As the Lift12 early bird sale comes to a close in the coming days, here come a few more information on Lift12 that I will curate with Nicolas Nova. This year, we decided to develop the formula that made Lift11 our most successful event ever, and propose a program divided into three distinct moments:
Day 1: The big picture
We will discuss big questions, and explore how technology is affecting our lives. What is the role of technologies in recent political movements? How is technology really reshaping the way we live? Is technology generating crises, or is it a way to respond to emergency situations?
Day 2: The actionable ideas
Day two is more concrete, exploring current technologies and their impact on our immediate environment. We will discuss mobile but with a fresh perspective, the recent changes forcing reinventions in the luxury industry, the next steps in finance, and explore the new face of gaming, a field that is moving out of screens and closer to our daily lives. Our partner AlpICT’s traditional Venture Night will close the day, with startups introducing their products and services to the audience.
Day 3: Foresight and inspiration
The final day of the conference is about discovering technologies that will be part of our lives in the next 3-5 years (“Near futures” session), hear the stories of pioneers who do extraordinary things (“Stories”) and, finally, meet the extreme amateurs, those people who are taking the concept to a whole new level, building rockets or making nuclear physics experiments in their garage.
We are in the process of confirming most speakers, but a few names have already been announced. We will have people developing the mobile phones of the future, a researcher who creates therapeutic robots, a hacker who builds a nuclear reactor in his basement, the inventor of the “web 2.0 suicide machine” that deletes your social media accounts, a designer of pervasive games, and many more. Check the first confirmed speakers below:
I hope to see you at Lift12, get your ticket before the price goes up!