Execution of Ideas

What you'll learn

  • How to construct a compelling story

Brian Reed

Producer, This American Life

At every stage of the creative process stories want to revert to their natural state, which is to not be a story at all. In a session on “The Craft of Storytelling”, Brian Reed will talk about the specific tools and tactics he and his colleagues at This American Life use to construct compelling, emotional radio stories.

Brian Reed is a producer at This American Life. He got his start in radio as an NPR Kroc Fellow, and reported for NPR’s foreign desk as their first “Above the Fray” Fellow. At This American Life, he’s produced hour-long investigations into war crimes in Guatemala, the hostage-taking of African migrants, and several FBI counterterrorism operations. He’s also told stories about an inmate’s grudge against his corrections officer, a car salesman’s obsession with the Art of War, and a rogue turkey’s reign of terror over an entire neighborhood.

Keynote

Uffe Elbæk

Entrepreneur and Politician
The Alternative

What you'll learn

  • How to go your own way
  • How to challenge the status quo’s of the world

Juliana Rotich

Co-founder
Ushahidi

What you'll learn

  • How technology combined with community can leverage global change
  • How to enable others to make things happen

Molly Crabapple

Artist

What you'll learn

  • How drawing can help you see the world differently

Skylar Tibbits

Research Scientist
MIT

What you'll learn

  • How to design things that transform over time
  • Why 4D printing will change cities, business and manufacturing

Jenny Wilson

Artist and composer

What you'll learn

  • Staying in control of your artistic output
  • Understanding the creative process

Human Behavior

Caroline Jönsson

Sport psychologist

What you'll learn

  • How human motivation works

Daniel Margulies

Scientific Researcher
Max Planck Research Group for Neuroanatomy & Connectivity

What you'll learn

  • Far from constant, variance is central to our experience of the world
  • The role of slow brain rhythms in modulating our behavior and attention
  • When considering the dynamics of behavior, we need to think on multiple temporal scales

Kevin Allocca

Head of Culture and Trends
Youtube

What you'll learn

  • Principles that has enabled viral possibilities
  • Case studies of YouTube successes.

Ed Cooke

Grand Master of Memory
Memrise

What you'll learn

  • How human memory work
  • How to create structures that foster memories
  • Memory techniques for learning

Erika Hall

Director of Strategy
Mule Design

What you'll learn

  • The importance of using both quantitative and qualitative information
  • How to fit ethnography into any project, no matter what the budget or timeline.
  • How to ask good questions

Elaine Hsiao

Senior Research Fellow
Caltech

What you'll learn

  • Humans have co-evolved with a diverse consortium of microorganisms that profoundly impact health and disease
  • Some of these microorganisms are, in essence, “mind-altering”, influencing brain function and behavior

Ge Jin

Human Factor Researcher
IDEO

What you'll learn

  • How to experiment with ethnographical methods to close the loop between human insights & design inspiration
  • How designers craft in making things visual & tangible has been used as a tool to get conversations with users

Eva Hoffman

Author

What you'll learn

  • Digital technologies alteration of construction of time
  • Digital time's profound effects on our consciousness and subjectivity
  • The limits of human temporality

Sille Krukow

Nudge- and Behavioral Design expert

What you'll learn

  • What controls and effects human behavior
  • Why behavior doesn't always follow knowledge and good intentions
  • How to design to change human behavior

Erin Moore

Senior User Experience Designer
Twitter

What you'll learn

  • Why you should pay attention to time when building products
  • The difference between designing for one time use vs designing for trajectory of use
  • How digital and non-digital products are built for time well spent

Per Cromwell

Co-founder
Studio Total

What you'll learn

  • What makes us share information
  • How to be part of the content and not part of the "countdown to skip” paid messages
  • Telling stories worth being re-told, by any means necessary

New Technologies

Erik Thorstensson

Co-founder
Creatables

What you'll learn

  • How to spur creativity with building prototypes
  • How to make prototypes with straws

Peter Siljerud

Futurist
Futurewise

What you'll learn

  • How to start trend spotting on your own
  • How to relate to future change

Rob Fitzpatrick

Tech Entrepreneur and author
The Mom Test

What you'll learn

  • How to know if your business ideas are a good
  • How to talk to customers

Clara Gaggero Westaway

Creative Director and Co-founder
Special Projects

What you'll learn

  • How to approach new technologies
  • How to merge the physical and the digital experience

Ivan Poupyrev

Technical Program Lead
Google ATAP

What you'll learn

  • How to design for new technologies

Masakazu Takasu

Technical Evangelist
teamLab

What you'll learn

  • Prototyping methods
  • Multi disciplinary co-working
  • Interactive design from Japan

Amir Rubin

Co-founder
Paracosm

What you'll learn

  • How the line between human and machine perception will be blurred
  • What it'll mean when robots know where they are and how they are moving through an environment

Nell Watson

CEO & futurist
Poikos

What you'll learn

  • How machines are amplifying our human willpower.
  • How our society is now being shaped by machine influence.
  • Why machine intelligence will be the Great Wave of the 2020s.

Execution of Ideas

Magnus Thure Nilsson

CEO
Media Evolution

What you'll learn

  • How to use visionary ideas to build a strong local community

Stephanie Pereira

International Partnerships Lead
Kickstarter

What you'll learn

  • How to build a community online
  • Best practices from the Kickstarter platform

Ingrid Burrington

Artist & writer
Lifewinning

What you'll learn

  • Where the internet is located
  • How to understand internet infrastructure in a city

Sarah Jeong

Writer

What you'll learn

  • What the Bitcoin blockchain is and how it works
  • How the blockchain can be utilized to establish trust without a third party agency

Juan Cartagena

Founder & CEO
Traity

What you'll learn

  • How to own your reputation online

Nonny de la Peña

Senior Research Fellow in Immersive Journalism
USC School of Cinematic Arts

What you'll learn

  • How to create immersive stories with new technology
  • How virtual reality can be used to tell stories

David Gram

Marketing Director
LEGO Group’s Future Lab

What you'll learn

  • How intrapreneurship can be utilized to reinvent a company
  • How to stay true to your core values while developing your business

Evan Sandhaus

Director for Search, Archives and Semantics
The New York Times

What you'll learn

  • How to re-use evergreen quality content
  • How to archive content

Paul Adams

VP
Intercom

What you'll learn

  • How to identify users problems
  • Why the solution is only going to be as good as the definition of the problem

Scott Cohen

Artist manager and co-founder
The Orchard

What you'll learn

  • How streaming changes the business model for content
  • How the music industry is fostering long lasting careers
  • How to keep your users engaged with what you do over time

Brian Reed

Producer
This American Life

What you'll learn

  • How to construct a compelling story

Sara M. Watson

Technology Critic
Berkman Fellow

What you'll learn

  • Debunk the idea that “I have nothing to hide”
  • Tools for making data legible
  • Scrutinize algorithms where the seams are exposed

Jill Nussbaum

Executive Director of Product Design
Barbarian Group

What you'll learn

  • How to use storytelling to get your ideas thru
  • How designers and businesses create innovative products and services
  • Tools to improve your imagination

Mattan Griffel

Founder & CEO
One Month

What you'll learn

  • Why you should teach yourself how to code
  • The key resources you need to know about
  • The best methods for learning coding quickly

Jessica Lawrence

Executive Director
NY Tech Meetup

What you'll learn

  • How to change company culture
  • How do you influence culture if you’re not in the one in charge?
  • Why do we all need to be better managers?

Lisa Lindström

CEO
Doberman

What you'll learn

  • How to lay foundations for a good meeting

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