I'm producing again the annual Forum des 100 conference, which will take place for the third time on May 31st in Lausanne, Switzerland (in French). Five days ago we put the final touches to the program and sent out the invitations. As of now, 300 people have signed up, taking more than half the available seats.
The Forum des 100 is an annual one-day conference convened by Swiss newsmagazine L'Hebdo to discuss key issues for the present and the future of Switzerland and in particular of the French-speaking part of the country. After discussing mobility and urbanism, education, and the jobs of tomorrow in the previous editions, this year's Forum will be devoted to two topic: sustainability (morning) and Swiss foreign policy (afternoon). Among the speakers will be the Swiss President, Micheline Calmy-Rey, and the French star environmentalist Nicolas Hulot, as well as Alexander Zehnder who will talk about the "2000-Watts society". Attendance is by invitation only. I will be moderating the whole conference, which will be webcast live via the conference's blog.
The name of the conference comes from a list of 100 personalities that L'Hebdo publishes each year the day of the Forum, portraying men and women from every walk of life for their contribution -- through action or vision -- to the dynamism and innovation in the French-speaking part of Switzerland (they are of course all invited to attend the conference).
A thank you to the partners whose support makes the Forum possible: Loterie Romande, BCV, Tissot, Switcher, MIS-Trend and UNIL; and to the media/network partners Swiss Public Radio RSR, Rezonance, and Kesako.