The third edition of “The Night of Ideas” (in French: Nuit des Idées) is coming to Hong Kong! Under the theme of “The Revolution of Sharing”, this free and festive community-oriented event will take place from 4:00 to 9:00 pm on Saturday, 18th January 2020 at Saint James’ Settlement, Wan Chai.
In 2020, “the Night of Ideas” will focus on the power of social innovation and discuss how it can empower local communities, bringing into the debate an insightful comparison and dialogue between experiences in Hong Kong and France. The general public can register on the following form for participation: https://forms.gle/myu9bmsYnvtMHXWS6
Today’s world is facing common challenges: how to reduce poverty, how to build a sustainable fair future, how to handle pollution issues, etc. Such issues sometimes divide our societies, but always call for collective commitment. Hong Kong is trying to assert itself today as a life-size laboratory of social innovation: many individual or collective approaches, entrepreneurs, associations, students started seek solutions to fill the gaps and to create social links in the modern society.
The event will offer a diversity of formats in different spaces: two panel discussions will examine the relationship between social innovation, commitment and community, workshops will invite participants to better understand issues related to sustainable development and social inclusion.
Launched in Paris for the first time in 2016, the Night of Ideas in Hong Kong is part of a worldwide operation that aims at sharing the French culture of debate, with the support of the Institut Français of Paris.
From Seoul to Los Angeles, from Tokyo to Paris, passing through Singapore and New York... 220 Nights of ideas is organized throughout 90 countries.
Philosophers, writers, researchers, intellectuals, students, whistleblowers, artists and political figures will engage the public debate propose their vision of the present and their solutions to the challenges of tomorrow on issues of equality, ecology, education, urban planning, science, policy or technology.