About the Event

VCAPAX is a 4 day conference – we bring together people from North America and from the Asia-Pacific Islands region, to attend a free online conference designed to help innovators prepare their presentations, build their pitch, and ultimately present their idea to a group of angel investors.

Inclusion is at the heart of what we do. We serve the venture capital community as we focus on women and minority entrepreneurs – out goal to provide education and support to a diverse group of people.

The conference is a 4-day online event held in English, though round tables are collaterals are provided in other languages as well. Days are split into “Morning” sessions that last from 8AM until 12 Noon and “Afternoon” sessions that last from 1PM until 5PM. During the “Lunch” hour we attend live networking tables, visit the Exhibitors Hall to meet our institutional partners, and participate in themed round tables covering a variety of topics of interest to entrepreneurs.

WhoWe are?

VC APAX is a free online conference focusing on women and minority entrepreneurs.

Following the warm welcome we received for both VC LatinX and VC EuropeX Conferences, it's time we set our eyes on the next event. APAX brings together people from all over Asia and the communities connected by the Pacific Ocean along with its Islands, who share a vision of social inclusion and are passionate about entrepreneurship. Together, folks from this part of the world will share the latest and greatest on business, health, and wellness in support of start-ups, entrepreneurs, and small-to-midsized business owners who will be joining us from all over the world.

Whyshould you attend?

  • Virtual Event: Join virtually from the comfort of your own home or flexible workspace for live sessions. You can join the sessions during their scheduled presentation slots, or watch them later, at a time that is convenient ot you. The event is recorded in its entirety, so it is available on demand.
  • Global Representation: Our event is global, with speakers from the USA, the UK, Germany, India, China, and a variety of other Asian neighboring countries.
  • Content Variety: The program is exceptional in its diversity of subject matter - building your team, protecting your intellectual property, strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, presentation skills, business processes, social media marketing, and many, many more.
  • Flexible Program: Invest the day with us – learn from speakers in the morning, participate in round tables, and visit the exhibit hall at lunchtime. You can take some training in the afternoon or join another round or presentations. Your choice!
  • Network, Network, Network: Network with professionals working in a variety of industries, hear from business book authors and meet top-notch speakers – in one place.
  • Continuing Education Credits: Get your CEU credits! Our conference platform provider - VFairs - has arranged for our event to award Continuing Education Credits – so join us for free and fulfill your CEU requirements.

Benefits of Attending

Easy to use Platform

Vfairs proprietary software is easy to use

Watch Seminars

Select the specific presentations from the agenda below, or watch them all

Networking and Chat Capabilities

Participate in round tables, discussions, and if you need further assistance, use the chat assistant service – no question goes unanswered

Exhibition Hall

Connect and learn about our industry partners. You can also use the scheduling tool to book an appointment whenever you like.



time iconApril 22, 2024 08:00 am

Welcome Day 1

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, Rom Gayoso, Conference Chair, welcomes the audience and outlines Day 1 activities.

time iconApril 22, 2024 08:05 am

The Value of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

speaker headshot Zarina Nalla

The foundation of our VC global series of entrepreneurial conferences is based in the spirit of diversity, equity and inclusion.  

Before the conference opens, we have a special message from Zarina Nalla, former COO and Acting CEO of the Malaysian Institute of Economic Research (MIER). She brings us a message to highlight the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion.    

time iconApril 22, 2024 08:30 am

Conference Open - Our Vision

speaker headshot Deb Dietz
SMB Digital Education

In this session, Deb Dietz, CEO of SMB Digital Education and Conference Chair, will present our Vision for the conference in support of  entrepreneurs worldwide.

time iconApril 22, 2024 09:00 am

Your Story, Your Future!

speaker headshot Tom Myers
Futurize Yourself & Osteopath MSc D.O.

