One of North America’s hottest keynote speakers, the founder of TrendHunter.com, reveals powerful strategies for thriving in any economic climate. DID YOU KNOW THAT Hewlett-Packard, Disney, Hyatt, MTV, CNN, Microsoft, Burger King, and GE all started during periods of economic recession? Periods of uncertainty fuel tremendous opportunity, but the deck gets… Speaker/Artist(s) Jeremy Gutsche
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If you’re designing or programming a website or application for teens or just want to be relevant to the next generation, this teen panel will give you a glimpse into how teens are using the Net and cell phones. Find out what teens want, and more importantly what they don’t!
At Zappos.com, Tony Hsieh has fostered a culture where extraordinary customer service is the norm. Hear him talk about how good deeds can help you leverage the power of your audience to massively extend your brand.
BarackObama.com made more money online than most startups. So did Howard Dean before him. We’ve spent so much time talking about what happened, but little about how it applies to you. We will go in depth on their strategies from the top consultants and strategists from the 2008 election cycle. We won’t be talking about what happened, but rather about how it applies to you and your startup.
While many assert that "privacy is dead," the complex ways in which people try to control access and visibility suggest that it’s just very confused. Rather than throwing the baby out with the bath water, let’s discuss people’s understanding and experiences of privacy and find ways to 2.0-ify it.
danah boyd, Microsoft Research
Judith Donath, MIT Media Laboratory
Siva Vaidhyanathan, University of Virginia
Alice Marwick, New York University
Learn how a first-time novelist got 12 thousand readers a month and an international book deal using the Creative Commons license, and is now using that experience to break big media’s deadlock - through collaboration with the crowd.
Josh Klein, Hax Enterprises