Interview

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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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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Laurent Haug (blog, twitter), French entrepreneur and founder of the LIFT Conference (Switzerland, France, Korea), thinks there are three main directions that are influencing the Future of Conferences: conferences need to be more porous, come back to the moment and decentralize. These phenomenon move in separate directions or axis and pose extremely relevant challenges to […]

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Before the conference: you promote and try to sell. During the conference: you engage with people and generate real-time buzz. After the conference: you disappear… until you will have to promote your next event. This often involuntary behavior is comparable to the refractory period after sexual intercourse or “the recovery phase after orgasm during which […]

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Last Tuesday I met Jasper Bouwsma at a new European event, I Realize – The Art of Disruption. Jasper is the founder of Vujàdé Ltd, a company that provides consultancy services to start-ups and established companies on innovation processes and change management and serves as an incubator for new ideas. Jasper has attended many innovative […]

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I asked the famous online entrepreneur Robin Good from Master New Media his opinion on what is going to be the future of conferences. In this first part he describes how a conference is going to be “extended”: Starting way before the physical event (if there is one) and lasting a long time after the […]

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