15 October 2018 - 16 October 2018
Policy Program I Berlin Transatlantic Forum 2018: “Present at the New Creation? Tech. Power. Democracy.”
On October 15-16, 2018 the Aspen Institute Germany will be hosting its annual Transatlantic Conference. The Aspen Berlin Transatlantic Forum brings together 200 – 300 policy makers, business leaders, innovators, economists, philosophers, religious leaders, civil society and security experts to discuss the opportunities and challenges associated with the U.S.-European relationship and changing world order. This year’s conference will focus on the nexus of technology, power and democracy. At its core, the conference will confront two fundamental questions: If technological advancements like AI and cryptocurrencies, revisionist powers and the rise of populism are rendering the old order unfit for purpose, are we present at the new creation? And if so, how can transatlantic partners find new ways to guarantee that a new tech-inflected order does not emerge out of a fit of absent-mindedness?