Kazimieras Simonavicius University and Next Society Institute invites to the discussion Next2Next, which will take place on June 7th at 15:00-16:30 (EEST) in the Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania, in Statehood Space (2nd floor, room 237).

Everyone is so clearly focused on knowing what exactly is occurring next. That’s the idea with “planning” and making sure, that expectations are fulfilled.

  • Next2Next marks what is NOT seen, as politicians and corporations engage with their imagined futures. It’s the necessary “companionship of ignorance”, that all complex systems must operate within as a basic premise. But it also marks a clear reference to next society.
  • Next2Next marks the counter-intuitive approach, as planning and managing works along the intuitive perception of imagined futures.
  • Next2Next similarly marks Next Society Institute being NEXT to any emerging policy, managerial approach and organizational operation. Next election, next market, next challenge.

In the intensive session on Next2Next stakeholders and experts will discuss and elaborate on how your institutional approach to leadership, management, and policy copes with a brittle environment, when the illusion of control vanishes, predictability erodes, and knowledge becomes uncertain.

Together with the leaders of the Next Society Institute Steffen Roth and  Lars Clausen, Dovilė Gaižauskienė (Senior Policy Analyst at the Government Strategic Analysis Center of Lithuania), Denis Chichmaryov (Country Head for EPAM Lithuania and EPAM Latvia) and Clement Le Bechennec (Global Sales Director at Teltonika Energy) will brainstorm on what tools are needed for leadership and management to withstand and prosper in the next society.

This discussion is a part of Next Society Institute „Tool Factory“ meeting, which will take place on 7-10th of June in Vilnius.

The international conference “Scientific Communication. Observed with Social System Theory” organized by the Next Society Institute of Kazimieras Simonavičius University and the Inter-University Center in Dubrovnik (Croatia) took place on September 13-16, 2022.

During the conference, speakers from around the world presented the latest interdisciplinary theoretical and empirical researches on the past, present and future challenges of scientific communication. Here, the COVID-19 pandemic, the communication of climate change research in social media, as well as the relationship between science and political and economic systems have received a lot of attention.

Jan Inge Jönhill’s (Sweden) contribution “Scietific Knowledge and Political Communication” was announced as the best conference paper and awarded the prize established by the Next Society Institute of Kazimieras Simonavičius University for theoretical excellence and inspiration for new research perspectives.

The next conference dedicated to N. Luhmann’s theory “Environments. Observed with Social System Theory” will be held on September 12-15, 2023. Detailed information will be published on the conference website: https://luhmannconference.com.