A Call For Optimism

11 November 2020

The 48forward Studios

Munich, Germany


Are you ready for hybrid optimism?

In times of rapid change, dystopia and populism we need to focus on what can be done to create a future we all want to live in. We have to unite to shape what’s going to be next - in society, politics, technology, arts, culture, for our planet and environment.

Join us for a hybrid one-day-conference on 11 November 2020 - live on-site in Munich, from your couch or desk!



Society & Politics

There will be massive changes to our society through various factors – positive and negative changes. Join us for a deep-dive into what will be next and how politics are going to support or endanger those movements.


The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted our healthcare system. But besides the impact of the coronavirus we see many more health-related topics we need to talk about.

Planet & Environment

Our planet will survive whatever humanity is going to do. But if we are not going to find solutions to avoid global warming we are not going to be able to live on this planet forever. Let’s have a look at what can be done!


2 pm - 2:10 pm


Daniel Fürg

2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

US-Election Recap

Richard Gutjahr & Daniel Fürg

2:30 pm - 3:10 pm

A Conversation About Antisemitism

Charlotte Knobloch & Daniel Fürg

3:10 pm - 3:50 pm

Health Risk Smoking

Alexander Nussbaum & Daniel Fürg

3:50 pm - 4:20 pm


Dr. Thomas Rudolf

4:20 pm - 4:45 pm

Planet & Environment

Jens Hofmeister & Tobias Borris