WHAT, EXACTLY, IS THE CONFERENCE?
The Conference is a two-day conference where curious minds from all over the world meet
to delve further into the promises and pitfalls of the digital development.
Through our main themes – human behavior, new technology and “how to make things happen” – we discuss, dissect and explore ways forward.
SEE WHAT WENT DOWN AT PREVIOUS YEARS’ CONFERENCES
DIVERSE PERSPECTIVES AND THE OPPORTUNITIES IN BETWEEN
Over the course of two days we explore complexity. The micro and the macro of it all. Societal changes. Trends in the digital world. The future. Stuff like that. The sessions are carefully curated to help you connect the dots between the widespread topics.
We invite speakers from all over the world representing a wide range of disciplines. On stage you can expect to find everything from brain scientists and activists to design experts and artists who will cover topics like AI, psychology and space. Think of it like a mix between your favorite arts museum, your best friend’s best thoughts and a physical manifestation of your dream website.
GET A SENSE OF WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT
Explore and enjoy the 350+ talks from previous years’ conferences. “For free?”, you ask. For free, indeed, friend. You go ahead and treat yourself to some brain fodder, alright?
Malmö is located in the very south of Sweden, only 15 minutes away from Denmark and Copenhagen Airport. If you’re flying in from another country, we recommend you to book your flight to CPH Airport. Yes, to Denmark, no joke. From there, you travel to Malmö and Sweden by train. It only takes 20 minutes for you to arrive in the city center, close to the venue, the hotels and the hospitable warmth of the Malmöites.
The Conference 2019 will take place at Slagthuset MMX, located only 3 minutes walking distance from Malmö Central Station. It’s a fantastically versatile venue with lots of history.
By the way, if you have been to The Conference before and the name Slagthuset rings a bell, that’s because this is where the first 7 editions of The Conference originally went down. We are tremendously happy to be back and can’t wait to put our very own twist on it all.
AND WHO’S BEHIND ALL THIS?
The Conference is organized by Media Evolution, a community of 400 companies thriving in the go-ahead culture of Malmö and southern Sweden. It’s a non-profit event, where every single dime goes into making it an even better experience for when you come back here the next time.
"FOR THE CONFERENCE, MALMÖ WAS MORE THAN JUST THE BACKDROP, IT WAS THE STAR OF THE SHOW"
- Sabrina Majeed, Buzzfeed
Never satisfied, ever debated, always engaging. Malmö is a character of its own: a visionary city with a strong will and the confidence to go its own way. This not particularly royal, southern pearl of Sweden is a huge part of what The Conference is all about. Those who’ve been here before knows this very well, and those who haven’t are in for a pleasant surprise.
SMALL BUT BIG
Malmö has been Swedish since the Danes gave it back to us in 1658. Nowadays there is a really nice bridge connecting Malmö to Copenhagen. In recent years, Malmö has made an amazing journey from industrial city to international center for innovation and culture.
Malmö might be small in size, but its rich cultural scene and vibrant urban life makes it feel like something much bigger.
THE PERKS OF OUR RELATIVE PETITENESS
The best part of being "not that big"? Rent a bike or take a walk, virtually everything is near. It is the city of youth and diversity. 50 percent are younger than 30 and collectively, the people of Malmö speak 176 different languages.
Welcome to our Malmö!