PSFK CONFERENCE 2014: Connecting the Unexpected

 

About

PSFK Conference: Jonathan Harris

Ideas To Inspire Creative Thinking

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.com.

Our conferences offer a diverse program of speakers with backgrounds in art, technology, design, marketing, and media, creating an environment where disparate ideas can come together in new ways to fuel work that changes the world for the better. We set an agenda that allows participants to meet and discuss with one another, together sharing and building upon the ideas brought forth from the stage.

CONNECTING THE UNEXPECTED

The PSFK audience is made up of creative professionals—designers, advertisers, artists and entrepreneurs that are faced each day with challenging problems requiring innovative solutions. PSFK conferences expose this audience to ideas that are literally and laterally related to these complex challenges, that together form the building blocks innovation is made of. Attendees walk away with tools and connections to make meaningful change.

Speakers

PSFK Conference: Douglas Rushkoff

Keynote

  • Visionary behind the world's most successful app company.
    Björn Jeffery
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Visionary behind the world's most successful app company.
  • Inspires leadership teams to build great companies, creates tools to help individuals.
    Keith Yamashita
    Chairman & Founder
    Inspires leadership teams to build great companies, creates tools to help individuals.
  • Experimenting in community and culture design.
    Jesse Levin
    Senior Cultural Chameleon
    Experimenting in community and culture design.
  • Discovering cutting-edge trends in the world of online video.
    Kevin Allocca
    Director of Culture and Trends
    Discovering cutting-edge trends in the world of online video.
  • Collaborating to ignite a community of inventors.
    Doreen Lorenzo +
    Linda Boff
    President. Quirky
    Executive Director, Global Brand Marketing. GE
    Collaborating to ignite a community of inventors.
  • Empowering architecture through sharing and transparency.
    Marc Kushner
    CEO & Co-Founder
    Empowering architecture through sharing and transparency.

Spotlight

  • Pioneer at the intersection of fashion and wearable tech.
    Billie Whitehouse
    Designer & Art Director
    Pioneer at the intersection of fashion and wearable tech.
  • Teenage denim-maker talks with retail's story-maker.
    Will Berman +
    Rachel Shechtman
    Founder
    Teenage denim-maker talks with retail's story-maker.
  • Understanding the business of gaming.
    Jamin Warren
    Founder
    Understanding the business of gaming.
  • Eternal experimenter of product design.
    Matthew Waldman
    Founder
    Eternal experimenter of product design.
  • Making shipping faster, smarter, and greener.
    Eric Lima +
    Chris Curro +
    Henry Wang +
    Alan Wolf
    Invention Factory Winners
    Making shipping faster, smarter, and greener.
  • Experimental designer creating stories of love and truth.
    Timothy Goodman
    Designer
    Experimental designer creating stories of love and truth.

Refresh Talks

  • Omni-platform, multi-channel storyteller.
    Ricky Van Veen
    Founder
    Omni-platform, multi-channel storyteller.
  • Product creator reminding everyone that life is a gift.
    Scott Thrift
    Creative Director
    Product creator reminding everyone that life is a gift.
  • Urban developer, leveraging the power of the crowd.
    Rodrigo Niño
    Founder & President
    Urban developer, leveraging the power of the crowd.
  • Food designer changing the way we understand taste.
    Emilie Baltz
    Author
    Food designer changing the way we understand taste.
  • Performance clothing designer who is asking for more from fashion.
    Abe Burmeister
    Founder
    Performance clothing designer who is asking for more from fashion.

Panelists & Special Guests

  • Nurturing the local tech community today for a sustainable tomorrow.
    Jessica Lawrence
    Executive Director
    Nurturing the local tech community today for a sustainable tomorrow.
  • Analyzing social change and adapting to new trends.
    John Gerzema
    Author
    Analyzing social change and adapting to new trends.
  • Bringing awareness to the issues of women in tech.
    Rachel Sklar
    Co-Founder
    Bringing awareness to the issues of women in tech.
  • Changing how people listen to what’s important.
    Nikki Kaufman
    Founder
    Changing how people listen to what's important.
  • Empowering consumers to monetize their personal data.
    Matt Hogan
    CEO
    Empowering consumers to monetize their personal data.
  • Using emerging technologies to connect people to brands.
    Toby Boudreaux
    Partner
    Using emerging technologies to connect people to brands.
  • Exploring technolgy's impact on journalism and media consumption.
    Susan E. McGregor
    Assistant Director
    Exploring technolgy's impact on journalism and media consumption.
  • John Pugh
    Global Innovation Leader
  • Instigating improvisation and play through drawing
    Jon Burgerman
    Artist
    Instigating improvisation and play through drawing
  • Managing Editor of PSFK.com.
    Dory Carr-Harris
    Managing Editor
    Managing Editor of PSFK.com.
  • Director of Research And Strategy.
    Scott Lachut
    Director of Research And Strategy
    Director of Research And Strategy.

