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27th October 2016

The (un)conference Culture, by Yasir Khokar, Connecterra

Yasir Khokhar from Connecterra neatly lays out the elements that create an unconference culture, which can also be carried over into organizations, in his blog on WPP Stream 2016.

Like him, we believe the ethos of an unconference embodies the spirit of entrepreneurship and individualism that should be nurtured and promoted in all facets of work.

Thank you Yasir.

 

The (Un)conference Culture
As the founder of a young startup, a persistent voice in the din of my mind is always questioning me: how to sustain innovation and build an environment that will enable a free flow of ideas; questioning the norm; and fostering a no-holds-barred climate of enabling genius. Having spent over a decade in the corporate world, I had yet to find a model that was authentic and worked. After attending WPP Stream 2016, I believe that understanding the heart of this “un-conference” culture is the key to unleashing a sustained innovation pipeline in organizations.

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24th October 2016

The ballet of WPP Stream. Robert Lang’s view of our unconference.

Our production of the WPP Stream 2016 unconference is nicely summarised in this Medium article by Robert Lang from SocialBakers. Thank you Robert. “Just imagine what goes on behind the scenes to make three days’ worth of around 10 sessions per hour look effortless. As a participant you have the impression that everything flows together so easily,…

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The ballet of WPP Stream. Robert Lang’s view of our unconference.
24th October 2016

WPP Stream Global 2016

Stream exceeded our expectations this year.  There were discussions on gender fluidity; predicting our dystopian future; the economic and social implications of AI; our relationship with food; how to raise genius kids; life and health hacks; problem solving hands on workshops; musical talent; creativity in the kitchen and so much more.

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WPP Stream Global 2016
15th June 2016

Cannes Lions 2016: Collaborative AND competitive creativity?

It’s Cannes Lions 2016. This international festival of creativity is the world’s most discerning media event, the ‘truly global meeting place for those passionate about creativity in communications’. More than 15,000 advertising and creative industry delegates, from 94 countries, have descended on the French Riviera to discuss industry issues, network and celebrate. In short, it…

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Cannes Lions 2016: Collaborative AND competitive creativity?
23rd May 2016

Why do we work? Your employees are your consumers and they value experiences.

Why do we work? Silly question? What I really mean is; why do we continue to work for someone, a commercial entity or an institution? In these user generated, self-selecting times we are no longer easy targets for sales, nor are we easily instructed or preached to from above, whatever the hierarchy of our work…

by kelly
Why do we work? Your employees are your consumers and they value experiences.
20th April 2016

Disruption=Discussion. The WPP Stream Asia 2016 unconference.

We took our democratic disruption east last month for the WPP Stream Asia 2016 unconference. Kata Beach, in balmy Phuket, saw guests from across the APAC world of media, digital and tech, meet to debate and shape the digital future. With our own brand of controlled chaos we facilitated 3 days of deconstructed, relaxed networking and debate. Here’s a…

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Disruption=Discussion. The WPP Stream Asia 2016 unconference.
10th March 2016

ASIA 2016: What’s next?

Picture by Nick Youngson The next WPP Stream Asia unconference is around the corner. And we’re preparing to meet some of the greatest minds in digital, tech, marketing, business and beyond. There have been many inspiring digital developments in Asia – so what can we expect this year? Here’s a look ahead from experts at the BBC, TechCrunch and…

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ASIA 2016: What’s next?