A TÄLLBERG FOUNDATION WORKSHOP
The workshop program will center on two full days of conversation about how to get from where we are as the pandemic loosens its grip to where we need to be as a functioning, global society. What have we learned in our isolation? How do we translate that learning into action? Is re-focusing on global—analysis, solutions, and action—the only way to get there?
Date: Thursday May 5 – Sunday May 8, 2022
About the Workshop
Images from Vamvakou © Vamvakou Revival
Your participation would be invaluable in the give-and-take of real conversation with people from around the world, who have different views and experiences, but share your values and are driven by the same concerns and fears as you.
Where? Vamvakou is a village in the Peloponnese. We are partnering with the Vamvakou Revival team in a productive collaboration that came about through our lead supporter, the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). This ambitious social experiment, established in August 2018, aims to bring new life to the village by tapping into the history, human capital, and natural wealth of the region, with the collaboration and support from the SNF. The vision for the sustainable development of the village ultimately aims to bring a greater number of permanent residents to the community. The Initiative’s main pillars consist of tourism, innovation, agri-food, culture, and entrepreneurship. They hope Vamvakou will serve as a model for similar projects throughout Greece and internationally
Our main conference venue in the village will be the school and the V.Lab (Vamvakou Technology Lab fully powered by SNF), which offers modern technology. We’ll also take advantage of the outdoor spaces for sessions, conversations and walks.
We’ll be staying in the guesthouses in Vamvakou and its nearby villages. All rooms offer breakfast and have private baths. Our meals will be hosted by the local restauranteurs.
When? You should plan to arrive so we can have dinner together in Vamvakou on Thursday, May 5 and depart from the village on Sunday morning, May 8.
How? The Tällberg Foundation will cover the cost of your accommodation, meals, local transportation and transfer to and from the Athens airport. Please note that the transfer from Athens to Vamvakou is approximately 2.5 hours so keep this in mind when you plan your travel.
The registration for the event will have two simple components. First, we’ll ask you to please confirm your attendance by March 11, 2022. As we get closer to the date, we’ll ask you to update your bio for our workshop handbook, tell us your flight details so we may book the transportation to and from Vamvakou, and let us know about any allergies or special needs
Vamvakou Revival, established in August 2018, aims to bring new life to the village by drawing on the history, human capital, and natural wealth of the region, as well as guidance and financial support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF). The organization was founded by a group of friends with strong ties to Vamvakou. Our vision for the sustainable development of the village has as its primary objective the return of a greater number of permanent residents to the community. By creating job opportunities and comfortable modern living conditions, we hope to see Vamvakοu bustling with families and children and to hear the school bell ring once again. Our main pillars of action are tourism, innovation, agri-food, culture, entrepreneurship. Our willingness is to make Vamvakou a model for similar projects across the country and internationally.
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF)
The Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) is one of the world’s leading private, international philanthropic organizations, making grants to nonprofit organizations in the areas of arts and culture, education, health and sports, and social welfare. SNF funds organizations and projects worldwide that aim to achieve a broad, lasting, and positive impact for society at large, and exhibit strong leadership and sound management. The Foundation also supports projects that facilitate the formation of public-private partnerships as an effective means for serving public welfare.
Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.3 billion through over 5,100 grants to nonprofit organizations in more than 135 countries around the world.
Since 1996, the Foundation has committed more than $3.1 billion through over 5,000 grants to nonprofit organizations, in more than 135 countries around the world.