Dear Future Ready Now co-design Lab guests,
It is with much regret that we are forced to move the dates of our work session to September 19-22, 2015.
All of us, organizers, conveners, co-founders and guests alike have worked hard and adjusted our schedules to be able to join forces in Milan and be part of this important work session. World Expo organizers have been a backbone of the effort, working behind the scenes to support the execution of this program, providing access to the public event, key in raising awareness and positioning our session, and also facilitating the venue and some funding to make it happen. Recent developments and conflicting high level events with World Expo made it necessary to reschedule their public event of June 22, and therefore their support of our associated June program as well.
We apologize to all for this sudden and close-to-date change of plans. Among those confirmed were Al Gore; Zero Waste advocate, Enrico Derflingher; Message from Pope Francis; Founder of Slow Food movement, Carlo Petrini; International Ambassador of Peace, Prem Rawat; Human rights activist, Baroness Scotland of Asthal; and an array of international performers including Lenny Kravitz, Tina Arena Fabrizio Sotti, Angelina Jordan, Amira Willighage. Everyone of them has confirmed their continued engagement for September. Our status as formal partners of Live Earth will ensure that very many more celebrities and artists will be part of our platform.
We are deeply aware of the magnitude and complexity of the task we have proposed and will not compromise to deliver the process that can accomplish it. We will be connecting with each of you directly and plan on supporting you in any way we can, so you can join us in September for a stronger and better session. We hope all of you will be able to join us. We will be sending the invites to all shortly and we hope that many of you who were interested but could not make it to the June event, will have ample time to plan your participation for September.
September 19, 2015:
- World Expo VIP Gala event, location, Milan (Expo Open Theater)
September 20-22, 2015:
- Co-Design Lab, location (to be fixed)
We will endeavor to ratify dates and firm commitments in such way that no disturbance in September should affect the realization and quality of results of this critical Lab event.
The Future Ready Now Team
|Daniela Ibarra-Howell CEO
The Savory Institute
|Aleks Blumentals CEO
|Mauro Paolini Director