Sunday Workshops

Pitch Your Hub Project Idea!

The Belfast Hub is delighted to invite our delegates to share ideas of their current and/or upcoming projects with us for the chance to win £500 funding to help make your idea a reality. The top 6 projects will pitch at Shape Europe, on Sunday 19th Aug!

For more inforamtion on what is expected from a great Hub project, check out 'Projects & Impact' tab on Toplink here

To apply, simply send a 60 second video (maximum) detailing overview of your hub's project to before Sunday 12 August!
Along with your video, you must also provide the following information: Lead Shaper for the Pitch, Your Hub, Overview of your Project idea (max 100 words), Project status (is it already happening?), intended outcomes that you hope to achieve.  

Successful Shapers will be informed by Tuesday 14 August - good luck!

Choose ONE of the following workshops to participate in on Sunday afternoon, 12.30 - 1.30pm

Workshops are strictly limited to a maximum of 40 Shapers - book early to avoid disappointments. But don't worry - they will all be wonderful! 

Remember - Book your workshop session via the link in your email!


A Future Vision for Europe

The Amsterdam hub wants to actively (re-)think Europe.

They want to add on to the WEF Renew Europe report by encouraging our Global Shapers to actively engage with young people in and around their local Hubs and discuss, question, dream and shape Europe.

This session will get the project stated and encourage conversation and debate with a mix of Shapers from across Europe and beyond. 

As a final output from the project, the gathered experiences and thoughts from all hubs around Europe will be shared and bundled into one manifesto based on our younger generations vision for Europe, that we will
present to members of the European Parliament in 2019.


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Future Cities

The World Economic Forum’s Cities and the Fourth Industrial Revolution project outlined five pillars of consideration for city leaders to aid urban transformation as follows: demonstrating visionary leadership, building local innovation systems, embedding smart regulation, establishing public private partnership and adopting global standards.  

We’re going to explore some of these themes through a workshop led by Global Shapers involved with city development. Case studies will be shared from The Holding Project, a housing innovation startup and Belfast Waterside, a £400m urban regeneration project.

If you’re passionate about shaping culture, architecture, economy and society of cities then we would be excited for you to join in and add value to the discussion.



Education for the Future of Work

The 4th Industrial Revolution is upon us. The world as we know it is in a state of flux, with rapid change the only constant. In such an uncertain and exciting environment, how do we equip the next generation of digital natives with the skills required to maximise the power of technology? How do we communicate the 4IR world of opportunity to the next generation and make sure no one is left behind on the skills gap fault line?

This interactive workshop led by Mary McKenna, a Northern Irish technology entrepreneur and angel investor, will explore her pioneering entrepreneur in residence programme at an all girls school in one of the most economically disadvantaged areas in the UK. Mary will be joined by Conor Lynch, Head of Business studies at St Mary’s College Derry and Belfast Global Shaper Seamus Sands, a passionate education advocate and board member of the Education Authority in Northern Ireland. Shapers will leave this session with practical knowledge to tackle the challenges of 4IR for the next generation when they return to their respective hubs.