June 16-19, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway
The Big Challenge sciencefestival
IN TRONDHEIM
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About the Big Challenge

The Big Challenge Science Festival  is an international  gathering of scientists, artists, musicians, and leaders; coming together in Trondheim Norway, daring us all to think differently about how we should influence the future — and how the future will influence us.
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4
days
25
SPEAKERS
9
Artists
Speakers and Artists
Amy Webb
Olavshallen
Professor, NYU Stern School of Business. Founder and CEO, The Future Today Institute
Daan Frenkel
Olavshallen
Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Cambridge University
Kristina Edstrøm
Olavshallen
Professor in organic chemistry and battery researcher
Zeynep Tufekci
Olavshallen
Techno-sociologist
Paul Collier
Olavshallen
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Rachel Botsman
Olavshallen
World-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology
Edward Snowden
Olavshallen
Former CIA employee and whistleblower
Ben Goldacre
Olavshallen
Medical researcher and author of «Bad Science» and «Bad Pharma»
Jeremy Jackson
Olavshallen
A leader in the study of ecology and evolution of marine organisms
Christopher J.L. Murray
Olavshallen
Researcher in global health
Kate Marvel
Olavshallen
Climate scientist
The Gunnerus Award
17. juni 2019
Olavshallen
The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science
Robert Plant
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer, songwriter, and musician
Patti Smith
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist
AAMUND MAARUD & LUCKY LIPS
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Musician/Band
JO SVERRE
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Musician and songwriter
BENDIK
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
EMMA
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
Sondre Justad
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
Sting
19. juni 2019
Solsiden
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist
Suzanne Vega
19. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
Robert Plant
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer, songwriter, and musician
Patti Smith
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer-songwriter, poet, and visual artist
AAMUND MAARUD & LUCKY LIPS
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Musician/Band
JO SVERRE
17. juni 2019
Solsiden
Musician and songwriter
BENDIK
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
EMMA
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
Sondre Justad
18. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer
Sting
19. juni 2019
Solsiden
Composer, singer-songwriter, actor, author, and activist
Suzanne Vega
19. juni 2019
Solsiden
Singer-songwriter, musician and record producer
The Gunnerus Award
17. juni 2019
Olavshallen
The Gunnerus Award in Sustainability Science
Amy Webb
Olavshallen
Professor, NYU Stern School of Business. Founder and CEO, The Future Today Institute
Daan Frenkel
Olavshallen
Professor of Theoretical Chemistry at Cambridge University
Kristina Edstrøm
Olavshallen
Professor in organic chemistry and battery researcher
Zeynep Tufekci
Olavshallen
Techno-sociologist
Paul Collier
Olavshallen
Professor of Economics and Public Policy
Rachel Botsman
Olavshallen
World-renowned expert on an explosive new era of trust and technology
Edward Snowden
Olavshallen
Former CIA employee and whistleblower
Ben Goldacre
Olavshallen
Medical researcher and author of «Bad Science» and «Bad Pharma»
Jeremy Jackson
Olavshallen
A leader in the study of ecology and evolution of marine organisms
Christopher J.L. Murray
Olavshallen
Researcher in global health
Kate Marvel
Olavshallen
Climate scientist

More speakers to come…

Get Your Festival Pass
Festival passes will go on sale starting 7 December at 9:00 am
festival pass

—  3700 NOK

The festival pass gives access to all lectures and presentations during the festival, along with all the concerts

Students and Pupils

—  3300 NOK

A valid student or university student ID must be presented when the pass is redeemed. The pass provides the same access to events as a regular festival pass.

concert pass

—  2460/ 930 NOK

The consert pass provides only access to the music events at Solsiden during the festival. It is possible to buy daypass