Are You Coming to San Francisco?

Written by Clive Reffell

Aug 12, 2019

Are You Coming to San Francisco?
After six successful years of events that focus on all the paradigms that come with the crowd economy, our #CSWGlobal19 conference next month in San Francisco will take a huge leap forward, solidifying its status as THE learning and networking experience that unlocks crowd participation breakthroughs. 
As crowdsourcing moves more mainstream it is the next big thing we will witness in our lifetimes. Be sure not to miss it, with a wealth of insightful speaker sessions, panel discussions and networking opportunities with peers, speakers and acclaimed industry leaders. Tickets are available here.

Who is CSW Global 2019 for?

Crowdsourcing is transforming nearly every company in every industry, and we all have a lot to learn from each other. Our program intentionally brings together crowd experts from across all types of organizational departments and industry sectors – gathering innovative, senior-level leaders from across Enterprise, Government, Platforms, Research, and Non-Profits.

Are You Coming to San Francisco?

Whether you’re new to crowdsourcing and open innovation, or regarded as an expert in the matter, you will be inspired to seize opportunities in any organization, in any industry sector,  brought about by the digital revolution.  

Two Day Format

Through September 12 and 13, over two dozen speakers and panellists will give you a solid grounding in the hallmarks of breakthroughs that will leave you with unparalleled insights. 

The agenda will emphasize cross-disciplinary learning. There will be no long and drawn-out presentations to sit through. By contrast, expect rapid-fire speaker sessions, dynamic panel discussions, and interactive breakouts designed for maximum involvement, impact, and learning.


Day One on September 12 will be spent at the Golden Gateway Holiday Inn. 

The morning sessions and end of Day Two networking over drinks will be hosted at the offices of OpenIDEO for Full Access Pass holders, with afternoon breakout sessions at nearby headquarters OnePieceWork and Mozilla.

Speakers and Panelists

We are honored and delighted that over two dozen global crowd and collaborative economy thought-leaders and top exponents are already committed to sharing their insights, knowledge and experience with us. Here are just a few of them.

 Coming to San Francisco?In the first speaker session on Day One, Pamela Webber, Chief Operating Officer at 99designs, will speak on the topic “Crowdsourced to Outsourced: how online platforms are shaping the future of work.” 

Crowd work brings great potential benefit to both organizations and workers – but also raises risks and challenges that need to be recognized, understood and managed for a smooth transition to new work and employment ecosystems for all stakeholders. 99designs is a global creative platform that makes it easy for designers and clients to work together to create designs they love, which places Pamela t at the forefront of facing such challenges. 

Are You Coming to San Francisco?Later, in the afternoon, there will be a panel session titled “Crowd Activation and Social Impact,” an interactive discussion on best practices to produce innovative ideas that can be implemented to solve large-scale social problems. The four esteemed panelists include Jason Rissman, Managing Director of San Francisco-based OpenIDEO. 

OpenIDEO helps entrepreneurs, inventors, and creatives connect with experts, activists, and policymakers to build social innovation ecosystems worldwide. Jason and his team have launched over 60 challenges and programs, engaging hundreds of thousands of people globally and addressing social topics ranging from food waste to Ebola.

Also on this panel are Aurelie Wen, Managing Director of Agorize North America and Shay Hershkovitz, Head of Research at the XPRIZE Foundation; 

In the morning of Day Two at OpenIDEO our CEO Epi Ludvik will share the stage to talk with with Alan Eagle, Director of Executive Communications at Google since he joined the company in 2007. A key topic of their discussion will be the new book Alan co-authored called “TRILLION DOLLAR COACH, The Leadership Playbook of Silicon Valley’s Bill Campbell.” 

It’s a compendium of management lessons from legendary coach and business executive Bill Campbell, who helped to build some of Silicon Valley’s greatest companies – including Google, Apple, and Intuit. His mentoring of some of the most successful modern entrepreneurs has helped create well over a trillion dollars in market value.

All this is but a fragment of the whole CSW Global 2019 experience. There is a full agenda available to check the rest of the incomparable speaker sessions and panel discussions, and you can buy your tickets here for either a regular Conference Pass or to Access All Areas. Reduced prices are available to August 30. If you want to book for three or more people use the same link and you can apply for a group discount.

Main image: photo by Brandon Nelson on Unsplash

About Author

About Author

Clive Reffell

Clive has worked with Crowdsourcing Week on sourcing and creating content since May 2016. With knowledge and experience gained in a 30+ year marketing career based in London, UK, he operates as an independent crowdfunding advisor helping SMEs and startups to run successful crowdfunding projects, and with wider social media and content marketing issues.

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