Prof. Edward Kosior
FLVS2020 is not just calling lawyers and policymakers to the table. We are calling all disillusioned voters, unimpressed with the options presented every election cycle. We are calling all human rights activists both weary and wary of shallow Identity Politics being wielded as a distraction as entrenched dysfunction and disparities persist. We are calling academics and corporations looking for credible avenues for solution building. Whether you are working within the systems of governance, commerce, education, health, information, environment or technology trying to bring about change from the inside; or you are on the fringes, pursuing new frontiers of more humane, holistic and sustainable existence, the time is now!
This virtual summit is not some one-off event. It is a global movement, kicking into second gear and launching a ten (10) year, intensive negotiation push, by the people, for the people of planet Earth, towards a new world.
These are our first confirmed Negotiators for FLVS2020
Trinidad & Tobago
World Legal Summit
Future Lab Legal
Jindal Global Law School
George Wash University
Global Executive Trade
Legal Innovation Centre
Securities & Exchange Board India
End Ecocide Sweden
The time for change is upon us. COVID-19 has ruthlessly exposed the limitations and the failure of the existing legal infrastructure.
It has also exposed an incredible opportunity.
If you’re determined to build a safer, more just, ecologically resilient future, the moment to act has arrived.
The convergence of globalization, rapid technological advancement and corporatism has given rise to new non-state multinational actors, hyper-connectivity, new transnational risks and opportunities, emergent challenges to the legitimacy of the nation state, and viral, global, populist movements for change. In Track 1 we explore the impact of these changes on people and society and examine how multilateral cooperation can become more participatory, inclusive and just. More…
A defining feature of the 21st century and one of the most urgent issues of our times has been the concentration of data, knowledge and surveillance power. Beyond issues of privacy, digitisation raises new imperatives for rethinking the laws which regulate behavioural futures markets and information capitalism which encroach on fundamental human freedoms. In Track 2 we explore new information industries, the current legal landscape and examine strategic intervention points and opportunities for the creation of a more ethical architecture for the use of our personal and collective data. More…
There is growing consensus that orthodox economic theory and public policy informed thereby not only fail to address the major challenges of the 21st century but may be exacerbating them. Energy, environment, big data, consumerism, inequality, climate change, human rights violations and social justice are complex interconnected challenges. In Track 3 we explore the failures of contemporary economic thinking and examine some of the most innovative models and approaches for building a 10 year action plan for more inclusive, regenerative and just economies. More…
Fundamental shifts in cognitive and complexity sciences have deepened our understanding of ourselves and the interconnectedness of all life within our planetary system. New generative, empathetic and adaptive leadership capabilities built on self awareness and self facilitation are required across sectors, industries, and disciplines. In Track 4 we explore the emergent areas of conscious and integrative law, technology and its impact on legal practice, design thinking and system intelligence for lawyers and new ways of being and doing for more holistic legal problem-solving and legal system change. More…
Legal Innovation Labs
Networked Communties of Practice
The FLVS2020 will be a virtual summit like no other and to fulfil its promise, we must do things differently. To co-create a meaningful change, FLVS2020 will foster much more engaged participation enabling meaningful and productive collaboration.
We will offer group harvesting action circles, mastermind groups, deep learning and weaving circles, keynote breakout networking rooms, collective sense-making and emergent strategy development, utilising digital tools to generate an advanced virtual experience around networked communities of practice.
FLVS2020 promises to be a no-holds barred selection of diverse, passionate and pathbreaking experts willing to raise their voices and leverage their expertise toward the intentional Negotiation of the New Normal. If you’d like to get an exclusive preview of FLVS2020, we invite you to register for our OPEN DAY on 20th September. This one-day event will offer a taste of the full FLVS2020 experience with a selection of speakers and condensed versions of panel discussions and group harvesting action circles. Get signed up today to learn more about FLVS 2020 and to become a part of the negotiation of a safer, more just, more ecologically resilient post-COVID world.
"Law is a unique tool for societal transformation and lawyers and legal experts are therefore uniquely positioned to be the architects and the engineers of the deep cultural and ecologial shift for which there is now pressing demand."
"Change is something I was born into. While 'balkanisation' led to the dissolution Yugoslavia at the time, the splintering of new age takes place both virtually and legally. It's up to the collective intelligence of innovative lawyers to engage in multi-disciplinary dialogue and co-create a better system."
"During moments of cataclysmic change, the previously unthinkable suddenly becomes reality."
"In this moment, as we collectively make sense of how to craft a more just and inclusive society in which humanity and the planet thrive, law is a pweful tool as it represent the norms upon which society is changed."
"We need to ask ourselves three things in the midst of this crisis. What do we need to keep doing? What do we need to stop doing? And what do we need to start doing?"
"Lawyers still live in the world where knowledge is power. The real power comes with sharing the knowledge among ourselves."
"There is an urgency here. We must do the research, find ways to respond quickly and effectively and seize the opportunity of this moment to reshape our future."
"The legal market is in an unprecedented state of flux. Over the next two decades, the way in which lawyers work will change radially. Entirely new ways of delivering legal services will emerge, new providers will enter the market, and the workings of our courts will be transformed."
"Overregulation stifles creativity, it smothers innovation, it gives dinosaurs a veto over the future. It wastes the extrodinary opportunity for a democratic creativity that digital technology enables."
"As Lawyers, Junior or Senior, and Firms in the legal industry (not to exclude other protagonists) we need to look forward 5, 10, 15 years, imagine, be creative and think about what could happen."
"Many lawyers have realised that there is a world of knowledge outside of the legal curriculum. They're learning new skills, new ways of doing things, and new ideas while integrating all those together with their legal skills. Integrative lawyers offer the broader perspective necessary to blend the roles of peacemaker, adviser, coach, and consultant."
"This storm will pass. But the choices we make now could change our lives for years to come."