2018 Open Quest schedule

Open Quest stories

20 December 2017

A chance to explore today’s big questions

An Open Quest offers a unique chance to explore the world -- and ourselves -- from fresh perspectives.

We're excited to announce three open programmes in 2018:

  • Detroit (May). A city reinventing itself, where innovative industry sits alongside racial and economic inequality. There’s much to uncover once you strip away the media clichés. This is a gritty, dynamic metropolis, driven by immense community pride.
  • Middle East (June). Associated with age-old tensions, but home to leaders healing divides with tenacity and compassion. There’s a wealth of unreported progress underway. We’ll dig deep into the nuances of the world’s most complex region.
  • Bradford UK (October). A ‘Brexit city’ seen as a symbol of populist unrest and racial tension – yet the reality is far less clear-cut. There’s huge regeneration going on in this Northern Powerhouse hub, where resilient leaders are making limited resources go far.

“I gained an understanding of leadership in life as opposed to just in business. I came to the realisation that I am only applying a small capacity of my energy and influence as a leader.”

Michelle Moore,



Build relationships. Shape ideas. Create momentum.

An Open Quest offers a mix of memorable on-the-ground activities and meetings with exceptional leaders. People who are tackling some of the toughest problems facing the world today.

Our immersive programmes deliver an exhilarating life experience. The spirit is open, trusting and supportive. We visit social enterprises, global brand names, revolutionary start-ups and vibrant communities.

We combine these visits with daily reflection sessions, to dig deep into our roles and opportunities as individuals. Out of these shared reflections come insights about the wider context – and what we can achieve in it.

Participants come from all sectors – multinational firms, NGOs, entrepreneurs, investors, grassroots organisers, government, the arts and academia. Each of them shares an ambition to enhance their impact.

The path to meaningful change starts here.
Find out more about Open Quests.