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Theme: "New Answers to Old Questions"

This event occurred on
November 3, 2012
11:00am - 11:00am CET
(UTC +1hr)

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NHH - Aula
Helleveinen 30
Bergen, 5045
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Kjetil Bjorvatn

Kjetil Bjorvatn is a swedish professor with a PhD in economics. His main research topics involve economic geography, economic development and fiscal federalism and he has published several articles regarding these. His speech was about a project which evaluates an edutainment show (Ruka Juu; Jump up!) broadcasted on national television in Tanzania, aimed at inspiring young people to start their own business and teaching them how to do so. Using a randomized field experiment, where a treatment group is incentivized to watch the edutainment show and a control group is incentivized to watch a soap opera, we find strong evidence of edutainment inspiring the viewers to learn more about entrepreneurship and motivating them to start their own business. Moreover, the show has shaped entrepreneurial mind-sets, in particular among female viewers, and changed perceptions about

Morten Traavik

Morten Traavik will show examples of his own projects in the border area between arts and politics to show how artistic strategies and expressions are characterized by ambiguity and multiple layers of possible interpretations, and how often they can take you further than a more traditional approach. Morten Traavik is a Norwegian director and artist based in Oslo and Stockholm, working across a wide spectrum of artistic genres and international borders. His often controversial works include the beauty pageants for landmine survivors, Miss Landmine Angola (2008) and Miss Landmine Cambodia (2009). In 2010, he was the first (and so far only) artist-in-residence with the Norwegian Armed Forces. Morten is also foreknown for a series of pioneering collaborations with North Korean artists and cultural authorities. His recent retrospective exhibition POWER GAMES was the world's first to be exhibited simultaneously in North Korea and the USA.

Silje Reme

Silje Endresen Reme's talk was about the common phenomenon of back pain; why some people develop chronic pain and disability while others don’t, and what psychology has to do with it. Silje is a PhD. from Uni Health, Uni Research, Bergen & Harvard School of Public Health, Boston.

Noel Davidson

Noel Davidson is CEO of Digital media agency; Mediagasmic and General Manager of QED Training. He is a highly qualified trainer in the fields of social and digital media, and presentation skills. He is an Apple Product & Integration Professional as well as an Apple Certified Trainer (ACT). Noel specializes in delivering IT and Communications solutions and he helps independent professionals, entrepreneurs and business owners to accelerate their profits using an integrated website/social marketing strategy, with particular focus on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. After many years working in both the marine leisure industries and computer, communication and technology industries Noel now combines all his experiences to deliver a customized personal training experience to individuals and businesses. He actively manages social media campaigns for a number of key clients through Mediagasmic and is recognized as being one of the leading social media trainers in Ireland today.

Lasse Birk Olesen

Lasse Birk Olesen believes that technological innovation is more important to how society develops than political agitation. He has been volunteering with the seasteading movement since 2009 and now makes a living dealing in bitcoins, a new revolutionary internet currency, through his company Bitcoin Nordic. Lasse has an educational background in mechanical engineering from Technical University of Denmark and National University of Singapore.

Organizing team


Bergen, Norway
  • Beatriz Fernández
    Promotion / Marketing
  • Mehreen Iftikhar
    Promotion/Marketing - Task Force
  • Dina Serova
    Promotion / Marketing - Task Force
  • Suryadeep Seal
  • Ilya Glazkov
    Treasurer - Task Force
  • Sujit Pandey
    Corporate Relations
  • Joel Berg
    Corporate Relations - Task Force
  • Johanness Solbraa Bay
    Speakers Contact
  • Lorenzo Chaquetero
    Speakers Contact - Task Force
  • Andreea Dolnicianu
  • Irina Isakova
    Logistics - Task Force
  • Gregory Johnson
    Logistics - Task Force
  • Francois Lefebure
    Public Relations
  • Alyona Bambulyak
    Public Relations - Task Force