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CreateTech2014 conference


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CreateTech2014 conference


CreateTech 2014 - BOSTON - November 12-13, 2014

 

Our lives are now enmeshed with technology in more ways than we can count. The boundaries dividing humans, machines and built environments are falling; everyday life is becoming a mesh of emerging cultures and behaviors. Technology is erasing old boundaries. Explore new territory at CreateTech 2014. 

Watch CreateTech2013 videos at the 4A's YouTube channel 

You know you'll love it.
Register now! $695 - 4A's members: $595 

 

A note from the 4A's Creative Technologies Committee

With a great community of technologists, thinkers, makers and agencies, Boston will be an ideal location for this year's CreateTech. We're going into planning now, so save the date! More details soon as we get it together.

Chick - cfoxgrover@aaaa.org

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Speakers 2014


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Speakers 2014


4A's CreateTech 2014

Novmeber 12-13- 3, 2014,

Featured Speakers

  • Nigel Jacob, @nsjacob, Co-founder of @newurbanmechs | @codeforamerica board | Urban Technologist-in-Residence @Living_Cities | Exec-in-Residence @BUManagement
    New Urban Mechanics
  • Kati London Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research, FUSE (Future User Social Experiences) Previously, she was Director of Product for Zynga New York and Vice President at Area/Code (acquired by Zynga). In 2012 she became Innovator-in-Residence at USC’s Annenberg School, where she led workshops in Design Patterns for Autonomous Objects.
    katilondon.com
  • David Shrier, New Ventures Officer, MIT, Managing Director, Connection Science: in collaboration with Sandy Pentland, helping explore new frontiers of human behavior through technology.
  • Rudina Seseri, Fairhaven Capital Partners. Rudina joined Fairhaven Capital at its inception in 2007. She currently serves on the board of directors of CrowdTwist, FashionPlaytes and SocialFlow. In addition to investing, Rudina helps her portfolio companies with strategic direction and growth strategy, building boards and executive teams, strategic partnerships and lead generation. Rudina also serves as an Entrepreneur-In-Residence at the Harvard Business School.
  • Ben Malbon, Director, Creative Partnerships, Google
    Art Copy & Code
  • Mike DiGiovani, Emerging Technology Lead, Isobar & Google Glass Developer
    Mike's work featured in FastCompany
  • Jason Alan Snyder, Director of Technology, North America at Momentum Worldwide
  • Steven Dean, Partner at PreHype; Faculty Member, MFA Program in Products of Design School of Visual Arts; NY leader Quantified Self Meetup
 
 
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Participate


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Participate


Participate in 4A's CreateTech2014!

What is the mission of the conference? 

The 4A's CreateTech conference is the meeting place where agency technologists, creatives and strategists explore the present and future opportunities in creative experience and communications design with thought leaders, visionaries, leading-edge marketers and their peers.

This year the overall theme is No edges: humans+machines+environments.

The starting point is the emerging Internet of everything, an ever more connected world. CreateTech will include discussions of things like wearable technology, smart appliances, connected cars, homes and environments. We're inviting speakers to explore how individuals, technologists and brands will be dealing with new design, communications and social paradigms.

It is also about how the edges between disciplines in engineering, creativity, communications are breaking down. How data, automation, sensing and expressive devices are blurring the edges between interactive communications and media channels. New roles are emerging, in all businesses, as the digital extensions of human activity are growing every day.

We're interested in stories from agencies and other creative and innovative enterprises about how these once hard edges are morphing into new collaborative practices and structures. And, of course, the inspirational work that results.

We're interested in how you're pushing your ideas farther.

There are a number of ways to participate. We're still taking submissions and ideas.

Keynote, solo or conversation

We are actively searching for highly theme-relevant, future-oriented talks by thought leaders for CreateTech, from inside and outside the agency world.

Keynote, solo or conversation proposal form

Client.agency collaboration

Every year we have three presentations in which agencies with their clients talk about the details of conceiving and building groundbreaking technology-driven creative experiences. We're looking for the best creative, adventurous technology solutions and great collaborations.

Client.Agency proposal form

Topic panel/conversation

Again, we'll present two or three topic discussions on stage. Here an agency thought leader organizes a discussion around topics relevant to the conference theme or topics related to technology's impact on society and the changing marketing ecosystem, agency work, practices, organization, etc. Last year's panel topics included agency innovation labs and creativity in built environments,

Topic panel proposal form

Workshops

This year at CreateTech we have the opportunity to schedule breakout sessions and workshops. We're looking for content related to the skills and management of technology individuals and teams in agencies of all kinds. This includes topics related to coding or code management such as javascript, processing or git (to just scrape the surface) to project management, lean business or product modeling, UX design, etc. We have a couple of rooms available and a few session slots we would run during main-stage panels, etc.

Workshop/Small group exploration breakout proposal form

Art.code lightning presentations

Following in the footsteps of our friends at Leaders in Software and Art, we're soliciting proposals for five- minute lightning talks about new work by artists, academics, data scientists and other fields using technology in expressive ways.

Art.code proposal form

We won't be able to accommodate everyone, but we'd like to. The Creative Technologies committee will review all the applications to create the best experience for all attendees that the space and time will allow!

The breakouts and lightning presentations are an experiment for us, so we're also looking to gauge interest and decide how to configure. Let us know what you think below.

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