ArtTech Forum 2018

HEAD – Genève, Haute école d’art et de design will host the next ArtTech Forum  from 11th to 12th October 2018 and contribute by enlarging the program.

For its second edition, in conferences and round tables at  which high-level international figures will speak, the 2018 ArtTech Forum aims to bring together an international  community of researchers, engineers and scientists, representatives from  the sphere of culture and economy .

More then 20 speakers will take part in the ArtTech Forum on 11th and 12th October 2018.
They will all participate in talks, panel discussions or keynotes, and be ready to network with the audience.

We are pleased to announce that the following prominent figures have already confirmed their presence in Geneva:

  • Prof. Azra Aksamija, MIT, Future Heritage Lab, Director and Associate Professor (USA)
  • Ralf Baecker, Artist (DE)
  • Thomas Belohlavek, Axa Art, Managing Director (CH)
  • Nicolas Callaway, Callaway Arts & Entertainment, Founder & CEO (USA)
  • David-Alexandre Chanel, Théoriz studio, Founder & CEO (F)
  • Caecilia Charbonnier, Dreamscape Immersive, Founder & CTO (CH)
  • Aurélie Clemente-Ruiz, Institut du Monde arabe, Director of Exhibitions (F)
  • Bracken Darrell, Logitech, CEO (USA)
  • Izabella Depczyk, The Native SA, CEO & Paddle8, Managing Director (USA & CH)
  • Thomas Gnahm, Wear It Berlin, Managing Director (D)
  • Prof. Markus Gross, Disney, Vice President for Global Research and Development, Director of Disney Research & Professor ETHZ (USA & CH)
  • Nicolas Nova, HEAD – Genève, Professor (CH)
  • Laurence Le Ny, Orange Content, Vice-President of Start-up Content Ecosystem (F)
  • Prof. Christiane Luible, Kunstuniversität Linz, Fashion & Technology (AT)
  • Patrick Maxime Michel, University of Lausanne, Senior research associate (CH)
  • Tati Pastukhova , Artechouse, Managing Director & Founder (USA)
  • Sabrina Ratté, Artist (CAN)
  • Melanie de Riberolles, Ubisoft InternationalNew Business, Director,  (F)
  • Aline Sylla-Walbaum, Christie’s, International Managing Director of Luxury Categories (UK)
  • Marion Thain, New-York University, Professor (USA)
  • Yves Ubelmann, Iconem, Co-Founder & Chairman (F)
  • Pierre Vandergheynst, EPFL, Professor (CH)
  • Maarten Versteeg, Eindhoven University of Technology, Researcher (NL)

Others – multi-award-winning artists, directors of major international museums, political and business decision-makers – will be revealed very soon.

The 2018 program will demonstrate how and why technology companies –  start-ups or large groups – invest in cultural and artistic heritage projects,  where the technological innovation is and where it’s heading. From projects presented by major museums or heritage sites to those showing the increasingly  close links between culture and entertainment, or new relationships that the art market has fostered with technology, this annual meeting is above all the opportunity for speakers and participants to create links that will allow the development of innovative projects.

The 8 start-ups invited to pitch and compete for the ArtTech Award will be known at the end of August. The Jury will select them from among more than 120 young companies chosen for the competition.

A special event will be organized on the evening of 12th October at Campus Biotech, Geneva.