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NLab: Amplified Individuals and Business Resilience


Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

NLab: Amplified Individuals and Business Resilience

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Thursday 18th June 2009

Institute of Creative Technologies, De Montfort University Parking / Directions

A free one day event hosted by NLab and Amplified

Twitter tag = #nlab

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Invitation Only Participation in this event is by seeded invitation only.

What do I need to bring?

  • Your laptop, if you have one. Wireless access will be provided.
  • Your twitter username and password (so you can log on). Register beforehand if necessary at
  • Energy and ideas!

What can I do to prepare?

When you blog or tweet about this event, please use the hashtag #nlab

Economic constraints coupled with new technologies mean that changes in the way we work are creating both dilemmas and opportunities.

The Amplified Individual has the necessary skills to grapple with these challenges and use them to create a resilient business model.  This event will explore the nature and characteristics of the Amplified Individual and enhance your own level of amplification. Come along expecting to interact and contribute in order to share the valuable takeaways of an unusual and challenging series of encounters.

The afternoon will include the launch of new video by Andrea Saveri, independent consultant based in Berkeley, California and working at the intersection of foresight and strategy helping organizations adapt to a world of unexpected change (see below for more bio).  In 2008, Andrea's talk at the 2008 NLab Social Networks Conference was very inspiring so this year we have commissioned her to create a new ten minute video developing her ideas in the light of changed economic circumstances. You will be the first to watch, discuss and respond to her challenging and thought-provoking ideas, direct from Silicon Valley. Then learn how to amplify yourself and your business in a practical workshop, followed by a chance to hear from an expert panel of Amplified Individuals in Conversation organised by Toby Moores and Amp09

We'll be using Twitter to share our thoughts. Twitter tag = #nlab

  • Already know how to tweet? Then come along at 12 noon for lunch and an afternoon of intriguing interactions.
  • Need to learn to use Twitter? Join us early at 10.30am for an introductory workshop before the main event begins.


This event is a collaboration between NLab, CreativeCoffee Club, and Amplified 09

Programme for Amplified Individuals and Business Resilience, Thursday 18th June 2009

Part 1 - Twitter Workshop (optional)
10.30 Registration & Refreshments
11.00 Twitter workshop with Steve Lawson & Joanna Geary

Part 2 - Main event
12.00 Registration & Lunch
13.00 Introduction & Welcome from Professor Sue Thomas followed by launch of Andrea Saveri's specially commissioned video
13.30 Workshop: Amplify Yourself! Led by Professor Sue Thomas
15.00 Tea
15.30 Amplified Individuals in Conversation with Joanna Geary, Steve Lawson & Toby Moores of Amp09
16.15 Plenary
17.00 Close

Andrea Saveri is an independent consultant, located in Berkeley, California.  She works at the intersection of foresight and strategy helping organizations adapt to a world of unexpected change. For more than 20 years Andrea has worked in Silicon Valley and around the world with businesses, foundations, and public institutions applying insights from futures research and emerging technologies to develop strategy and market opportunities. She currently focuses on the convergence of technologies of cooperation, strategies for collective action and commons building, platforms for enabling resilience, and amplified communities. This nexus of disruption and creativity offers unprecedented opportunity to regenerate community life, flexible institutions, and our capacity for wellbeing.

Research Ethics

NLab conducts ongoing research into the ways in which small businesses use social media. Our research is bound by the Ethics Code of De Montfort University. More information.

Have questions about NLab: Amplified Individuals and Business Resilience? Contact NLab
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DMU Institute of Creative Technologies
Gateway St
United Kingdom

Thursday, June 18, 2009 from 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM (BST)

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