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The inaugural Aurora Forum will embrace today’s most creative humanitarian and educational practices to further social, cultural, scientific, and technological transformation. Here you will find the latest updates and the coverage of the most interesting Forum-related stories and news.

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General Sponsors of the Inaugural Aurora Forum Announced

15.10.2019

The Forum is thankful to its generous supporters: Yerevan Brandy Company, Armenia TV Company and The Alexander, a Luxury Collection Hotel

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14.10.2019

From Singapore to Shushi: the Launch of Aurora Forum

Aurora Forum kicks off on October 14

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07.10.2019

Gyumri to Host Events Symbolizing Gratitude and Friendship

October 17 will be Gyumri Day at the Aurora Forum

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02.10.2019

Commemorative Tree Planting Ceremony to Be Held in Tsitsernakaberd

Armenia Tree Project and Aurora Humanitarian Initiative join forces for a good cause

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02.10.2019

Aurora Receives Special Blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis

Today, a delegation from the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative received a special blessing from His Holiness Pope Francis during their visit to the Vatican. The visit was part of a wider trip from the group to Rome, during which a series of meetings with Vatican and community leaders was held.

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27.09.2019

Gratitude in Action Takes Center Stage at the First of its Kind #AraratChallenge Fest

Aurora Prize Ceremony and Aurora Tribute and Fundraising Concert announced for the #AraratChallenge Fest, a part of the Aurora Forum

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23.09.2019

Dana Leong to Perform for the #AraratChallenge Fest in Yerevan, Armenia

World-renowned musician, humanitarian to headline the two-day festival filled with inspiring public talks, lectures, master classes and charity initiatives to facilitate humanitarian action.

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16.09.2019

2019 Young Aurora: The Three Finalists

All three teams will present their projects during the inaugural Aurora Forum in Armenia on October 18.

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25.07.2019

Volunteer Now to Take Part in the Inaugural Aurora Forum

Aurora Forum is calling for volunteers to participate in the 2019 Aurora Forum
to take place in October 2019.

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10.03.2019

111 Prominent Individuals From Around the World Became Aurora Forum Goodwill Ambassadors

Aurora Forum Co-Founders Noubar Afeyan, Vartan Gregorian, and Ruben Vardanyan welcome the Goodwill Ambassadors as luminaries of Aurora’s vision to promote innovative and effective approaches to advancing positive social change in Armenia and beyond.

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18.02.2019

Aurora Forum Organizers Thank Goodwill Ambassadors and Call on Global Armenians to Engage

Founders and organizers of the inaugural Aurora Forum express deepest gratitude to 100 Goodwill Ambassadors who joined to support the initiative

Events

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Monday
01ChainPoint19 – International Blockchain Conference
02Marking restoration of the Armenian Monastery of Saint Thaddeus and Gohar Agha Mosque
15
Tuesday
01The Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival
02ChainPoint19 – International Blockchain Conference
03Ararat: The Sacred Mountain
16
Wednesday
01Global Innovation Forum 2019: Transforming Intelligence
02Conference on Issues of Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
03Visit to Genocide Memorial and Tree Planting by 2018 Aurora Laureate
04The Impact Humanity Television and Film Festival
05The Culture and Morality of Gratitude: Lecture by Professor Armen Darbinyan, former Prime Minister of the Republic of Armenia
06Stamp Cancellation Ceremony Dedicated to 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate
07This is My Story: Aurora Mardiganian and Women Stories that Inspire and Empower the World
17
Thursday
01Global Innovation Forum 2019: Transforming Intelligence
02Aurora Dialogues: Conversation with the 2019 Aurora Humanitarians
03European Cultural Parliament Symposium in Dilijan
04Conference on Issues of Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
05Gyumri: Friendship and Gratitude Day The Anthology of Blues, Part 2, Concert by Vladimir Avetissyan & D’Black Blues Orchestra
06Gate to Heaven, a film by Jivan Avetisyan: movie premiere
18
Friday
01Global Innovation Forum 2019: Transforming Intelligence
02Conference on Issues of Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
03Summer School 2019: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism
04European Cultural Parliament Symposium in Dilijan
05Aurora Dialogues: Humanitarianism in Education Conference
06Cyrill Demian Association Celebrating 190 years of Accordion: Discussion and Concert
07UWC Dilijan 5th Anniversary Celebration
19
Saturday
01Selection Committee Meeting to Decide on 2019 Aurora Prize Laureate
02#AraratChallenge Fest
03Aurora Dialogues: Localizing Impact
04#AraratChallenge Fest: Series of Simultaneous Discussions
05Challenges and Purpose of Global Education in the 21st Century
06#AraratChallenge Fest: Edutainment Activities
07Book Presentation: Now I Know in Part by Paul Robert Ignatius (first Armenian edition)
08Heroes of Our Time Inspiring the Youth: Aurora Laureates Meeting with the Children of Orran and UWC Students
092019 Aurora Prize Ceremony
10Press Conference with the 2019 Aurora Prize Laureate
11Conference on Issues of Integration of Artificial Intelligence and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
12Summer School 2019: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism
20
Sunday
01Flower Laying Ceremony and Commemorative Tree Planting at the Armenian Genocide Memorial
02At the Crossroads: A Time for Solutions
03#AraratChallenge Fest
04#AraratChallenge Fest: Edutainment Activities
05Book Presentation: Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi (First Edition in Armenian)
06Book Presentation: The All-Armenian Father of Orphans Devoted to Hovhannes Tumanyan by Susanna Hovhannisyan (First Edition in English)
07Book Presentation: I Love the Sunsavouring Word of My Sweet Armenia, poem by Yeghishe Charents Translated into 35 Languages
08Peter and the Wolf, Symphonic Fairy Tale by Sergei Prokofiev
09Aurora Tribute and Fundraising Concert. Mariinsky Theatre Symphonic Orchestra conducted by Valery Gergiev
21
Monday
01Visit to Tause Malak temple
02Summer School 2019: Leadership and Governance for Sustainable Tourism
03Aurora Dialogues: Conversation with the 2019 Aurora Prize Laureate
04150th Anniversary of Komitas