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About The Conference

We aim to help you connect the dots that matter to you. The world appears increasingly complex, and to develop and grasp the opportunities ahead we need to be better at looking at the world from a wider array of perspectives.


What happens on site?

During two days we explore complexity and trends in the digital world of ours. As organizers, we take care of the context and the story of how everything fits together (just like at your favorite art museum) and invite 50 speakers from around the world to share their unique perspectives and insights.


On the stages

You can expect everything from brain scientists and activists to marketing experts and cool makers who’ll cover topics like storytelling, design, gut feelings, robots and so on. In the end, it all comes down to exploring our three main themes: Human behavior, new technology and how to make it happen. 2014, 50 % of the speakers were women.


The organization behind

The Conference is organized by Media Evolution, a community of 400 companies thriving in the sharing is caring culture of Malmö and southern Sweden. It’s a non-profit event, where every single dime goes into making it an even better experience for you the next time.

The Conference

August 18-19 (Aug 16-17, 2016)
50 speakers
1000 participants

Side Events

August 17-21 (Aug 15-19, 2016)
Workshops, masterclasses,
festivities arranged by the
Malmö Community.

See who’s coming >>

The Malmö

Never satisfied, ever debated, always engaging. Malmö is a character of its own; a visionary city with a strong will and the confidence to move forward, and go its own way.

Malmö, the not so royal, southern pearl of Sweden is where The Conference by Media Evolution is organized.



Malmö has been Swedish since the Danes gave it back in 1658, and nowadays there’s a super cool bridge connecting Malmö to Copenhagen.

In recent years, Malmö has made an amazing journey from a Detroit style industry-dense city to an international center for innovation and culture.



Creative people, companies and students are thriving in the sharing is caring-culture, and in 2013 Malmö ranked fourth on Forbes list over the most innovative cities… in the world. Kind of great for a city with 300k inhabitants.

Malmö might be small but it shares the features of big metropolises with a vibrant urban life and a rich cultural life. It is the city of youth and diversity. 50 percent are younger than 30 and collected, the people of Malmö speak 176 different languages.



August is the best time to be in Malmö (what a coincidence). The weather is great, the beach is right in the city, and the Malmö festival with tons of free music is in full swing. Malmö is big and it’s small, always a lot going on but easy to get around. Rent a bike or take a walk, everything is near.




Malmö is located in the very south of Sweden, only 15 minutes away from Denmark and Copenhagen Airport Kastrup. If you’re traveling by plane from outside of Sweden, we recommend you book your flight to CPH Airport. Yes to Denmark, no joke. Then you travel to Malmö and Sweden by train, it only takes 15 minutes and you arrive in the city center close to our hotel and venues.


By plane


Copenhagen Airport (CPH)


Malmö Airport (MMX)

By train

Malmö Central Station (Malmö C). National train ticket can be bought from SJ and Snälltåget. Local trains (including airport trains) are operated by Skånetrafiken.

Bus and taxi

Local and regional buses are run by Skånetrafiken. For taxi rides we recommend Taxi Skåne +46 (0)40 330 330.


We’ve reserved a bunch of rooms at Park Inn. Book your room via the website and don’t forget to state the booking code 120445.




The Conference is held at the atmospheric Slagthuset, a converted former slaughterhouse (!). Yes, believe us, contrary to what its history suggests, this venue is very cozy. The keynote presentations are held in a grand theater while the break-outs are set in picturesque halls with 100 year old floor tiles and beautiful windows.
Address: Carlsgatan 12, Malmö


Media Evolution City

Workshops, master classes and festivities will be held at our co-working and meeting space Media Evolution City.
Address: Stora Varvsgatan 6A, Malmö

Both venues are only a 5 minute walk from The Malmö Central Station.


Media Evolution Community

During the week, there will be lots of side events organized by members from our local community. Some will use the venues above and some will invite you in to their spaces.





As always we’re aiming to create the most memorable and loving conference experience ever. To achieve that we need great partners that assist us with their time, creative ideas and money. Interested in partnership? Get in touch with Martin.

These are the brands that help us ensure that The Conference 2015 will be as fab as ever:

Content Partners

Experience Partners

Get in touch



Conference Director

Speaker and sponsorship inquiries

Contact me



Marketing & Press

Press and marketing inquiries





General and volunteer inquiries



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