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Sociologist & Philosopher  Leeds

Sociologist & Philosopher

Writer & Founder,  The Nzinga Effect   London

Writer & Founder,
The Nzinga Effect

Director of Operations,  Women's March  Founder,  Okayafrica    Brooklyn

Director of Operations, Women's March Founder, Okayafrica 

Global Head of Marketing Strategy & Campaigns,  momondo    Copenhagen

Global Head of Marketing Strategy & Campaigns, momondo 

Curator & Artistic Director,  Red Bull Station ,  Sao Paulo

Curator & Artistic Director, Red Bull Station, Sao Paulo

Founder & Head of Talent,  Relax, We are the good guys

Founder & Head of Talent, Relax, We are the good guys

Editor-in-chief, Columnist, Forbes Host, MTV #Uncovered  Brooklyn

Columnist, Forbes
Host, MTV #Uncovered

Open Innovation Strategist & Founder,  MOB ,  FabCafe BCN ,  MEAT Creative ,   Barcelona

Open Innovation Strategist & Founder, MOBFabCafe BCNMEAT

Portal Director,  Shared Studios  CEO,  Afghan Development and Inspiration Bureau-ADIB    Berlin / Harat

Portal Director, Shared Studios
CEO, Afghan Development and Inspiration Bureau-ADIB 
Berlin / Harat

Innovation Strategist,  Ouishare Founder,  Consumo Colaborativo   Barcelona

Innovation Strategist, OuishareFounder, Consumo Colaborativo

Creative Director,  SPACE10

Creative Director, SPACE10

Founder & Interactive Director,  Relax, We are the good guys

Founder & Interactive Director, Relax, We are the good guys

Feminist & Political Activist Co-founder,  Casa Jasmina   Belgrade / Torino

Feminist & Political Activist
Co-founder, Casa Jasmina
Belgrade / Torino

Social media theorist Editor-in-Chief,  Real Life Magazine   Researcher, Snapchat  New York

Social media theorist
Editor-in-Chief, Real Life Magazine 
Researcher, Snapchat
New York

Publisher,  Flaneur Magazine  &  SOFA   Berlin

Publisher, Flaneur Magazine & SOFA

Founder & meme curator  Museum of Internet ,  Paris

Founder & meme curator Museum of InternetParis

Head of Playful Research,  SPACE10

Head of Playful Research, SPACE10

Novelist & Journalist  Austin / Belgrade / Torino

Novelist & Journalist
Austin / Belgrade / Torino

Projects Curator,  Serpentine Galleries  Commissioning Editor Projects,  Ibraaz  Co-founder,  GCC Collective   London

Projects Curator, Serpentine Galleries
Commissioning Editor Projects, Ibraaz
Co-founder, GCC Collective

Co-writer of  Girl Positive  & Co-founding editor,  SOFA Magazine   Montreal

Co-writer of Girl Positive & Co-founding editor, SOFA Magazine

Strategic Technologist,  SPACE10

Strategic Technologist, SPACE10

More speakers will be announced in the upcoming weeks, stay tuned!


After an expected revival of the term utopia, thanks to the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s book of the same name being celebrated this year with exhibitions, discussions and events around the globe, utopias emerge as a useful and provocative tool to invent better futures in the internet age.

What if we use utopias as a verb?

For IAM Weekend 17 we will go deeper into the meaning of utopias, with imagination and skepticism, understanding how they can evolve beyond contemporary dreams and help us navigate the uncertainty of our times.

We will do it by sharing stories, thoughts and questions about how the futures of media, education and the arts can blend to radically improve how we live, learn, communicate, work and play.


The complexity brought by internet cultures has scrambled our sense of time, forcing culture, politics and arts of the past, present and future to coexist. How can we redefine arts and the creative process to respond to the complexity of this networked society?

As we move away from a post-industrial society, how do we build creative ecosystems instead of just replacing it with contradictory “creative industries”? How can creativity evolve beyond this commercialism? How can we empower young people to follow their passions and what opportunities does this paradigm shift bring to the futures of work and education?

With the evolution of virtual, mixed and augmented reality, and the influence of post-truth politics and agnotology, what happens to our perception of reality? Are we trying to avoid the realities we face in the world? In fact, what is reality?


Our unhealthy fixation on what work and jobs mean to our self-worth is stopping us defining the education, politics and society of tomorrow. How will automation change our conception of work? What role could ideas like universal basic income play in societies? What should happen after capitalism?

As the youngest member of the IAM Family, Elise by Olsen, said at IAMW16: “We are becoming borderless and genderless, and it’s time to work towards being ageless, too” so how do we prevent and break the algorithmic, mental and physical ‘Berlin walls’ and encourage a coexistence of generations, identities and disciplines going forward? How can we use the internet to challenge cultural stereotypes and embrace a more sustainable planetary thinking?

👉 Read more about The Renaissance of Utopias
on IAM Journal

Who Attends?

Do you trust in the randomness of the internet?

