Execution of Ideas

What you'll learn

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

Stephanie Pereira

International Partnerships Lead, Kickstarter

Stephanie will take a look at some the most inspiring community stories from across the Kickstarter platform, and explore some of the methods used for building and engaging a community.

Stephanie’s role at Kickstarter is to create and sustain relationships with their communities based outside of the US.

Before joining Kickstarter nearly 3-years ago, Stephanie spent a decade working in the non-profit arts sector and her work included creating partnerships with companies and projects such as Google Creative Lab, The Creators Project, Ghostly International, Hacks/Hackers NYC and many others.


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


What you'll learn

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

Molly Crabapple


What you'll learn

  • How drawing can help you see the world differently

Skylar Tibbits

Research Scientist

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

What you'll learn

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

Ed Cooke

Grand Master of Memory

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

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

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


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

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

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


What you'll learn

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

Peter Siljerud


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

What you'll learn

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

Amir Rubin


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

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

Media Evolution

What you'll learn

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

Stephanie Pereira

International Partnerships Lead

What you'll learn

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

Ingrid Burrington

Artist & writer

What you'll learn

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

Sarah Jeong


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

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


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

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


What you'll learn

  • How to lay foundations for a good meeting

The Next Chapter

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