E3 Forum Initiative
E3 Forum – Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship is an international conference organized by PhD students from the MIT Portugal Program and will take place at Pavilhão do Conhecimento, May 22-23, 2014. This year’s topic for the conference is Millennial Generation: Lost or Found? It will look at the future of the generation now entering the professional labor force, promoting an environment for the success of people in business and academia—entrepreneurs, innovators, policy makers, educators, and masters and PhD students.
Confirmed speakers include Roland Clift (International Society for Industrial Ecology), András Dinnyés (Biotalentum), Mark Jusczak (Delta Consulting), Manuel Lima (Codecademy), João Pedro Mortágua (CeiiA), David Rose (MIT Media Lab), Helena Vieira (Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa), Pedro Vilarinho (COHiTEC), and Guy Villax (Hovione).
E3 Forum in Numbers (2011-2013, three editions)
70 Companies’ representatives 120 Speakers 540 Participants
Since its first edition in 2011, E3 Forum has received enthusiastic feedback from the participants and the general public. This response has inspired the volunteers on the organization team to continue developing this initiative.
Why an E3 Forum Conference?
E3 Forum is an initiative focused on the new generation of young, innovative, technical professionals. This conference aims to invest in these highly qualified professionals by providing them development opportunities, discussing their impact on society, and promoting their active participation in Portuguese social and economic development.
What will be discussed in E3 Forum?
This 4th edition of the E3 Forum will discuss the future and influence of the millennial generation, the most recent to enter the professional employment market. The forum will focus on the new professionals’ approach to the job market and how they can adapt to define or redefine their professional trajectories.
A broad range of speakers representing different areas of expertise will present many different points of view, and will address participants’ questions and concerns, as well.
On May 22, before the main program, the E3 Forum will feature workshops to help forum participants to develop knowledge and skills relevant to their professional lives.
The 4th Edition of E3 Forum will feature, for the first time, an Ignite initiative. This will be an excellent opportunity for participants to present their ideas to the E3 community. It will follow the format of Ignite events: an informal environment where each speaker has five minutes to pitch a topic of his/her interest that fits the overall focus of the E3 Forum. This session aims to promote sharing of ideas and development of networking connections among participants. Participants who wish to share an idea, history, curiosity, theory, experience, or passion should submit an application on the Ignite webpage or during E3 registration.
In addition to the various sessions, workshops, and round tables, E3 Forum will also feature a poster/prototype competition in three categories:
- Most Innovative Product/Technology
- Best Go-to-Market Strategy
- Scientific Breakthrough
- Free participation in a 1-2 day workshop organized by Associação Nacional de Jovens Empresário (all categories)
- A cash prize of €1000, promoted by Fundação PT (Most Innovative Product/Technology category)
- Other prizes to be announced
Winners of the poster competition will receive: