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Opening Plenary

  • Wednesday 12 Sept
  • Auditorium, Main entrance, Geneva Arena

The Opening Plenary will provide a warm welcome to the 30th Annual EAIE Conference and Exhibition. EAIE President Markus Laitinen will host this official conference programme kick-off, where we will be unveiling the winners of the much-anticipated EAIE Awards. Greet old friends and colleagues you have missed over the past year, gathering for words of wisdom from our Keynote speaker, Sally Kohn. Of course, no Opening Plenary would be complete without local entertainers to get us excited about everything Switzerland has to offer, so don’t miss this must-see event!


The Opening Plenary features television commentator, writer and social justice advocate, Sally Kohn. Sally will explore how we all have to be more than just our opinions in order to reflect on the common values we share at a deeper level. Read Sally Kohn's biography, watch her TED Talk 'What can we do about the culture of hate' and get to know more about one of the leading progressive voices in America today.