Crowdsourcing Week is delighted and excited to bring its first one-day summit to Seattle on October 5 2017.

CSW Summit Seattle will focus on the second wave of the crowd economy and trending topics including collective intelligence (AI + HI), microtasking, crowdsourcing in machine learning and the gaming industry, the latest developments in crowdsourced innovation, crowdfunding and blockchain enabled economy. Domestic and international leading professionals will share how crowdsourcing is reshaping industries and transforming organizations today. And in this second wave even some of the original disruptor organizations are being disrupted.

It’s a ‘must-attend event’ in the SIFF Film Center for senior executives, government officials, entrepreneurs, start-ups and non-profit organizations alike who would like to harness open and collaborative solutions. A few remaining tickets are available here, and at this relatively intimate summit delegates will have the chance to connect with the top expert speakers and panelists in networking sessions and over lunch.

Final Countdown to CSW Summit SeattleAfter a scene-setting opening session titled “Second Wave Of The Crowd Economy is Here – Are You Ready?” by Crowdsourcing Week‘s Founder and CEO Epi Ludvik Nekaj, the day’s busy schedule will include a series of high-octane presentations, many lasting no more than 20 minutes each, with two inspiring panel sessions on “Crowdsourced City – What would the future look like?” and “What are the Key Challenges for Crowdsourcing in the Private Sector and What is the Role of AI?”

Final Countdown to CSW Summit SeattleOther speakers include Mark Organ, CEO and Co-founder of  Canadian firm Influitive whose session is titled “Meet Your New Marketing Department: Your Customers.”  Influitive is an advocate marketing software company that believes the future belongs to companies which, as opposed to marketing directly, do a better job of discovering and nurturing and mobilizing their customers – and employees – to do the marketing for them. Influitive provides software for organizations to use so that this can run as a structured process. Building a larger customer base of dyed-in-the-wool advocates is certainly a strong benefit for many businesses that use crowdfunding, even when it would be possible for them to use a more established means of securing product sales or investment support.

Final Countdown to CSW Summit SeattleCrowdsourcing can often involve dealing with, managing and trying to inspire a disparate group of people who can based anywhere around the world. Rachel Zimmer is co-founder of Toronto-based tech startup 5Crowd, an interface that connects freelance advertising creative and production professionals in 150 cities around the world with Fortune 500 companies. Rachel will speak on the topic “The Orbital Framework: Leading a Global Remote Workforce.” Communication is a key consideration in any business, Rachel believes, but it becomes especially important when working with freelancers, even more so those who work remotely. Hear her share her insight on this valuable topic.

We hope you can join us in Seattle on October 5 to not only hear invaluable insights and updates from our US and international crowdsourcing thought-leaders but to also meet them and offer your own input. A full agenda and details of all speakers and panelists is here and a few tickets remain available.