Craft your future and innovative dream from within. Embrace unique paths over traditional routes, mastering change to flourish and thrive in a fast-changing world. In this session, Tom Meyers invites you on a dynamic exploration of unlocking your future potential as a key to realizing your dreams. This session delves into the essence of futurizing yourself through proactive self-questioning, empowering you to craft your narrative and transition from accepting preconceived answers to uncovering the unique building blocks with which to construct your future. 

time iconApril 22, 2024 09:30 am

The Power to Lead

speaker headshot Marisa Thomas

What if you could uncover the hidden energy forces that drive the success of exceptional leaders? Author, Marisa Thomas will speak from her recent book, "The Power to Lead: How to Optimize Your Energy to Thrive in Leadership".

time iconApril 22, 2024 10:00 am

How Entrepreneurs Can Use Neurodiversity And Use Unique Strengths Of People To Become More Successful

speaker headshot Chris Bramley
The Flow Consortium

When we think about diversity, we tend to focus on external qualities, such as color of skin or appearance. In this session we will discuss how incorporating neurodiversity and welcoming people with special abilities can help you become more successful.

time iconApril 22, 2024 11:00 am

Audacious Authenticity: Being The Unapologetic You—No Permission Slip Required

speaker headshot Heather Vickery
Vickery and Company

In this session, we will explore the "Brave Method Framework", and understand how it can help you become more successful.

time iconApril 22, 2024 11:30 am

Navigating the Fundraising Journey: The 5 Phases

speaker headshot Nir Melamud
Fresh Start

In this session, we will learn the 5 essential phases that can help you chart your fundraising journey to success.

time iconApril 22, 2024 12:00 pm

Healthgevity Nation: Shaping Your Future

speaker headshot Dana Marduk

In this presentation, Dana Marduk will introduce Healthgevity Nation, a pioneering global community committed to democratizing health and longevity. Healthgevity Nation is The first online Longevity social media and platform that unites people from all corners of the globe, with ambassadors representing each country, to make the science behind longevity accessible, simple, and understandable for everyone. Whether you're a young student, someone without an academic background, or anyone in between, Healthgevity Nation is here to guide you on how to adapt your lifestyle for optimal health and longevity. Alongside educational efforts, Healthgevity Nation will offer a wide range of services and products, as well as establishing Healthgevity centers worldwide, all aimed at helping individuals stop and even reverse the aging process. Our Massive Transformative Purpose (MTP) is clear: to democratize health and longevity, making it possible for everyone to live healthier and longer lives.


time iconApril 22, 2024 01:00 pm

Joyful: The Essential Business Strategy

speaker headshot Dr. Erin Baker
Erin M. Baker Coaching and Consulting

In this session, we learn how joy is an essential business leadership and difference making strategy.

time iconApril 22, 2024 01:30 pm

Leadership Culture

speaker headshot Kevin Jones
Consilium Coaching LLC

In this session, Kevin Jones will discusss several aspects of leadership culture - and how to foster it in your organization.

time iconApril 22, 2024 02:00 pm

Sales Academy

speaker headshot Annie Ruggles
Quirk Work Consulting

In this session, Annie Ruggles will go over the key concepts of her Sales Academy.

time iconApril 22, 2024 02:30 pm

Ancient Teachings for Modern Branding: Using The Ancient Teachings of Yoga and the 7 Chakras To Create Emotional Brands

speaker headshot Shirley Desai
Sarvian, Inc.

Shirley Desai is the author of "The 7 Connections to Happiness and Harmony:  Decision-Making Made Easy With Yoga's 7 Chakras". She will discuss the book's key takeways and we will learn about ancient teachings for modern emotional branding.

time iconApril 22, 2024 02:45 pm

Ancient Teachings for Modern Branding: Using The Ancient Teachings of Yoga and the 7 Chakras To Create Emotional Brands- Q & A

Shirley Desai is the author of "The 7 Connections to Happiness and Harmony:  Decision-Making Made Easy With Yoga's 7 Chakras". In this session, she answers some questions about the practical applications of the Chakras in today's business environment.

time iconApril 22, 2024 03:00 pm

The Role of Generative AI in Advancing Research and Innovation

speaker headshot Aijaz Hussain Shaik

This session delves into the transformative potential of Generative AI within research and innovation, discussing its applications, the challenges it poses, and its future implications. It aims to provide insights into how Generative AI technologies can enhance creativity and solve complex problems.

