“Creativity is the art of finding the right questions, Innovation is the ability to respond to them”
This year, the AE Festival’s mission is to confront the question of “what it takes to change” and to call for answers from all directions from different disciplines as well as different places all over the world. It’s not the usual question about what the future will look like but rather how we get there and, most important, who are the people who can scout these new ways. For this reason, Ars Electronica has teamed up with Hakuhodo and ITU (International Telecommunication Union) to organize the Future Innovators Summit.
At this summit, experienced professionals as well as young entrepreneurs and social activists, technicians and scientists and, of course, artists and designers will meet each other at the Ars Electronica Festival for mutual inspiration and for the exchange of ideas and know-how. The lineup will also include opportunities for participants to engage in dialog among each other and with the public audience. Besides a broad range of lectures, presentations and exhibitions, we want to build a “special taskforce” — 24 catalysts of change, innovators and creators of tomorrow from places all over the world who will present their ideas and projects and spend four days together to come up with answers to the question of what it takes to change.