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Designathon on Tour: Urban Swarm Behavior

October 21, 2018
8:30 am
swissnex San Francisco

The 'Designathon on Tour' brings together talented people from the creative economy of both cities – Zurich and San Francisco – during the weekend of October 20/21. The Swiss Designathon Team and swissnex San Francisco invite you to participate in the co-creation process on topics around urbanization and technology. The Designathon is a hackathon for design-thinking among curious and motivated people. Together, in interdisciplinary teams, participants think critically about the future and search for productive solutions throughout the weekend. The goal is to create synergies between design and the economy, science and the arts, as well as individual people — while generating innovative, fresh, visionary, but also critical, ideas. Download a .pdf for more information. Best pitches will be awarded and build the framework for the Urban Tech Summit taking place on October 23 at the same venue. Presented as part of the Festival "Zürich meets San Francisco" and in partnership with the Canton of Zurich. Program Saturday 8:30am — doors open, registration 9:00am — kick-off talks 10:00am — coffee break 10:30am — kick off and design tasks 11:10am — speed brainstorming 11:30am — team building session 12:00pm — lunch buffet 1:00pm — individual team work with snacks & drinks bar 2:00pm — "ideation" and group mentoring 4:00pm — "conception" and group mentoring 6:00pm — "concretization" and group mentoring 10:00pm — doors close Sunday 7:00am — doors open for team work 11:00am — workshop: "How to Pitch" and individual group-mentoring 5:00pm — 90-second pitches, open to the public 6:30pm — networking event 8:00pm — awards, closing speech 9:00pm — doors close Speakers and moderators TBA.


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