science Communicator

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


Juliana Leal

Brazil

  • Chevening Scholar | Human Rights | International Cooperation | Public Policies
  • WEF Global Shaper

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


Robert Levin

United States

  • CEO, Emerging Star Digital
  • Author of multiple books

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


End of California Event

Neo WAY Global Event
Sunday 27 September
(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


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Marcelo Garcia

Switzerland

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

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


River Roberts

Australia

  • Ecological Living Advocate

27 September
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

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


Elena Poughia

Germany

  • MD at Dataconomy Media and Data Natives
  • Community Advisor at EIC

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


Joel Curado

Switzerland

  • Country Digital Transformation Leader – Digital Village @ Cisco Systems Smart Cities

27 September
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

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


Rajesh Johnny

UAE

  • Co-Founder Industry 4.1 | EST | Fintech House

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


Kayvan Nikjou

Netherlands

  • Exclusive events for top brands (Mercedes, Porsche, Lamborghini)
  • Marketing and Business Development

27 September
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

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


Edgar Aronov

Estonia

  • Co-Founder and CEO of Evertornado, software for organizing online hackathons and challenges

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


Danielle Wilson

Belgium

  • Award winning impact producer
  • Founder & Director of Think-Film Impact Production; Co-Director of Inventor Films
  • Associate Producer of the Oscar-shortlisted, Emmy-nominated film My Enemy, My Brother (2015)

27 September
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

27 September
12:40 – 13:00 Central Europe (CET/CAT)
18:40 – 19:00 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 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


WAY California Group Presentation

United States

  • Activity led by the NeoWAY California Studio (Santa Barbara)

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


Amandeep Midha

Denmark

  • Developer by Heart & Consultant by Skills
  • Founder Nerd 9
  • Principal IT Consultant BEC

27 September
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

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


Sharmini Ravindran

Singapore

  • Head of Marketing at Mysterium Network
  • Nomadic Lifestyle

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


Asher Bennett

Israel

  • Founder at Tevva – Electric Trucks
  • Used to live in a submarine!

27 September
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

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


Therese Gedda

Global

  • Keynote Speaker on Future of Work & Company Culture, Founder/Executive Coach, Award-Winning Founder & CEO of 30minMBA

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


Peter Knight

Brazil

  • Stanford PhD, Oxford Fulbright Fellow
  • Singularity University Member

27 September
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

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


Aaron Berger

United States

  • Research Scientist; global catastrophic risks, geopolitical spillover events, grand strategy

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


Vivian Claire Liew

Singapore

  • Climate Alpha Adviser to SWFs, Sustainable Investing Expert, Board Director & Sustainability Advisor
  • Founder of Philanthropy Works
  • World Economic Forum Young Global Leader

27 September
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

27 September
11:40 – 12:00 Pacific Daylight Time (PDT)
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!


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.


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 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

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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