2018 SNF Nostos Conference
The 7th SNF Conference on Philanthropy took place from June 21st to June 23rd, 2018 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. Τhe conference took place as part of the Summer Nostos Festival, organized and exclusively funded by the SNF.
The 7th SNF Conference on Philanthropy explored one of the most discussed and debated concepts of our times, that of Disruption. The 21st Century is quickly evolving into an era defined by global disruption, as socio-economic changes and groundbreaking technological advancements are seemingly having a major impact and are turning upside down standard modes of operation, models and assumptions in every area of life, including the field of philanthropy.
The conference examined, among others, the effects that pervasive inequality has in disrupting social cohesion both in economic terms as well as due to the unequal access to opportunities, education and those factors that facilitate social mobility. On the other hand, the conference present those who through their groundbreaking work attempt to disrupt this cycle of inequality and bring about change both on a local and global level. Drawing from the Foundation’s global network of partners, we are trying to team up with experts and leaders in their respective fields, to pose difficult questions, deconstruct and explore in depth the meaning and consequences of the ubiquitously used and often misunderstood notion of disruption.