Disruptive Thinking
Mobile services strategist and fellow Belgian Rudy Dewaele asked me to pitch an upcoming innovation conference in Barcelona. Although not directly related to human-centred design, as a major foresight and innovation conference it merits attention:

The Art Center Global Dialogues: Disruptive Thinking is a series of on-stage conversations with internationally renowned thinkers in many fields whose “disruptive” ideas and actions challenge convention, break current paradigms, and inspire positive changes in the larger world. Unlike traditional conferences, the Art Center Global Dialogues pair these speakers with influential media figures—including highly regarded editors, publishers, and reporters—in vital exchanges that encourage the development of new ideas.

The next date in the Disruptive Thinking series is on 7 March 2008 in Palau de la Música in Barcelona, an event co-organised by The Art Center College of Design and the ESADE Business School.

An international lineup of radical thinkers and provocateurs will explore six influential areas in our daily lives: climate change, geopolitics, business, science, belief and design.