Programme PICNIC Festival '12

Start Developing Your Organization’s Response to “New Ownership”

Part of: PICNIC Festival 2012


IJpromenade 1, 1013 KT Amsterdam

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PICNIC Festival 2012 will be one of Europe’s largest gatherings dedicated to exploring “New Ownership: the shift from top down to bottom up”. The Festival will take place at Amsterdam’s new EYE Film Institute on September 17 and 18.

Find out how people are taking greater control over their lives in areas such as business, government, health, education, sustainability and the media through the use of connected technologies.

The Festival will feature more than 65 talks, workshops, labs, panels and master classes. Hear from experts, thought leaders and disruptors who are leading this shift and start developing your organization’s response.

Featured speakers:

Jon Lombardo, Social Media COE Leader, General Electric, who will discuss the concept of “healthy sharing” among friends
Tim O’Reilly, CEO of O’Reilly Media and one of the founders of the open source and Maker movements
Doc Searls, journalist, blogger and author of “The Cluetrain Manifesto” and “The Intention Economy: When Customers Take Charge”
Elizabeth Stark, an open Internet advocate and opponent of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial U.S. Bill widely seen as limiting Internet freedom
Andy Hood, who leads the Creative Research & Development team for AKQA, a leading global creative agency
Christian Leybold, of e.Ventures, who teaches young companies how to inspire venture capitalists and investors, attract funding and “go global”
Elizabeth Stark, an open Internet advocate and opponent of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a controversial U.S. Bill widely seen as limiting Internet freedom
Bonnie Shaw, Director of Social Innovation at iStrategyLabs. She will discuss alternative currency systems and how the sharing vs. owning paradigm is affecting access and consumption;
George Dyson, a boat designer, writer and distinguished technology historian. He will talk about how technology has and will evolve to further empower people; and
Rupert Turnbull, Publisher of WIRED UK. He will discuss how new ownership is transforming the media landscape.
Michiel Schwarz, cultural thinker, innovator, strategic consultant and co-creator/author (with designer Joost Elffers) of the "Sustainist Manifesto". He will talk about sustainism as a cultural movement in a world that’s more connected, localized and sustainable. And about how sustainist perspective brings a new set of design criteria into focus.

Featured Sessions:

The Festival’s programming will be an eclectic, but thoughtful mix of lectures, discussions, business competitions, co-creation labs, a SME exhibition and matchmaking activities. With:

The Brave New World of Crowdfunding workshop will explore the financial and legal impact that these platforms will have on entrepreneurs, citizen investors, banks and the traditional investment community
The Social Capital of Collaborative Platforms panel will discuss how platforms such as The Awesome Foundation (a crowdfunding network), AirBnB, IOBY (a community resourcing platform), and ChallengePost, the US government’s platform for crowdsourced innovation, are providing vital services and strengthening social capital.
The Digital Disruptions workshop will challenge participants to develop future digital innovation scenarios and new products and services which could result when new technologies, economic shifts and social transformations converge.
Postcode Lottery Green Challenge, a competition which awards 500,000 euro and expert coaching to the best green business plan;
PICNIC Crossover Marketplace, a SME exhibition which will showcase 100 Dutch and European start ups and small companies; and
PICNIC Academy, a Festival element which will explore the future of education, online learning and the shift towards more participatory learning.
Urban Mining by FairPhone Fabbed: Learn what an open production model looks like in action. Create a custom phone case from recycled bioplastic with the help of a 3D printer with Waag Society and TU Delft.
Sharing as a design challenge: Develop new practices of collaborative design and innovation! This workshop by The Beach applies sustainist ideas to imagine a design process made for sharing.