9:30 - 11:30
High-Level Plenary: Welcome to the Festival and a Decade of Action Plenary Hall

High-Level Plenary: Welcome to the Festival and a Decade of Action

Welcome to the SDG Global Festival of Action 2020! We’ll kick off the festival by putting our purpose into frame—transforming local action for global impact. As this year marks the beginning of the Decade of Action, experts will share why gender, inequality and climate are our pillars for driving action now and over the next ten years. Through keynotes, a panel and performances, participants will be inspired to reframe how we act and think to galvanize ourselves and our communities into action. Plenary Hall9:30 - 11:30
11:30 - 12:00
Opening of the SDG Live Studio SDG Live Studio

Opening of the SDG Live Studio

Details coming soon. SDG Live Studio11:30 - 12:00
Networking and Coffee Break Exhibition Zone

Networking and Coffee Break

Take a break from sessions to connect and network with fellow festival participants and speakers over a cup of of coffee. Don't forget to check out innovations throughout the exhibition zone during this time! Exhibition Zone11:30 - 12:00
12:00 - 13:30
The Transformative Power of Sport Plenary Hall

The Transformative Power of Sport

Hosted by the International Paralympic Committee, this panel session will highlight the transformative impact of Para sport to drive social inclusion and advance the SDGs. Plenary Hall12:00 - 13:00
Unpacking Inequalities in the Decade of Action Bonn Hall

Unpacking Inequalities in the Decade of Action

This session will catalyse crucial insights on how to enhance action with national and local civil society partners on tackling inequalities as a key pillar of the Decade of Action. Join us to hear about direct experience of national coalitions that have supported local action. Bonn Hall12:00 - 13:30
Naming and Faming: Inspiring Anti-Corruption Through Integrity as the New Normal Berlin Hall

Naming and Faming: Inspiring Anti-Corruption Through Integrity as the New Normal

The session will focus on the idea of "naming and faming" or shifting social norms in positive ways in order to support SDG16. Learn how rethinking an approach can enable finding new solutions to old problems. Berlin Hall12:00 - 13:30
People's Scorecards: A Tool for Accountability How To Hall

People's Scorecards: A Tool for Accountability

How can civil society hold governments to account through shadow reporting on the SDGs? This session will enable practical approaches for local and national action to be shared and scaled up ahead of the High Level Political Forum with the aim of providing a practical understanding of the People's Scorecard and the approach to developing a national CSO spotlight report on national progress of the SDGs. How To Hall12:00 - 13:30
The En-ROADS Climate Action Simulator Innovation Incubation Lab

The En-ROADS Climate Action Simulator

Research shows that showing people research doesn’t work. With a focus on solutions, the En-ROADS Climate Workshop is an interactive, grounded in best-available science, and enables participants to forge meaningful conversation and inspire climate action. Innovation Incubation Lab12:00 - 13:30
Multiply Your Impact: Announcements from the SDG Community SDG Live Studio

Multiply Your Impact: Announcements from the SDG Community

Join the SDG community to hear about the latest commitments, projects, funding grants, award programs and partnerships that matter to Agenda 2030. SDG Live Studio12:00 - 13:30
Discover Your Source of Embodied Leadership with Social Presencing Theater Networking Zone

Discover Your Source of Embodied Leadership with Social Presencing Theater

Discover your Source of Embodied Leadership with Social Presencing Theater (SPT). Participants engage in individual mindfulness of body practices and increase awareness of the “social body”. Networking Zone12:00 - 13:30
Closed Door Meeting: SDG Impact Accelerator Mentoring Programme Strategy Sit Down Room

Closed Door Meeting: SDG Impact Accelerator Mentoring Programme

Details coming soon. Strategy Sit Down Room12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 14:30
Pitching Round: Creativity for Impact SDG Live Studio

Pitching Round: Creativity for Impact

Join this daily pitching round to hear the most innovative, scalable and impactful SDG actions that leverage creativity for impact. After a series of 3-minute pitches, expert facilitators deliver a feedback session and select the mind-blowing initiative. SDG Live Studio13:30 - 14:00
Networking Lunch Restaurant

Networking Lunch

Join fellow participants in a free moment to connect and have lunch. Lunch service will be provided from 12:00–15:00 today! Restaurant13:30 - 14:30
14:30 - 16:00
Private Sector SDG Acceleration: Springboarding the Decade of Action Plenary Hall

Private Sector SDG Acceleration: Springboarding the Decade of Action

How can the private sector accelerate SDG action and ambition as through the Decade of Action? This expert panel discussion will shine a light on the latest initiatives and frameworks that are engaging private sector networks to expand ambition across SDG integration throughout their business approach. Plenary Hall14:30 - 15:30
Crop Diversity: A 10,000 Year Legacy We Can't Leave to Chance Bonn Hall

Crop Diversity: A 10,000 Year Legacy We Can't Leave to Chance

Bringing together stakeholders from around the world, the session will highlight how interdependent we are when it comes to our food. Join to learn more about the power we have when we work together through international collaborations to ensure food security worldwide. Bonn Hall14:30 - 16:00
Campaigning for Impact Berlin Hall

