Programme

Please note most of the MatchPoints Seminar programme will be held in English.

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Thursday May 24, 2018
08.30 Registration opens
08.30Conference bus for guests staying at CABINN. Guests will meet at the CABINN lobby at 08.30 sharp and walk to Scandic with a student helper. Bus departs at 08.55 from Scandic.
08.45Conference bus for guests staying at SCANDIC CITY - meeting time in the hotel lobby at 08.45 (bus departure from hotel at 08.55). A student helper will assist.
10.00 Opening of the MatchPoints Seminar 2018
Venue: Lake Side Lecture Theatres, Room: Per Kirkeby
Welcome by Rector at Aarhus University Brian Bech Nielsen
Welcome by Chief Municipal Executive of the City of Aarhus Niels Højberg
Welcome by  MatchPoints Convenor Professor Jørgen Elklit,  Aarhus University
The Welfare State - Achievements and Challenges by Professor Carsten Jensen, Aarhus University
10.55

Keynote: Nobel Prize Laureate Professor James Heckman, University of Chicago

Lifecycle Benefits of Early Childhood Investments – and Do Denmark’s Early Childhood Investments Close the Gap between Children of Low and High Educated Parents?

Please note the keynote speech from Professor Heckman will be videotaped
11.45Transfer to lunch venue
12.00Lunch at Samfundsfagenes Kantine (building 1321)
13.00Transfer to workshop venue
13.15Workshops
14.45Coffee and networking
15.15Workshops
16.45End of 1st day programme
16.50Use public transportation (http://matchpoints.au.dk/practical-information/public-transport/) or have a walk back to the hotels and city centre (approx. 20-35 minuttes - a MatchPoints helper will lead the way)
19.00Evening programme with debate (IN DANISH)
Friday May 25, 2018
08.00 Conference bus for guests staying at CABINN - meeting time in the hotel lobby at 08.00 sharp and from there a short walk to the bus stop (bus departure from Train at 08.15). A student helper will assist.
08.10 Conference bus for guests staying at SCANDIC CITY - meeting time in the hotel lobby at 08.10 (bus departure from hotel at 08.15). A student helper will assist.
08.30Registration opens
09.00 Welcome and introduction to the Friday programme by Convenor Professor Jørgen Elklit
09.05Keynote speaker: Professor Guy Standing, SOAS University of London
Rentier Capitalism and the Precariat: Arguments for Basic Income
Please note the keynote speech from Guy Standing will be videotaped
09.50Coffee and networking
10.15Workshops
11.45Transfer to lunch venue
12.00Lunch at Samfundsfagenes Kantine (building 1321)
12.45Transfer to workshop venue
13.00Workshops
14.30Coffee and networking
15.00Workshops
16.30End of workshops Day 2
16.40Bus transfer for The Concert Hall Aarhus, Thomas Jensens Allé, 8000
17.00Reception at Concert Hall Aarhus (Foyer)
17.45Presentation by Nobel Prize Laureate Professor James Heckman, Chicago University and Senior Researcher Rasmus Landersø, The Rockwool Foundation
Education, Inequality and the Welfare State
18.30Panel debate about Education, Inequality and the Welfare State
Read more about the evening and the panelists here
20.00Dinner at Restaurant johan r at Concert Hall Aarhus
(for registered participants only)
Saturday May 26, 2018
7.50Pick up of guests at CABINN. A student helper will guide you to the bus at SCANDIC CITY. Meeting time in lobby 7.50. Departure by foot at 07.55
08.10 Conference bus for guests staying at CABINN and SCANDIC CITY - meeting time in the hotel lobby at 08.10 (bus departure from hotel at 08.15). A student helper will assist.
08.30 Registration
09.00Welcome and introduction to the Saturday programme by Convenor Professor Jørgen Elklit
09.05 Who is afraid of economic growth? Demystifying disruption

In 2017, the Danish government launched the Disruption Council in order to guide a maintenance check of the Scandinavian model. The Disruption Council will conclude its work in the autumn of 2018. What is at stake, where is the discussion moving forward, and where has it grinded to a halt? Against this backdrop, Professor Philipp Schröder will review the fundamental drivers of economic growth, the central interaction of technology and globalisation and the way that reallocation forces in the economy and labour market play out and strain existing structures and policy solutions. Hear a unique insider’s account of what is at stake and which policy responses are conceivable. The plenum session is held by Philipp Schröder, Professor of Economics at Aarhus University and member of the Danish Government's Disruption Council.

09.50 Coffee and networking
10.15 Plenum workshop on Social Robotics: 
New Paths to Discovering What Matters in a Human Life
Part I:
Raising the Issues: How to Develop Social Robotics Applications that Increase Human Welfare (read more about the workshop here)
12.15Lunch and networking at the foyer at Lakeside Lecture Theatres
13.15A taste of the theatre performance ROBOT DREAMS
Imagination along and across the boundaries between human and machine: a scene of Robot Dreams, performed by the ensemble Meinard-Krauss-Feigl. Online exploration of personal responses.
Please note that a full performance of ROBOT DREAMS can be seen on Saturday 26 May at 20.00 at theatre Katapult. Tickets can be purchased at Katapult.
https://vimeo.com/252430983
14.00 Coffee and networking
14.30 Plenum workshop on Social Robotics: 
New Paths to Discovering What Matters in a Human Life

Part II:
How Far Will We Go? Exploring Our Cultural Imagination of Robots and Humans
(read more about the workshop here)

15.50 Conference close by Professor by Jørgen Elklit
16.00 End of MatchPoints Seminar 2018
Goodbye and see you for the next MatchPoints Seminar in 2019!
20.00ROBOT DREAMS performance at Katapult - for tickets go to https://katapult.dk/kalender/2017/2018/robot-dreams/