Conference

Iget this question quite often these days, so here is a list of what I consider some of the best events to attend from now and until the end of 2012 related to Technology, Mobile, Design, Innovation, Storytelling and Make/DIY culture. Do you have a conference to recommend? Please do it in the comments below! […]

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Five months and a few days left to the end of 2011 and still so many interesting conferences to attend to. While you can’t (shouldn’t?) attend too many of them and stay productive at your work (unless you’re pitching to conference attendees/speakers, looking for new clients, or -like me- work in the conference biz), a […]

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The 99% Conference (web, twitter, tickets) is one of those that I’d wanted to attend for the last two years but never made it either because of schedule conflict or, this year, because it was Sold Out. Organize by the cool people of Behance, it focuses on the 99% of perspiration (and not the 1% […]

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The seventh edition of Frontiers of Interaction (web, twitter, Facebook) took place in Florence, Italy, on June 20-21. I’ve been a regular to Frontiers since 2009 and during 2010 I was its the conference director (had to leave the job in December 2010 because I no longer had the time to run two full conferences […]

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Next April 16-17 the second edition of the Switch Conference (web, twitter, facebook) will take place in Oporto, Portugal. Founded by a group of young entrepreneurs, including the host Ricardo Sousa (linkedin, twitter), this 2-day event main theme is to “Embrace Change” and Switch aims to promote knowledge and idea sharing in a networking friendly environment, […]

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I‘m always [positively] surprised by the variety of interesting conferences taking all over the place, reinforcing my thesis that even though we’re hyper-connected digitally, there are more physical events taking place than ever (and we need them more than ever too). My latest find through a tweet in my stream is the Buddhist Geeks Conference […]

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The GEL conference (web, twitter, Facebook) is one of the big inspirational events of the US. The 9th annual spring conference will take place next April 28-29 in New York. I asked Mark Hurst (profile, twitter, Facebook), founder of GEL, to describe its main features and the biggest challenges he faces every year as an […]

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The Cognitive Cities Conference (web, twitter, facebook) took place on February 26-27, 2011 in Berlin and I was kindly invited to attend by co-organizer Johannes Kleske but had to suspend my trip last minute due to a health issue. Now that I’m getting feedback from my friends that did participate I really regret missing it. Hope […]

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Last month, in London, 200 people turned out for Boring 2010, the first conference devoted to under-stimulation. The Wall Street Journal has a story about the conference—which included readings of paint color catalogs and lectures with titles like “The Intangible Beauty of Car Park Roofs”. The interesting thing, though, is that this conference really didn’t […]

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I had an interesting chat with Matt Locke (Web, Twitter, Linkedin), Head of Crossplatform at Channel 4, during the New Media Days Conference in Copenhagen and he told me about a very interesting event he’s organizing called The Story Conference (Web, Twitter, Plancast, Lanyrd). The Story is all about “people who tell stories in interesting ways”, […]

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