For many years, Lift and the swissnex network have shared common interests: discussing, promoting, and piloting projects related to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, art, and science. The first Lift China has connected leading figures in the Chinese makers community with their international peers successfully. David Li, founder of XinCheJian, China’s first hacker space and Sophia Lin, founder of Make+ and Basement 6 Collective, will join the coming Lift Geneva in February 2015, bringing their creativity and inspiration onto the stage of Lift15.
In addition, representatives from all six swissnex offices (San Francisco, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Singapore and Shanghai) will join the Lift conference, bringing with them an exciting program featuring:
- A masterclass on The Future of Learning, aiming to inspire participants to collectively brainstorm what the future of learning might look like.
- A lounge to meet and exchange with swissnex’s international network and learn about their newest projects.
Masterclass The Future of Learning
Kickoff program (on February 6)
10:30 – 10:40 : Trailer “global perspective about learning” – overview of technologies/innovations that have influenced learning and/or education in the different swissnex locations
10:40 – 11:00 : Keynote speaker: “How innovation changes the way we learn?” by Pierre Dillenbourg
11:00 – 11:55 : Panel discussion about how technological advances are impacting education and learning, generating both new opportunities and challenges for society
11:55- 12:00 Closing session: Opinions about the future of learning by is the youngest Swiss university student of all times: Maximilien Janisch
Dr. Pierre Dillenbourg, Academic Director of the EPFL Center for Digital Education
Dr. Konrad Osterwalder, Director of Educational Development and Technology, ETH Zurich
Prof. Francesco Panese, Director of the Musée de la main, a museum for science, medicine and society and Associate Professor of social studies of science and medicine, UNIL
Dr. Daphne Bavelier, Director of Brain and Learning Lab, Psychology and Education Sciences (FPSE), University of Geneva
Lea Peersman, Generation Y speaker, Executive Director – Chaire Edgar Morin de la Complexité, ESSEC Paris
Moderator: Gioia Deucher, CEO swissnex Brazil
On the morning of February 6, swissnex San Francisco, Lift, and Gray Area kick-off the Data Canvas visualization challenge. During this launch, they will open the data streams from 100 environmental DIY sensors that have been built and deployed by citizens around the world.
9:00 – 9:20: Data Canvas competition launch + keynote address
9:30 – 10:30: Press conference with the Mayor of Geneva
10:30 – 12:30: Data Canvas workshop with San Francisco new media artist Taurin Barrera and Jack Shao from SEEED Studio, Shanghai
Who you will meet from swissnex China