From the Tällberg Workshops to the Tällberg Forum and beyond
When the Tällberg Foundation was initially created in 1981, we believed that the narratives that decision makers from all walks of life could share about their own risk-taking and investments could become a valuable contribution to an understanding about the future. And so it proved to be.
More than three decades ago, the Tällberg Foundation organized its first Tällberg Workshop. Over the years, the Foundation’s gatherings have evolved into an important ongoing open conversation on the wider issues facing business and society. This conversation has been at the forefront of international debate.
One of the key reasons for the Tällberg Foundation’s success and longevity is its unique sense of intellectual freedom and a learning approach unrestricted by the constraints of special interests.The Foundation’s activities have evolved through three phases
The first phase
(1981-2004) involved smaller workshops gathering up to 100 participants. Tällberg Foundation began with topics related to the strategic agendas of large corporations. At the time, deregulation, technological innovation and changing values were pushing business into a new global context. The role of business was an important theme for the Tällberg gatherings, but in the early 1990’s the conversations focused increasingly on understanding the wider effects of the ever-increasing pace of global integration, not only on corporations but also on governance, public policymaking and society at large.The second phase
of the Foundation’s activities (2005-2007) was in response to this analysis. Beginning in 2005, the yearly gatherings took the form of the Tällberg Forum, with 400 participants addressing the over-arching question “How on Earth can we live together?” These award-winning events have been widely acknowledged as important inspirations for hundreds of leaders from multiple disciplines and from more than 70 countries. The Foundation has since expanded its activities into the third phase
of its development. The Tällberg Foundation now carries a wider responsibility. Its activities provide a growing number of leaders with an avenue to find new ideas, new networks, concepts and systems designs.
The Tällberg Foundation helps leaders find new paths at a time when complexity, opportunities and choices have never been greater. Besides the annual Tällberg Forum, we do this through workshops, learning programs, global studies and advisory projects.