Laurent Haug, founder of Lift Conference presents Lift 10, that will take place May 5-7, 2010, in Geneva, Switzerland. The underlying theme of this year’s edition is “Connected People” as opposed to “Connecting People” (remember Nokia’s tagline?) as a play of words that wants to bring back the focus onto the people and the relationships that lie beyond the technology that connects them.
Lift is composed of several different layers that include keynotes, an Open Program (community based presentations that allows anyone in the audience to step on stage), demo, art expos, startups presenting their products and services and butt-kicking networking.
According to Laurent, at conferences you get most of the value during breaks so they want to do something during them that allows you to connect with new ideas and new people. Lift is an event that should give you 3 things: contacts (“I once heard somebody say once that networking is Job Security”), find out what is happening (“which technologies are important, which are going to be disruptive, which are going to be a fad”), inspirations (“at Lift you’re going to be confronted with a lot of new ideas and meeting people from different continents, social levels, generations, is going to trigger some new thinking for your own projects and daily life”).
Hurry up to register as available places are running out fast! Tip: if you are a member of the Picnic Network you can purchase your ticket to Lift10 with a 10% discount by using the promocode “picnicnetwork10” 😉
Find out what Laurent Haug thinks about The Future of Conferences.