Less than three days away, read on to find out what you don't want to be missing at this year's PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO.

Amelia Riley Swan
  • 4 october 2011

PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO is the day after tomorrow, and our very exciting line-up of speakers has been finalized. For the past four years the PSFK Conference Series has brought together creative professionals from all over the world. Speakers from various backgrounds (art, science, business, technology, environment) meet and discuss their personal stories as well as insights into the current environment and trends in order to inspire creative thinking. At this year’s PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO happening this Thursday October 6 our line up includes  ‘agenda setters’ from the Bay Area and beyond. We will be hearing talks from Eric Ryan, the founder of Method, about the seven obsessions that helped him to start Method Home, as well as Ariel Waldman, interaction designer and creator of, who will be sharing her thoughts on open-source space exploration. Read the full agenda for the PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011 below:

The Agenda Setter – Yves Béhar, fuseproject

Design With a Purpose : The Story Behind Levi’s Water<Less Jeans Collection – Erik Joule, Levi Strauss & Co.

101 Uses for Hooks, Capes and Viking Deodorant – Gerald Richards, 826 National

Sharing Strengthens Communities – Micki Krimmel, NeighborGoods

The Future of Online Influence – Joe Fernandez, Klout

Beyond Global: The Cultural Impact of Social Media – Chris Riley, Stuidoriley

Hacking Space Exploration and Science – Ariel Waldman,

Opportunities For Brands in the Mobile App Space – Jason Oberfest, ngmoco:), Gloria Lin, Flipboard, Garrett Camp, StumbleUpon and Michael Callahan, One


Introduction to PSFK’s Future of Retail Report – Jeff Weiner, PSFK

Confessions of a Mad Man – George Parker, Author



Getting Unstuck: The Path to Greatness in These Rocky Times – Keith Yamashita, SYPartners

When Culture Collides – Joe Gebbia, Airbnb

The Future of Creative Business – Nick Barham, Dan Hon, Wieden + Kennedy

The New Industrialists – Rob Schuham and John Bielenberg, COMMON

The Method Method – Eric Ryan, Method


Come listen to like minds as they share their ideas to make things better on stage and off. Find out more about the full lineup of speakers at the PSFK CONFERENCE SAN FRANCISCO 2011 here.


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