The Victoria Forum 2024
The Victoria Forum 2024 - Building Trust for a Shared Future


 Building Trust for a Shared Future


Building Trust for a Shared Future

2024 Forum

The Forum de Victoria Forum is pleased to announce the 2024 Victoria Forum from August 25 to 27, under the resonant theme: “Building Trust for a Shared Future.” Co-hosted by the University of Victoria and the Senate of Canada, the Victoria Forum 2024 will be held on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən peoples and set against the beautiful backdrop of Victoria, BC, Canada. Travel information, including travel discounts and hotel information can be found here.


Trust in Institutions

Corruption, bias, and perceived disconnect plague institutions, challenging the foundations of trust and the global order.

Trust in Economic Systems

Economic inequality fuels social unrest, both between and within nations. Suspicion towards business entities challenges the development of trust in economic systems.

Trust & Conflict

Regional conflicts, human displacement, and geopolitical challenges strain trust between nations, requiring efforts to rebuild and foster trust.

Trust & the Digital Revolution

Despite connecting the world, the digital revolution and AI exacerbate divisions through misinformation, creating a decline in interpersonal trust.

Planned Events

The Victoria Forum 2024 will create opportunities to explore this complex tapestry of challenges and search for solutions to them. While the threats we face are indeed stark, they also present opportunities for dialogue, collaboration, and the rebuilding of trust. Only by addressing the current trust crisis can we pave the way for a future that is not just shared but also prosperous and harmonious. In doing so, Indigenous ways of knowing, doing and being provide valuable insights.

Forum Conversation

The Victoria Forum is structured around a number of plenary panels and parallel think tank sessions to elaborate solutions and propose recommendations. The Forum is designed to facilitate constructive dialogue, collaboration and forward thinking by focusing on results and building bridges between different groups.

Building a Regenerative Economy

To reach the UN Sustainable Development Goals, the global economy must make significant new investments in ecosystem resiliency and social wellbeing. The 2024 Victoria Forum will showcase the emerging principles and practices of regenerative economics, with local, national and global leaders from the fields of impact finance and systems innovation.

Student Engagement

The Victoria Forum is collaborating with the Global Business School Network (GBSN), Qatar University College of Economics and Business, and Woxsen University to hold an international competition for youth on ways to rebuild trust.

August 25 - 27, 2024

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