Events

Marketing Guru Seth Godin is running a special event called Pick Yourself on May 16th in New York and he promises it has been especially conceived as a valuable in-presence gathering, with no digital distractions during the event nor live streaming, as the experienced has been conceived to work at its best physically, offline.

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Just in case you wondered what I’ve been up to since I came back from Texas: I’ve spent the last 3 weeks in Istanbul -Turkey- organizing TEDxSilkRoad (web, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest), the brainchild of Ferhan Cook. TEDxSilkRoad will take place on Wednesday April 11th at the beautiful Feriye Auditorium by the Bosphorus and will deal […]

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For the last 5/8 years, the tech scene in London has been flourishing, with the Silicon Roundabout becoming the main hub for startups and other young companies. Oddly enough, the biggest tech events have been taking place somewhere else in Europe, with Le Web in Paris and The Dublin Web Summit (in Dublin of course) […]

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TechCrunch Disrupt (web) kickstarted it’s first event in San Francisco with Mike Arrington sporting a t-shirt with the words “unpaid blogger”, a clear reference to his noisy departure from TechCrunch . The show on stage is rather boring due to the abuse of the “fireside chat” format, actually meaning “the speaker does not want to […]

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The Conference (web), a media focused event organized by Media Evolution, took place in Malmo, Sweden, on August 24-25, 2011. Martin Thörnkvist (Program Director) and Yasemin Arhan (Project Manager) discuss the outcome of the event. Among other things, they talk about their biggest challenge, what was new and what comes next. The videos of the keynotes and […]

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If you’re into design, technology, innovation and world-changing stuff that still has to become mainstream, then PICNIC (web, twitter) is an event you shouldn’t pass (disclaimer: I worked for picnic as Marketing Manager for the 2009 and 2010 editions). The Early Bird Ticket expires on July 1st, 2011 … so hurry up to get yours! […]

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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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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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I‘m now in Austin, Texas, a city that morphs into a huge city-venue to host both the official and unofficial events around South by Southwest. Today (March 11th) I’ll be speaking in the How to Rawk SXSW panel together with Christine Auten, jbrotherlove, Kris Krug, Mark Couvillion and Neil Petty. (I hope not to disappoint: my new […]

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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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