Democracy and Wellbeing Weekend

Sept. 29 - Oct. 1, 2023

Democracy and Wellbeing Weekend

In an era of rapid AI advancement, concerns about its potential dominance arise, while its potential to foster creativity and wellbeing remains intriguing. This topic will be explored in a debate featuring Amos Gitai, the renowned Israeli filmmaker, and Dawn Nakagawa, whose Berggruen Institute is pioneering work around AI and Human Values. The discussion will be moderated by New York Times Op-Ed columnist, Pamela Paul.
Further distinguished experts and forward-thinkers will join the event, which will also feature a performance by award-winning Palestinian-American actress, poet and humanitarian, Dana Dajani.
Additionally, on the occasion of the Travelgems retreat with Deepak Chopra, titled ‘The Future of Wellbeing’ which takes place at W Costa Navarino (28.9-2.10), the renowned speaker and author will engage in an exclusive conversation with The New York Times journalist, Roger Cohen. The limited space event for delegates of the Athens Democracy Forum, will focus on the examination of the intricate relationship between democracy and wellbeing, while exploring Dr. Chopra’s own approach to bringing balance at a time when democracies, and our planet, are under threat.


The Romanos, A Luxury Collection

Set amidst olive groves overlooking the storied waters of the Ionian Sea, The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, creates an inspiring environment of genuine luxury and heartfelt hospitality. Repeatedly acclaimed as leading resort in Greece with Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Award, The Romanos features elegant rooms – many with individual pools, while the superb Ionian Exclusive suites and beachfront villas offer the ultimate in fine living with Butler service and elite amenities. Guests can rejuvenate at Anazoe Spa with uniquely crafted treatments inspired by ancient health and beauty practices, engage in numerous sports and activities, or explore the region’s natural beauty and rich culture through authentic experiences.

Discussions and interactive sessions

AI is advancing at light speed, making some people concerned that the technology could garner too much power. At the same time, there are exciting applications that could actually enhance creativity and wellbeing. Is superhuman intelligence something to be feared or eagerly anticipated? Inspiring and innovative thinkers will lead us through a discussion on how to make technology work towards our wellbeing.


Please visit The Romanos, a Luxury Collection Resort, Costa Navarino or call +30 2723 097600 quoting “Democracy Weekend”. Spaces are limited.