In September, 329 participants from 49 countries convened in Málaga, Spain for an extraordinary global conference on the Future of Work, featuring a stellar lineup of speakers and thought leaders on this subject of vital importance in every region of the world. The panel discussions, presentations and countless interactions in Málaga stimulated provocative exchanges of ideas and a call to action supported by more than 15 concrete projects with a real-world impact that will be implemented by Eisenhower Fellows after their return home to their countries.
For the first time, EF introduced 32 youth leaders from 20 countries, the inaugural cohort of the Eisenhower Fellowships Youth Leaders Network, a dynamic new dimension of the EF global family. In addition to the impressive number of guests that gathered in Málaga from around the world, the event was followed by more than another 600 participants on livestream and generated more than 30,000 Twitter impressions, trending #1 on Twitter in Málaga. Engagement with the EF Facebook page was up by 375% and the conference was widely covered by Spanish local and national media.
Co-sponsored by our wonderful Fellows from Spain and Jordan and marked by wonderful social events as well as fascinating local site visits in a beautiful setting by the Mediterranean Sea, the event marked the largest EF gathering outside the United States in our 64-year history, leaving Fellows energized and exhilarated.