WorldFestival 2022 WorldFestival 2022

Life & Society Pavilion

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

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Fighting Climate Change with Ultra-Early Detection of Wildfires Using IOT Sensors
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Ben Jones
Ben Jones
Dryad Networks, Marketing Manager

Wildfires can be devastating and are responsible up to 20% of global CO2 emissions. As more than 80% of wildfires are human-induced, preventing wildfires with IoT sensors can prevent many of the most damaging fires. 

- PDT
Podcasts and Profits
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Simon Marcus
Simon Marcus
Acast, VP of Strategy

In this session Acast VP of Strategy Simon Marcus will dive into the opportunities for podcasts in the exploding creator economy. Simon will speak to the innovative technologies that enable podcasters to scale and gain meaningful revenue, while still maintaining strong relationships with their audiences, which is integral to the intimate audio entertainment experience. Additionally, Simon will present the ways in which these innovative technologies, including dynamic ad insertion and Conversational Targeting, increase profit margins for brands. Audience members will gain a better understanding of the technologies that drive the massive podcast advertising industries as well as the influencer power of podcasters in the broader creator economy. 

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MOBIX.FAMILY - A Decentral Model for the Gig Economy
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Rebecca Johnson
Rebecca Johnson
MOBIX Marketplace, Chief Technology Officer

MOBIX already rewards you for using eco-friendly means of transportation like riding by bike, e-Bike, scooter, e-Scooter, e-Moped. MOBIX.FAMILY is now expanding into a growing, widespread family of gig economy workers, not dependent on a single, dominant corporation or centralized platform. Each MOBIX family member can send and receive items, s.a. food, or parcel – or can provide other services, s.a. gardening, shopping, or other types of services. Everyone earns! In this talk you'll learn about how we're bridging the world of blockchain and digital incentives with the real world! 

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The Future of Space Medicine (and Benefits for Earth)
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Dr. Shawna Pandya
Dr. Shawna Pandya
Director, Medical Research, Orbital Assembly Association

In this talk, Dr. Shawna Pandya will discuss the health challenges of human spaceflight, our next frontiers - and how these lessons can be used to address everyday medical challenges on Earth. 

Thursday, August 4, 2022

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How We Can Use Education to Enhance Environmental Awareness
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Matt Hanly
Matt Hanly
EcoFoote, CEO

We will explore the latest trends in e-learning and explore the essential need for growing environmental awareness through education. Join us for an engaging event and open up opportunities to expand your learning capabilities. 

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Healthcare + The Metaverse
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Chrissa McFarlane
Chrissa McFarlane
Patientory, Founder and CEO

Metaverse involves the convergence of three major technological trends, which all have the potential to impact healthcare individually. Together, though, they could create entirely new channels for delivering care that have the potential to lower costs and vastly improve patient outcomes.