Virtual Programme 2020

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, our focus over recent weeks has been to determine how best to maintain consistency and coherence in Ditchley programming, building a virtual programme that preserves the core elements of the Ditchley approach to discussions and can lead the way to future conferences on the challenges the pandemic raises for democracies. 

Over the course of the coming weeks, outlines of the discussions planned for the spring and early summer period will be published here. Over these months the discussions will build from the level of the individual, to communities, to systems and then to the wider world.  We will consult and involve partner organisations at every opportunity as well as ensuring these discussions are as transatlantic as possible from the beginning.

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To view the summaries following each discussion, click on the session title.
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April – Individuals

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May - Communities

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  • "Demand and markets in lifelong learning" - 15 May 2020

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  • "The crisis, capitalism and companies" - 19 May 2020

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  • "New Transatlantic methods on talent and the impact on democracies in recovering from the crisis" - 28 May 2020

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  • "Climate change leadership and communities – can we use the current crisis to galvanise action on climate and should we?" - 29 May 2020

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June - Systems

  • "Ditchley Speaker Session with Joe Nye: Painful lessons in strategy and power from the Covid-19 crisis" - 11 June 2020

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