OPorto

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Theme: "Em Fusão" / Fusion

Porto, Portugal
April 13th, 2013

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About this event

We wish to explore the richness of the open-source cultures and the mash-up trends in several areas: artistic, cultural, scientific, sociological... how sharing, collaborative projects can create innovative concepts, and how understanding the past can help us project into the future through reinvention. We aim to get together 20 speakers who can give us their personal testimony of the power of creating value by bringing together a variety of subjects or people from diverse backgrounds into multidisciplinary teams.

Confirmed Speakers

  • Catarina Mota
    Co-founder of openMaterials (a research project focused on open source and DIY experimentation with smart materials) and altLab (Lisbon's hackerspace); member of NYC Resistor; co-chair of the Open Hardware Summit 2012; chair of special projects at OSHWA; TED Fellow.
  • Miguel Gonçalves Mendes
    "José and Pilar" Movie Director, following the last years of the Nobel Prize winner José Saramago and his relationship with his resolute wife, Pilar del Río. José and Pilar was portuguese submission to a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Film in 2011.
  • António Muiños
    Antonio Muiños is currently the spanish national authority on collecting, transforming and distributing edible marine algae. Under the company Porto Muiños, based in Galicia and its algae-rich coasts, Antonio has been a pioneer in defending and promoting the nutritional and culinary values of these sea vegetables, such as sea lettuce, nori, kombu, wakame, and many others.
  • Maneesh Juneja
    CEO and Founder, MJ Analytics. Health 2.0 London Chapter Leader. Quit corporate life to follow my dreams. TEDActive 2012 delegate. FutureMed 2013 Alumni.
  • Catarina Lente
    Product developer. With her sister and designer Luísa Lente managed to launch puxxle - an international and acclaimed business, with less than 500€.
  • Simon Schneider
    Simon is General Manager, Grand Challenges Business Unit and leads InnoCentive's operations in EMEA.
  • Catarina Portas
    Former journalist and entrepeneur, founder of the concept store "A Vida Portuguesa". In 2009 Monocle Magazine names Catarina Portas one of its "heroes" for 2010, worldwhide people who "deserve a bigger stage."
  • Luís Rasquilha
    CEO of Ayr Consulting, a global trendhunting consultancy firm based in São Paulo, Brazil. Sneaker fanatic.
  • Ana Rita Ramos
    Journalist, Gingko Magazine Director, Sustainability expert and supporter of the "Verde Movimento/ Green Movement" in Portugal.
  • Pedro Caride
    Pedro Caride is the owner of the "Por Vocação" store, the trendiest menswear store in Oporto, and is the designer and creative mind behind one of the most beautiful, controversial and surprising window shops Oporto ever had!
  • Rui Tavares
    Rui is a Historian, MEP (Member of the European Parliament and the Group of the Greens/European Free Alliance Vice-Chair), newspaper columnist and a writer. His most recent book is "The Irony of the European Project".
  • Jorge Crespo
    European Public Speaker champion on 2012.
  • Zachary Mainen
    Neuroscientist at the Champalimaud Foundation, Zach's group's research focuses on the brain mechanisms for decision making.
  • Nilton
    Nilton is a nationally recognised comedian. He will co-host TEDxO'Porto and will wrap up the event using his best humour!
  • João Paulo
    LGBT and human rights activist, João Paulo co-founded Porto's gay pride parade and well founded PortugalGay.pt, Portugal's leading LGBT website.
  • Jonathan MacDonald
    Jonathan co-founded "This Fluid World”. He is a talented entrepreneu with two decades' experience and supporting over 100 companies worldwide by creating and executing commercial and digital strategies.
  • Tanya Ruivo e Rafael Polónia
    This couple made an epic voyage from Ovar, near Porto, to Macau, in China, in a period of19 months. They will share with us some insights about their adventure.
  • Ana Capicua
    Hiphop performer.
  • Stereossauro
    Professional scratcher.
  • Teresa Branco
    Social volunteer and changemaker, Teresa created the "Aconchego" program for the Porto municipality.
  • André Dias
    Specialist on smart mobility (e.g. city traffic).
  • Luis Feijó
    Demo of 3D photography of human faces with iPad app.

Venue and Details

Alfândega
Rua Nova Alfândega
Porto, 4050-430
Portugal
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Manuel Forjaz
Lisbon, Portugal

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Norberto Amaral
Porto, Portugal

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Team

Pedro Geraldes
Production & Design
Sofia Lage
Speakers
Hugo Magalhães
Registrations and Ticketing
Olga Almeida
Design
Carla Carrinho
Media/PR
Luís Gachineiro
Production
Sérgio Leitão
Media/PR
Daniel Lopes
Social media
Helder Miranda
Speakers
Tiago Pereira
Photography
Marlene Pires
Parnerships
Daniela Valente
Production and Volunteers
Vasco Vasconcelos
Media/PR and Social Media