Every spring in Barcelona, IAM Weekend gathers together a unique mix of 300 influential and curious minds from diverse cultural backgrounds, roles and professions with a shared curiosity for exploring internet cultures. 

If you're a designer, technologist, educator, curator, editor, strategist, researcher or anything in between, we encourage you to discover, be inspired and connect with a global IAM Family passionate about collaboration, discovering emerging talent and understanding the trends affecting the futures of media, education and the arts.

Last 40 tickets available. Book yours now!


The main stage will feature 30+ speakers distributed in 5 sessions (single-track conference format) plus 10+ workshops led by our learning partners developing the key insights from the talks. Our serendipitous agenda will also include several side-events including parties, dinners, talent markets and screenings.

The final version of the programme will be announced in late March.


Mercat de les Flors

Dance House of  Barcelona

Friday & Saturday venue


Design & Engineering School

Sunday venue

Get ready for an inspiring, useful and ________ weekend in a city that never disappoints: Barcelona.

We recommend booking flights to arrive on Thursday, April 27th and leave on Sunday April 30th (late afternoon). Talks & workshops will take place on Friday and Saturday, with side-events occurring from Thursday PM until Sunday afternoon.

Also checkout these Poble Sec guides on AirBnB & Booking

* Side-events will take place in different venues across the city during the weekend.

Event Partners

 Media Partners

We are currently inviting a limited selection of relevant brands, companies and institutions to join IAM as partners & sponsors. If you are interested in supporting us please contact our Partnerships team to learn more about the existing opportunities. Also check out some examples of our partnerships and creative collaborations.

About IAM Weekend

Photo: IAM Weekend 16 Closing Party at  Casa Bonay

Photo: IAM Weekend 16 Closing Party at Casa Bonay

Welcome to the best weekend of the year for internet people 😎

Through (non-TED-like!) talks, workshops, networking sessions, talent markets, creative showcases and commissioned projects that take place during and after the event, IAM Weekend fosters collaborations and facilitates opportunities with an imaginative audience from across the globe.

Because in randomness we trust. 💙


Previous Editions

IAM Weekend 16 : Speaker line-up

Anjali Ramachandran / Ada's List · Jonathan McClory / Digital diplomacy specialist · John V. Willshire / Smithery · Pau García / Domestic Data Streamers · Rashid Bin Shabib / Brownbook Magazine · Elise By Olsen & Morteza Vaseghi / Recens Paper · Frederik Frede / Freunde von Freunden · Steven Watson / Stack Magazines · Colin Burns / BBC · Darren Bowles / Moving Brands · Alberto Barreiro / PRISA · Zach Seward / Quartz · Gareth Seltzer / RYOT Media · Eilidh Dickson / CIID-Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design · Rachel Uwa / School of Machines, Making & Make-Believe · Luke Whitehead / University of Arts London · Paulo Barcelos / Oakwood Creative Digital Agency · Areti Markopoulou / IAAC- Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia · Luciana Leveratto / IED Barcelona · Samim Winiger / Machine Learning researcher · Kati Price / V&A Museum · Susan Li / Made by Many · Zachary Kaplan / Rhizome · Jen Aarvold & Leyla Tahir / Tate · Sergio Albiac / Visual artist · Scott Smith / Critical futurist · Adam Bainbridge / Kindness · Pablo Díaz-Reixa / El Guincho· Andrea Lazarov & Manuel Mouretan / Wellness · Wanuri Kahiu / Sci-fi filmmaker

IAM Weekend 2015 : Speaker line-up

Igor Zinatulian / Calvert Foundation · Pernille Raven / · Heidi Hackemer / Wolf & Wilhelmine · Filip Vsnijic / Creative Applications Network · Teddy Goitom / Afripedia · Alex Beim / Tangible Interaction · Jeremy Abbett / Google · Brais Vilasó & Xim Ramonell / Assistant Magazine · Fernando de la Rosa / Foxize School · James Kirk / Creative Social · Joe Coppard / Protothon · Abraham Asefaw / Pop-Up Agency · Ed Macovaz / Ableton · Tim Nolan / HUGE · Jeff Hamada / Booooooom · Sveinung Skaalnes / Hyper Island · Kai Brach / Offscreen Magazine · Ian Durkin / Vimeo · Francesca Tur / · Morad Rayaan / Al-Jazeera · Nastya Popova / COUB · Liya Safina / Strelka Institute · Gabriel Borges / Ampfy · Georgina Capdevila & Humbert Clotet / FIU Barcelona · Hector Ayuso / OFFF · Julius Wiedemann / TASCHEN · Alex Bec / Its Nice That · Anne Bourgeois-Vignon / NOWNESS · Julia Kaganskiy / NEW INC · Ruth Daniel / In Place of War · Alexander Scholz / HOLO Magazine · Alec Dudson / Intern Magazine · Marte Roel / BeAnotherLab · Johannes Kleske / Third Wave Berlin · Pip Jamieson / The Dots · Andres Reymondes / Vice

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