International Year of Light
(Sponsored by UNESCO)
Osaka Lecture March 6
Did you know that 2015 is the United Nations' International Year of Light and Light-Based Technologies? (Editor's note: nice distinction. Necessary almost!)
The International Year of Light is a global initiative that will highlight the importance of light and optical technologies in our daily lives, for the future, and for the development of society. The array of offerings is impressive and global. And if you peruse them, you'll come to see how light is the origin of all energy here on Earth, and how photonics - the science and technology of generating, controlling, and detecting photons, which are particles of light. -- will rise to assume its place next to electronics in the 21st century economy. It all comes together in Energy (generation & transport), Architecture & Urban Planning, Agriculture, Transportation, and desalination technology.
National Forum 'Light as urban and cities cultural planification factor' is a March 6 lecture in Osaka where two of our interpreters will assist global experts presenting views on the light given off by cities as a planning factor for culture and urban design. The session will focus on smart light project and cities branding potential through light policies. Open to all, free of charge. Register here.
Young President's Organization
The Original Social Network
YPO Edge 2015: Melbourne, Australia March 25 - 26
Each year, business leaders from around the world gather for YPO Global EDGE, YPO’s landmark event. For 2.5 days, members, their spouses, partners and invited guests from more than 125 countries convene with world-renowned thought leaders to address key issues in business, politics, philanthropy and humanities. The event, hosted on a different continent every year, offers exceptional educational opportunities for attendees while helping the global leaders of today shape the world of tomorrow.
The 2015 EDGE Conference will focus on the theme of Dreamtime [video here], an aboriginal legend centered on the concept of creation and interconnected relationships. In Melbourne, attendees will examine their place in the world, their connections to past, present and future, and their roles as leaders in business, family, community and beyond.
Andrew Meehan looks forward to facilitating clear and effective communication among the conference attendees, a critical ingredient towards enthusiastic reviews of EDGE such as
“YPO Global EDGE was a phenomenal experience that challenged my thinking about both business and life. One of my key takeaways resulted in direct changes to our company’s strategy and a significant increase in performance in the following months. As a young YPOer, direct business value is a key driver of my YPO experience.”
Founded in 1950, YPO today provides 22,000 peers and their families in more than 125 countries with access to unique educational and networking experiences designed to support their business, community and personal leadership. Members of YPO are peers who share in common the achievement of success at an early age (before 45); a commitment to learning as a lifelong adventure; and a desire to connect authentically in an environment of trust and confidentiality.