Herb Kim, considered one of the top 100 digital power brokers by Wired UK and among the top 100 most influential people in UK media by the Guardian Newspaper, is the founder of the Thinking Digital Conference, that will be taking place next May 29-31 in Gateshead, United Kingdom. The 2012 edition of Thinking Digital […]
Harald Neidhardt (Linkedin, Twitter, Tumblr) is quite a character, a curious mind by default, who created MLOVE and the MLOVE ConFestival, an innovative mix between a festival and a conference that today is having its first US edition in Monterey, California. The event also takes place in Harald’s native Germany (Berlin) and Japan (Tokyo). MLOVE […]
Martin (twitter, blog) is the Program Director and Market Analyst of Media Evolution’s The Conference, taking place every year in Malmo, Sweden. A music expert and producer, he aims to evolve the media landscape by envisioning a bright future and creating a meeting place for the main industry players to gather and collaborate.
As every month, the Conference Basics Newsletter introduces an event organizer from around the world. The latest edition featured Marcello Merlo, Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction. Marcello Merlo is the Conference Director of Frontiers of Interaction (disclaimer: I was Frontiers’ Conference Director in 2010 and am now involved as an advisor), which organizes its main event in […]
The upcoming issue of The Conference Basics Tribune newsletter (subscribe now!) will feature, among other things, this young (19 y.o.) and passionate conference organizer that’s already rocking it: Ricardo Sousa (web, twitter) I met Ricardo back in April when he invited me to speak at his SWITCH Conference (web, twitter) in Oporto, Portugal. I was surprised […]
Campus Party (web) is a sort of “Las Vegas for Geeks”. A huge festival (often larger that 8,000 attendees, or “campuseros”) attracting developers, hackers, gamers and geeks that live together 24hs a day for one full week. Belinda Galiano (twitter) co-founded Campus Party nearly 15 years ago and now is working to bring it to […]
With every issue of The Conference Basics Tribune, or just plainly the Newsletter (check it out or subscribe to it), I’ll be introducing an event organizer worth knowing and some tidbits of their background, ideas and challenges he/she faces for an upcoming conference. The first edition of the newsletter came out last month and my […]
Each role inside a conference’s organization team has it’s own challenges but probably one of the most demanding is that of the Program Director. It’s her main responsibility to assure content that is great, new, relevant, inspiring, useful, well told (having good public speakers and storytellers), etc. Monique van Dusseldorp, experienced program director with a […]