You know when it’s Davos time when your friends and colleagues on Twitter drop the “D” word, and when on January 20th your twitter feed gets inundated by pictures of a cute red train trolling through the foothills of Switzerland as participants make the annual pilgrimage to the small Swiss village. If you are not part of the lucky few, you can still follow the event from the comfort of your home or office. Here is a primer on the how and where. I will update regularly as more information is released.
Davos is around the corner. If you have not yet received the coveted invitation, you can still follow the event from the comfort of your home or office. Over 2000 executives, heads of state, academics, NGOs, thought-leaders, social entrepreneurs and technology pioneers will meet, talk, debate, often disagree. Many of those conversations exit the walls of the Davos Congress center so that you can participate. Here is a primer on the how and where. I will update regularly as more information is released.
Author's Edit - January 9, 2014: Updated article to remove dead links and resources that are no longer available.
A recent article by Anya Schiffrin "Confessions of a Davos Wife" (see here) on Reuter's website sparked my interest. Since the site seem to have censured my comment on the blog ( here goes freedom of expression... Note from author: I stand corrected: after this article was published on Competia's site, and picked up in a number of pinboards, Reuters finally allowed my comments on the blog. Thanks Reuters ! ), I thought I'd publish it here. I can use also the excuse to introduce what will go on in Davos at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2012 for me this year.
The World Economic Forum Meeting 2001 in Davos will start on January 25th, and for the many who did not get an invitation, there is hope: the discussions, insights and questions will be available in many places, many platforms... Here is a short guide to be able to get the most from this unbelievable event (note: even if you ARE at Davos, this is also a good way to get the most of the experience and compare notes...)