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ABBA Founding Member Björn Ulvaeus, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) & More Join 2018 me Convention

Bjorn-Ulvaeus-Byline-Ivan-da-Silva-640x360 ABBA Founding Member Björn Ulvaeus, Annie Clark (St. Vincent) & More Join 2018 me Convention Festival

Join us for the 2018 me Convention, a collaboration between Mercedes-Benz and SXSW happening in Stockholm from September 4-6, to listen to talks from ABBA supergroup superstar Björn Ulvaeus and the inimitable Annie Clark (St. Vincent), get non-public recommendation at a mentor consultation with German DJ and document manufacturer Felix Jaehn, and discover change dimensions at more than a few artwork installations.

An important part of the development, the eclectic and carefully-curated program is the place the ambience of the me Convention involves lifestyles. Explore programming highlights underneath together with extra main points at the night time program that includes events, live shows, a movie premiere, and artwork installations.

Opening Party with Felix Jaehn

September 4 at Fotografiska Museet

The Fotografiska Museet, housed in an outdated customs construction immediately at the waterfront within the town’s docklands, will play host to the me Convention opening rite. Following a welcome deal with from Anna Gissler, CEO of Stockholm Business Region, me Convention individuals will revel in a particular efficiency through Felix Jaehn.

“The Winner Takes It All” with Björn Ulvaeus

September 5 at Nacka Strandsmässan

This panel that includes Swedish track legend Björn Ulvaeus and Frank Briegmann, President & CEO Central Europe Universal Music and Deutsche Grammophon, is one of the highlights of this yr’s tournament. Ulvaeus and Briegmann will communicate in regards to the global track trade, what’s using artists and document labels within the track trade presently and the function performed within the sector through world digitalization. They will even speak about the importance of generation in being at the leading edge of the aggressive box and the traits and talents important to make it to the highest, along an exploration of the better me Convention issues.

Södra Teatern Events

September 5

On Wednesday, September 5, the historical 18th century Södra Teatern might be remodeled into an excellent tournament venue. This uniquely-curated night time options parallel performances on four phases from a various choice of artists — from indie pop thru hip-hop to deal with.

  • Annie Clark aka St. Vincent | In the theatre’s Kägelbanan Club, enjoy a unique DJ set from Annie Clark. The Grammy Award-winning musician’s sound explores emotive ballads, upbeat pop preparations and experimental areas alike, incorporating postmodern guitar solos and digital pulses that show a sweetly sinister sensibility. Her newest album, Masseduction, was once launched in overdue 2017 and was once The Guardian’s Album of the Year, whilst Jon Pareles of The New York Times named it his #1 album of 2017.

  • sensible Startup Slam | As a part of the sensible city pioneers make stronger program, seven global startups will provide their concepts to the jury of Scott Wilcox (Chief Innovation Officer at SXSW) and Nat Parker (CEO Moovel North America). The extraordinary problem this is that the trade concepts may not be introduced through the startups themselves, however through one of the opposite competition for the identify.

  • More Human Than Human Swedish Premiere | In this deeply non-public, light-hearted and dramatic AI documentary, administrators Tommy Pallotta and Femke Wolting read about the query of the level to which AI may just exchange human beings and, on this example, take over the paintings of a filmmaker. The movie celebrated its international premiere at SXSW in Austin in March 2018. The trailer provides a primary influence.

  • Special Acts on the Kägelbanan | In cooperation with the Live at Heart Festival, indie artists Tall Blonde and Simon Alexander will heat up the massive terrace, to be adopted through the soul and hip-hop mixture of Adée and the digital beats of Elle Exxe. The night time within the Kägelbanan will shut with a collection from ingenious collective Ladieslovehiphop.

Closing Party

September 6 on the Mercedes Pop-up Store

The wrap birthday party takes position on Thursday, September 6, on the Mercedes Pop-up Store within the middle of Stockholm. TIDAL will supply a choice of cool units whilst individuals revel in a soothing setting and glance again in combination on three inspiring days on the me Convention.

Art Projects and Playground Exhibition

September 5-6 in Nacka Strandsmässan

  • Philharmonic Orchestra VR Sound Stage | Explore outer house with London’s Philharmonia in Beethoven’s Fifth, a VR movie commissioned through Google Daydream in partnership with NASA. This eight-minute enjoy cuts in combination scenes from house, imagining the place Voyager 1 is touring now, with pictures of primary conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen accomplishing the Philharmonia’s efficiency of the symphony. Don’t pass over this and different immersive installations at Nacka Strandsmässan.

  • Symbiosity of Creation through Elvin Flamingo | Polish artist Elvin Flamingo items his “Symbiosity of Creation” set up on the me Convention. The four-part and long-term mission questions the anthropocentrism in mainstream artwork and is anticipated to run till approx. 2034.

  • Inside Tumucumaque | In this interactive virtual-reality set up, visitors can immerse themselves within the lives of rain-forest dwellers and enjoy the original ecosystem of the Tumucumaque National Park in northeast Brazil.

  • IBM: Bots and Blocks | A brand new international is rising of clever robots and depended on communications the use of Blockchain. Participants can discover those applied sciences and know how they could turn into the best way we paintings, leisure, and play now and at some point.

  • MB Fashion: #WeWonder | For over two a long time, Mercedes-Benz has been partnering with style (@MercedesBenzFashion), globally shaping trends in design and new takes on sustainability. The Mercedes-Benz EQ is our imaginative and prescient for the way forward for mobility – what are the visions for the way forward for style? In a VR international individuals can draw up their concepts, visions, and ideas at the destiny and display them off on Instagram the use of #WeWonder.

  • Digital Life: The Future of Work | As applied sciences evolve, a brand new approach of running is rising: one the place workers are given company in developing, organizing and main, and the place groups are being concerned within the decision-making processes. The outcome: mutual believe, upper morale and higher ingenious output. Guests can future-proof themselves and sign up for the dialogue sharing insights into how breaking clear of same old corporate buildings permits innovation to thrive. Participants can learn how management is being revolutionized and get impressed to #createthenew.

Join Us in Stockholm

There’s nonetheless time to join us for three days of skilled talks, inspiring keynotes, workshops, interactive labs, and artwork installations, and a unique program of night time occasions that might be held September 4-6 right through the historical town heart in Stockholm, Sweden.

Download the reputable cellular app for the 2018 me Convention to stick attached and up-to-date on all programming main points. Browse 100+ classes, construct your customized agenda, RSVP to mentor classes, workshops and guided excursions, and community with different attendees. Available now for Android and iOS.

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2018 me Convention Featured Speaker, Björn Ulvaeus – Photo courtesy Ivan da Silva

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