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 Jonathan Sage
    Tue, 07 Dec
    Online event
    07 Dec, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
    Cyber and Cloud
  • Fireside chat with Robert Hamilton
    Thu, 03 Feb
    Online event
    03 Feb 2022, 17:00 – 04 Feb 2022, 18:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Michal Boni
    Thu, 04 Nov
    Online event
    04 Nov, 16:00 – 17:30
    Online event
  • Fireside chat with Reinhard Posch
    20 Oct, 15:00 – 16:30
    Privacy and Security - The unexpected Digital Game-Changer of COVID
  • The fluid society
    Wed, 06 Oct
    Fireside chat
    06 Oct, 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 Sep, 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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