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time iconApril 22, 2024 03:30 pm

The Winning Culture

speaker headshot Maj. Gen. Neeraj Bali
LeadScape Advisors

In this session, we speak with Mj. Gen. Neeraj Bali (Ret. Indian Army), about the leadership lessons he collected during his experience commanding a battalion in the Indian Army.

time iconApril 22, 2024 04:00 pm

Unlock Growth

speaker headshot Manny Teran
Spark Partners

Understand what locks you in from the massive growth your business can realize!

time iconApril 22, 2024 04:30 pm

Women Entrepreneurs Roundtable

speaker headshot Babette Bensoussan
Sloan Group International
speaker headshot Deb Dietz
SMB Digital Education

In this session join Babette Bensoussan and Deb Dietz to discuss a variety of topics related to entrerpeneurship. 

time iconApril 22, 2024 04:55 pm

Conference Day 1 Close

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, the conference chair summarizes Day 1 sessions and gives a preview of Day 2 activities

time iconApril 23, 2024 08:00 am

Welcome Day 2

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, the Conference Chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 2 activities.

time iconApril 23, 2024 08:05 am

CEO Perspectives: Insights From A Social Impact CEO: Challenges of Leadership and Strategy in Innovative Environments

speaker headshot Michael Podolny
Theodora Africa
speaker headshot Mary Fiadese
Theodora Africa

Running and managing a Social Impact business is not for the faint at heart. Often the factors that lead to creating and building such a business are organic and incremental. Often the founders are not really thinking about the necessity of being a true CEO in order for the enterprise to flourish. Michael Podolny is the Founder and CEO of Theodora Ghana Virtual Assistants, a social impact business which uses the demand for low cost, virtual business services in the United States to transform women who have had to resort to sex work to survive in Ghana, West Africa. He will be talking about his personal transformation and adoption of the role of CEO, and the unique challenges facing CEO’s of innovative, start-up social impact enterprises.

time iconApril 23, 2024 09:00 am

CRO Perspectives: Intentional Revenue Generation

speaker headshot Jason Tracey
Roar Consulting

In this session we learn from Jason Tracey how to be intentional in our revenue generating strategies, and that this is something that we can all achieve.

time iconApril 23, 2024 09:30 am

CSO Perspectives: Bold Encounters: Proactive Referral Programs

speaker headshot Mark S. Cook
Windfall Partners

In this session, Mark S. Cook, NY Times best-selling author and a five-star speaker with Vistage Worldwide, prescribes key priorities to get leaders unstuck and increase the odds of exceptional outcomes. He will coach you through the best investment in all of revenue - proactive referral programs.

time iconApril 23, 2024 10:00 am

CMO Perspectives: Digital Marketing Best Practices

speaker headshot Iris Goldfeder
Gas Stove Creative

In this session, Iris Goldfeder will share digital marketing best practices (and those to avoid) for website development, SEO, branding, accessibility (hot topic!), and digital marketing strategies that can have a positive impact on your marketing ROI.

time iconApril 23, 2024 10:30 am

CFO Perspectives: Leadership Lessons From A Global CFO

speaker headshot Apurva Desai
Sarvian, Inc.

