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17 Jun 2019

Future Innovators Summit 2019 - call for innovative art thinkers

An international open call is open for innovative art thinkers to attend Future Innovators Summit 2019 at 2019 Ars Electronica Festival / September 5-9 in Linz, Austria.

We are searching for people who have conceptual ideas and are eager to intensively reflect on this year’s topics. We are searching for innovative thinkers who want to get inspired by Art Thinking, who have the skills to tackle the challenges involved in finding the ultimate Creative Question for each topic – and who are motivated to reflect the responding Future Scenarios with the festival audience.

Deadline for applications: 17 June 2019

We are looking for Future Innovators as Art Thinkers, who are interested to dive deep into the following three main topics of FIS2019 at the Ars Electronica Festival:

  • How do we believe in TRUST in the 21st century?
  • How do we find meaning in BODY in the 21st century?
  • Ultimately, how can we be more HUMAN?

Future Innovators Summit (FIS) is a special and comprehensive workshop format within the Ars Electronica Art Thinking School program. Future Innovators from different cultures and backgrounds and from different fields – such as artists, designers, scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, social activists and philosophers – will gather at the Ars Electronica Festival to explore new ways of collective brainstorming on the crucial questions for humanity, and to create future scenarios.

This workshop, jointly developed by Ars Electronica Futurelab and Hakuhodo – a leading communication design firm in Japan – offers time and space to think, and aims to look for the ultimate Creative Question which will lead us to think about Missions for Tomorrow, rather than merely finding solutions for problems of today.

All selected Future Innovators for FIS2019 will be invited to Ars Electronica Festival, September 5-9, 2019 and will receive the following benefits:

  • Travel & accommodation
  • Full festival pass including Ars Electronica Gala ticket
  • Participation in networking dinner and events