The World Culture Forum - 'The Power of Culture in Sustainable Development'

24 November 2013, Indonesia

The President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, cordially invites all local, national, regional and international participants involved in culture and sustainable development to the inaugural World Culture Forum in Bali from November 24-29, 2013.

The Forum will be a seminal event lead by a South-South and South-North engagement with deep philosophical, humanistic and holistic keynote and plenary sessions; workshops and seminars; critiques and round tables. Demonstration projects featuring case studies and best practices focusing on gender mainstreaming, intergenerational equity and interfaith dialogue will play a prominent role in all the sessions.
World Culture Forum will be launched by the President of Indonesia setting the scene for locating culture firmly within the Post-2015 Development Agenda.

Leading international agencies and critical thinkers will engage the participants in six themed symposia that will form the overarching framework of WCF 2013:

  • Holistic Approaches to Culture in Development
  • Civil Society and Cultural Democracy
  • Creativity and Cultural Economics
  • Culture in Environmental Sustainability
  • Sustainable Urban Development
  • Inter-Faith Dialogue and Community Building

Gender mainstreaming, cultural convergence (local/global), active youth engagement and children of today and tomorrow will be the cross cutting themes woven across the entire Forum. Series of discussions, debates, performances and symposia will be programmed with the participation of experts and practitioners from across the world. An inspirational and leading edge cultural programme will be part of the hospitality spectrum.

To register to attend the conference, click hereThe final deadline for registrations is October 28, 2013.