Admission to SNF Nostos Health events is free. However, due to limited venue capacity, admission to each SNF Nostos Conference event will be offered on a first come, first served basis with priority given to those who
have pre-registered online. For everyone’s convenience, the Conference discussions will be broadcast live in Stavros Niarchos Hall.
SNF Nostos 2022 will take place on June 23 and 24 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC), in Athens, Greece. Following a trajectory established over the last eleven years, SNF Nostos strives to bring together insightful thinkers to explore critical and complex issues that concern all of us, and to offer the public a multifaceted artistic, educational, and recreational program that is free and accessible to everyone.
This year, SNF Nostos will return in a focused two-day, fully physical format that seeks to discuss in depth the critical area of health. Highlights will include the SNF Nostos Run, SNF Nostos Conference, SNF Dialogues, two musical performances, and the lighting up of the night sky with an enchanting and phantasmagoric drone show. Our aim is to engage deeply and in a dynamic and interactive way with both the conference participants and the audience about health, one of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation’s (SNF) main programmatic areas of focus.
The conference will open by focusing on SNF’s ongoing landmark Health Initiative (HI) in Greece, which is its second-largest grant ever, following the construction of the SNFCC. The HI includes 17 different subprojects that together try to help Greece address a range of essential health-related issues, including, among other things: promoting equitable, universally accessible, and high-quality medical care for non-metropolitan areas; building human-centered and environmentally sustainable hospitals; empowering and training those working on the front lines; and focusing on mental health as a core element of wellness.
After opening with an inside look at the diverse components of the Health Initiative, the SNF Nostos Conference will expand the conversation to examine a multitude of health-related issues from a broader, global perspective. Working together with our colleagues at iMEdD (the incubator for Media Education and Development), we aim to move beyond traditional conference frameworks, embracing an interactive and dynamic format that engages young people and embraces the audience as an active participant and co-creator throughout.
The past two years have dramatically underlined the critical importance of health and its impact on all aspects of public and private life. As we gradually begin to see some light at the end of the tunnel in relation to the pandemic, it has become obvious to all of us that we cannot afford any longer to view and address health as we have always done, and limit the conversation to experts only. To put it simply, we need to reimagine every aspect of it, in order to be able to effectively address ongoing and future challenges. Let’s see health for the core pillar of our existence it is. Let’s live it, let’s embrace it, and let’s try to reframe the narrative about it during SNF Nostos 2022.
Come join us in Athens on June 23 and 24, and stay tuned at snfnostos.org!