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After a great start yesterday, we are happy to share more fantastic program highlights with you for day two. From cyborgs to art curators, we have a day full of exciting speakers. Explore beyond the stage and see art installations including the “Infinity room”, “POST_”, and “How To Leave It All Behind”. Raise the curtain for keynotes by Hans Ulrich Obrist, Neil Harbisson, Hartmut Esslinger, Moira Gunn, and many, many more. Let the night end either in the me Club with the exclusive VIP concert of Beginner or at one of the other Urban Hot Spots in the Frankfurt Bahnhofsviertel.

10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. // experience the moment, build for the future
The way that people communicate has undergone a seismic shift – from text to visual; from staged to in the moment. Communication has never been more human and intimate, more immersive and expressive. This reframes the challenge for businesses and brands creating content for today’s audiences. Do the same rules apply when crafting content that will be consumed in real-time, or that won't exist in 24 hours? Guy Kawasaki and Amy Cole will have a closer look on this topic.
stage: forum I stage @ festhalle
session: expert talk
livestream ansehen
12 p.m. – 1 p.m. // curating in the 21st century
Serpentine Galleries’ Artistic Director is regularly listed among the most influential people in the art world. The renowned curator, economist and political scientist is heavily involved with “the interview project,” for which he interviews leading artists and architects, as well as POST_, a protest against forgetting His Keynote at me Convention offers an insight into the curator’s mind and explores curating as a creative act that can be applied to all walks of modern life, from Instagram to museums, from architecture to ecology.
stage: forum I&II stage @festhalle
session: keynote
livestream ansehen
1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. // you are your future - poverty is no excuse
Is poverty an excuse to let your opportunities pass by? According to Auma Obama it’s not. Check out what she has to say about realizing your full potential by seizing your chances at me Convention.
stage: forum I stage @festhalle
session: inspiration talk
livestream ansehen

2:30 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. // the renaissance of our species

Artist and cyborg activist Neil Harbisson attracts attention. An aerial extends from his skull allowing him to perceive colors and other information that exceed man’s natural sensory possibilities. As a real cyborg and “improved” being, he will discuss opportunities and risks of the technological augmentation of our species.

stage: forum I stage @festhalle

session: expert talk

livestream ansehen

3:30 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. // designing the future

As a tech journalist, Moira Gunn has documented the rise of the Silicon Valley from the outset and interviewed the most important tech pioneers of our time. At me Convention she will discuss the design of the future in a world that is rapidly changing with renowned designer Hartmut Esslinger. Over Esslinger’s 25 years in the industry, he has helped companies such as Lufthansa, Apple, or Louis Vuitton to develop emotionally appealing brand identities.

stage: forum I stage @festhalle

session: expert talk

4:50 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. // how to find meaning in this sped up world

A monk and an airline vice president walk onto the me Convention stage… What sounds like the start of a funny anecdote promises to be a highlight of me Convention. Gelong Thubten has been a Buddhist monk and meditation coach for 25 years. He travels the globe consulting in the world of business as well as in hospitals or prisons. Alexander Schlaubitz moved from advertising agencies to Intel and Facebook before arriving at Lufthansa where he is currently heading the company’s marketing activities as the Vice President of Marketing. Together the two will embark on a quest to find meaning and mindfulness for a sped up society.

stage: forum I stage @festhalle

session: expert talk

livestream ansehen

For the full schedule today, download the mobile app or visit the me Convention Website!

8 p.m. // Beginner live @ me Club
Hamburg and Hip Hop go hand in hand with Beginner. No one has influenced German rap as much as these three guys from Hamburg City: Eizi Eiz (Jan Delay), Denyo and DJ MAD. They will make you bounce for sure, don’t miss it! Tonight, Beginner perform an exclusive VIP gig for about 400 me Convention attendees in the me Club. Doors open at 8 p.m. This event will require RSVP via me Convention App.
Location: me Club @ Weißfrauenstr. 12-16
10 p.m. // #construction#smart
smart is bringing the festival vibe to Frankfurt tonight. #construction#smart will take place in a unique setting at the 25hours Hotel by Levi’s. The party kicks off at 10 p.m. with smart offering an impressive urban space for pioneers in the fields of gastronomy, art and music to gather together. The construction site of the hotel becomes a venue of improvisation, exchange and the unexpected for one night. Plus, all the way from Austin, TX, DJ Buck Rodgers will be spinning alongside Frankfurt’s own Dario Scenario – don’t miss it!
Location: 25hours Hotel by Levi’s @ Niddastr. 58

Find an overview of all Urban Hot Spots here.