Campaigning for Impact

Details coming soon. Berlin Hall14:30 - 16:00
How To Build a Movement and Mobilize the Masses How To Hall

How To Build a Movement and Mobilize the Masses

What does it take to build a mass movement and mobilise impactful action towards the SDGs? This practical session will draw key insights from a range of successful campaigns to share tangible approaches to resource and people mobilisation, and identify the turning point from awareness building and outreach through to network expansion of engaged and active mobilisers. How To Hall14:30 - 16:00
Innovation Incubation TBD Innovation Incubation Lab

Innovation Incubation TBD

Details coming soon. Innovation Incubation Lab14:30 - 16:00
SDG Action Talks: How Do We Make People Care SDG Live Studio

SDG Action Talks: How Do We Make People Care

Check out the SDG Live Studio for TED-style talks that deliver human, storytelling style presentations on how we make people care about the SDGs. SDG Live Studio14:30 - 16:00
Uniting SDG Actors and Innovations TBD Networking Zone

Uniting SDG Actors and Innovations TBD

Details coming soon. Networking Zone14:30 - 16:00
Closed Door Meeting: TBD Strategy Sit Down Room

Closed Door Meeting: TBD

Details coming soon. Strategy Sit Down Room14:30 - 16:00
16:00 - 16:30
Pitching Round: Breaking Barriers SDG Live Studio

Pitching Round: Breaking Barriers

Join this daily pitching round to hear the most innovative, scalable and impactful SDG actions that are breaking barriers. After a series of 3-minute pitches, expert facilitators deliver a feedback session and select the mind-blowing initiative. SDG Live Studio16:00 - 16:30
Networking and Coffee Break Exhibition Zone

Networking and Coffee Break

Take a break from sessions to connect and network with fellow festival participants and speakers over a cup of of coffee. Don't forget to check out innovations throughout the exhibition zone during this time! Exhibition Zone16:00 - 16:30
16:30 - 18:00
When Women Lead: Challenging Perceptions Plenary Hall

When Women Lead: Challenging Perceptions

Women Political Leaders’ high-level panel will focus on challenging everyday beliefs and behaviors for gender equality. It will highlight how best to clear the path for women's leadership. Plenary Hall16:30 - 17:30
Catalyzing the Decade of Action TBD Bonn Hall

Catalyzing the Decade of Action TBD

Details coming soon. Bonn Hall16:30 - 18:00
SDGs from the Perspective of African Youth Berlin Hall

SDGs from the Perspective of African Youth

If youth is the future, what is their experience and view of what is required to deliver the SDGs? Tapping into local networks and local talents will be critical to identify local solutions fit for global impact. Join this session to hear from African youth networks, leaders and innovators to understand the solutions, ideas and talents that are being cultivated to enact real change. Berlin Hall16:30 - 18:00
How To Increase the Impact of Digital Storytelling: Local Stories for the Global Goals How To Hall

How To Increase the Impact of Digital Storytelling: Local Stories for the Global Goals

Impactful content creation, devising fit-for-purpose communications campaigns and digital storytelling for impact are critical tools that any SDG campaigner, mobiliser, communicator or activist needs in their SDG toolbox. Join this practical session to learn tangible practices and approaches to take your digital storytelling approach, style and content to the next level! How To Hall16:30 - 18:00
Resilience 2032: Live the Future NOW! Innovation Incubation Lab

Resilience 2032: Live the Future NOW!

Join Resilience, an experience that invites participants to play out an imagined reality of 2032 if we don’t achieve the SDG’s, making future issues more tangible & motivating action NOW. Innovation Incubation Lab16:30 - 18:00
Influencer Interviews SDG Live Studio

Influencer Interviews

Details coming soon. SDG Live Studio16:30 - 17:30
Connecting Climate and Peace: ICAN Networking Session Networking Zone

Connecting Climate and Peace: ICAN Networking Session

Connect with members of the peace and climate movements to share innovative ideas about making progress in our fields and creating synergies. International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) will present ideas and concepts on posters throughout the room to create space for personal discussions and interactions. Networking Zone16:30 - 18:00
Closed Door Meeting: Decade of Action Strategy Meeting Strategy Sit Down Room

Closed Door Meeting: Decade of Action Strategy Meeting

Details coming soon. Strategy Sit Down Room16:30 - 18:00
18:00 - 22:30
SDGs Alive: Networking Reception and Innovation Showcase Exhibition Zone

SDGs Alive: Networking Reception and Innovation Showcase

To welcome 2020 Festival participants in style, all attendees will be invited to join a networking reception in the main lobby at the World Conference Centre, where the exhibition zone will come alive! With live demonstrations, performances, immersive experiences and art exhibitions, the networking reception and innovation showcase will kick-start the much anticipated connections between participants and exploration with SDG innovations. Exhibition Zone18:00 - 22:30