“Facing Tomorrow” – the fifth Israeli Presidential Conference under the auspices of President Shimon Peres – will take place in Jerusalem on 18-20 June, 2013. As in previous years, the Conference will look at tomorrow and engage the central issues that will influence the face of our future: geopolitics, economics, society, environment, culture, identity, education, new media, and more.
In the 2013 Conference, we will give special emphasis to the human factor and its role in shaping our tomorrow. We will ask whether the quality of leadership – in all realms of human activity – can make a difference. What is the desired dynamic in relationships between people and leaders in the face of powerful processes of change? To what degree can human beings really be involved in influencing their futures? We will examine what threats may lie in an individual's tomorrow, in terms of identity, family, health, ability to find happiness, and meaning in life.
Although the issues to be addressed relate to various fields, they are influenced by and interact with each other in a manner that creates complex challenges for leaders. The fifth Israeli Presidential Conference will engage these issues, not only by identifying the challenges, but also by suggesting solutions that may lead to a better tomorrow for Israel, the Jewish people and for all of humanity.