Conference

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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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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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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Continuing with the interesting people I met at Le Web ’10 are Paddy Cosgrave, Daire Hickey and David Kelly, organizers of the Dublin based conference F.ounders. The event brings together about one hundred tech-company founders from the US, Europe and Asia, providing an opportunity for them to “meet and discuss issues” but also to connect […]

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It’s clear that Loic and Geraldine Le Meur have righteously created what’s the “Number 1 Internet Conference in Europe”. If there is one particular characteristic to define Le Web (web, twitter, facebook, youtube) is that it is a huge networking machine, with the 2010 edition attracting around 3,000 attendees from 60 countries (mostly European but […]

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Just came across the Cool Japan Tokyo-Conference and it’s artwork is, well, rather cool! The event will take place in Tokyo, Japan, on November 2, 2010. Click here to see a large version of the image. About the conference:

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The 7th edition of This Happened… Utrecht (web, twitter, hashtag: #thutc, videos, photos) took place on October 4 2010 at the Theater Kikker in Utrecht, the Netherlands. The event was organized by Alexander Zeh, Kars Alfrink and Ianus Keller. The Utrecht edition is a satellite of the event founded in 2007 in London by Chris […]

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On May 5-7 2010 Lift Conference (official hashtag #lift10)  took place at the Centre International de Conférences Genève (CICG) in Geneva, Switzerland. Even if there were some ups and downs in the organizational aspects, Lift proved once more that the most relevant factor in a live event are the connections generated between people. As a […]

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A new and exciting event has been launched in Rome: Brain Forum. “The idea is to create a sort of Davos of the brain (referring to the World Economic Forum of Davos, Ed.) or the Roma del Cervello in Italian” says Viviana Kasam, founder of Brain Forum and Brain Circle Italia, a non-profit organization that […]

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