Influx Curated is a different type of conference.
We are especially aware of two things; people’s time and the need to inspire in these tough times.
Instead of 40 minute presentations, all speakers are limited to 5 minutes.
Their brief is simply to inspire.
As an added twist to the conference, each speaker has to bring two guest speakers, a list we are still building.
In total, we will have 30 inspiring speakers and presentations.
Each of our leading speakers listed below, will present followed by their guests. After these presentations there will be a short question and answer session.
Finally, we are trying to make this affordable and therefore charging only $99 (including meals).
Speakers at Influx Curated
Paul Kim- Heads up marketing for Mozilla Foundation- and has done a lot of interesting things with Firefox
Paul's Speaking Guests:
Jennifer Pahlka - Co-chair and general manager of Web 2.0 expos
Neil Grimmer - Co-founder and chief innovation officer at "The Nest Collective" http://www.nestnaturals.com/#/home/
Marieke's Speaking Guests:
Marieke van Der Poel- Analyzes trends for Peclers Paris
Marieke's Speaking Guests:
Daniel Burka - Creative Director at Digg.com
Philip Wood - Co-founder and director of Citizen Citizen
Mark Barden- Helps persuade brand owners to be brave at Eat Big Fish
Mark's Speaking Guests:
Alexis Madrigal- Writes illuminating stories about the worlds of energy and science for Wired
Alexis' Speaking Guests:
Joshua Kaufmann - Creates meaningful cultural interventions that seek to remake citizenship and the social experience.
Heather Fleming - Creates human centered products for the developing world. http://dgoodr.com/?p=39
Chris Riley- Heads the strategic planning function in the graphic design group of a major Silicon Valley technology company.
Josh Handy- Helps to keep Method a design leader
Gary Hirsh- teaches people how to bring improv into their life
Gary's Speaking Guests:
William Hall- Bay Area improv and mask guru
Joshua Brody- Musical improv master and back up musician to Boz Scaggs and Pee-Wee Herman to name a few. "If the Bay Area had a house band, it's name would be J. Raoul Brody" - Contra Costa Times
Madison Mount- Does lots of thinking at IDEO
Madison's Speaking Guests:
Alex Frankel- Knows how brands communicate from the inside http://www.harpercollins.com/books/9780061549373/Punching_In/index.aspx
Alex's Speaking Guests:
Tucker Nichols - the artist behind the Anonymous Postcard project. http://www.anonymouspostcard.org/about.html
Eileen Hassi- the founder of Ritual Roasters coffee http://ritualroasters.com
Casey Caplowe - Helps make Good Magazine (and other media properties) look great http://www.good.is
Casey's Speaking Guests:
Kanyi Maqubela - Field director of Virgance, a for-profit forum for social activism - and their flagship community solar program, 1 Block Off the Grid. He organizes people to help them do things in their interest and for the greater good. http://1bog.org Emily Pilloton - Designer/activist, Founder of product design nonprofit Project H Design, author of forthcoming book "Design Revolution," Managing Director of the Designers Accord, always wears pigtails and brings cupcakes to business meetings. http://www.projecthdesign.com
Jeben Berg - Creative Director, Cross Platform Solutions, YouTube
*Tickets are non-refundable