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GLL Summer Gathering’22: Mapping the Future

August 4, 2022/13:00 - 18:00 EEST
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We are pleased to announce the GLL Summer Gathering 2022: Mapping the Future

Secure your place by getting the ticket now: http://bit.ly/gllsummer2022
The Government has begun preparing the National Progress Strategy Lithuania 2050. We invite you to contribute to it by sharing your thoughts and ideas for GLOBAL Lithuania 2050.
Join GLL Summer Gathering 2022: Mapping the Future to hear insights from fascinating futurologists, participate in round-table discussions, attend workshops for concrete idea mapping, and celebrate new beginnings at the summer’s most fun networking event which will take place immediately after the event.

Let’s create something we all dream of!

12:30 – 13:00 | Registration and welcome coffee

13:00 – 13:05 | Welcome & opening remarks by the Host
Marija Saraite, CEO at Global Lithuanian Leaders

13:05 – 13:10 | Welcoming speeches
Ausrine Armonaite, Minister of the Economy and Innovation
Sigita Trainauskiene, Lithuania 2050 Project Leader, Senior Policy Analyst at STRATA

13:10 – 13:45 | Keynote Interview | Crazy now, normcore tomorrow: what are the global trends for the future and how will they impact Lithuania?
Monika Bielskyte, Futurist and Future Designer, Founder at Protopia Futures
MODERATOR: Aidas Puklevicius, Author, Creative Director at Fabula Hill+Knowlton Strategies

13:45 – 14:00 | Keynote | Ukraine: today and tomorrow
Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Former Ukrainian Defence Minister, Chair of the Centre for Defence Strategies

14:00 – 14:30 | Panel discussion | Breaking point: how will the war in Ukraine affect the future of geopolitics?
Andrius Kubilius, Member of the European Parliament
Ausrine Armonaite, Minister of the Economy and Innovation
Dalia Bankauskaite, Senior Nonresident Fellow at CEPA, Partnership Assoc. Professor at VU
Andriy Zagorodnyuk, Former Ukrainian Defence Minister, Chair of the Centre for Defence Strategies
MODERATOR: Vytis Jurkonis, Lecturer at Vilnius University Institute of International Relations and Political Science

14:30 – 15:45 | Workshops:
1(Re)learning the Future: adapting the education to the ever-progressing mind
MODERATOR: Sarunas Dignaitis, CEO at EdTech Lithuania
SPEAKERS: Darius Kniuksta, Co-founder at Trys Kubai
Edgaras Jasalinis, CEO at Tamo
Augustina Matuseviciute, Product Lead at Teachers Lead Tech

2Taking the lead: Lithuania as the front-runner in cyber security
MODERATOR: Sigita Jurkynaite, Information Security Manager at Nord Security, supported by Evita Anilionyte, Training Specialist at CyberCare
SPEAKERS: Rytis Rainys, Information Security Lead at Vinted
Inga Zukauskiene, Women4Cyber Lithuania National Coordinator
Agne Brilingaite, Associate Professor at the Institute of Computer Science, VU

3 Brain Gain: Lithuania as a global talent magnet
MODERATOR: Vydunas Trapinskas, Head of Talent Development Team at Invest Lithuania
SPEAKERS: Inga Langaite, CEO at Unicorns LT
Romualda Stragiene, Director at Innovation Agency Lithuania

15:45 – 16:15 | Coffee Break

16:15 – 16:45 | Lightning talks: can you change the world in five minutes?
Dominykas Milasius, Co-founder of Delta Biosciences | How deep is your tech?
Ieva Cesnulaityte, Head of Research & Learning and a founding team member at DemocracyNext | A vision for the next democratic paradigm
Laurynas Maciulis, Spacecraft Engineer and Entrepreneur, Co-founder of Astrolight | The New Space Race
Vytautas Kaseta, Co-founder & CIO at SUPER HOW? | Metaverse: Catalyst for the Future

16:45 – 17:45 | Panel discussion | Distinct, powerful, leading, or…? Lithuania 2050
Ginte Damusis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Global Lithuanian Awards Laureate
Egidijus Meilunas, Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
Kristina Dryza
, Speaker, Author, Archetypal Consultant
Dainius Kniuksta, Artificial Intelligence Product Lead at Forecast
MODERATOR: Jurgis Didziulis, Musician, Public speaker, Activist, Global Lithuanian

17:45 – 18:00 | Closing of the event

19:00 – … | GLL #BackToVilnius Networking @ San Diego pub | Welcome drinks and snacks
SPECIAL GUEST: Viktorija Cmilyte-Nielsen, Speaker of the Seimas


The event will be held in Lithuanian and English, so be prepared to train your language muscle.
This event is a part of the GLL project “Ecosystem for Professional Diaspora Civic Engagement”. The project is financed by the EEA Grants 2014-2021 through the Active Citizens Fund.


Date: August 4, 2022
Time: 13:00 - 18:00 EEST


Venue Name: Vilnius Tech Park
Address: Antakalnio g. 17
Vilnius, Lithuania