A World without Walls 2014
"The Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall"

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy 2014

(Berlin; November 7th - 10th, 2014)

A World without Walls 2014

Introduction

The Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy is the world’s leading event within its field and traditionally hosted and organized by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy and other leading organisations from around the world at the end of the calendar year. The 2014 Annual Conference on Cultural Diplomacy will be held in the framework of the Berlin celebrations of the 25th Anniversary for the fall of the Berlin Wall.

The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was a historic catalyst that led to a change in the world’s political, economic and cultural landscape. In the tumultuous aftermath, Eastern Europe witnessed the emergence of dozens of states which led to today’s European Union. The events in Berlin also brought transformation to other parts of the world very far from the Berlin Wall, including regions as far afield as Africa and Asia, and also laid the groundwork for the world we experience today.

This year’s conference is titled “World Without Walls” to emphasize the great changes that took place in the wake of the fall of the Berlin Wall and to symbolize the many political, economic and cultural walls that still exist in today’s society. This year’s conference will focus on these boundaries and issues.

Conference Agenda

The 2014 event will include parallel large-scale events dedicated to the fields of international relations, peace building, human rights, arts and culture. The event will be held parallel to the Berlin’s celebrations and will include a great variety of different elements. The conference curriculum will include a broad range of topics of discussion and will also focus on specific areas within the field of Cultural Diplomacy in order to provide a wide and detailed analysis of Cultural Diplomacy for 2014. Through discussion, lectures and analysis the event will highlight the urgent need to campaign for a world without walls.

Conference Locations »

Based in Berlin, the conference will be hosted at a number of important political, historic, and cultural locations across the city.

Conference Speakers & Delegates »


The 2014 conference will bring together over 300 world leaders coming from the fields of politics and religious together with senior academics and celebrated artists travelling to Berlin from all corners of the world to promote global peace in our interdependent world.

Speakers & Delegates during the conference will include among others heads of state & leading politicians, senior diplomats, governmental officials, senior academics, renowned authors, journalists, and celebrated artists. These speakers will include over 100 individuals from the ICD Advisory Board. To learn more about the ICD Advisory Board, please click here ».

Conference Participants »

Participation in the conference is open to governmental & diplomatic officials, academics, artists, journalists, civil society practitioners, private sector representatives, young professionals and students as well as other interested individuals from across the world.

If you would like to reserve a position and participate in the conference, please click on the link below and fill out the online application form:

Participant Papers »

The Conference Committee encourages academic research and analysis of issues related to the goals of the Conference. The Conference Committee would therefore like to welcome the participants of the conference to submit a paper they would like to be considered for presentation at the conference as well as being included in the proposal document that will be issued following the conference and will be sent to all governments and leaders of the international community worldwide.

Certificate of Attendance

All conference participants will be awarded an official certificate of attendance upon completion of the program, which will provide details of the speakers who took part and the topics discussed. Each certificate will be signed by members of the Conference Committee.