Discover invaluable leadership insights gleaned from the experiences of a seasoned Global CFO in this captivating presentation. Delve into the dynamic world of financial leadership and learn how strategic decision-making, effective communication, and adept management can drive success in any organization. Gain actionable strategies and real-world anecdotes that illuminate the path to leadership excellence, empowering you to navigate challenges, inspire teams, and achieve your professional goals with confidence and poise.

time iconApril 23, 2024 11:00 am

COO Perspectives: Unlocking Operational Excellence: Harnessing the Power of EOS

speaker headshot Paul Detlefs
EOS Worldwide/Trellis Works

Unlock the potential of your organization with insights from this presentation on harnessing the power of EOS (Entrepreneurial Operating System) for operational excellence. Discover how EOS can streamline processes, clarify roles and responsibilities, and align your team towards common goals. Learn practical strategies for implementing EOS principles in your business to drive efficiency, accountability, and sustainable growth. Whether you're a seasoned executive or a budding entrepreneur, this session will equip you with the tools and knowledge to take your organization to the next level of success.

time iconApril 23, 2024 12:00 pm

Pathways to Funding

speaker headshot Pinar Arpaci
Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center

In this session, we will learn how the Nasdaq Entrepreneurial Center's resources can help you in your funding journey.

time iconApril 23, 2024 01:05 pm

Meet The Fashion Entrepreneur

With a passion for footwear and a keen eye for style, NiK Kacy embarked on their entrepreneurial journey, determined to create shoes that were not only fashionable but inclusive. Through dedication, innovation, and an unwavering commitment to quality, they have transformed their startup into a leading brand, admired by fashionistas worldwide.

time iconApril 23, 2024 01:30 pm

Beyond Limits: Empowering Disability in the Workplace

speaker headshot Jen Nash
Priceless Financial Coaching

In this session, Jen Nash - disability advocate - will go over the benefits of creating a more inclusive workplace. 

time iconApril 23, 2024 02:00 pm

Grant Readiness For Grant Seeking Success

speaker headshot Tiffany Nobles
Grant Consulting, LLC

Learn best practices for grant readiness in preparation for post-award reporting for compliance.

time iconApril 23, 2024 02:30 pm

Theodora Africa Update

speaker headshot Michael Podolny
Theodora Africa

In this session, Theodora Africa returns to provide an update on the organization and the progress made since we met them at the VC LatinX and VC EuropeX Conferences in 2023. Michael Podolny, CEO of the organization, returns with his team to share the significant progress and impact the organization is having in supporting women who have been victims of human trafficking. They are helping them pursue entrepreneurship by providing training and education that equips them with the skills necessary for their entrepreneurial endeavors.

time iconApril 23, 2024 03:00 pm

Your Network Is Your Net Worth

speaker headshot Steve Ramona
Biz Catalyst 360

Join us for an inspiring session with Steve Ramona as he delves into the pivotal role of nurturing the "people asset" in business. Discover the transformative impact of fostering authentic relationships, fostering collaboration, and forging meaningful connections. Steve will share how prioritizing these interpersonal dynamics, day in and day out, serves as a cornerstone for driving business growth and scalability. Don't miss out on this insightful exploration of cultivating lasting connections to fuel your entrepreneurial journey!

time iconApril 23, 2024 03:30 pm

Unlock Your Sales Potential: Empower Your Team with Effective Sales Enablement Strategies

speaker headshot Dr. Asia Aslam
Palo Alto Networks

Join us for an insightful presentation on optimizing your sales process, enhancing team performance, and accelerating revenue growth through innovative sales enablement techniques. Learn how to equip your sales team with the tools, resources, and training they need to drive success in today's competitive market.

time iconApril 23, 2024 04:00 pm

The Renegade Mindset

speaker headshot Tammy Gibson
Keynote Speaker - Amputee Advocate

Many struggle with uncertainty, fear, and societal pressure, hindering them from realizing their potential. Tammy Gibson, a renegade who overcame adversity, aims to inspire individuals to pursue their dreams fearlessly. Tammy's journey from health and success to illness and loss showcases the power of resilience and purposeful choices. In her keynote, “The Renegade Mindset,” she shares how trauma fueled her courage to redefine success. 

time iconApril 23, 2024 04:55 pm

Conference Day 2 Close

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television
time iconApril 24, 2024 08:00 am

Welcome Day 3

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, the Conference Chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 3 activities.

time iconApril 24, 2024 08:05 am

Launchpad: Mastering Entrepreneurship Essentials

speaker headshot Deb Dietz
SMB Digital Education

Launching a new business is an exhilarating journey filled with excitement, challenges, and endless possibilities. It's about turning a vision into reality, taking calculated risks, and daring to innovate in a competitive landscape. In this session we discuss the crafting of a compelling business idea to securing funding, building a solid team, and navigating market dynamics. Every step is a testament to your entrepreneurial spirit and determination. With careful planning, resilience, and a passion for success, you can transform your entrepreneurial dreams into a thriving reality. Are you ready to embark on this transformative adventure?

time iconApril 24, 2024 08:30 am

What It Means to Be Human?

speaker headshot Lene Rachel Andersen
Nordic Bildung

In this session, we hear from Lene Rachel Andersen, the President of Nordic Bildung, who will go over the latest research presented at Global Bildung Day 2024. 

time iconApril 24, 2024 09:00 am

Time Management Essentials For Entrepreneurs

speaker headshot Michael Horesh

In this session, we will learn how to manage and prioritize our time.

time iconApril 24, 2024 09:30 am

Reimagining Tomorrow with PreEmpt.life

speaker headshot Dr. Mike Jackson
speaker headshot Paula dos Santos Papel
InterCultures Media

Get fast, holistic answers on the future of any topic, with this award-winning, decision intelligence system. It's designed to help individuals, teams, and organisations to reimagine their tomorrows with the help of AI.

time iconApril 24, 2024 10:30 am

Financial Strength: Unlock Your Power

speaker headshot Jen Nash
Priceless Financial Coaching

In this session, you will learn the top three reasons why your business needs you to be in control of your finances.

time iconApril 24, 2024 11:00 am

Evolvability in Business: Enterprise Transformation in an Age of Complexity

speaker headshot Zhen Goh
The Emerginarium

This is a roundtable discussion with business author Zhen Goh from Singapore. Her new book is called Evolvability in Business: Enterprise Transformation in an Age of Complexity. 

This book provides a basis for new thinking and framing that will enable enterprises across industries and sectors to deal with accelerating change and uncertainty. 

time iconApril 24, 2024 11:30 am

The Competitive Intelligence Playbook: How To Build, Manage and Optimize A CI Program

speaker headshot Fouad Benyoub

In this session, Fouad Benyoub, the author of "The Competitive Intelligence Playbook", will go over the steps to create and manage a Competitive Intelligence function for your team. 

time iconApril 24, 2024 12:00 pm

The Body Does Not Lie

speaker headshot Dr. Randi Shannon

In this keynote we welcome Dr Randi Shannon, a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in analyzing faces, tongues, and fingernails and specializes in 5000 year old original medicine. She has an impressive media presence, having appeared on numerous radio and television shows and podcasts. Her books are Amazon best sellers. She will share why we should consider a different approach to getting medicine straight as we seek to treat the whole person.

time iconApril 24, 2024 01:00 pm

Healing From Within

speaker headshot Ragan Thomson
Ragan Thomson Spiritual Coaching

Join Ragan Thomson, a spiritual facilitator, intuitive transformational coach and global world service activist, and learn how to cultivate resilient leaders for a thriving world.

time iconApril 24, 2024 01:30 pm

How to Spot Signals of Change and Manage Uncertainty

speaker headshot Martin Schwirn
Business Finland

In this session, Martin Schwirn will go over strategies to spot weak signals and manage uncertainty.

time iconApril 24, 2024 02:00 pm

Learning By Doing: The Use of Business Simulations In Startups

speaker headshot Dr. Tom Tao
University of Delaware

This session will provide an overview on the use of competitive strategy simulation (generic vs. customized) in training employees and stress-testing key business decisions.

time iconApril 24, 2024 02:30 pm

Intelligence Strategies

speaker headshot Babette Bensoussan
Sloan Group International

In this session, the "Decision-Making Maverick" will share best business practices from her coaching women entrepreneurs.

