I’m excited to be working with the Mobile Growth Summit crew again in 2019, after hosting an awesome event for them in Berlin this September! Join us in San Francisco for one of the premier mobile growth events of the year. I’ll be emceeing and moderating a panel on voice technologies (How Voice Is Changing The Way We Interact With Everything) with some exciting panelists to drive the discussion.
Thinking of heading over? Secure a 30% discount on your ticket with the code GEACONECRUZ30.
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I’ll be joining my friends Tetsu, Joey, and Nicolas — three of the organisers of the excellent annual LangFest polyglot event in Montréal, Canada on their regular FB Live cast. I spoke at LangFest 2018 on intermediate language learning and overcoming language learning plateaus, and hope to share some info on other topics and projects I’m working with, from voice-tech (which I’ll be moderating a panel on at Mobile Growth Summit in February) to digital reading and cognition.
Find the livecast here on Facebook!
What’s the state of AI in digital society? The Digital Society Institute and ESMT Berlin will be hosting The Digital Society Conference 2018: Empowering Ecosystems covering the rise, development, potential, and control of AI in our culture and lives.
To mark the launch of Mal, an online literary journal themed around sexuality and erotics, writers and poets Anne Boyer, Juliet Jacques, Saskia Vogel and Hannah Sullivan present readings of new essays, fiction and poetry on desire and its objects.
I’ll be attending 6 Degrees Berlin, through the support of my friend and colleague, June Chua. Speakers on the themes of immigration, global citizenship, art, protest and more include Berlin-resident artist an activist Ai Wei-Wei, former Governor General of Canada the Right Honourable Adreinne Clarkson, as well as speakers from the Gunda Werner Institut, award-winning author of The Reader Bernhard Schlink and more.
I'm heading back to Amsterdam for Fronteers Conf again, thanks to the kind alumnus invitation extended to me by the organisers. I had a blast debuting Perfectly Portable v2.0 there, and making some lovely new friends and hanging out with old ones in a super-inclusive community. I’ll be beta-testing an all-new topic in the lightning talks hosted at the Jam Session, and if all turns out well I’ll develop it into a full-scale keynote for 2019. Going? Hit me up and let's connect!
I'll be emcee-ing the Mobile Growth, Marketing, Engagement, UA, Retention Track at Mobile Growth Summit, Berlin. Join us for 100+ speakers talking on game-changing mobile growth, marketing, AI, AR, VR, and more.
Use my discount code "GEACONECRUZ30" at registration to get 30% off your pass!
I'll be attending the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists's 1-day conference in London, entitled "Sex in the Digital Age: The impact on attachment and intimacy" as part of my role as Head of Interpersonal Research, Development and Education for Feeld.
I'll be attending the Polyglot Gathering 2018 and getting back together with my friends and colleagues from the polyglot community for another few days of fun, learning, and speaking languages!
I'll be presenting a new talk called『らくらくでペラペラよ!』: Japanese through onomatopoeia!", designed to introduce newcomers to Japanese language and culture to the useful and sociolinguistically rich system of Japanese onomatopoeia.
I'll be attending the online Women in Language conference, along with some other amazing women and allies in the language learning community. Since the event is online, you can join drop-in/drop-out during the day as desired. Join us for this great community building opportunity.
It's been four months since the Polyglot Gathering in Bratislava, and I missed out on Langfest in Montreal in August, so Polyglot Conference is a must-go for me. Reykjavík in late-October is going to be freezing, exhilarating magic. Looking forward to reconnecting with some of the fantastic people from the polyglot community!
Ég er enn að vinna á tungumálakunnáttu mína í undirbúningi.
Put in a submission to the CFP, and still holding out for a last-minute addition, so talk is TBD.
Dimitris Polychronopoulos (Yozzi.com) and I will be hosting a panel examining language learning in Post-Brexit UK at London's Language Show as part of their Seminar Programme for language and education professionals.
Our panel will be focussing on the current state of language education in the post-Brexit UK, and concrete strategies for keeping language lessons fun and interesting, as well as cultivating and fostering multilingual- and polyglot-friendly atmospheres in the classroom.
The Seminar Programme is subject to a nominal additional fee outside of the Language Show's free admission, however we invite you as part of our community to receive a 10% discount on that fee, which will admit you for £9. You can take advantage of this discount and the Seminar Programmes fantastic selection of sessions here. Feel free to share the link!
Find out more about the panel session here.
Perfectly Portable v2.0 will be making its debut at Fronteers 10 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands!
I'm excited to be presenting this expanded, updated version of my talk on how the Japanese development mobile web has shaped how we approach mobile web development to this day. I'll be incorporating feedback from past presentations, and looking forward to going deeper into the topic, with a look at how similar test-markets are working today.
More on Perfectly Portable v2.0 here
Got an idea about something you'd like to see me cover in this version of Perfectly Portable? Let me know in the comments below, or via Twitter or other social media, or email.
It's been almost exactly 18 months since the last time I got up onstage to do a stand-up set. It's not from lack of nagging by Francesco. I'm back in beautiful Tallinn, Estonia for a business trip and to check out the midsummer Jaanipäev celebration I keep hearing so much about. Francesco decided to come a long for a week for our first trip together and see what I'd been going on and on about. I thought it might be a nice idea to see if there's an open mic Francesco could do and consulted my dear friend, the man who knows everyone in Tallinn.
Somehow I got sucked into it too... 55% to make Francesco happy, 45% just to get back on stage and remember what it feels like to bomb. Got to break the seal sometime.
More info here