Smart City Futures Day 3: The New Conversation – The Lowry, Salford, 23rd July
A REGIONAL EVENT WITH INTERNATIONAL REACH
As ministers abandon plans to publish a community empowerment bill, Smart City Futures will give those communities a voice! It will bring together Global leaders from business, policy and research for a desperately needed, honest and open conversation about connectivity, collaboration and community empowerment.
WHO WILL BE THERE?
High Level International Speakers Include:
Melissa Sterry CEO, Societás, UK
Prof Takeda Shuzaburo Exec Director, Business Universities Forum, Tokyo
Veli-Pekka Niitamo Research Director, NOKIA IT Living Labs, Netherlands
Prof Paul James Director Global Cities, RMIT, Melbourne
Lesley Gavin BT’s first female futurologist, UK
Prof Carolyn Kagan Psychology and Social Change, MMU, UK
WHAT and WHY?
A lack of transparency and a silo mentality is resulting in a global political, environmental and economic meltdown
honest debate and knowledge sharing will help global communities to
climb out of these economically and environmentally challenged times
City Futures will provide an honest, open forum that will break down
the walls between policy makers, industry leaders, Universities and the
communities they serve. Together they will explore open innovation and
talk about how to build the foundations for a more sustainable future
3 of Smart City Futures, designed by Just-b. Productions, will bring
b.TWEEN magic into the mix to pull crucial conversations into the 21st
century at this landmark forum
Using web 2.0 technologies, this
innovative event will show how Universities can walk the walk and act
as catalysts for change. Smart City Futures will give communities a
voice and a chance to interact in real time with global leaders
All speakers will be able to answer unmoderated questions in this rare chance to talk directly and honestly about our future
NEW CHALLENGES CALL FOR NEW SOLUTIONS: What makes SCF different?
event will be packed with installations, conversations, workshops,
brainstorms and one to ones. Moving away from traditional formats,
technologies will invite participation and interaction throughout.
Sessions will look at a range of thought provoking topics and themes
Professional Futures: Innovation and Collaboration in the Professional realms;
Policy Futures: Towards a Framework for Sustainable Economies;
Community Futures: Empowering Communities