time iconApril 24, 2024 03:30 pm


speaker headshot Arthur Weiss

In this session, we will learn how to leverage Chat GPT and other AI technologies to improve our CI strategies.

time iconApril 24, 2024 04:00 pm

Foresight for Start-Ups

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session we will discuss how foresight is a powerful tool for startups. We will explore three futures tools- storytelling, futures wheels and scenario planning. We will also understand how they can answer three important questions: How to find business opportunities, how to show angel investors we thoroughly thought about the business environment, and how to put together narratives for your upcoming pitch.

time iconApril 24, 2024 04:30 pm

The Spirit of Women Entrepreneurs with SBI

speaker headshot Aliza Naon
Small Business Israel

In this session, we celebrate the spirit of women entrepreneurs and delve into the journey of visionary women who are shaping the business landscape. Join us as we explore the triumphs, challenges, and insights of female entrepreneurs who dare to dream big, break barriers, and carve their path to success. 

time iconApril 24, 2024 05:15 pm

Conference Day 3 Close

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, the conference chair summarizes Day 3 sessions and gives a preview of Day 4 activities

time iconApril 25, 2024 08:00 am

Welcome Day 4

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television

In this session, the Conference Chair welcomes the audience and outlines Day 4 activities.

time iconApril 25, 2024 08:05 am

Dreams and Disruptions, Randomness and Non-Western Epistemologies of Foresight

speaker headshot Shermon Cruz
Center for Engaged Foresight

This presentation delves into varied non-Western epistemes, shedding light on the unique contexts of randomness as fundamental aspects of foresight and human experience. Moving beyond the familiar territories of Western thought, it reveals how cultures from the Global South conceptualize and engage with the future and the inherent uncertainties of life. The talk emphasizes the importance of expanding our perceptual horizons to include a broader array of epistemological views, thereby enriching our understanding of how humans anticipate, react to, and shape their futures amidst a state of flux.

time iconApril 25, 2024 08:30 am

Teaching and Researching Futures at Tamkang University, Taiwan

speaker headshot Dr. Nur Anisah
Journal of Futures Studies

Join us for a talk about "Teaching and Researching Futures Studies". Dr. Nur Anisah will be sharing some of her teaching and research experiences with Futures Studies. We will explore the challenges facing teaching the future and how cultures play a major role in how students learn. We'll also chat about the tricks and challenges of figuring out what might come next. Come join the conversation, and let's explore together how we can teach the future better!

time iconApril 25, 2024 09:20 am

From Science Fiction to Science Reality: How Futures Studies Can Make Your Business Model More Resilient

speaker headshot Kamil Kazim Sari
Collective Innovation

In this session, the futurist Kamil Kazim Sari will share how futures literacy will help entrepreneurs understand how futures studies and futures literacy can be used to create more robust strategies. We will look at drones, car electrification, and other industries to illustrate how to find business opportunities, new markets, and how to position your innovation for success.

time iconApril 25, 2024 09:30 am

Strategic Foresight for SMEs

speaker headshot Wen Yang
Fellow - Royal Society for Arts

In this session you will get an understanding of what strategic foresight is, and how to apply the techniques into your SME.

time iconApril 25, 2024 10:00 am

SEO Writing: Tips And Tools To Write SEO-Friendly Content

speaker headshot Anne-Flore Lewi
Matara Consulting

In this session, we hear from SEO Marketing Guru, Anne-Flore Lewi, as she provides the tips and tools entrepreneurs need to write SEO-friendly content.

time iconApril 25, 2024 10:30 am

Using Futures Studies For Opening Up New Possibilities

speaker headshot Jeanne Hoffman
Anticipating Futures

In this session, we will learn how Futures Studies can be used as tools to create new possibilities in international relations, in geopolitics, and in areas where disruptive thinking is needed. 

time iconApril 25, 2024 11:00 am

Your Personal Futures Journey

speaker headshot Alethia Montero Baena
Teach the Future Mexico

In this session, you will learn how to design your personal futures journey.

