swissnex at Lift15

The entire swissnex network participates in Lift15 with amazing workshops, a data challenge, and an international lounge.

Event Details


17 rue de Varembé, Geneva, GE 1211 Switzerland


February 04, 2015 - February 07, 2015


Single day (450 CHF), 3-day pass (975 CHF)

For many years, Lift and the swissnex network have shared common interests: discussing, promoting, and piloting projects related to technology, innovation, entrepreneurship, art, and science.

In February 2015, representatives from all six swissnex offices (San Francisco, Boston, Rio de Janeiro, Bangalore, Singapore and Shanghai) will join the Lift conference, bringing with them an exciting program featuring:

  • A masterclass on the Future of Learning, aiming to inspire participants to collectively brainstorm what the future of learning might look like, moderated by Pierre Dillenbourg, a MOOCs specialist and professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne.
  • A lounge to meet and exchange with swissnex’s international network and learn about their newest projects.

Data Canvas

On the morning of Friday, February 6, 2015, swissnex San Francisco, Lift, and Gray Area kick-off the Data Canvas visualization challenge. During this launch, they will open the data streams from 100 environmental DIY sensors that have been built and deployed by citizens around the world.

Kickoff Program

9:00 – 9:20: Data Canvas competition launch + keynote address
9:30 – 10:30: Press conference with the Mayor of Geneva
10:30 – 12:30: Data Canvas workshop with San Francisco new media artist Taurin Barrera and Jack Shao from SEEED Studio, Shanghai


During the entire Lift conference, a Data Canvas exhibition located next to the swissnex lounge will be on view featuring an interactive sensor map and information about the online visualization challenge.

swissnex San Francisco team members at Lift


Photo: Myleen Hollero