Discovery is the fundamental driving force behind human progress and inspiration. It has the power to change people’s lives and gives us hope for a better future. It is not only the spark that ignites human progress and inspiration—it is the engine that drives us forward. It is the process that transforms the unknown into the known, turning curiosity into knowledge and challenges into opportunities.

Since the very beginning of humankind, we have contemplated new ideas, searched for new horizons, and wondered curiously, and sometimes fearfully, what is to come next.

Over thousands of years, extraordinary human ventures have pushed the boundaries of what is known, and have been the foundations on which civilizations have been built. Explorations, discoveries, and inventions have opened up new possibilities and opportunities. They have enriched our understanding of different cultures and environments, and revolutionized science and technology. And they have enabled us to exist on this planet, and make life worth living.

Through the power of discovery we have seen advances in health and education, and an understanding and preservation of the environment in which we live. And yet still, every day, discovery remains a constant and necessary process of evolution on which the survival of our world depends.

Discovery also encourages us to look within, to develop character, temperament and a moral compass to truly appreciate the world around us. This is a journey that may involve overcoming challenges, facing fears, and embracing the unknown. But through self-discovery we can become empowered and fulfilled, learn who we truly are, and what we aspire to become.

At Brilliant Minds we embrace the spirit of curiosity and adventure that drives us forward and are committed to fostering a culture of discovery. We champion the scientists, explorers, artists, thinkers, and innovators who dare to ask the big questions, who have the courage to seek out their answers, and have risen to accept the challenges to solve the problems facing us today, paving the way for a future filled with endless possibilities.

Together let us celebrate the thrill of discovery, for it is in those moments of revelation that we truly come alive and inch closer to understanding the vast and enigmatic universe in which we reside.

Speakers 2024

Moderator Adam Grant – Organizational psychologist and bestselling author

Moderator Annastasia Seebohm Giacomini – CEO of Brilliant Minds Foundation

Moderator Ash Pournouri – Co-founder of Brilliant Minds

Speaker Asma Khan – Restaurateur and cookbook author

Moderator Beatrice York – Founder BY-EQ and Vice President Partnerships and Strategy at Afiniti

Moderator Caroline Daniel – Partner at Brunswick Group and former Financial Times senior editor

Moderator Daniel Humm – Chef and Owner of Make it Nice

Moderator Darnell Strom – Partner at United Talent Agency

Speaker Debora Spar – Jaime and Josefina Chua Tiampo Professor of Business Administration, Senior Associate Dean, Business and Global Society

Speaker Ellie Goulding – Award-winning artist, activist and philanthropist

Speaker Eric Schmidt – Technologist, entrepreneur and philanthropist, former CEO and Chairman of Google

Speaker Giovanna Engelbert – Global Creative Director at Swarovski

Speaker Gunhild Stordalen – Founder and executive chair of EAT

Speaker Halle Berry – Actress, filmmaker, women’s health advocate and founder of rē•spin

Moderator Hans Vestberg – Chairman and CEO of Verizon

Speaker Henrik Lundqvist – Olympic gold medalist & NHL Vezina Trophy winner, founder of the Henrik Lundqvist Foundation

Speaker Jacob Mühlrad – Composer

Speaker Jay Shetty – Bestselling author, award-winning podcast host of On Purpose, Chief Purpose Officer of Calm, and purpose-driven entrepreneur

Moderator Juliet de Baubigny – Partner and Global Head of Technology at BDT & MSD Partners

Speaker Kevin Durant – NBA star, Boardroom co-founder and Durant Family Foundation founder

Speaker Li Karlsén – Former Army Captain, athlete and entrepreneur

Speaker Lindsey Vonn – Olympic Gold Medalist, Entrepreneur & Philanthropist

Moderator Maha Abouelenein – CEO of Digital and Savvy

Speaker Mattias Klum – Photographer

Speaker Max Martin – Songwriter and Producer

Speaker Micael Dahlén – Chair of the Stockholm School of Economics Center for Wellbeing, Welfare and Happiness

Speaker Niklas Adalberth – Founder of Norrsken and the co-founder of Klarna

Speaker Oz Pearlman – Mentalist

Moderator Patrick J. McGinnis – Entrepreneur and author

Speaker Philip Ross – Artist, inventor and entrepreneur

Speaker Rashid Johnson – Contemporary artist

Speaker Reese Witherspoon – Award-winning actress, producer, New York Times best-selling author and founder

Speaker Renee Davis – Mycologist and Engineer

Speaker Rich Kleiman – Co-founder and CEO of Boardroom, Executive Director of the Durant Family Foundation

Speaker Steven Bartlett – Entrepreneur, speaker, investor, Sunday Times Bestselling author and the host of UK’s No.1 podcast ‘The Diary of a CEO’

Moderator Steven Bertoni – Assistant Managing Editor at Forbes

Moderator Susanne Gløersen – Founder of The Future is Fungi Award and The Fungi VC

Speaker The Gstaad Guy – Satirist and social media comedian

Artists 2024

Artist CK – Artist

Artist GERD – Artist

Artist Isak Benjamin – Artist

Artist Masaka – Artist

Artist Stran – Artist

Artist Yaeger – Artist