A fireside chat is a small-size online meeting, lasting about 1 -1.5 hours, for 6-8 young and promising professionals and researchers including PhD and master’s level students.

It is an informal chat with a senior person from the world of policy, politics, industry or academia.


By joining, you will hear interesting insights and pick up some practical ideas from the experience of the host in her or his life as a politician, policymaker, academic, entrepreneur, etc. You will meet online some people who are more or less at the same stage of their professional and academic life as you are, and perhaps you want to continue staying in touch with them.

Upcoming and past fireside chats

  • Fireside chat with Jeremy Millard
    Thu, 31 Mar
    Online event
    31 Mar, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Joep Crompvoets
    28 Feb, 17:00 – 18:30
    Good governance for a smart world This fireside aims to answer the central question ‘what is good governance for a smart world?’. In order to answer this question, the concepts of good governance and the associated public values are introduced as well as smart cities/world. The answers refer to gove
  • Fireside chat with Robert Hamilton
    Thu, 03 Feb
    Online event
    03 Feb, 17:00 – 04 Feb, 18:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Jonathan Sage
    Tue, 07 Dec
    Online event
    07 Dec 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
    Cyber and Cloud
  • Fireside chat with Michal Boni
    Thu, 04 Nov
    Online event
    04 Nov 2021, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Reinhard Posch
    20 Oct 2021, 15:00 – 16:30
    Privacy and Security - The unexpected Digital Game-Changer of COVID
  • The fluid society
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Fireside chat
    06 Oct 2021, 15:00
    Fireside chat
    The influence of digitalization on people and society has become so gigantic that we are talking about a massive digital change of society. Humanity is therefore moving towards a new phase of her existence. Other governance is required for the fluid society.
  • AI Ethics Standards and Regulation for a Trustworthy AI ecosystem
    22 Sept 2021, 15:00
    Fireside chat
    This fireside chat will review current initiatives towards the development of AI governance frameworks, ethics and oversight related standards and regulations, and discuss the role each of these can play within a wider ecosystem of trustworthiness for the use of AI.
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