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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Aurora Forum?

The Aurora Forum is a sweeping week of activities that will focus on humanity’s progress and highlight the best of the world’s social, academic, educational, and humanitarian practices. The greatest scientific innovators, educators, creative global leaders, and renowned humanitarians will speak on stages throughout Armenia.

When and where will it take place?

The Aurora Forum will be launched in Armenia, where its roots have sprung from and spread throughout the country, thus extending its message from North to South, from East to West. It is scheduled to take place from October 14 to 21, with major events to be held on October 16-20.

Who is the driving force behind the Aurora Forum?

Vartan Gregorian, Noubar Afeyan, Ruben Vardanyan, the Co-Founders of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, are the visionaries behind the Aurora Forum. Moreover, the Aurora Forum’s far-reaching agenda will be driven by prominent partners with a shared commitment to address global challenges and local development. In addition, a network of more than 140 Goodwill Ambassadors is providing expertise and insight to shape the Aurora Forum.

What kind of events will take place?

The fourth annual Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity Ceremony, the Global Innovation Forum 2019 – Transforming Intelligence, UWC Dilijan College Fifth Anniversary Events, “At the Crossroads: The Time of Decisions” roundtables on Armenia 2020-2041 are just some of the milestone moments you can witness. For more information regarding the program or the full Aurora Forum schedule please visit our Events page. At the same time, many outstanding scientific, cultural, educational events, workshops, round tables are on the agenda.

Who are the main partners of the Aurora Forum?

The Aurora Forum is powered by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation, Foundation for Armenian Science and Technology (FAST), Scholae Mundi Global Educational Platform, the United World Colleges (UWC) Dilijan and Ameriabank. The Forum is also supported by a number of devoted partners, donors and friends.

How can I partner with or support the Aurora Forum?

Potential partners or supporters interested in the Aurora Forum should contact our team via e-mail or by phone: +374 60 700 800 (ext. 119). The Aurora Forum team is ready to help you become a part of this great initiative.

Who are the Aurora Forum Goodwill Ambassadors?

The Aurora Forum Goodwill Ambassadors are exceptional individuals from around the globe with remarkable achievements in different fields of human progress. They have joined the Aurora Forum to support, contribute and transform it into an international brainstorm of new ideas and successfully execute the initiatives.

What is the process of becoming a Goodwill Ambassador?

The Aurora Forum leadership invites global citizens who are tackling the world’s most pressing challenges by embracing the best humanitarian and educational practices that further social, cultural, scientific, and technological development.

What are the actions required from a Goodwill Ambassador?

As the official delegates of the Forum, the Goodwill Ambassadors will promote Aurora’s vision and actions throughout the world. The Ambassadors will share their experiences, expertise and innovative bold ideas with the international community at this new arena.

How is the Aurora Forum connected to the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative?

The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is one of the major partners that will power the Aurora Forum.

Founded on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors, the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative seeks to empower modern-day saviors to offer life and hope to those in urgent need of basic humanitarian aid anywhere in the world, and thus to continue the cycle of giving internationally. The Aurora Humanitarian Initiative is Gratitude in Action.

How can I attend the Aurora Forum?

The Aurora Forum all-access pass is reserved for special guests, speakers, donors and supporters. Our various festivals (book, wine, and film festivals), open lectures and symposiums are free to attend and open to locals and tourists alike!

Visit our Events page for more details and follow us on Facebook and Twitter for live updates.

How can I contact the Aurora Forum?

Our Aurora Forum team is ready to answer your questions and can be reached by email or phone: +374 60 700 800 (ext. 119).