Save the Date: Announcing the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development


Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development

New thinking for a better world

1-3 March 2017

World Conference Centre, Bonn, Germany

A revolution is required in the way we think about international development if we are to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. The Global Festival of Ideas plans to catalyze that revolution. Join us for the world’s first ‘playable’ conference on the SDGs and become an active player in exploring how they can be achieved. Get involved in interactive and immersive sessions that tackle the tough choices and trade-offs in this ambitious global agenda. Together we’ll chart new thinking on the world’s biggest development challenges and mobilize key partnerships and resources to drive action now and in the future.

The Festival will bring together leading thinkers, policy-makers, civil society and activists, together with gaming experts and policy simulators, and will feature:

  • High level plenary sessions, presentations, discussion and debates to share critical ideas, showcase success and hear from keynote speakers
  • Real time problem-solving through policy simulations and participatory games based on interactive technology, built by expert game designers
  • Innovation hubs that showcase the work of wide variety of organizations.

Find out more and register your interest in attending today at

About the organizers of the festival

The 2017 Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development is brought to you by the UN SDG Action campaign and the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), together with Cepei, Data-Pop Alliance, Plan International, Salzburg Global Seminar, the World Food Programme (WFP) and the World Resources Institute (WRI).

New partners are welcomed – the organizers are committed to working with many organizations from different regions and sectors to produce an event that is dynamic and innovative, and built on the best knowledge and experience

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