An exciting, international two day event, gathering some of the brightest, most ingenious minds of our time together, to peer into the future.
SHiFT is about creating a space for a constructive dialogue around technology and the many ways it can be used for a common good. It’s about celebrating technology and creativity with people who look towards the future.
Our goal is also to create a collaborative conference accessible to everyone, with no requirement of technical knowledge or experience.
SHiFT is organized by a dedicated team of people and by you. One of the main ideas behind SHiFT is to explore the role of technology across three areas: human, social and ideas.
With this in mind, we would like to invite you to share projects you have been involved in, projects around society, projects that break down borders and frontiers and that have a positive impact in people’s lives.
We’re preparing a fantastic line up of speakers for this year’s edition, we’ll be adding more and more names to this list.
Düsseldorf is the capital city of the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia and centre of the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region with 11.5 million people. It is also an international business and financial centre and renowned for its fashion and trade fairs, headquarters to five Fortune Global 500 and several DAX companies.
Düsseldorf is the home of Kraftwerk, the pioneering band of electronic sounds whose influence on the music world has been described as massive as that of the Beatles. Several arts movements have also come out of the Art Academy including the Düsseldorf School of Photography and renowned photographer Andreas Gursky. This elegant, cultural city is also home to a diverse, resident international community and was ranked position six worldwide for the best quality of life according to Mercer’s 2012 Quality of Living index.