How to join this year's sessions

Three OECD_IdeaFactories will be held:

Addressing the Talent Gap, Monday 5 May, 10:30-13:00
A New Age
, Monday 5 May, 15:30-18:30
The Future of the Internet, Tuesday 6 May, 9:00-12:00

Please note that OECD_IdeaFactory sessions are held in English and no interpretation is provided.

Pre-registration is now open for OECD_IdeaFactories!

Due to limited space, IdeaFactory sessions require a separate registration
Please follow the two steps to the process as explained below:

  • Step 1 – Pre-register to the IdeaFactory via email: 

Please send an e-mail to IdeaFactory@oecd.org specifying which IdeaFactory
you would like to attend – Addressing the Talent Gap, A New Age or The Future of the Internet. If there is space available, you will receive a pre-confirmation email. You will then be pre-registered.

  • Step 2 – Finalise your registration in person on the day: 
You will need to finalise your registration in person no later than 20 minutes before the start of the session, otherwise you may lose your slot.
The Pre-Registration Desk in front of the room will open 1 hour before the IdeaFactory. 20 minutes before the start of the session, any remaining slots will be offered on a first-come first-served basis, to those on the waiting list.

What is the IdeaFactory?

The OECD_IdeaFactory invites OECD Forum participants and experts to work together and combine their experiences and perspectives. Inside the IdeaFactory everyone is part of the process, everyone's experience counts, ideas can be combined, tested, prototyped and formed into potential new solutions.

Successfully introduced in 2011, the OECD_IdeaFactory workshops facilitate:

  • networking with peers
  • intense collaboration
  • surprising approaches
  • highly focused conversations
  • and a touch of serendipity, too.


It introduces a new way to look at problems:

  • in a new environment
  • with different perspectives
  • following a different process
  • testing the potential of new solutions.

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