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PSFK CONFERENCE NYC: Our 2011 Event In Videos [PSFK NYC 2012]

PSFK CONFERENCE NYC: Our 2011 Event In Videos [PSFK NYC 2012]
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Gearing up for our conference next week, we bring you a round-up of the stimulating talks from laste year's event that cover topics from technology to design, urban issues, creativity, games, and the future potential of our society.

Dan Gould
  • 24 march 2012

On March 30, 2012, we will be hosting our sixth annual PSFK CONFERENCE NYC celebrating and sharing new ideas. Since 2007, the PSFK conference series has catered to creative professionals from around the world, exploring the latest trends, inspirations, and ideas. PSFK brings together the world’s leading creative thinkers with both established and emerging business leaders to bring to life the conversations that take place daily on PSFK.comClick here to purchase tickets and find additional information about this year’s event.

In anticipation of this year’s inspiring event, we wanted to revisit all the great talks that made last year’s event such a success.

Last year marked our largest conference yet. PSFK presented panels, presentations, and a few surprise speakers who came to share their insights and inspiration on topics such as technology, design, urban issues, creativity, games, and the future potential of our society.

Check them out below:

Aaron Dignan

Aaron Dignan

GAMIFICATION / MARKETING / TECHNOLOGY

Aaron Dignan, founding partner of Undercurrent, breaks down “play” scientifically and shows how to apply those concepts to the real world.

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Rachel Sterne

Rachel Sterne

COMMUNITY / URBAN ISSUES / DIGITAL CULTURE

Chief digital officer for the City of New York, Rachel Sterne discusses her hopes for integration of digital platforms into city life and interactions with city development, while pointing out what NYC.gov has already accomplished.

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Yancey Strickler

Yancey Strickler

CROWDFUNDING / CREATIVITY / INNOVATION

Kickstarter co-founder Yancey Strickler chats with PSFK founder Piers Fawkes about his creative project-funding site as it nears its second birthday.

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Joe Gebbia

Joe Gebbia

ENTREPRENEURSHIP / SOCIAL BUSINESS

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, tells the story of how Airbnb started from a few ideas in a Moleskin notebook and grew into a worldwide platform where people could rent out their extra living space to people traveling on business.

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Justin Gignac

Justin Gignac

ART / TECHNOLOGY / MARKETING

Artist Justin Gignac talks about his journey from an art director at various agencies to an entrepreneur and some ideas he had along the way.

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Ben Lerer

Ben Lerer

SOCIAL NETWORK / STARTUPS / COMMUNITY

Thrillist co-founder Ben Lerer discusses how the restaurant and venue review site grew an organic audience with quality content.

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Naveen Selvadurai

Naveen Selvadurai

INNOVATION / COMMUNITY / SOCIAL NETWORK

Foursquare co-founder Naveen Selvadurai returns to PSFK to talk about Foursquare’s future, which includes a recommendations feature called “Explore,” and an open job position at the location-based social networking company.

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Robbie Vitrano

Robbie Vitrano

BUSINESS / SUSTAINABILITY / MARKETING

Robbie Vitrano, the co-founder of brand consultancy Trumpet, talks about pizza restaurant N_K_D Pizza, its origins, and the adventure that went behind opening its first international restaurant in Dubai.

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Eric Proulx

Eric Proulx

CROWDFUNDING / CULTURE / SOCIETY

In this video, executive producer Eric Proulx encourages the audience to buy a frame in his incomplete film, Lemonade: Detroit, to raise money to complete the project. Lemonade is a film documenting what people have done after getting laid off.

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What's Next? A Panel On The Future

What’s Next?
A Panel On The Future

DIGITAL CULTURE / INNOVATION / URBANIZATION

Experts in new and emerging technology weigh in their thoughts on topics such as the hybrid age, curation as opposed to creation, and the increased connectivity that social networks provide. Each expert also shares what new and exciting steps are coming in the future of technology.

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John Bielenberg

John Bielenberg

BUSINESS / DESIGN / SUSTAINABILITY

John Bielenberg introduces the path leading to the birth of the “collaborative brand” Common, what it stands for, and what it has accomplished thus far. He discusses Common’s goal to encourage entrepreneurs to take the power of capitalism and use it to power a social change.

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Laurie Rosenwald

Laurie Rosenwald

ART / TECHNOLOGY / CULTURE / MARKETING

Illustrator and artist Laurie Rosenwald introduces her workshop that creates chaos and brings about creativity within large organizations like Starbucks. She gives us a taste of what she does with some creative animation.

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Colin Nightingale

Colin Nightingale

ART / CULTURE / COMMUNITY

In this video, Colin Nightingale presents Punchdrunk, which is a London-based arts organization that crosses into the world of large-scale art installation and performance.

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Industrial Design: ID for the City

Industrial Design:
ID for the City

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN / URBAN COMMUNITY

Designers Duncan Jackson and Eoin Billings share their design projects that have helped make cities like New York  and London unique.

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Post Good: Panel On Responsible Creativity and Culture

DIGITAL CULTURE / INNOVATION / URBANIZATION

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United Airlines Launches An Updated Business Class Program

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Video Explores Complex Museum Architecture

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Sustainability Yesterday

Smog Vacuum Turns Pollution Particulates Into Unique Jewelry

A large device was installed in Beijing that sucks up smog and compresses it into small centerpieces atop jewelry

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PSA Fashion Line Shines A Light On Victim Blaming

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Syndicated Yesterday

What PSX 2016 Tells Us About The Modern Games Industry

Nostalgia and big brands are defining how the console market is being shaped

Mobile Yesterday

VP: Why Messaging Apps Are Issuing In A New Era Of Commerce

Matt Johnson discusses how mobile messaging commerce is creating a different modality for interaction between retailers and consumers

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Retail Spotlight: Home Depot Reimagines How Employees Conduct Tasks

The home improvement retailer puts the customer first by initiating local fulfillment centers and simplifying freight-to-shelf inventory management

Technology Yesterday

The PSFK Holiday Gift Guide 2016

Based on a year of research by PSFK Labs, we curated a list of innovative and unique holiday gifts

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Minute Maid Opens A Store That Sells Nothing

The beverage company opened a pop-up shop that encourages customers to write letters to their parents instead of buying a gift

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Samsung And Viceland Partner For A Virtual Reality Documentary On The Syrian War

The White Helmets film uses VR to immerse viewers in the everyday conditions of the war-torn country

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Artist Douglas Barnhard has imagined a series of designs emulating the work of architects such as Frank Lloyd Wright and Joseph Eichler

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Acura Cockpit Envisions The Future Of Autonomous Travel

The car brand has built a proof that offers a sneak peek of the self-driving vehicle experience

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How Artificial Intelligence Is Enabling Anytime Shopping & On-Demand Support

Retailers are leveraging advanced technology to relieve associates from mundane tasks, while better assisting customers

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NYC Map Calculates Economic Benefits Of Every Tree

TreesCount! maps all the greenery in the five boroughs and even figures out how much money it saves the city

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