Skoll World Forum Events at New Theatre
Wed 28 March 2012 - Thu 29 March 2012
The Skoll World Forum will be open to the public for the following events at New Theatre:
WEDNESDAY, 28 MARCH 2012Opening Plenary, starting at 17:00
Hans Rosling, Professor of International Health, Karolinska Institutet; Co-founder, Gapminder Foundation, Sweden
Judith Rodin, CEO, Rockefeller Foundation
Patrick Meier, Director of Crisis Mapping, Ushahidi
Roger Martin, Dean, Rotman School of Business, University of Toronto
Soraya Salti, Region Director, INJAZ Al-Arab
Jeff Skoll, Founder, Skoll Foundation, Skoll Global Threats Fund, Participant Media, Capricorn Investment Group
Stephan Chambers, MBA and EMBA Director, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford; Chairman, Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship
Peter Tufano, Peter Moores Dean, Saïd Business School
Eva Ayllón, titled the ‘Tina Turner of Peru,’ she is the leading exponent of Afro Peruvian music
Sundance Institute Film Screening*, starting at 21:30
Exclusive sneak peek of four upcoming Sundance Institute Stories of Change Films.
Titles to be announced. Doors open at 21:00 and seating is General Admission.
THURSDAY, 29 MARCH 2012Morning Plenary, starting at 09:00
Gordon Brown, Former UK Prime Minister
Eve Ensler, Playwright; Founder, V-Day
Nick Danziger, Photographer, Author, Filmmaker
Pamela Hartigan, Director, Skoll Centre on Social Entrepreneurship
Awards Ceremony, starting at 17:30
George Soros, Chairman, Soros Fund Management LLC; Founder, Open Society Foundations
Sally Osberg, President and CEO, Skoll Foundation
String Fever, a string quartet with electric instruments and a unique sound
Annie Lennox, Internationally renowned singer, songwriter and activist Annie Lennox will be joining the Skoll World Forum this year to honour the men and women who have the moral imagination to see a more peaceful and prosperous world, and who are willing to work in the most difficult of environments to achieve this vision. In her role as an advocate for women and children's rights, regarding the HIV/ AIDS pandemic, she is an ambassador for UNAIDS, OXFAM and the British Red Cross, among many other organisations.
Participant Film Screening* of Contagion, starting at 21:00
A global thriller with an international cast headed by Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Jude Law, and Gwyneth Paltrow, co-financed and executive produced by Participant Media. Q&A to follow. Doors open at 20:30 and seating is General Admission.
For each event, doors open 30 minutes prior to start of show. Please note that tickets will not be available for purchase at New Theatre and must be purchased in advance via this site. Tickets may be purchased separately for each individual event or purchased jointly at a discounted rate.
*Please note that film screenings are free of charge and no ticket is necessary. Seating will be on a first come, first serve basis.