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    conference days

ready to venture down the rabbithole?

Yes, our conference comes complete with all the trimmings: film premieres, concerts, plays, themed routes across Stockholm. But ultimately, those cool extras are just that — extras. Which is why if you injected us with truth serum and demanded we play favorites, we’d have to confess - albeit under duress - that we’re most excited about our conference days. Check out why below.

sessions: sit down. switch off your electronics. get inspired.

For a full list of speakers, click here.

mike shinodaco-vocalist, Linkin Park

Mike Shinoda of multi-platinum Grammy Award winning rock band Linkin Park will be discussing how creativity intersects with technology. Mike will address the topic in conversation with a special mystery guest — watch this space for more details.

stephanie lampkin founder & CEO blendoor

Stephanie created Blendoor, enterprise software that mitigates unconscious bias in hiring. Born in SE Washington, DC to a homeless single mother that battled a drug addiction, Stephanie has seen the world through many lenses and experienced being over-marginalized and underestimated.

renata avila director, smart citizen foundation

Renata is an international human rights lawyer who has represented Julian Assange and Wikileaks as well as indigenous victims of genocide and other human rights abuses, including the prominent indigenous leader and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Rigoberta Menchu Tum.

workshops: learn by doing.

For a full list of workshops offered, click here.

work out to wake up with adriene mishler

If you’ve ever wanted to explore the mind-body connection at a deeper level, this one’s for you.

#storytelling on instagram – the exploration of the new visual language with the kissinger twins

Explore the narrative possibilities of the the largest visual social media platform with the Webby Award-winning director duo.

sensing sweet: from disgusting to delicious with emilie baltz

Using research in the sensory sciences, food technologist Emilie Baltz will lead a workshop that explores how we construct the flavor of sweet.

mentor sessions: their undivided attention + your ambitions

Mentor Sessions offer one-on-one coaching with professionals from diverse industries. Within the 60 minute duration of Mentor Sessions, there will be four one-on-one meetings lasting 10 minutes each. Registration is required for all of the mentoring sessions above and will be open starting August 28 on the me Convention app.

For a full list of mentor sessions offered, click here.

anita fontaine + geoffrey lillemon

Anita Fontaine and Geoffrey Lillemon joined W+K Amsterdam as creative directors in 2016. Prior to W+K, they ran their own digital boutique agency Champagne Valentine where they created backdrops for pop mega-stars like Miley Cyrus, directed films for fashion houses like Louis Vuitton, worked with Google and startups in Silicon Valley, started VFX companies and exhibited VR games in museums. If you’d love to make a living as your most creative self, let either Anita or Geoffrey show you how.

felix jähn

Aged just 20 years old, Felix became a household name in 2015 thanks to his remix of Omi’s “Cheerleader,” which topped the charts in Germany, the United Kingdom, France, South Africa and more. If you’ve been dreaming of making it big in EDM, set an alarm for August 28 — you’ll want to reserve that spot fast.

johanna blendow

Johanna works at Norrsken House, an office space for entrepreneurs with a vision to make the world a better place. Over 350 impact entrepreneurs work there, pursuing the Norrsken ethos of combining high risk with high impact. They believe this is unexplored territory in a world where non-profits avoid financial risks and venture capitalists focus only on financial return.

startup cities

During the Startup Cities track (September 5-6), leading startup figures from across the globe will explain what makes their city so essential as a force for technological progress. Find out more here.

art installations

With installations from Elvin Flamingo and Philharmonia Orchestra, London x Google Daydream x NASA, there’s creative treats for all tastes on offer. Find out more here.

evening events

When the talks finish for the evening, the party will just be getting started. Find out more about our evening program here.

Disclaimer: The views of me Convention speakers do not necessarily reflect the opinions of either Mercedes-Benz and/or SXSW.