Sept. 17-18, 2013 | Geneva
Lift co-produces the 2013 Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon), presented under the patronage of Federal Councillor Alain Berset, member of the Swiss Government.
The world’s leading open data and open knowledge event, OKCon is the latest in an annual series run since 2005. Last year’s installment in Helsinki had more than 1000 participants from over 50 countries and was largest event of its kind to date. Previous speakers have included inventor of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee, Hans Rosling of Gapminder, Brewster Kahle of the Internet Archive, Ellen Miller of the Sunlight Foundation and other major figures in the open knowledge community.
Learn more about the 2013 edition.
Feb. 6-8 2013 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Thank you so much for joining the 8th edition of Lift in Geneva. Over 1000 participants coming from 30 countries, including 70 journalists and bloggers came together to share, connect and create new opportunities. We had a wonderful time and we hope you enjoyed it too, and left inspired and lifted! Let's follow-up on the ideas that came out of Lift13 and make innovation happen now.
Lift in France 2012
Sept. 27-28, 2012 | Marseille, France
This 4th edition of Lift with Fing was openend by Fleur Pellerin, French Minister in charge of SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy. It was different from previous ones: Participants were invited to take part in a new kind of foresight exercise. The 2-day event featured talks and a giant co-creation workshop about digital disruptions.
The outcome of the workshop will be published soon in form of a report here: website Questions Numériques.
Artist / Professor of Digital Arts, École Supérieure d'Art d'Aix-en-Provence
French Minister in charge of SMEs, Innovation and the Digital Economy
Chairman of the Icelandic Constitutional Council
Digital artist and curator, Director of Lighthouse
One of the world's leading human geographers and social scientists
Swiss-Korean Innovation Night
Apr. 18, 2012 | Seoul, South Korea
For our 4th Lift event in Korea, the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs, Presence Switzerland mandated us to curate a event in Seoul, taking place prior to the 2012 Expo in Yeosu. The mission was to celebrate innovation and create and reinforce bridges of friendship between Swiss and Korean pioneers. It connected up-and-coming leaders, artists, researchers and young professionals, presented prototypes and exclusive demos of state-of-the-art projects. The projects were presented in a very unique setup, including live interviews by MCs, to stimulate the networking between Korean and Swiss participants.
Lift Conference 2012
Feb. 22-24, 2012 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Lisa Harouni, CEO Digital Forming: "Mass customisation and 3D printing"
JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist Salesforce.com: "Technologies vs people"
Hojun Song, Artist: "The Open Source Satellite Initiative"
Lift in France 2011
July 6-8, 2011 | Marseille, France
Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive NESTA: "Openness and collective intelligence, its prospects and its challenges"
Juliana Rotich, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Ushahidi Inc.: "Ushahidi: Powered by Open Source"
Jonathan Kuniholm, PhD Candidate, retired Marine Corps Officer: "Open Prosthetics, where it comes from, what it changes, what it means for all of us"
Laboratoire des Nouvelles Lectures
Apr. 30 - May 2, 2011 | Geneva, Switzerland
Mar. 23-25, 2011 | Lyon, France
Lift Conference 2011
Feb. 2-4, 2011 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Ben Hammersley, Editor at Large Wired UK magazine: "What does the internet bring to the concept of a country?"
Don Tapscott, Chairman of the think tank Moxie Insight: "MacroWikinomics"
Kevin Slavin, Co-Founder and CCO of Starling: "Those algorithms that govern our lives"
Lift in France 2010
July 5-7, 2010 | Marseille, France
Senior lecturer in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Bath
Filmmaker and anthropologist, Think Public
Freelance journalist, The Guardian
Adviser to the Prime Minister Public Information Infrastructure & Innovations, Indian Government
Lift Conference 2010
May 5-7, 2010 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Lift in Asia 2009
Sept. 17-18, 2009 | Jeju, South Korea
Robot Movies Producer, South Korea, CEO, Shincine
CEO of the second largest social network service in Korea, Neowiz
New Generation Architect, Founder of Mass Studies
Lift in France 2009
June 18-20, 2009 | Marseille, France
Lift Conference 2009
Feb. 25-27, 2009 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Lift in Asia 2008
Sept. 4-6, 2008 | Jeju, South Korea
Lift Conference 2008
Feb. 6-8, 2008 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Lift in Asia 2007
Sept. 12, 2007 | Seoul, South Korea
Lift Conference 2007
Feb. 7-9, 2007 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Jan Chipchase, Principal Scientist Nokia Research Center "Literacy, Communication & Design"
Sugata Mitra, Professor of Educational Technology Newcastle University: "How kids teach themselves"
Lift Conference 2006
Feb. 2-3, 2006 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland