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Theme: Creating Possibility

This event occurred on
July 14, 2013

The difference between who you are and what you want to be is what you do.
We can never change things unless breaking the existing reality.
To create something, we need to build a new model that makes the existing things obsolete.

Porto Hall
South 1 West 22, Chuo-Ku
Sapporo, 064-0801
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BLACK is a world Yo-Yo champion, performer and a traveler of extraordinary passion and determination.

Hiroshi Ishii

Hiroshi Ishii is a Jerome B. Wiesner Professor of Media Arts and Sciences, at the MIT Media Lab.

Mai Mukaida

17-old-high-school-student, she visited Nepal and joined an NGO involved in literacy education for women.

Tetsuya Kaida

Tetsuya Kaida worked for Toyota for nearly 30 years in several divisions, including service, marketing development and product planning. Among his many accomplishments, in 2002 Kaida embarked upon restructuring global Motor Shows by using concept cars and innovative space design.

Takafumi Horie

Former president of livedoor Co.,Ltd. While enrolled in Tokyo University, he founded Livin’ on the EDGE Co., Ltd., the predecessor of livedoor Co.,Ltd. He has changed the company name to livedoor Co.,Ltd. in 2004, and has announced that livedoor acquired the old Kintetsu Buffaloes, a Japanese baseball team, which catapulted Mr. Horie into the limelight.

Kazunori Asada

An independent scientist who has two Ph.D.s (Medical Science and Media Design.) Developed the MN-128 series (digital communication equipment sold by NTT) that triggered the spread of the Internet in Japan, and established the Japanese first digital certification authority company.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto

Professor of Information Science and Technology at Hokkaido University. Currently, he is appointed as Vice Director of Center for Intellectual Property and Innovation of Hokkaido University, known as Father of IT in Hokkaido

Organizing team

Dilip BK

Sapporo, Japan