4 Things You Should Know About CSW Europe’s Signature

Sep 7, 2015


There are six weeks to go before CSW Europe 2015 takes Brussels by storm, bringing some of the best and brightest crowdsourcing influencers, thought leaders, and practitioners to empower the participants and provide actionable insights on how to infuse the crowd economy practices across Europe’s major sectors.

The 5-day European conference covers crowd finance and collaborative innovation, smart cities and mobility, and participatory government and energy transition. Kicking off with an Opening Gala on Monday night and wrapping up with the European Forum for Entrepreneurial Finance on Friday, here’s a look at the #CSWEurope15 agenda that covers three days of insightful and actionable topics, including our signature session series.

Each of our four signature session series were designed to highlight a different area of focus… interactive and collaborative exercises (#CoLab sessions), learning via case studies (#Breakthrough sessions), harnessing the crowd for growth (#Accelerate sessions), and uncovering major trends in the crowd economy (#Hot-Topic sessions). One of each signature session occurs every day and the signature session speakers are set to engage with the attendees in fun, creative and interactive ways.

1. What are #COLAB SESSIONS?

Warning! These sessions are highly collaborative. You are guaranteed to experience highly interactive exercises and hands-on learning facilitated by the speakers.

Watch out for these #CoLab sessions…

Day 2: Face UR Crowd Chris Buckingham, Researcher, Minivation

Day 3: Winning By Co-Creating: You Don’t Have to Create and Deliver All Value Christophe Fauconnier, Innate Motion & Stijn De Rijck, Materialise

Day 4: To be announced! Stay tuned.


Well, the name speaks for itself. During these sessions, you will learn to harness crowd-driven principles through detailed case studies presented by experienced practitioners—who will divulge the secrets of how their companies have achieved breakthroughs by tapping the crowd.

Watch out for these #Breakthrough sessions…

Day 2: Will Crowds 3.0 be Robots?  Dr. Bram Vanderborght, Vrijie Universiteit Brussels

Day 3: Solving Delivery Ari Kestin, CEO, Nimber

Day 4: The Crowd as the Engine of Growth Haydn Shaughnessy, Founder, The Disruption House


What’s hot in crowd economy? In these sessions, one speakers per day will dive deep into a major trend impacting crowdsourcing and crowd economy.

Watch out for these #Hot-Topic sessions…

Day 2: The Decentralization Singularity Stephan Tual, Ethereum

Day 3: Crowdsourcing the Future City Julian Petrin, Founder, Nexthamburg

Day 4: Smart House, Dumb Home: The Problem with the Internet of Things Sarah T. Gold, Designer


Gain actionable and practical tips to help you grow, scale, accelerate as you infuse crowd-powered principles in your organizations.

Watch out for these #Accelerate sessions…

Day 2: The Next Billion Opportunity Babou Olengha-Aaby, CEO, The Next Billion

Day 3: Internet of Us: Networks Built by People for the People Micha Benoliel, CEO, Open Garden

Day 4: Delivering Exponential Innovation Through Prize Competitions Zenia Tata, Executive Director, XPRIZE

For more details, you can check the full agenda here.

About Author

About Author

Maria Krisette Capati 玛丽亚

Maria is the Editorial Associate of Crowdsourcing Week in charge of media outreach. She's a major of Business Management and Entrepreneurship and an advocate of faith-based non-profit organizations, women's, and children's rights. When she's not writing and dabbling with the Crowdsourcing Week team, she satiates her wanderlust and travel around Asia.

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