How to join this year’s sessions

Three OECD_IdeaFactories will be held:

  • New Solution Spaces: The Pre-2060 Agenda, Monday 1 June, 14:00-17:00 – Pre-Forum IdeaFactory - Invited participants only
    2015 is a landmark year in global ambitions.
    The post-2015 agenda implies change, and the scale of global ambitions in meeting the emerging challenges of a more connected and multipolar world are breath-taking. They involve global transformation –shifting the current trajectory of lower global economic growth on a more sustainable development pathway.
    And the window of opportunity is closing for making the shift in time to enable more of humanity to thrive, rather than struggle to survive, the next century.
    This session will discuss emerging policy challenges and possible solutions needed for a whole world on track for sustainable development by 2060.

  • Climate, Carbon, COP21 and Beyond, Tuesday 2 June, 10:15-13:15

  • Shaping Our Future Leaders, Tuesday 2 June, 15:30-18:30

The IdeaFactories are now full.
Please note that we are no longer accepting pre-registration requests.

If you received a pre-registration confirmation, 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 each 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.

If you haven’t pre-registered, you might still be able to get a spot on the day.

  • Come to the desk outside the IdeaFactory room one hour before the beginning of each session and put your name down on the waiting list.
  • 20 minutes before the beginning of each session, we will assign any available slots to the names on the waiting list. 

To note:

  • Attendance is required for the full length of the IdeaFactory session
  • IdeaFactory sessions are held in English and no interpretation is provided


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What is it?

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.