VSDB Forthcoming Events

“An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”

Benjamin Franklin


This page profiles the knowledge sharing events that VSDB and Associates would like to spread the word about.

To register or to find out more about each programme, please click through to the event site.

OtroMundo International Congress

16 – 20 May 2017, City of Medellín, Colombia

The general theme for the conference is Essential communication for conscious transformation. Venu will be delivering two sessions at OtroMundo:

Title: An Exploration of the role of ‘Self’ in Generating Transformational Change
The factors that influence successful transformational change, both those manifest within the individual as a ‘change agent’ and general factors and dynamics in the external environment.

Title: On from Giacometti:  Intercultural Dialogue as a Driver for Change
The concept of Intercultural Dialogue and its potential as a process to accelerate change.  This will be a broad exploration, from the potential to eliminate friction between different groups and mindsets within organisations to how to work with larger scale differences in ideology.

4th TransAtlantic Dialogues

23 – 25 May 2017, Luxembourg

Understanding Cultural Diversity

In 2016 VSDB was commissioned to generate a new position statement for Cultural Diversity in relation to the European Union.  The primary research turned out to be one of the largest pieces of research on this topic since 2008.  As a result Venu Dhupa will be embarking on a speaking tour (by invitation) around the European Union and conducting seminars with individuals from the Cultural and Education Sectors to increase understanding of the prevailing perceptions and attitudes.

The following will be available via this website:

A position paper:  Cultural Diversity in Europe (pre and post EU Referendum) 

Publication:  Understanding Cultural Diversity (May 2017)

Creating Human Bonds through Cultural Diplomacy