What if we come together to reimagine the internet(s) as sustainable networks for solidarity and care?
Join the 7th annual gathering for mindful designers, researchers, strategists, artists, technologists, journalists and creative professionals looking to collectively envision sustainable futures for the internet(s).
What if enough citizens of Planet Earth encourage a paradigm shift from the individualism of a user-centric digital economy to the interdependence of sustainable ecosystems driven by responsibility and solidarity?
In other words, what if enough people collectively decide to become intercitizens?
Cultivating Responsible Tech for Climate Action and Justice
How can reframing the public/private dichotomy support a transition towards demonopolised, inclusive and digitally sober ecologies?
AI for Climate
Public digital infrastructure
Designing for Energy-Aware and Alternative Economies
How can digital design mindsets shift towards the natural intelligence of solar protocols and scale up an ecological worldview? Key topics:
Sustainable interaction design
Degrowth and Decoupling
Storytelling and Reporting on the Environmental Emergency
How can transdisciplinary collaboration in science, media, design and journalism seed engaging narratives and foster solidarity while covering a transnational emergency?
Climate Science Literacy
Envisioning together the Next Billion Seconds
How can artistic languages and cultural productions address the planetary crisis of imagination to seed long-term healing? Key topics:
Let's internet together in Barcelona, or from home.
Expect an eclectic programme of talks, conversations and workshops designed to help you exchange and broaden perspectives on the most relevant socio-ecological matters shaping digital cultures in the 2020s.
Explore the programme outline for each edition:
A community-oriented alternative for curious minds
IAM Weekend is open to mindful professionals who want to join a collective conversation about the mental, social and environmental impacts of digital technologies on Planet Earth and a growing community that cares about the futures of the internet(s).
If you find yourself in any of the following questions then IAMW21 is for you:
For Service, Product and Interaction Designers
Are you looking to expand your critical thinking with new perspectives that go beyond design echo chambers?
For Trend Forecasters and Strategists
Are you looking to contextualise cultural insights emerging across industries and regions?
For Technologists or Digital Innovation teams
Are you looking to better understand the implications and possibilities of working with emerging technologies?
For Journalists, Policy Analyst or Researchers
Are you looking for new perspectives that provide alternative ways to understand the relationships between the digital economy and the environmental emergency?
For Artists and Cultural Producers
Are you looking for collaborators and fresh inspiration for your projects, as well as more ways to enhance the social value of your practice?
Meet the first round of speakers, panelists and workshops hosts for IAM Weekend 21:
As a non-profit, indie initiative, we mostly rely on the support of ticket-holders to make the event happen. Flexible ticket pricing allows supporters to contribute more if they want, while keeping the price as accessible as possible for a broader range of professionals.
Other ways to support
Your generous contributions can also allow us to offer more reduced price tickets and create a Pay It Forward fund that enables people with lower income to attend.
Taxes and payment processing fees are included in the prices. Tickets are transferable and non-refundable.
Since 2015 we have been using the conference format as a medium to cultivate a community-oriented alternative to industry-driven events, exploring the coevolution of the internet, digital technologies and society through speculative research themes.