Interview

Kevin Hartz, co-founder and CEO of Eventbrite, an online ticketing company, is on a mission to disrupt the ticketing industry by reducing the friction involved in organizing and attending an event. In this interview he shares some insights on what a great event should be and how they are helping event managers to organize and […]

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The Conference (web, Facebook), an event organized by the Swedish Media Evolution (web, twitter) will be the first conference to use the innovative socual micropayment service Flattr (web, twitter) to allow attendees to reward (or flatter, from where the name “flattr” comes from) sessions, speakers, exhibitors and other participants that make a valuable contribution (e.g. […]

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South by Southwest Interactive (web, twitter) is probably the hottest event for people into digital business, Internet startups and what’s going to be the next killer app/online-service, etc. It features more than one thousand speakers over 5 days. The producers have managed to fill up such a busy agenda with quality content through a crowd-sourced […]

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Prezi (web, twitter) has been out for a few years now and while it’s been constantly improving, it’s major challenge according to co-founder and head of design Adam Somlai-Fischer (profile, twitter), is to keep on making the interface more and more intuitive, especially for newcomers. The real innovation that Prezi introduced to the digital presentation […]

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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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In a previous article I wrote that the 2010 edition of Le Web had about 3,000 attendees which could be both a networking blessing or a nightmare.  For me it was the former as I managed to have those 8 or 10 meaningful meetings that justified my stay in Paris. I was able to do […]

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At the World Business Forum in Milan I had the chance to talk with bestselling author and management guru Don Tapscott (web, twitter, facebook) on how to make a richer conference experience and how microblogging kicks into the learning process. For the conference organizer his advice can be summed up as building communities rather than […]

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Mike Dickson (profile) is the author of Please Take One (web, twitter, facebook, amazon), a book that deals with the simple steps that we can take towards a more generous life, which in turn will help making the world a better place and make us happier. The goal of Mike’s presentation at the TED Salon […]

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David Rowan (Blog, Twitter) is the Editor of Wired UK, a fellow runner and conference junkie. He attends several top conferences every month both as attendee and speaker/moderator, so we met at his office in London to discuss what makes a great conference. According to David “the key to a well organized conference is curation […]

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The world of advertising is rapidly being transformed by new ways of engaging with consumers through novel storytelling over different platforms (on and off-line). I firmly believe that conferences should follow a similar trend in order to upgrade their experiences. To learn more about how to do this I met Dan Hon (blog, Twitter, Linkedin), […]

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