Conferences and symposiums Inner Development Goals Summit 2022

29-04-2022 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Add to iCal

How can we contribute to sustainable development? On 29 April, as an employee or student at Karolinska Institutet, you will have the opportunity to attend the conference digitally, free of charge. Listen to world-leading scientists on how we can overcome the obstacles to human development at both individual and collective levels.

President Ole Petter Ottersen IDG speech

The conference on 29 April is a hybrid event physically on site at the Stockholm Concert Hall with several parallel digital tracks. As a digital participant, you can switch between the different tracks and choose to follow both what is happening on stage at the Concert Hall and/or participate in the various digital broadcasts. Karolinska Institutet will contribute with its own lecturers and external guests. We broadcast from our own studio on Campus Solna. Pro Vice-Chancellor Anders Gustafsson will open the broadcast from Karolinska Institutet's studio and Carl Johan Sundberg, Head of the Department of Learning Informatics, Management and Ethics, LIME, will moderate the morning's discussion.

Who can participate 

The conference is open to the public. Karolinska Institutet staff and students have access to promo codes that enable free digital participation. Participation during regular working hours or study time must be agreed with your immediate manager/supervisor.

KI digital track

The track hosted by Karolinska Institutet invites you to explore both theoretical and practical aspects on why we all should put greater emphasis on inner development in our ambition to create sustainability and make a difference when facing the complex challenges in the outer world. KI researchers, educators and practitioners will share their own experiences, planned activities, and obstacles they encounter. Together with our distinguished guests we will bring you food for thought from recent research findings and personal reflections that can help strengthen the “why’s” and the “how’s”. We hope that this track will provide inspiration to further reflect and maintain a vibrant discussion over the time to come.

Link to zoom webinar

How to register

Students and employees at KI will receive a registration code via the newsletters "Student News" and "KI Newsletter". You may then use this code to register for the conference. NB! Use Chrome as web browser.

  • Go to the event page (link below).
  • Scroll down to "Tickets".
  • Fill in the "Promo code" field.
  • Click on "Activate promo code".
  • New ticket options will appear called "Digital Ticket - KI student" and "Digital Ticket - KI staff" respectively.

If you have not received the codes, please email or

KI track: "KI and external guests"

About Inner Development Goals

The starting point for the Inner Development Goals initiative was the conviction that there is a blind spot in our quest to create a sustainable global society. Inner Development Goals (IDG) is a non-profit "open source" and co-created initiative of 25+ organisations. The IDG initiative is essentially a communication project with a first draft framework, which aims to make research on lifelong learning and the importance of personal development more accessible and tangible to policy makers and a wider public. Karolinska Institutet is one of several higher education institutions involved in the initiative. In addition to its involvement in the conference on 29 April, KI is preparing a two-year development project to follow up and further explore the inner qualities and abilities described in the IDG framework. The development project focuses on sustainable working life and is funded by joint funds.