Just wanted to give you a “heads-up” on a few things coming up that we hope to be doing – and to get your early input.
That’s enough management speak, let me tell you what we’re thinking about…
All three are next year , but starting in February is One Young World , where 1500 25 year olds from every country arrive in London to debate big issues.
They are holding six plenary sessions with moderators including Bob Geldof and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.
It’s early days but our aim is to make WHYS the “7th Plenary” and discuss the issues that maybe didn’t get a chance earlier or re-visit the hottest debate.
Next, in March , we hope to join up with Wemedia – an excellent group of forward thinking participatory media people . I went to their fiorst conference in NY, and WHYS came from their next one -in London.
And also that month, there’s an exciting project involving TV, Radio and Online here at the BBC to establish a truly global conversation – i.e not just in English. It will hopefully involve all 33 language services here and if my idea works, re-draw the map of the world according to conversation.
More on all of these near the time – and none of them are a done deal – just wanted to let you know. I don’t have to invite your thoughts as you are kind enough to give them anyway.