Diverse perspectives and the opportunities in between
What happens on site?
During two days we explore complexity and trends in the digital world. We invite speakers from all over the world representing a wide range of disciplines. The sessions are carefully curated to help you connect the dots between the widespread topics. Think of it like your favorite arts museum.
On stage you can expect everything from brain scientists and activists to design experts and other cool makers who’ll cover topics like AI, psychology, art, marketing and so on. In the end it all comes down to exploring our three main themes: Human behavior, new technology and how to make it happen.
The Conference is organized by Media Evolution, a community of 400 companies thriving in the sharing is caring 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 you the next time.
September 4-5, 2018
1-7 September, 2018
Workshops, masterclasses, festivities organized by the Malmö community.
Malmö is located in the very south of Sweden, only 15 minutes away from Denmark and Copenhagen Airport. If you’re traveling by plane from outside of Sweden, we recommend you book your flight to CPH Airport. Yes to Denmark, no joke. Then you travel to Malmö and Sweden by train, it only takes 20 minutes and you arrive in the city center close to hotels and our venue
The Conference 2018 will play out at the magnificent Malmö Opera house. It’s an absolutely stunning venue, not as “opera posh” as it sounds but a functionalistic dream established in 1944 (Once bossed by the gloomy Ingemar Bergman). The venue is located right in the city center close to hotels and the train station Malmö Triangeln.
Need a place to stay while you’re in town for The Conference? We have a deal with the award-winning hotel MJ’s (where all our speakers and lots of other interesting people will reside). If this sounds like a context in which you’d like to find yourself, go to mjs.life and use promo code “theconference” to get 15% off your booking.
On September 3 – a day before this year’s conference – we’re going to charter a train from Stockholm to Malmö together with our friends at SJ AB. It’s a perfect opportunity to meet and bond with other attendees before the main event has even begun. During the trip, we’re going to treat you with both lunch and various activities that will get you in just the right mindset for The Conference.
WHEN: September 3
DEPARTURE: 13.20 Stockholm C
ARRIVAL: 17.44 Malmö C
PRICE: 995 SEK
MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/theconf-train
"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 move forward, and go its own way. Malmö, the not so royal, southern pearl of Sweden is where The Conference is organized.
SMALL BUT BIG
Malmö has been Swedish since the Danes gave it back in 1658 and nowadays there’s a super cool bridge connecting Malmö to Copenhagen. In recent years, Malmö has made an amazing journey from an industrial city to an international center for innovation and culture.
Malmö might be small but it shares the features of big metropolises with a vibrant urban life and a rich cultural life. The best part of being "not-big"? Rent a bike or take a walk - everything is near.
It is the city of youth and diversity. 50 percent are younger than 30 and collected, the people of Malmö speak 176 different languages.
Welcome to our Malmö!