Agenda

PSFK Confernce: Shantell Martin
  • 09:00 – 09:10
    Introduction: Piers Fawkes. PSFK
  • 09:10 – 09:30
    Marc Kushner. Architizer
    How We Make Architecture
  • 09:30 – 09:40
    Scott Thrift. ThePresent
  • 09:40 – 10:00
    Björn Jeffery. Toca Boca
    The Toca Boca Story: From 0 to 67 million in Three Years
  • 10:00 – 10:10
    Abe Burmeister. Outlier
  • 10:10 – 10:20
    Emilie Baltz. Author, L-O-V-E Foodbook
  • 10:20 – 10:30
    Jon Burgerman. Artist
    Introduction To Doodling
  • 10:30 – 11:00
    Break
    Fireside Chat: Marc Kushner & Jesse Levin, in 1st Floor Lounge
  • 11:00 – 11:20
    Jesse Levin. Brooklyn Boulders
    Cultural Chameleonism From Disaster Zones To Climbing Facilities
  • 11:20 – 11:30
    Matthew Waldman. Nooka
    Linguistics Of Design
  • 11:30 – 11:40
    Ricky Van Veen. College Humor
  • 11:40 – 11:50
    Billie Whitehouse. We:eX
    GOOD VIBRATIONS: When Design And Tech Touch
  • 11:50 – 12:30
    Panel w/ Dory Carr-Harris. PSFK
    Jessica Lawrence. NY Tech Meetup
    John Gerzema. Author, The Athena Doctrine
    Rachel Sklar. The Li.st
    Nikki Kaufman. Normal
  • 12:30 – 2:00
    Lunch
    Fireside Chat: Billie Whitehouse & Matthew Waldman, in 1st Floor Lounge
  • 2:00 – 2:20
    Doreen Lorenzo. Quirky & Linda Boff. GE
    Quirky And Ge: A Different Kind Of Partnership
  • 2:20 – 2:30
    Chris Curro & Henry Wang, Eric Lima & Alan Wolf
    Cooper Union, Invention Factory
  • 2:30 – 2:40
    Timothy Goodman. Designer
  • 2:40 – 3:20
    The Real Price Of Privacy w/ Scott Lachut. PSFK
    Matt Hogan. Datacoup
    Toby Boudreaux. Control Group
    Susan E. McGregor. Tow Center for Digital Journalism
  • 3:20 – 3:50
    Break
    Fireside Chat: Doreen Lorenzo & Linda Boff, in 1st Floor Lounge
  • 3:50 – 4:00
    Jamin Warren. Kill Screen
    Why Games Are Your New R&D
  • 4:00 – 4:20
    Keith Yamashita. SYPartners
    Be Careful What You Wish For
  • 4:20 – 4:30
    Will Berman. Unwashed Denim & Rachel Shechtman. STORY
  • 4:30 – 4:40
    Rodrigo Niño. Prodigy Network/17 John Hotel
  • 4:40 – 5:00
    Kevin Allocca. YouTube
  • 5:00
    Closing Remarks

Tickets

PSFK Confernce

Plan Your Trip

PSFK Confernce: Sponsors

WHEN

Friday, April 11, 2014

WHERE

Museum of Jewish Heritage
36 Battery Place
New York, NY 10280

GETTING THERE

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Subway

4 5 to Bowling Green
Walk west along Battery Place

1 to Rector Street
From Rector Street, walk south down Greenwich Street toward Battery Park; make a right on Battery Place and continue walking west.

R to Whitehall Street
From Whitehall, walk west along Battery Place.

Past Speakers

Sponsors

PSFK Confernce: Sponsors

At the PSFK CONFERENCE 2014, the stories we tell off the stage are just as important as those told onstage.

Each year we design the PSFK CONFERENCE with the goal of fully immersing our audience in astonishing ideas and stories of breathtaking innovation—our sponsorships are authentic storytelling collaborations that enable us to extend the sharing of great ideas well beyond the theater. At each conference, we work with a select group of partners who share our passion for creativity and innovation. Working closely with these partners, we are able to design custom opportunities that position our partners at the forefront of innovation and serve as a launch pad for meaningful action.

If you would like to learn more about sponsoring the PSFK CONFERENCE 2014, please contact us.