The Conference 2023 (see all)

In what kind of future would you like to live? Blade Runner or Black Panther? For too long, our...

When everyone else calls for economic growth, innovation, and addition, Timothée Parrique demands...

“Injustice it’s not rooted in computing. It’s been happening for hundreds of years and it’s still...

Cassie Robinson Associate Director of Emerging Future at Joseph Rowntree Foundation “There’s...

What if the cracks in our social and civic institutions are not signs of collapse but the first...

Examining the creativity of generative artificial intelligence tools brings up interesting...

“The anthropomorphisation of AI is not the way to go. It is more interesting to look at how that...

"Data is the love language of machine learning, but we must remember that it is not true." We...

With severe catastrophes happening around us constantly - ecologically, economically, as well as...

The conference 2022 (see all)

“By the age of 25 there’s no atom in your body that you were born with. It’s all food. So some of...

“Design is an agent of change which can help us make sense of what is happening and turn it to...

“Oceans - I am sorry to say this - are covered from top to bottom in slime.” Life Is Slimey....

“Confusing risk and uncertainty can be very expensive and unpleasant.” “Organisations shaped by...

Artist and composer Ann Rosén performs a short concert. Ann Rosén (born 1956) is the composer,...

Moderator Johanna Koljonen opens The Conference 2022.

“Why not create a dish from the smell of old book?”“The most beautiful idea is to be able to eat...

“Fiction is an extraordinary shared language.” Fiction is a product of culture but it also...

“Search is not a query. It’s always a conversation. You’re not building a search engine - you’re...

The conference 2019 (see all)

Sci-fi and religion alike, have always been concerned with dilemmas we now associate with...

”AI is just another tool, but also not just another tool” Che-Wei Wang runs a small design...

Have you ever fantasized about 3D printing your own food? Sakaki and Koyama from Open Meals are...

At The Conference 2019, Zara Rahman, Director of Programs at The Engine Room spoke about the...

Jonas Stojiljkovic Pedersen and Magnus Borgkvist Johansson. Malmö based instrumental duo Solar...

Dr. James Beacham is a particle physicist searching for answers to the biggest open questions of...

“What is money? In my meaning it’s the best innovation ever. It’s a trust system, we put more...

Jacopo is an interaction designer at frog, a global design and strategy firm. He works on design...

The conference 2018 (see all)

"When we create a precarious society, fear becomes a very powerful political device." In order...

"I didn’t want to fight for my already god-given right to live." This highly personal talk start...

“There’s a concrete and causal relationship between the public understanding of technology and...

“If you could see the future, what would you have for dinner?” Dr. Lisa Mosconi, one of the...

"The Malmö model is quite flat, you don't feel much hierarchy here."

“Better is not the same as good, better hasn't an agenda.” What is better? Who’s better? Who...

"There is a lot of profit to be gained from all this diversity. The problem right now is that...

"Kids don’t the see the divide between the physical and digital play – but parents do." The...

The Conference 2017(See all)

"The future of Internet is decentralized." In this his session, Muneeb Ali, founder of...

"Innovation is not just a moment that can come from crisis; crisis can come from innovation."...

QA with Alexander Chen (Google Creative Lab), Kate Sicchio and Gene Kogan. Moderator: Johanna...

QA with Dr Rand Hindi (Snips), Sebastian Schmieg and Stephanie Dinkins (Stony Brook University)...

"You can’t formally define creativity." The scientific fields aren’t the only ones rapidly...

"What does music look like?" In this visual and musical presentation, Google’s Alexander Chen...

"Nature is the best teacher. Everything in nature is feeding into itself." Everything is...

The Conference 2016(See all)

Bits and pieces from The Conference week 2016. Thank you everyone who participated and...

QA with Nazanin Daneshvar (Takhfifan), Jemma Xu (Tripalocal) Toby Shapshak (Stuff).

QA with Fernanda Saboia (Huge inc) Martin Hoffman (ConvJournalism) Moderator: Paulina Modlitba...

QA with Michael Krona (Malmö University) Maura Conway (Dublin City University) Moderator:...

QA with Maya Weinstein (IBM Watson) and Deborah Harrison (Microsoft Cortana) Moderator: Paulina...

QA with Latoya Peterson (Racialicious), Dragana Kaurin (Localization Lab) and Elena Pedrazzani...

QA with Guy Standing (University of London) and Sha Hwang (Nava) about humans, labour and...

QA with architect Liam Young (Tomorrow's Thoughts Today) Moderator: Anders Mildner

QA with Isha Datar (New Harvest), Charles Spence (University of Oxford) and Arielle Johnson...

QA with Leah Reich (Slack), Marcela Sapone (Hello Alfred) and Lain Shakespeare (Mailchimp)...

QA with designers Caroline Sinders (Independent) and Michelle Mederos (Facebook). Moderator:...

QA with VR Filmmakers Jessica Brillhart (Google) and Gabo Arora (United Nations VR) and Creative...