When and where is Daring Cities 2020 taking place?
When: 7-28 October 2020 (events and online offerings will occur over the three-week period)
Where: Online as a virtual event
Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, Daring Cities, initially planned as an in-person forum in Bonn, Germany, has been transformed into a virtual event – Daring Cities 2020: The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency, which will offer various online opportunities from 7-28 October 2020.
What is a virtual event?
A virtual event is an online event that allows you to participate from home, office or any other convenient place. Virtual events are not bound to a single physical location, which allows a wide audience from around the world to participate.
We will design the program and formats to ensure that some program elements will be available for participants who have low internet bandwidth or inconsistent internet access, or restricted access to specific applications, and these accessibility considerations will be identified in the program.
Holding a virtual forum will allow us to bring together a wider audience including important local climate action stakeholders from around the globe, some of whom would not have been able to attend an in-person gathering.
What will the structure of the Daring Cities global virtual forum be?
Daring Cities 2020 will run for a three-week period, from 7-28 October 2020, offering an online array of high level and visionary speakers, a series of informative workshops and personal networking opportunities. Over a three-week period, we will offer a variety of virtual formats to accommodate different topics, time zones, internet bandwidth limits, and languages. The event will draw on the high-level negotiations taking place in Bonn in October and help to set the course to COP26, Daring Cities 2021 and beyond.
Who is expected to attend the Daring Cities 2020 global virtual forum?
We envision this global virtual forum as the world’s first and largest online gathering on climate emergency for urban leaders. Mayors, city councilors, administrators, and urban thought leaders – as well as researchers, technical staff, business leaders, civil society decision-makers, community organizers and national government representatives, are invited to be a part of this innovative, productive and action-oriented virtual event.
Is there a participation fee to attend Daring Cities?
Thanks to the generosity of our partners, participation at Daring Cities 2020 global virtual forum has been made free of charge.
How can I participate in Daring Cities 2020: The Global Virtual Forum for Urban Leaders Taking on the Climate Emergency?
Please register your interest to participate virtually by filling out this short form. By doing so, you will be the first to learn about the program and speakers as well as exciting opportunities in advance of the event, and also register your interest as a speaker or to showcase your city, town or region.
I have been registered and accepted to attend Daring Cities 2020 in Bonn, Germany, which has now shifted into a virtual format. Is my registration still valid for the virtual forum?
Since the event is no longer taking place in-person and the dates have changed significantly, we are asking previously-registered participants to please indicate your interest to participate virtually by filling out this short form. We apologize for the inconvenience caused.