The Altius Society: Committed to Improving the Future of Humanity

The Origins: the importance of a multidisciplinary debate

The Altius Society was founded in 2012 with the aim of becoming the global forum where young and senior practitioners, academics, and political leaders gather to discuss the most relevant strategic trends of the 21st century and their impact on the future of our societies and our economies. Its members share a desire and collective ability to understand trends of change in the world, and to contribute to a more effective global governance.

Photo: Sheldon Glashow, 1979 Nobel Laureate in Physics, key contributor to the Standard Model of Physics, delivering his keynote address during the 2017 Altius Conference: “The Future of Science and Humanism in Democratic Societies: Recovering Intellectual Authority in the 21st Century”

The Annual Theme

As a catalyzer of this multidisciplinary debate, every year Altius selects a major Theme, brought by Altius Members as well as prominent leaders in the field, which is discussed from five diverse perpectives:

SCIENTIFIC
SOCIAL
PHILOSOPHICAL
ECONOMIC
POLITICAL
LAST THEME

The Future of Communication

The Future of Communication: An Opportunity for Humankind and a Challenge to Democratic Societies in the Age of Technological Disruption and the Rise of the Human-Machine Collective Mind’  was our annual Theme for 2017. It framed the debates of our most recent Annual Conference at Oxford, which took place in September of 2017, at the Debating Chamber of the Oxford Union.

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UPCOMING CONFERENCE

Educating for the Future

The 2018 Altius Conference, ‘Educating for the Future: Empowering the Human Mind, and Redefining Values and Citizenship in the Age of Technological Disruption‘, will take place at Oxford, 28-30 September 2018. Applications to attend are open until 22 July 2018.

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