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50+ speakers, 100+ Artists, 15+ Labs


  • Tell us a bit about yourself and explore how you can participate in Gather 2018


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    We think you are a

    Changemaker

    You are probably already involved in a lab, or if you are not, you should be. You are here to change things and probably belong to the group of the most committed gatherers. You are an ambitious team player who is dedicated to the art of creative collaboration. You often build on other’s ideas and are generous with your own skills and knowledge. Characteristic traits: dedicated, collaborative, curious, doer, non-confirmative

    As a Changemaker at Gather we think you should explore these activities

    We think you are a

    Daredevil

    Most likely you are a speaker, a thinker or an opinion-leader. You have strong opinions about things but simultaneously believe in the power of challenging the status quo. You believe real impact is achieved by people who have the courage to air their opinions while at the same time being open to participatory dialogue. Characteristic traits: cutting-edge thinker, outspoken, ambitious, action-oriented, humble

    As a Daredevil at Gather we think you should explore these activities

    We think you are a

    Connector

    As a person you are eager to learn about new ideas, interested in various perspectives and willing to dig deeper into the complexity of things. You enjoy conversations with newly found friends and have no problem approaching strangers to find out what makes them interesting. Characteristic traits: social, curious, present, trend-sensitive, active listener

    As a Connector at Gather we think you should explore these activities

    Participate in our Theme Labs

    Our theme labs are where we work on the global challenges that affects us all. People from academia, business and the arts join forces to tackle the most pressing affecting mankind.

    Participate in our Solution Labs

    Our Solution Labs are all about real-world innovation. Here we bring together people from all over society to prototype solutions, cultivate new mindsets and bring in fresh ideas to tackle organizational challenges.

    Participate in a “Box”

    A box is where you go to dig deeper into the themes discussed at the conference. Here you will be able to challenge, provoke and question what has been said on stage, and meet other curious minds in conversations that matter.

    Listen to some of the worlds most interesting speakers


    Sheela Birnstiel - A key figure of the infamous Osho Cult and now globally recognised from the Netflix documentary series Wild Wild Country.

    Jan Eliasson - Self proclaimed “worried optimist”, Jan Eliasson is a Swedish international diplomat who’s resume includes time as UN Deputy Secretary-General and president of the UN General assembly.

    Ed Boyden - Professor at MIT Media Labs working with Biological Engineering and Brain and Cognitive Sciences.

    Explore your interests

    Join the discussion around your topics

    Erik Beijnoff

    Business & IT Architect

    Area of expertise:


    Business & IT Architect who specialises in blockchain technologies and is actively engaged in pushing for adoption of decentralised solutions built on these technologies

    Theme:


    Crypto Currencies

    Khalid Qassim

    founder of Transfer Galaxay

    Area of expertise:


    Originally from Somalia, Khalid founded Transfer Galaxay which connects Swedish internet banks with phone operators of the receiving countries

    Theme:


    Business and Entrepreneurship

    Katrine Marçal

    Area of expertise:


    Author & Journalist with a feminist perspective on economics who states that the so called 4th Industrial Revolution shall be feminist.

    Theme:


    Power Structures

    Mohamed Jimbale

    Founder of Ari.farm

    Area of expertise:


    Founder of Ari.farm and with a background as a nomad in Somalia where his family has been livestock farmers for generations.

    Theme:


    Digital Transformation

    Jessikka Aro

    Awarded investigative Journalist

    Area of expertise:


    Awarded investigative Journalist focusing on Russia, extremism and information warfare.

    Theme:


    Global Politics

    Helena Samsione

    CEO and Founder of GLOBHE

    Area of expertise:


    CEO and Founder of GLOBHE who utilises drones and AI to create a better, more informed future.

    Theme:


    Artificial Intelligence

    Sepehr Mousavi

    Sustainability expert

    Area of expertise:


    Sustainability expert focusing on multidisciplinary planning, urban ecology, standardization, smart cities and urban nexuses.

    Theme:


    Urban Planning and Ecology

    Elin Aram

    Area of expertise:


    Ux designer who is dedicated to researching new digital behaviour and its impact on business, design and human relationships.

    Theme:


    Behavioural science

    Marcelo Coelho

    Computation designer

    Area of expertise:


    Computation designer working on objects, installations, and live experiences.

    Theme:


    Computational Creativity

    Emma Lundberg

    Director of Cell Atlas

    Area of expertise:


    Director of Cell Atlas working with bioimaging and proteomics. Her research aims to define the spatiotemporal organization of the human proteome at a subcellular level.

    Theme:


    Biohacking

    Hoa Ly

    Founder of Shim

    Area of expertise:


    Psychologist, entrepreneur and the author a doctoral dissertation on a smartphone app for psychological treatment to improve emotional well being.

    Theme:


    Trust and human behavior

    Florence Toffa

    Director of Mobile Web Ghana

    Area of expertise:


    Director of Mobile Web Ghana who advocates for corruption-solving through civic engagement and new technology.

    Theme:


    Democracy

    Linda Franco

    Co-founder and CEO of Machina

    Area of expertise:


    Co-founder and CEO of Machina, a wearable technology company that creates clothes which extend the functionality of the human body.

    Theme:


    Media, Design and Creativity

    Christian Landgren

    CEO & Founder of Iteam

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    CEO & Founder of Iteam focusing on the topic of digitalization and has been hand picked as one of twelve tech entrepreneurs advising the Swedish Minister of Innovation.

    Theme:


    Digital Transformation

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