Discovery Lab


This year’s OECD Forum has introduced a new platform to extend the debate further.

The DiscoveryLab operated throughout Forum 2014.  Several speakers will be on hand to meet with participants for in-depth discussions in two types of encounters, relaxed and informal.  Your active participation is welcome!



  • invites you to explore a specific issue with a speaker or group of speakers.  

Join a group of educators to discuss how the teaching of economics should be reformed (or not!).  Or come along to debate about the Internet  -- a panacea for many social and economic problems or a danger to us all? 

Meet the AUTHOR

  • invites you to chat with many of the Forum speakers who have recently published a book.  

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet authors that will make brief presentation and take comments and questions.  Do you agree with their views?  Have a different viewpoint?  We want to know.    

Browse the schedule for all encounters





© OECDA creative space

  • that allows for greater one-on-one interaction with Forum speakers in an informal setting


A friendly setting

  • to take part in out-of-the-box debates among participants
  • to foster synergies with your own areas of work




A chance

to bring your own perspective and become part of the innovative processes that shape OECD thinking


So browse the schedule for all encounters



Recapture the Discovery Lab atmosphere