IAM Weekend is the meeting for creative thinkers who care about the futures of the internet(s).

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March 21-23, 2019

IAM Weekend is the annual event where you can discover, be inspired and interconnect with diverse perspectives on the post-technological futures of the internet(s) and everything else.

Key topics: migration, climate justice, cities, cultural innovation, arts & design education, digital/tech literacy, creative economies, strategic foresight, media & reality.

IAM Weekend in the media

“a thought-provoking, challenging and inspiring weekend that will challenge what the near future might look like if we act as individuals and collectively”

“For observers like myself, IAM Weekend served as an introduction to new ideas and previously-unquestioned questions”

“At IAM Weekend, speakers brought a critical eye to our relationship with the internet, technology and digital mediums”

Sessions & first confirmed guests!

Full line-up including 10+ special guests, workshops, special projects and final picks from the call for proposals will be announced by January 28th.

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Session I : The Quantumness of Archipelagos

How can we decelerate, decolonise, debrief the coevolution of the internet(s), digital technologies and societies?


Dr. Francesca Ferrando, Ph.D.

Philosopher / co-founder of the NY Posthuman Research Group


Key topics: Philosophy / Post-anthropocentrism / Critical, Long-Term, Planetary Thinking


Session II: Decolonising Learning
How can we embrace critical, conscious and post-binary attitudes in knowledge-sharing and consumption experiences?


Alejandro Mayoral Baños

Executive Director, Indigenous Friends Association


Key topics: Cultural innovation / Arts & Design education / Digital, tech, media literacy


Session III: Decelerating Ecosystems
How can we use the internet to rethink our relationship with the planet and everything else inside and around it?

Michaela Büsse

Artistic researcher / Editor at Migrant Journal

Tomás Diez

Urbanist / Leader of the FAB City Global Initiative

Kris De Decker

Writer / Creator and author of Low-Tech Magazine

Key topics: Migration / Climate & Environmental justice / Cities & citizenships


Session IV: Reloading The Futures of the Internet(s)
How can we reimagine better internet(s) moving forward and what can we learn from the last 10 years of the evolution of the internet as cultures?


Isabel Martínez

Independent creative director / @Isabelitavirtual


Key topics: Alternative business models / Platforms & communities / Policy, Privacy & Internet Cultures


Session V: Browsing The Ethics of Design, Foresight & AI
How can we anticipate the long-term social impact, unexpected uses and ethical challenges of the tech we design today?


Ted Hunt

Independent speculative / discursive / critical designer


Key topics: Digital & Social Innovation / Strategic Design & Foresight / Ethics of Automation


Session VI: Debriefing Imaginations
How can we empower ourselves and others to redistribute power using inclusive, decolosined and plural narratives about what happens next?

Simone Rebaudengo

Product & interaction designer / Founding member of automato.farm

Mohsen Hazrati

Media artist & curator / co-founder of Daar-al-Hokoomeh Project

Xiaowei Wang

Engineer & designer / Creative Director at Logic Magazine

Key topics: Creative Economies / The Futures of Futures / Media, perceptions & realities


Session VII: Workshops, masterclasses and special projects
Collaborative group activities between sessions to transform insights into collective action and learning


Willa Köerner

Creative Content Director at The Creative Independent (Kickstarter)


Leo Shaw

Communications & Special Projects at Are.na


10+ more speakers and workshop leaders TBA soon!

😗 Check out the finalists of the call for proposals and vote for your favourite ones before January 16th and help us shape the program of IAM Weekend 19


What to expect?

IAM Weekend 19 is a 2,5 days & nights experience in Barcelona, for less than 400 participants including:

  • Perspectives
    5 main stage sessions featuring 25+ talks, panels, live interviews & screenings

  • Collaboration
    10+ Workshops, masterclasses and unconference session for smaller group interaction

  • Serendipity
    Creative experiments, not-working nights and the usual useful randomness of Barcelona


Full program will be announced by January 28th, 2019

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Who attends?

Companies & institutions participating in IAM Weekend since 2015


Partnership opportunities now available

We are looking for organisations interested in supporting the event by contributing to the Diversity & Inclusion Fund or developing a creative partnership with IAM

Media Partners

Send us an email anytime to:
info (at) IAM-internet (dot) com

🚀 Limited batch of Launch price tickets for individuals and organisations available  until Feb 5th, 2019 or when sold out.

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