Lift is a series of events built around a community of pioneers who get together in Europe and Asia to explore the social implications of new technologies. Each conference is a chance to turn changes into opportunities by anticipating the major shifts ahead, and meeting the people who drive them. Lift has been inspiring and connecting pioneers since 2006.
Each event is built around three key ingredients:
* Talks and workshops given by some of the moment's brightest and most inspiring people. The program is divided in two parts: the official program (15 hours of talks, managed by the Lift team) and the open program (50+ hours of workshops/talks/discussions, managed by the community via an online proposition and voting system).
* Artistic activities created to facilitate networking and inspiration, allowing attendees to network, play, create, and keep their mind fresh. This part of the conference is called the Lift Experience.
* Social events where lifters get together around our legendary fondue or a traditional Korean meal.
Lift attendees are coming from the private (entrepreneurs, managers, investors, researchers), academic (students, professors, researchers), media and art (designers, artists, journalists) and international (NGOs, UN agencies) sectors.
Street value: $1,994 ($997 per ticket)
Starting Price: $500 (as of 11:30 a.m. PDT on 5/12/09)
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