Wanna meet me in November? I am attending the following events and conferences.
Pecha Kucha Night on November 6th at the BoZar. Pecha-Kucha is a Japanese term pronounced “pe-chak-cha”, from the sound of conversation (‘chit chat’, ‘blabla’). It’s a very interesting concept started in Japan in 2003 initially intended for young designers to show their work in public. The idea? Speakers present 20 images X 20 seconds each slide for a total of 6 minutes, 40 seconds. For the Brussels volume 10, we will assist at 17 presentations from designers to photographers, musicians, artists, thinkers… My Man is presenting the state of NOW. Wondering what he is going to present. Let’s trust the artist!
SciTech Europe 09 on November 12th at Brussels. It’s a full day conference with a drink reception prior to the event on Wednesday November 11th. I am particularly interested in sessions about collaborative research and joint research, and about innovation across Europe in general. The conference is organized in masterclasses in 4 streams: Health, Research & Investment, Future Technologies, Environment and Energies.
How cool is that? I have got a free ticket for the conference. Thanks to Santa Clause before Christmas! That’s what I meant one day in a tweet :)
Evento Blog España on November 13th to 15th in Sevilla. I am joining the Belgian delegation gathered around the webmission.be. Evento Blog España is the 2nd most important European event about Participative Web after Leweb in Paris; over 1000 attendees. For the first time, I will not need to wake up at 6:30 am, sessions start at 10-11:00 am (and the conference is held at the hotel). I love the Spanish clock :)
Here are the sessions I am attending: on Friday, ‘the digital natives' - 'nativo digitales' and 'the real-time web' - 'la web en tiempo real' roundtables; on Saturday, I am attending David Karp presenting 'Tumbr’, the ’I own my own data' - 'mis datas son mios' and the 'state of the blogosphere: 10 years of blogs special (1999-2009)' - 'estado de la blogosfera: especial 10 años de blogs (1999-2009)' sessions, and on Sunday the surprise. By the way, I am wondering what it is! And of course I will join the ‘routa de la tapa' - 'tapas route' and the EBE party. The other time, I will be networking in a corner of the hall. Now, time to re-practice my Spanish after 3 years of lack of practice!
Actually I am flying just after the SciTech Europe 09 on November 12th, it’s gonna be challenging to catch the plane on time!
TEDx Brussels on Monday November 23th at the European Parliament. It’s a local TED-like event, where ‘x’ stands for independently organized TED event. For those who don’t know, TED is for Technology Entertainment Design, it’s an annual event where the world’s fascinating thinkers and doers are invited to give a talk. Here are the links to the recorded TED talks and the programme of the TEDxBrussels event. I am impatient to see these talks: “welcome to our house”, “one laptop per child”, “brussels 2.0”, “three marabouts” and “open everything”.
Hope to meet some folks there!
Now heading to Café Numérique to see friends and drink a beer. Today topic: “Google is your friend”. May be I will come back with a Google t-shirt?!