Labs at the Movin’On 2019 Summit: hello, new ideas

If you’ve attended the Movin’On Summit in the past, you probably remember the Labs. Perhaps you even took part in one of these experiences, which are designed to bring out new ideas by getting you out of your comfort zone. Labs are unique learning experiences that take place in atypical environments that will throw participants off-guard and create the ideal conditions for new thought patterns to emerge.


Risk taking + collaboration = new ideas

As psychologist Nancy C. Andreasen points out in her article in The Atlantic Secrets of the Creative Brain: the most creative people often share a certain personality style. “These subjects are adventurous and exploratory,” she writes. “They take risks.” And to be able to take the right risk at the right time, it takes a little practice. The Movin’On Labs are designed to cultivate this type of mental space.


Experiment with brand new Labs

Move from theory to practice by participating in exciting new Labs. You will soon be invited to add two Labs to your experience. To help you choose (without telling you too much), here is an overview of what awaits you this year at the Movin’On Summit.


Slow Lab: take the time

When did you last take time to really look at something with your full attention and presence? In Slow Lab, bask in beautiful art and unlock new modes of learning, creating meaning and critical thinking.

How does the practice of slow observation help you challenge your own assumptions about urban mobility and identify solutions in the midst of continuous complexity?


In the dark: sharpening the senses

Artificial intelligence will reshape mobility in ways that are hard to see right now. But AI — and the big data fueling it — is already bringing to light some serious issues about trust. Before we hand over the keys (literally, in the case of autonomous vehicles) to machines, we first need to check our blind spots. This Lab challenges participants to solve problems together… in the dark.

How do we build trust and confidence in our technology and in each other?


Pivot: embodying trust

We cannot continue to produce, consume and power our lives the way we do right now and expect our civilization to survive long-term. Balancing the forces of economy and ecology is essential. Guided by professional dancers, Pivot encourages an embodied understanding of strength, interconnection and resilience.

How can we design our ecosystems to achieve an effective, effortless equilibrium?

How to participate

Labs will take place in various venues throughout the Hangar, the Atrium and the Hall.

  • June 4 from 10:30 am to 6:30 pm
  • June 5 from 8 am to 6 pm
  • June 6 from 8 am to 12:30 pm

To register for a Lab

You can add two Labs for the duration of the event by planning your schedule via klik. Keep an eye on your inbox; you will soon be invited to personalize your experience by booking your spots at activities that interest you. A word of advice: don’t waste time — Labs tend to fill up quickly.

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