EmTech 2016 was hosted by Toulouse for the second time. The conference is named from Emerging Technologies, lasts two days and is organized by MIT and their partners. It gathers speakers from all around the world covering a wide range of topics from biotech, startup scene, NGOs to education, computing and science. The conference still has some issues to fill all of the audience available seats.
From this year’s session, we keep a strong memory of the story of MakeSense from its founder Christian Vanizette, a very inspiring talk about redesigning education from Lord Jim Knight and a very funny talk by Tim Leberecht, Founder of The Business Romantic Society (Tim’s website is www.timleberecht.com/). We recommend browsing for those speakers to get some insights of our future. Those speakers are not tech-oriented which could be surprising from a conference produced by the MIT but it really argue the trends that many people are looking to go back to some analogical, simple way of working and living. There is a real trend here that emerged a few years ago wi the SLOW movement and that is getting amplified.
Tim’s talk at TED :