time iconApril 25, 2024 11:30 am

Meet the Futurist: Dr. S. Inayatullah

speaker headshot Dr. Sohail Inayatullah
Sejahtera Centre for Sustainability and Humanity, IIUM

In this session, we hold a roundtable discussion with renowned futurist Dr. Sohail Inayatullah - creator of Causal Layered Analysis (CLA) -  a technique futurists use widely. 

time iconApril 25, 2024 12:00 pm

LGBTQ Founders

speaker headshot Iris Goldfeder
Gas Stove Creative
speaker headshot Celia Daniels
Rebekon Consulting
speaker headshot Crystal Whiteaker
Crystal Lily Creative
speaker headshot NiK Kacy
NiK Kacy Footwear
speaker headshot Rex Wilde
Rex Wilde Consulting

In this session, join Iris Goldfeder and roundtable participants as they share their perspectives and speak about the challenges they face, opportunities they encounter, and successes LGBTQ founders accomplish. 

time iconApril 25, 2024 01:00 pm

Using Strategic Foresight to Formulate Your Business' Digital Strategy

speaker headshot Samista Jugwanth

In this session, we will review a process of using foresight methods to understand the future of work for your specific business, and then translate it into the digital tech skills needed. Armed with this insight, you will be able to think about creating your start-up’s digital strategy.

time iconApril 25, 2024 01:30 pm

Leading The Future – Visions of Education

speaker headshot Dr. Hafsa Ahmed
Lincoln University (NZ)

In this session, Dr. Hafsa Ahmed MNZM emphasizes the necessity of a pioneering vision for the future of education, addressing the pressing demand for interdisciplinary skills in contemporary environments to unlock everyone’s potential. Dr. Ahmed will share her experiences in utilizing futures foresight tools and how these tools can facilitate multi-stakeholder and interdisciplinary engagement in shaping the educational landscape for innovative pathways toward societal progress.

time iconApril 25, 2024 02:00 pm

In Focus: WFSF

speaker headshot Victor Motti
World Futures Studies Federation

In this session, we meet with Victor Motti, Director for the World Futures Studies Federation, to talk about the work WFSF does to promote futures literacy and futures education. 

time iconApril 25, 2024 02:30 pm

Futures Community of Practice

speaker headshot Dr. Lavonne Leong
Journal of Futures Studies

In this session, Dr. Lavonne Leong will discuss the Journal of Futures Studies (JFS) Community of Practice. You will learn how a futures community of practice works and find novel ways to integrate futures studies into your business.

time iconApril 25, 2024 03:00 pm

The Future of Degrowth

speaker headshot Akash Das

The paradigm of continual growth is at the heart of our existential crisis that’s exacerbating climate change and worsening our collective health. In order to slow down and create more circular futures, we need to embrace new narratives of (de) growth.

time iconApril 25, 2024 03:30 pm

Innovate to Elevate: Monetizing Tech with Captivating User Experiences

speaker headshot Joyce Gioia
Herman Group

Even shoestring startups can use the new technologies to deliver positive experiences to their stakeholders. Tune in to learn how companies are using AI, AR, VR, and Holograms to engage their important employees and customers.

time iconApril 25, 2024 04:00 pm

Our Value

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television
speaker headshot Deb Dietz
SMB Digital Education

In this session, Deb Dietz and Rom Gayoso share how entrepreneurs can be empowered by providing them with the knowledge, capabilities, and mindset needed to launch and grow successful ventures, drive innovation, and make a positive impact in the global economy.

time iconApril 25, 2024 04:30 pm

Conference Close

speaker headshot Rom W. Gayoso, Ph.D
Futures Television
speaker headshot Deb Dietz
SMB Digital Education

The conference chairs summarize the lessons learned from the conference speakers and contributors over the past four days, and discuss what's next for VC MEAX Conference (Middle East and Africa).

time iconApril 25, 2024 05:00 pm

Conference Ends