Feb. 5-7 2014 – CICG, Geneva, Switzerland

Lift Conference is one of Europe’s key events about innovation and digital technologies. It features a special blend of inspiring speeches by some of the world’s best speakers, truly interactive workshops, exhibitions of interactive media projects and prototypes to play with… and the legendary Fondue!


A big thank you for for having participated in Lift14 and making it what it was! It was such a great pleasure seeing you all. We really hope that you enjoyed the experience and left inspired and nurtured with new contacts and tools to help you further your ventures. By the way: Lift14 unlocked a new record in participants, welcoming over 1100 participants from 35 countries.

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Controversial Debates

Community map


Explore more digital traces of the event experience on storify, vine, instagram, live-sketches by Hélène Pouille and typographical quotes by Geoffrey Dorne - and of course the extensive media coverage.

Live pictures from participants


Lift Format

Lift is carefully crafted to offer a wide range of learning opportunities, hands-on experiences and networking spaces. The Lift Team builds the event around key ingredients to deliver three unique and inspirational days where you learn, make and connect:


Experience Design
Social Events


Meet the Speakers

  • Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab
  • President and CEO, reinventing Logitech
  • Co-Editor and Managing Partner at Boing Boing, research director at Institute for the Future
  • Member of the board of directors of Audemars Piguet, leading a global family business
  • Teenage Hacker and Maker

Hands-on Workshops

Embodiment, Employment and Labour to 2040 and Beyond

By the collaborative design practice Superflux, London

Impulse Response: a strategic approach to algorithmic encounters

By the New York Times R&D Lab

Privacy & Data Protection conversations

The University of Geneva teams up with BCCC Attorneys-at-Law to lead the discussion

Prototyping the Self

By Alexa Clay, co-author of the Misfit Economy, and her Ladytourage friends

It's A Big Data World

By Anthemis, reinventing financial services through technology

Taste the City

By Bastien Kespern, interaction designer at l'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique

Official Partners

Official Sponsors