Lift11 will happen in less than three months, and we are building a great program with two goals in mind: bring concrete knowledge to the audience, ideas and projects that can directly be applied in day to day life. We will have sessions on online communities, social currencies, co-creation and crowdsourcing, the new models of organization, the big trends of the digital world.
On the other end, we programmed more prospective sessions, exploring challenges and opportunities that will present themselves in 3-5 years. We will discuss space tourism, transmedia, reinventing schools, the mechanisms of gaming invading our daily lives, robotics, and much more.
Key take away from the conference will be an overview of the moment’s most important changes & the potential they offer, and contacts with the people who drive these shifts with their ideas and projects.
Some of the talks you will hear at Lift11
Hasan Elahi on “Giving away your privacy to escape the US terrorist watch list”
Hasan Elahi (Professor, University of Maryland) will tell us his incredible story: he was put on the terrorists list in the United States by mistake, and ended up living totally in public to protect himself from surveillance. His talk will show how forfeiting your privacy can in fact become a new form of protection of your identity.
Brian Solis on Social currencies
Social currencies – defined by Wikipedia as “the entirety of actual and potential resources which arise from the presence in social networks and communities” – are central to the success of online communities. Author Brian Solis will explain the mechanisms of this emerging phenomena, and discuss the opportunities and challenges it presents.
Tiffany St James on “How to encourage citizen involvement into communities”
Tiffany St James is the former head of citizen participation for the UK government. She is a digital strategists who gathered a strong experience on how you can motivate people to participate in online communities.
David Galbraith on “Four trends for the digital world”
David Galbraith (co-founder of Yelp and co-author of RSS) will talk about the big trends he sees developing in the digital world, a provocative talk that will trigger reactions among the audience when he says that the long tail is dead or that there is a huge fight brewing between telcos and internet services providers.
Robert Scoble on “Trends and projects from the Silicon Valley”
Über-blogger Robert Scoble will show us the latest projects and trends he found while roaming the Silicon Valley for new ideas. His presentation is sure to make you write down a couple of URLs from new and exciting companies you had never heard of.
Claude Nicollier on “The reality of space”
Why should we continue to explore space? What are the next frontiers to be crossed in the coming years? What is the democratization of space going to bring to the world? Astronaut Claude Nicollier – with four trips to space under his belt – will share his vision for the future of space exploration.
We offer multiple ways to participate in the event. Buy your ticket, ask for a student pass, become a volunteer, or propose a workshop and you might end up speaking! See you at Lift11 :)