Plenary session

Keynote speech about smart citizens by Dan Hill, CEO of Fabrica, a communications research centre. The plenary discussions will be hosted by journalist, broadcaster and writer Nick Conrad (BBC).


Biography host

NICK CONRAD is a journalist, broadcaster and writer. He broadcasts a daily current affairs programme on BBC radio in the UK and presents BBC TV. At the age of just 26, he became one of the youngest news anchors in Britain, fronting both BBC News and Sky News His radio programme on BBC Radio Norfolk was named 2011 Radio Current Affairs Programme of the Year at the EDF Media Awards. Nick Conrad also writes monthly columns for a number of UK-based publications.


Biography keynote speaker

DAN HILL is CEO of Fabrica, a communications research centre and transdisciplinary studio based in Treviso, Italy, and part of the Benetton Group. Previously, he was strategic design lead at Sitra, the Finnish Innovation Fund. He was part of Sitra’s strategic design unit, exploring how design might enable positive systemic change throughout society, particularly in the context of governance. He has also held key leadership positions for Arup, Monocle, and the BBC. He co-curated and led the acclaimed architecture and urbanism events Postopolis in New York and Los Angeles, and also runs City of Sound, generally considered one of the leading design, architecture and urbanism websites. Dan Hill is an adjunct professor in the Faculty of Design & Architecture at University of Technology Sydney. He has contributed to many books on interaction design, strategic design and the city.

Smart Citizen Manifesto

Date: Thursday 28 November
Hours: 09.30 – 11.00
Location: De Bijloke, Godshuizenlaan 2