The Future is coming  — in less than 7 days to Crowdsourcing Week in Singapore from April 7-11. Are you ready to join us?

50+ sessions are planned through the week with more than 40 open-internet pioneers, enterprise leaders, and innovators who understand the impact of the fundamental shift towards the new crowd economy. Hailing from Silicon Valley to Germany, from Kenya to Singapore, these 40+ experts will bring a global perspective to a single stage that will inform, equip and inspire.

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We welcome new speakers Pak Lum MockStarHub and Mattias Sundholm, United Nations (who will join through an exclusive video message)—to discuss their use of crowds in digital communications and youth engagement, respectively. Don’t miss it!

Here are my top picks from the planned sessions at Crowdsourcing Week Global ’14

What is in Store for Crowdsourcing in 2014 and Beyond

Formal sessions will open with none other than Sean Moffitt, expert in enterprise innovation and change agent for brands and Epi Ludvik Nekaj, CEO and founder of Crowdsourcing Week  who will highlight key results from the 2014 Global Annual Crowdsourcing Survey and deliver their thoughts on trends this year and beyond.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 9:05am – Global Status of Crowdsourcing in 2014 and Beyond, Sean Moffitt, Wikibrands and Epi Ludvik Nekaj, Crowdsourcing Week

The Crowdsourced Search for MH370

DigitalGlobe activated its crowdsourcing platform, Tomnod in an effort to locate the Boeing 777 jetliner that mysteriously disappeared on March 8 while in flight from Malaysia to Beijing. The company asked volunteers to support the rescue mission by visiting DigitalGlobe’s Tomnod platform to begin combing through satellite imagery for clues that may help locate the missing aircraft. Luke Barrington, Founder and CTO of Tomnod will give us the low-down on the efforts and talk about the potential of crowdsourcing for rescue and relief missions

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:15am – Crowdsourcing the Search for MH370 (Via LIVE SKYPE), Luke Barrington, Tomnod

There Is No More B2B or B2C: There Is Only Human to Human (H2H)

Bryan Kramer, the author of the new book, Human to Human #H2H, has extensive experience in brand marketing with a focus on integrated communications and strategic business planning. At #CSWGloabl14, he will talk about the new shift in brand language and speak. It used to be that marketing was segmented into two categories; business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C). But consumers are humans and want to hear from humans in a language that is natural without unnecessary embellishments and jargon. Through his talk Bryan will highlight how enterprises can create shifts towards better engagement through a more human-centric approach.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 at 2:00pm  – Create Shifts for Your Business, Bryan Kramer, Purematter

How to Establish a Global Presence for Your Startup Through Crowdfunding

Veteran tech entrepreneur Nick NM Yap successfully crowdfunded 2 startups within 4 months that collectively raised over a million dollars – Ornate TrueSmart and ROCKI. Why do some projects fly while others tank? How can you effectively use crowdsourcing to boost your project? The opportunities are endless to do good and do well. Nick believes that start-ups are bringing a fresh wind of innovation and the impact is more and more visible. With today’s connected world, establishing a global presence and marketing in the world is no longer out of reach. Communities like Kickstarter, crowdfunding and crowdsourcing are giving start-ups the muscles to innovate. 

Thursday, April 10,2014 at 4:35pm – How To Raise A Million Dollars on Kickstarter, Nick N.M. Yap, ROCKI

Why is the UN Investing in a Crowdsourcing Platform to Engage the Youth?

The Office of the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth recently launched a crowdsourcing initiative for youth priorities in the post-2015 development agenda. The crowdsourcing has been endorsed by the President of the General Assembly, who calls the Global Partnership for Youth “a groundbreaking initiative”, that presents an opportunity for young people to help move the post-2015 development debate from consultation to consolidation. Mattias Sundholm, Communications Advisor to the UN will deliver an exclusive recorded message that will highlight the opportunity this initiative presents for youth initiatives.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 11:35am – Exclusive Recorded Video talk: Crowdsourcing the Future: Global Partnership for Youth Post-2015 Agenda, Mattias Sundholm, United Nations, Office of Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth.

Register here to attend the conference and participate in the above sessions and many more!