Feb. 4–6 2015 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
For the 10th Lift Geneva edition next February we will put things on fire as it is time for change! Lift will jump out of the conference room and set things in motion, in every sense of the word.
Author of "A History of the Future in 100 Objects"
Built the high-security messaging app that Snowden recommends
Explorer of the everyday clashes of values between what we do and what we believe in
Creative Director at UK's Government Digital Service
Wants to do to money what the internet did to information
Nov. 6–7 2014 | Basel, Switzerland
In November 2014 a new yearly Lift edition was successfully launched, connecting innovators in Life Sciences and Information Technologies. The first edition explored hot topics like “Big Data and Beyond”, “Shaping Healthy Habits” and “Man-Machine Interface” in the exceptional setting of Markthalle Basel.
Exploring the Future of Humanity
The Man Behind Ireland’s Synthetic Biology Accelerator
Faster Innovation Through Open Access Research and Public-private Partnerships
Building the Future of Family Planning
Preparing the insurance industry for the future of healthcare
Oct. 21-22 2014 | Villa Méditerranée, Marseille
A big thank you for having participated in Lift with Fing 2014 and for making it such a great success! It was a real pleasure meeting you all. We really hope that you enjoyed the experience and left inspired and nurtured with new contacts and tools to help you further your ventures.
We extend our thanks to the whole Fing team who did an amazing job all throughout the event.
Sept. 10, 2014 | Shanghai
To strengthen our links with Asia and discover more of the innovation and entrepreneurship scenes of China, Lift is going on a scouting event in Shanghai in partnership with swissnex China. Lift China will be the place for makers, artists, startups and pioneers alike to meet and make fruitful connections with our international community.
Feb. 5-7 2014 | CICG, Geneva, Switzerland
Lift Conference is one of Europe’s key events about innovation and digital technologies. It features a special blend of inspiring speeches by some of the world’s best speakers, truly interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with …and the legendary Fondue!
Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab
President and CEO, reinventing Logitech
Co-Editor and Managing Partner at Boing Boing, research director at Institute for the Future
Member of the board of directors of Audemars Piguet, leading a global family business
October 15-16, 2013 | Villa Méditerranée, Marseille
Occupy Industry! The 5th edition of Lift with Fing in Marseille will gather those who envision how digital technology could transform design and manufacturing, and those who are actively making it happen!
Sept. 16-18, 2013 | Geneva
Lift co-produced the 2013 edition of the Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon), the world’s leading event in Open Data. Presented under the patronage of Federal Councillor Alain Berset, this OKCon edition attracted over 900 participants from 45 countries to Geneva and served as official launch platform for the Swiss Open Government Portal.
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 with Fing 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
Director, Institute for Sustainability and Interdisciplinary Studies University of Iceland
Digital artist and curator, Director of Lighthouse
One of the world's leading human geographers and social scientists
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
Lift12 (Geneva, Feb. 22-24, 2012) featured our special blend of some of the world's most inspiring speakers, truly interactive workshops,exhibitions of interactive media projects, prototypes to play with and ... the legendary Fondue!
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 with Fing 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 with Fing 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 with Fing 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