Interdisciplinarity for sustainability. _

University College London
17-18th January 2020

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About Leaders 2020

Here at Leaders, we see things as entangled and co-existing.

That is why at our conference we take a broader perspective on politics, economy, culture, technology and environment - this year in the scope of sustainability. In our panels we aim to engage in fruitful discussions facilitated by transdisciplinary perspectives, open-mindedness and concrete agenda enabling us to unveil and examine the factors influencing Poland’s past, present and future in the context of, e.g., 1- the world’s current economic and political situation, 2- the influence of technological development on enterprise, 3- strengthening and developing the perception of Polish culture in the global scenario and much, much more!

But wait! This is only the tip of the iceberg! We aim to push the limits of your imagination as we showcase, and simultaneously undermine, the complex web of intermingling relationships between the underlying principles governing our contemporary society. Questions will undoubtedly arise and notions will be made - Politics is culture, is all art political? Do we live with technology or is technology how we live? The prosperity of one or the good of many?

This year’s edition of the conference is governed by two underling concepts, ‘interdisciplinarity’ and ‘sustainability’. But how do we perceive these ideas? Concerning interdisciplinarity we aim, by the synthesis and interplay of different perspectives, to build new knowledge and understanding. Sustainability, as we see it, is taking this entanglement and assuring that bonds are maintained for as long as possible. It's basically like an elephant balancing on a ball. This is not only an intergenerational issue but also an intercommunity in terms of geographic and socio-economic conditions, and as this matter is very close to our hearts, we decided to make it the theme of the upcoming edition. Every year we do our best to invite the most influential, inspiring and creative speakers. This year is no exception! We are proud to say that all our esteemed guests are true leaders in their respective fields sharing their unique knowledge and first-hand experiences in the hope of inspiring the world’s brightest youths. From economists, active professionals, policymakers, activists to renowned academics, top journalists and famous artists; you are sure to get your neurons racing having the opportunity to exchange views with some of the most renowned experts of a given discipline. Here at Leaders, everyone is welcome!

Even though our conference is a student initiative, every year it also attracts dozens of young professionals and specialists interested in polish affairs. We are expecting to see participants of diverse nationalities coming from across Europe and the UK creating a truly fantastic networking opportunity for all. This year it is going to be bigger, better and more lavish than ever before! Over 350 participants, countless speakers, distinguished specialist, striking venue, irresistible food and an unforgettable After Party!

Come along! You don’t want to overlook this fantastic opportunity!



Main Conference Venue

University College London
Darwin Building
Gower St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6XA
(entrance from Gower Street)


Formal Ball Venue

Kimpton Fitzroy Hotel
Bloomsbury, London


After Party Venue

York Way, London

Previous Guests

Since our first launch in 2017, we have hosted a number of delegates and experts in the sphere of politics, economics, science, as well as art and culture.

Marek Belka

Former Prime Minister of Poland.

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki

Former Prime Minister of Poland.

Andrzej Klesyk

Polish entrepreneur and businessman.

Iwona Kozera

CESA Advisory Leader at EY.

Anda Rottenberg

Polish art historian and critic.

Michał Kobosko

Journalist and media manager.

Dominika Wielowieyska

Journalist at Gazeta Wyborcza.

Gosia Baczyńska

Polish fashion designer.

Arkady Rzegocki

Ambassador of Poland to the United Kingdom.

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