I was so lucky that I got to attend the conference last week in Malmø. It was a great conference touching on all the different digital subjects and trends that’s currently happening. And it was So good! just the type of conference that I have been missing for a while. It felt very 2005-07 to me, before digital became a huge industry and everybody and their dog was doing something and made a ton of money. Sadly – a lot of the digital conferences I have been attending have been more about startups and venture capitalists. I had truely missed a conference where the ideas was the primary purpose and not launching in a new country/feature on stage. A conference where the speakers where accessible and everybody seemed like a part of the crowd! So thank you The Conference.
The motivation from the speakers was also different. – All the talks I attended emphasized action in some way. From the incredibly cool beginning keynote from Ben Hammersley:
To the talks around local action, the education system, infrastructure in companies and so on. Digital is so übercool, and if we decide to use it for something purposeful it’s even cooler.
Overall I can’t stop being surprised by the creativity of these digital conferences – especially the conference, where they tap into something old to generate something new – Reusing things that are old and cool to create newness. I mean all the crew was dressed in outfits and hats that looked like they where taken out of Mary Poppins.
I’m happy that the digital thought leaders they are now urging people to shift into action and start saving the world one day at the time.
Thank you for being the cool idea-filled geeky kid in the classroom of conferences! Thumbs up from here=)