The world is thinking, and at FORA we’re following every thought. Below are three conferences to keep an eye on next week.
July 26 — Stanley Fish at Chautauqua
The Chautauqua Institution’s commitment to delivering the brightest world thinkers continues with the next installment in their riveting summer speaker series. On Tuesday New York Times columnist Stanley Fish will step up to Chautauqua’s storied podium. A well known public intellectual, Fish writes most regularly on the politics of his university, the Florida International University at Miami, where he is a Davidson-Kahn Distinguished University Professor of Humanities and Law. Fish will make a “Case for the Arts” at Chautauqua.
July 25-27 — Electric Vehicles Summit
Throughout the week, you’ll probably be hearing a lot about this year’s Electric Vehicles Summit in Los Angeles. Electric vehicles in the last ten years have shrugged off their former limitations in battery capacity and range; will electric cars piggyback on hybrid vehicles’ successes? Can they go even further to change the way we think about transportation? The speakers at this year’s summit think so, and they include a manager on the California Air Resources Board, director of government affairs for Nissan, chief engineer of mobile emissions at Mitsubishi, and vice president of global product development at Goodyear Tires, among many others.
July 28 – L2 Clinic: Video & Celebrity
Last month’s L2 Clinic: Mobile & Geolocal gave us an unprecedented look into the future of mobile marketing from the industry’s top thinkers, who peeked into how mobile technology will be better monetized in years to come. This month, the L2 Think Tank hosts another clinic, this time around online video and the ways it’s changing how we think about content, customer engagement and celebrity. With video becoming the web’s all-in-one content delivery device, websites are going from static to more visually active, and celebrities are popping up from some unlikely places. How can brands leverage these changes to achieve marketing goals?