Call for Proposals

Update: Mon, December 17th 8:36 am.

⚠️ The Call for Proposals is now closed ⚠️

Dear participants and followers,

A billion thanks for your participation 💙💙 More than 40 proposals from more than 20 different countries were submitted, in less than 3 weeks 😊😮 Fascinating! We’ll review all of them and get back to every applicant with potential questions, comments and to inform whether their proposal was or not preselected by January 7th, 2019

The pre-selected proposals will be published on this website for a public review & voting period of 2 weeks, including IAM Weekend 19 ticket holders who will be able to vote on their favorite proposals, until January 16th, 2019

IAM co-directors, along with an advisory board made up of past speakers, partners and specialists, will evaluate the final proposals and the results of the public review & voting round. The final decision will be made based on the following percentages:

30% – Public voting
30% – Ticket holders survey
40% – IAM co-directors & Advisory Board evaluation

This split will allow us to make sure that less well-known perspectives have as much of a chance as being selected to participate at IAMW19 as well-known individuals or organisations. This mix will help us determine the final content lineup.

The final program for IAM Weekend 19, including the line-up of speakers, panelists, workshop leaders invited directly by IAM, will be announced by January 22nd

Stay tuned and make sure to book one of the limited 🚀 launch price tickets before prices go up. Trust us. You don’t want to miss this 5th edition of IAM Weekend.

See you all very soon in Barcelona,

Lucy Black-Swan & Andres Colmenares
co-directors, IAM

Call for Proposals

For this special 5th edition of IAM Weekend we are launching a call for proposals looking to interconnect alternative perspectives with our research theme for 2019:
The Quantumness of Archipelagos.

Our proposal to deal with the weird state of the world and imagine collectively alternative tomorrows, is a thought-experiment designed around / between / below / beyond an open question / invitation / provocation about everything, for everyone and everywhere:

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

With this question, we aim to look at the interrelations between the internet(s), digital technologies and societies. In other words, the interrelations between the networks, the tools and the collective narratives. Questioning the existing ones to imagine the alternatives, beyond physical and mental borders, in a collaborative effort across disciplines, sectors, ages and cultures.

We are looking for proposals of presentations, panels, workshops and alternative formats for IAM Weekend 19, addressing the edges and intersections of the following areas and topics:


How can we use the internet to rethink our relationship with the planet and everything else inside and around it?


🔎 Migration

🔎 Climate justice

🔎 Cities & citizenships


How can we embrace critical, conscious and post-binary attitudes in knowledge-sharing and consumption experiences?


🔎 Cultural innovation

🔎 Arts & Design education

🔎 Digital/tech/media literacy


How can we empower ourselves and others to redistribute power using inclusive, decolonised and plural narratives about what happens next?


🔎 Creative Economies

🔎 The Futures of the futures

🔎 Media, perceptions & realities

To submit your proposal follow these 3 steps:

  1. Read this guide and the theme article published on IAM Journal

  2. Work on the ideas for your proposal, keeping in mind you will only need to write a title and a short description. Only if your proposal is preselected we will ask you for more details.

  3. Once you’re ready, select your submission profile and fill the form below.

Deadline: We will only evaluate proposals submitted through this channel before midnight (CET) of December 16th, 2018

For any other question related to this call for proposals
please contact us at call (at) iam-internet (dot) com


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

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