Third event in the “enter the future” series starts at 4 p.m. on November 11, 2021 at the TauberPhilharmonie in Weikersheim and simultaneously as a live stream
Two high-profile speakers and an active discussion with the audience will once again form the two main pillars of this, the third event in the “enter the future” series on November 11, 2021 – and the first to take place before a live audience.
The purpose of the event series initiated by Dr. Manfred Wittenstein at the end of 2020 is to discuss current and future issues related to technology, nature and society which are of particular relevance not only for humanity but also for our local region. The next “enter the future” event is devoted to the central specter of our time: “Climate protection – the difference between well meant and well done”. Some people deny that it even exists at all while others fear that the end of the world is nigh. The truth lies somewhere between these two extremes, as do the options for us to engage the challenge meaningfully.
Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber, former Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and for many years a member of the World Climate Council, and Professor Hans-Werner Sinn, former President of the ifo Institute for Economic Research and a member of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s Board of Academic Advisors, will examine the issues from different perspectives. Whereas the first presentation will be dedicated to technologically innovative aspects, the second will highlight the economic and political dimensions.
They will each be followed by a discussion with both the live and the virtual audience, facilitated by Benedikt Hofmann, Editor-in-Chief of MM MaschinenMarkt. All those taking part are invited to enrich the discourse with their ideas, their thoughts and their contributions.
Register now free of charge
The third event in the “enter the future” series – and the first to be held in a hybrid format – is open to the public at no cost. It will take place both at the TauberPhilharmonie in Weikersheim and simultaneously as a live stream. Interested persons can obtain admission tickets or access data as well as all further information on the event and the applicable hygiene rules for in-person attendees from www.wittenstein-stiftung.com/events. Registrations will be accepted up until November 9.
Following the “enter the future” event, the audience at the TauberPhilharmonie will also have a chance to watch the thematically related French documentary “Tomorrow – Take Concrete Steps to a Sustainable Future” at 7 p.m. This film by activist Cyril Dion and the actress Mélanie Laurent (“Inglourious Basterds”) addresses some of the most burning questions of climate protection in an unusually positive way.
“enter the future – Standpoints and ideas in dialog”
“enter the future” is a series of events launched by WITTENSTEIN SE in November 2020 with the aim of entering into a fruitful dialog with society on how resources can be safeguarded for future generations without jeopardizing prosperity and employment. Innovation and progress are key elements of a transformation process that must accurately mirror a whole series of interrelationships if it is to be successful.
The purpose of the Wittenstein Foundation, established in September 2021, is to identify precisely these interrelationships and make a valuable contribution towards designing the essential transformation. Against this background, the “enter the future” event series is now being continued by the Wittenstein Foundation.
Through “enter the future”, the Wittenstein Foundation wants to enter into a fruitful dialog with society on how resources can be safeguarded for future generations.
Speakers: Professor Hans Joachim Schellnhuber (former Director of the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) and for many years a member of the World Climate Council)
Speakers: Professor Hans-Werner Sinn (former President of the ifo Institute for Economic Research and a member of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy’s Board of Academic Advisors)